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I hereby dedicate this new museum to… myself!

The Bolivian president Evo Morales has opened a museum dedicated to – who else? – himself

22 Feb 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The artist who wants you to ‘thump a Trump’; Winston Churchill’s ET moment; plus the rest of last week’s art-world gossip

21 Feb 2017
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Henry Moore takes to the catwalk

The new Burberry collection has taken inspiration from the work of Henry Moore…

17 Feb 2017

Jeremy Corbyn, coming to a museum near you!

The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is touting himself as a tour guide at the People’s History Museum in Manchester

16 Feb 2017
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Robbie Williams’ verdict on David Hockney; Olafur Eliasson’s archery habit; and Shia Laboeuf’s art gets cancelled

14 Feb 2017

How an artist is trolling the Venice Biennale

The Icelandic artist Egill Sæbjörnsson has handed over the creation of the country’s pavilion at the Venice Biennale to a brace of trolls. Really.

9 Feb 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The YBAs party until their bedtime; Donald Trump learns to draw; and Richard Prince trolls the White House

7 Feb 2017

David Hockney – too much in the Sun?

David Hockney’s redesign of the Sun masthead split opinions in the art world

6 Feb 2017

Bones of contention at a museum near you…

Skeletons have come out of the closet at museums in the US and UK…

3 Feb 2017
John Hurt in 2013.

Remembering John Hurt and the Colony Room

The late John Hurt was a fixture on the bohemian Soho scene of Francis Bacon and the Colony Room

1 Feb 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jasper Conran’s brush with Warhol; Lucian Freud’s appetite; and Waldemar gets very cross on Twitter…

31 Jan 2017
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Snappy snaps and street art with Brooklyn Beckham

Brooklyn Beckham seems more interested in aesthetic presence than athletic prowess – with a book of his photographs imminent, and street artist chums

29 Jan 2017

Working up a sweat in the Met

Art appreciation meets cardiovascular exercise at the Met

26 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Frank Gehry’s coffee-making skills, the architecture critic named the hottest man in London, and Shia Laboeuf takes on Trump’s presidency

24 Jan 2017

And the face of the City of Culture is… John Prescott!

The big hitters of Hull are out in force to promote its status as the UK’s City of Culture – John Prescott chief among them

23 Jan 2017
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The art world protests against Trump, in its own special way…

From Cindy Sherman to the Femen movement to Richard Prince, artists have been taking aim at Trump ahead of his inauguration

19 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The art of rejection (from Oxford University), James May’s Matisse moment, and the rest of the week’s art tittle-tattle

17 Jan 2017

Farewell then, Boris bus…

With the Boris bus discontinued and the Garden Bridge in doubt, the legacies of Bojo’s bromance with Thomas Heatherwick are taking their curtain call

14 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

John Berger’s motorbikes; James Franco and the art of method acting; and concrete coffee, exclusive to Selfridges

9 Jan 2017
'Hahn/Cock' (2013), Katharina Fritsch, installed in on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square in 2013.

Year of the Rooster, art of the poultry yard

Joana Vasconcelos has sent a cockerel sculpture to Beijing for Chinese New Year. She’s only the latest artist to have a thing for chickens

6 Jan 2017

When Facebook nixed a naughty Neptune

Facebook recently censored a photograph of Giambologna’s Fountain of Neptune in Bologna. But did its software notice the sculpture’s naughty side?

5 Jan 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The arty words of the year, a Warhol wrangle in Belgrade, and Anish Kapoor gets his hands on the ‘pinkest pink’

3 Jan 2017

Fear not! Shia LaBeouf’s performance art is back!

Just when you thought Shia Labeouf had given up on being an artist, the actor has returned to the fray with a baffling performance in Australia

21 Dec 2016
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The sorry tale of a Roman Christmas tree; the pinkest pink and Anish Kapoor; and George Osborne’s coffee table books of choice

20 Dec 2016