Cate Blanchett is to play an Abramović-like artist in the mockumentary series Documentary Now!
Stephen Case is drawing every character from the Coen brothers’ films (and there are a lot of them)
Jarvis Cocker and Bez are to appear with bandmates from Pulp and the Happy Mondays in an episode of Bargain Hunt
Works go for a wander from the Parliamentary Art Collection, plus the rest of last week’s arty tittle-tattle
The Facebook flesh police took umbrage at a painting by Rubens that features the crucified Christ in a loincloth
Timothée Chalamet becomes an art-world icon and Theaster Gates reveals he’s a fan of Harry Styles
In his new show, What is America?, the comedian foists some pungent art on a gallerist in California. It’s not the first time he’s fooled the art world
A pop-up monument to commemorate 25 years since the release of Jurassic Park has appeared in London – and yes, it’s terrifying
Metro stations celebrate France’s footballers, the former Tory MP who met Andy Warhol, and a curious job advert from MoMA
The Trump baby balloon takes flight in Parliament Square. Should it be in a sculpture park?
Flag wags, Madonna at the National Portrait Gallery, and why Gareth Southgate’s waistcoat might be heading to the Museum of London
The residents of a town in Victoria are hoping that a bronze Nick Cave will become a visitor attraction
Ed Vaizey does the floss dance, Germaine Greer takes aim at art in schools and Vincent van Gogh gets his own beer
An amateur restoration job on a sculpture in Estella, northern Spain, has become an internet sensation
Ronaldo as a Russian general, Victoria Beckham and the Old Masters, and a bashing for Baselitz
A ‘Renoir’ pizza could be just the thing after perusing some of Manifesta‘s more offbeat installations
Beyonce and Jay-Z take over the Louvre, Kurt Cobain in Co. Kildare, and why Olafur Eliasson is teaming up with Ikea
American philatelists with a nose for novelty can now get their hands on scratch n’sniff stamps. And is Royal Mail having a laugh with its Dad’s Army set?
What doesn’t Arron Banks know about the Hermitage? Why is Christie’s like a tennis court? And did anyone point out how that G7 photo looks like a Renaissance painting?
The actor Willem Dafoe will play Francis Bacon and Alberto Giacometti in a reading at the Beyeler Foundation later this month
A reality TV star meets the Mona Lisa in Paris, Grayson Perry on why art beats theatre, and Bill and Hillary Clinton’s collection of Bono drawings
The late American novelist’s friends included R.B. Kitaj and Philip Guston. But he didn’t always get on with contemporary art…
Supermarket Sweep at the British Museum, Cardsharps for contemporary Italy, and the sweet smell of sea travel