Rakewell wonders what to make of the news that Quo Vadis’s doors are moving to the Groucho club
The popstar is believed to own an artwork which has been missing from Amiens since the First World War
A cursory look at some princely portraits might have encouraged Harry to head for the Californian hills even earlier
There’s no denying the actor’s talents, but Rakewell can’t help wishing he would finally direct that film about Eadweard Muybridge, ‘the father of motion pictures’
The gift shops are full of seasonal offerings for your nearest and dearest – and Rakewell has some recommendations
Sotheby’s has hired Lyn Harris to respond to Dutch Golden Age paintings with her ‘olfactory poetic landscapes’ – but Rakewell smells a rat
Art-fair visitors who aren’t afraid to declare their worth can take advantage of MSCHF’s very public ATM machine
Phrygian cap or pussy hat? The mascot for the 2024 Paris Olympics seems to be making a bid for freedom
The breaking of a plaque to commemorate Howard Carter in Luxor isn’t a wholly inappropriate way to mark the centenary of his great discovery
The sale of masterpieces at Christie’s shattered records – but has it really changed the art market?
Selling a misattributed work was a ‘prank’, according to André Heller – which leads Rakewell to reflect on the real classics of the genre
They are symbols of great change, but Rakewell finds pleasing continuities in the new Charles III coins
Thomas Blaikie pens a paean to the new emperor’s clothes
She has been outlasted by a lettuce – but could the Iceberg Lady take comfort from a pear-shaped French king?
Despite allowing a few celebrity sightings, the preview day of Frieze London felt more like the tube during rush hour than an exclusive experience for art collectors
The British prime minister has brought her knack for careful diplomacy to the Parthenon marbles row
A picture-book of the lucky mutts of ‘high-flying creatives’ is just what we all need
Rakewell takes umbrage with the idea that the Hollywood superstar’s sculptures are to be taken seriously as art
Given J.R.R. Tolkien’s apparent attitude to cultural property, the British Museum made an interesting venue for ‘The Rings of Power’ launch party
It is impossible not to be glued to the ongoing protests of environmental activists in the world’s leading museums
May the actor’s upcoming role as the successful Chicago architect Daniel H. Burnham be more promising than his previous skirmishes with the profession
Does Hauser & Wirth’s purchase of a favourite haunt of the YBAs spell the end of an altogether more riotous era?
The students at Imperial College London are objecting to the sculptor’s ‘phallic’ new sculpture, proving that an outsize reputation isn’t everything