We all have a Vincent in our lives, apparently…

Van Gogh lookalikes are taking over the asylum, or so it seems from Douglas Coupland’s latest project

19 Jul 2016
It seems Ed Vaizey saw the writing on the wall...

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A David Bowie body-paint competition; a 91-year-old gets to grips with conceptual art; and farewell to Ed Vaizey

18 Jul 2016

Museums are mad about Pokémon Go – literally

The British Museum seems up for some Pokémon related fun and games: Washington’s Holocaust Museum, understandably, less so…

14 Jul 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Was Lady Liberty a man? Plus a museum dedicated to Prince, and the fine art of Milton Keynes

11 Jul 2016

A rove around the Apollo summer party

Museum directors and macaroni, and what Grayson Perry’s teddy bear makes of Brexit

6 Jul 2016

The Rake’s Progress: last week in gossip

A Lancaster councillor has told museums they are ‘stuck in the past’. Plus a Game of Thrones art and Michel Houellebecq’s dead dog

4 Jul 2016

’90s nostalgia is everywhere – and it’s coming for the art world next

Frieze will be turning its hand to exhibition reenactment this year

30 Jun 2016

How are British artists bearing up? Not too well, it seems…

Introducing Rakewell, Apollo’s wandering eye on the art world. Look out for regular posts taking a rakish perspective on art…

28 Jun 2016

The art world unites against Brexit, in its own way

As the EU referendum arrives, Rakewell rounds up the art world response – which includes some wacky works

23 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Lionel Richie, artist’s muse, plus the Tate’s retail adventure

20 Jun 2016

More than a game? The art of Euro 2016

Florian Nicolle’s ESPN posters for Euro 2016 leave Rakewell to ponder national characteristics

16 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Chipperfield’s grand anti-Brexit gesture falls flat; Marc Quinn pledges his services to orchids; and Picasso washes up on the beach

14 Jun 2016

Monkey business comes to Art Basel

Guests at the art fair’s private view on Monday are in for a wild night…

13 Jun 2016

The submerged city that turns out to be, erm, a load of guff

Archaeologists inform a Greek hotel owner that he has not in fact discovered an Atlantean wonder off a Greek island

8 Jun 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

An unsightly selfie statue, Lego gets taken to pieces, and trouble at the Jack the Ripper Museum

6 Jun 2016

A home for street art…in museums and shopping malls

Street art is coming in from the cold in museums and commercial developments. It’s official – graffiti has become institutional.

6 Jun 2016

It’s culture vs the UK culture secretary in the Great British Brexit Debate

Artists and cultural figures have declared themselves for the ‘In’ campaign. Must make for some tricky meetings with the culture secretary…

31 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A prank ‘artwork’ at SFMOMA, and art thieves caught on camera in Madrid

30 May 2016

Coronation Street joins the northern renaissance

A Coronation Street character is heading to art school. What’s next, the Turner Prize?

26 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Victoria Beckham gets the Venus de Milo treatment; what Dubya’s family think of his painting; and the Pont des Arts minus the padlocks

23 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Sainsbury’s bid to employ an artist (for free); love in the Tate Modern carpark; and Fearne Cotton’s art for the apiarists

16 May 2016

Gun sculpture silenced in trigger-happy Texas

A university museum in Houston has removed a revolver from an artwork critical of Texan gun culture – and Rakewell is baffled by the decision

12 May 2016

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The high-school pottery that fooled an antiques expert, Darth Vader hits the museums, and an artist who has removed his nipples in, erm, the name of art

10 May 2016
Damien Hirst's Pharmacy 2

Pills, thrills and (musical) bellyaches: lunch, the Damien Hirst way

Rakewell enjoys lunches Damien Hirst’s new Pharmacy 2 restaurant – if only the waiters would provide earplugs to drown out the ’90s soundtrack

4 May 2016