Your surreal Christmas, courtesy of a museum gift shop near you

Rakewell scours the museum gift shops of the world for his last-minute gifts for the entire family

17 Dec 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Damien Hirst’s Xmas tree controversy; hungering after Olafur Eliasson’s vegetables; and is Shia LaBeouf screening Rakewell’s calls?

14 Dec 2015

An epidemic of selfie sadness in London’s museums

Wouldn’t we all be better off without glum selfie fanatics rampaging through our museums?

11 Dec 2015

‘The Most Democratic Form of Art’ comes to IKEA

Forget meatballs: Swedish flatpack giant IKEA is now flogging street art.

9 Dec 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Arty Xmas shopping; a chocolate Putin; and a charming speech during Art Basel in Miami Beach

7 Dec 2015

Imagine… the BBC without Alan Yentob

Rakewell cringes through Alan Yentob’s most recent Imagine profile, of David Chipperfield

4 Dec 2015

FAO John McDonnell: Mao memorabilia for sale!

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

30 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Alex Salmond is enamoured of his new portrait; Norman Foster’s colourful wardrobe; and Paris Hilton hits the decks at Art Basel Miami Beach

29 Nov 2015

Tate Britain and the Poetry of Postcard Sales

Tate’s new advertising campaign turns away from images in favour of doggerel about postcard sales and selfies

27 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Eddie Peake dresses up for Victoria Beckham; David Cameron pops into Pace; and the taste of Tinder CEO Sean Rad

22 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

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.

16 Nov 2015

Modigliani’s Nipples Get the Trotsky Treatment from Bloomberg

What links Modigliani’s nipples with flatpacks, meatballs and Soviet opposition figures?

12 Nov 2015

Victoria Beckham and the ‘Artist to the Stars’

Victoria Beckham champions street art. Just like every other celebrity under the sun…

11 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Lil Wayne’s art collection is reportedly repossessed; Adrien Brody has an arty side; and Ed Vaizey is a Rakewell reader… Extraordinary

8 Nov 2015

Van Gogh Action Man: Officially Better than Game of Thrones

Ever wondered what Rodin’s The Thinker would look like in a sexy pose? Find out with the help of an art-historical action figure.

6 Nov 2015

Airbnb Gets ‘Creative’

Airbnb have announced a new design project. At least, we think that’s what they mean…

5 Nov 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Sting moves out, Ed Vaizey flexes his muscles, Sara Cox goes potty for pottery, and George Bush has an artistic rival

1 Nov 2015

The Halloween Horrors of the Art World

The Rake’s guide to this year’s Halloween art gossip…

30 Oct 2015

Hans Ulrich Obrist & The Poetry of Rubbish

Mistaking art for rubbish is a grand tradition. But so is mistaking rubbish for art…

29 Oct 2015

Star Wars: The Farce Awakens

News that a city in Ukraine has encased a statue of Vladimir Lenin inside an effigy of Darth Vader has brought much mirth to sci-fi geeks across the globe

28 Oct 2015

Ai Weiwei vs Lego

Danish toymaker Lego has discovered it doesn’t pay to cross Ai Weiwei…

26 Oct 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

A week’s notes in gossip, scandal and absurdity

23 Oct 2015

Just who is Britain’s Greatest Living Artist?

Don’t Ask the Critics…

22 Oct 2015

The Rake’s Progress: Frieze Week in Gossip

Smoke gets in the eyes of London gallery goers, food means nothing to Jonathan Jones and further woes for Uri Geller’s spoon

17 Oct 2015