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At last! Prince Edward has become an artwork

The photographer Natalie Lennard has recreated the home birth of Prince Edward – with some surprising props

11 Mar 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The critics putting the hatchet into Civilisations and ‘All Too Human’, why Ed Sheeran is going Anglo-Saxon, and more arty tittle-tattle

6 Mar 2018

A nude causes a fuss on Facebook (again) – but clothes are making mischief at the Met

You can’t show the Venus of Willendorf on Facebook, it seems, but neither can you wear period dress to the Met

2 Mar 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Lucian Freud and the trouble with suntans, a big ticket for Bowie in Brooklyn, and the rest of last week’s art-world tittle-tattle

28 Feb 2018
Jeremy Bentham at University College London.

Jeremy Bentham hops across the pond

Jeremy Bentham leaves University College London to take part in a show at the Met Breuer

23 Feb 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

London Fashion Week shuts down the National Portrait Gallery, the Duchess of Cambridge gets creative, and Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ invents a Museum of Great Britain

20 Feb 2018

Angel delight? Twenty years of the Angel of the North

The Angel of the North may have been co-opted to sell baguettes in its time, but the north-east has undoubtedly come to love it

16 Feb 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Correcting Jasper Johns, Tory fossils, artists as cheeses, and, erm, a couple of cats stories

13 Feb 2018

The Tate puts the boot into Turner

The appearance of Turner paintings on Dr. Martens bovver boots has some of the painter’s fan fulminating

9 Feb 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Appy days for Matt Hancock, bitcoin art business, and a useful lesson from Maria Balshaw. Plus the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

6 Feb 2018

A Valentine’s gift to melt your heart – perhaps

Valentine’s Day looks set to bring its usual mad merchandise – which this year, includes an unnervingly realistic chocolate heart

2 Feb 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Chris Brown’s rant at artists, Erykah Badu’s assessment of Hitler’s art, and the rest of this week’s arty tittle tattle

31 Jan 2018

Michelangelo comes out of his shell at the Met

A cartoon turtle graced the Met’s Michelangelo exhibition last week – and Leonardo suffered a rather greater indignity at the Louvre

29 Jan 2018

Why there’s absolutely nothing to see at an exhibition in LA

A show at Human Resources gallery leaves a lot to the imagination – because there’s nothing in it

28 Jan 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Why Oliver Cromwell is in a spin at Westminster, Mona Hatoum’s pasta-based practice, and more

22 Jan 2018
A detail from the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the death of King Harold

How the Bayeux Tapestry had Twitter in stitches

The proposed loan of the Bayeux Tapestry has made for some, erm, creative threads on social media

19 Jan 2018
Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner in 'Mr Turner' (2014). Image courtesy Entertainment One

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Timothy Spall plays another painter, a Rauschenberg is at risk, and Steve Lazarides in praise of bluffing

18 Jan 2018
Life of Riley: the MFA mutt makes his first media appearance

Why an art hound is sniffing around the MFA Boston

The latest recruit to the MFA Boston is a three-month-old puppy called Riley

14 Jan 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Matt Hancock’s party vibes and the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

10 Jan 2018
Star exhibit: Justin Bieber at the Met Gala

Yes, a Canadian museum really is putting on a Justin Bieber exhibition

Ontario is the place to head if you want to see the pop star’s running shoes

8 Jan 2018

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Justin Bieber takes up painting, an art-breaking first date, and Hans-Ulrich on the beach

3 Jan 2018
Let there be lights! The Christmas illuminations at Tate Britain

Deck the halls with festive follies!

The wacky Christmas decorations installed in London’s leading museums

22 Dec 2017

A fishy new uniform for V&A staff

The V&A has launched a new uniform – but twitter users reckon the swag would look better at a garden centre

21 Dec 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

A cheap date with Martin Parr, Damien Hirst CBE (or not), and a very meaty recipe for mince pies

19 Dec 2017