Rakewell ponders why an airport would install an artist in residence
The return of the fig leaf, Thomas Heatherwick’s selective statistics, and a museum director in the postroom
Italian PM Matteo Renzi likes to boast about his country’s cultural heritage – until the Iranian president visits, that is…
Harry Styles turns to painting, the new British Museum director’s penchant for Prince, and why Arts Council initiatives sound like second-rate action films
British sculptor Antony Gormley has a furry new fan
Great to have a show dedicated to women artists – but why the baffling title?
The Guerrilla Girls appeared on TV this week with more than just their faces obscured…
Move over David Gandy…
The Denver Museum of Nature & Sciences has reversed its anti-gun policy. But it’s not the only shooting gallery in the US
How social media took the Golden Ratio out of all proportion…
Updates on some of Rakewell’s most popular stories from 2015, including the gentlemanly disagreement between Ian Hamilton Finlay, Brian Sewell and Apollo
Rakewell scours the museum gift shops of the world for his last-minute gifts for the entire family
Damien Hirst’s Xmas tree controversy; hungering after Olafur Eliasson’s vegetables; and is Shia LaBeouf screening Rakewell’s calls?
Wouldn’t we all be better off without glum selfie fanatics rampaging through our museums?
Forget meatballs: Swedish flatpack giant IKEA is now flogging street art.
Arty Xmas shopping; a chocolate Putin; and a charming speech during Art Basel in Miami Beach
Rakewell cringes through Alan Yentob’s most recent Imagine profile, of David Chipperfield
Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…
Alex Salmond is enamoured of his new portrait; Norman Foster’s colourful wardrobe; and Paris Hilton hits the decks at Art Basel Miami Beach
Tate’s new advertising campaign turns away from images in favour of doggerel about postcard sales and selfies
Eddie Peake dresses up for Victoria Beckham; David Cameron pops into Pace; and the taste of Tinder CEO Sean Rad
Shia LaBeouf takes ‘meta modernism’ a step further, Catholic art is (sort of) emblematic of our times and the Rake singles out this month’s most bizarre exhibition.
What links Modigliani’s nipples with flatpacks, meatballs and Soviet opposition figures?