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Please keep off the art…

Visitors get too close to an Yves Klein, and an 800-year-old sarcophagus is the scene of a strange photo shoot

25 Aug 2017

Leonardo DiCaprio, meet Leonardo da Vinci…

Leonardo DiCaprio was named after the Renaissance polymath – and is now set to play him

24 Aug 2017
Rakewell: Apollo's roving eye on the art world

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Speech recognition software needs an update in Hull, Paris Hilton picks up a paintbrush, how heavy are Damien Hirst’s bronzes, and an artist objects to ‘Broadchurch’

22 Aug 2017

Studying art history can make you famous – honest!

Studying art history can turn you into an art historian. Or it can make you famous, it turns out.

18 Aug 2017
Julian Assange: master of Bosch?

Julian Assange, master of the (dark) arts

What we learnt about Julian Assange and art from his profile in the New Yorker

17 Aug 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Jim Carrey’s paintings fail to draw a smile; Giles Coren has a moment of ecstasy in Sotheby’s restaurant; and the rest of last week’s arty tittle-tattle

15 Aug 2017

An art rogue at Vogue

John Currin seems to have come over all coy in his portrait of Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue

13 Aug 2017

Arty cats and dogs have their day on Twitter

International Cat Day clashes with Dogs in Paintings Day on Twitter. Which has really set the cat among the pigeons…

8 Aug 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Tittle-tattle and curiosities from the art and museum worlds

8 Aug 2017

Hollywood! Brooklyn! Basildon!

Brooklyn beware! Artist Susanna Briselli is trying to get a huge sign erected

4 Aug 2017

How to get your art-history fix at the Edinburgh Fringe

There are plenty of (sort of) art-historical turns at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2 Aug 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Giacometti at the movies, Jack Vettriano at the pub, and the rest of last week’s arty tittle-tattle

31 Jul 2017

The museum that’s telling porkies to its visitors

The Museum of Lies brought weird and wonderful – but utterly spurious – exhibits to London

30 Jul 2017

The curious case of Microsoft Paint

Microsoft has reversed its decision to discontinue MS Paint, the programme that turned all of us into (very bad) Picassos

27 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Salvador Dalí’s moustache, Madonna’s hairbrush, and the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

25 Jul 2017

Macron goes large for his official photo

The French president has upset local mayors by messing around with the format of his official photograph

21 Jul 2017
Salvador Dalí at the Hôtel Meurice, Paris, in 1972

Digging up Dalí (and other disinterments)

Salvador Dalí is far from the first artist to have his eternal sleep disrupted

20 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Daniel Hannan gets furious about a statue of Engels, and the rest of this week’s arty tittle-tattle

18 Jul 2017

The London museum having a whale of a time

The blue whale skeleton installed at Natural History Museum is proving as popular as Dippy the Diplodocus

14 Jul 2017

The rogue art of Sky Atlantic’s Riviera

The TV thriller Riviera unfolds after the murder of a top art collector

14 Jul 2017
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The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Brooklyn Beckham’s photo nasties and the rest of last week’s art-world tittle-tattle

11 Jul 2017

How Bubbles the Chimp picked up the paintbrush

The chimp that was once Michael Jackson’s pet monkey has taken up painting in its retirement

9 Jul 2017

Why angry letters are flying about in North Korea

The DPRK has released a series of stamps taking aim American targets

7 Jul 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Maria Balshaw’s matching socks – and the rest of the week’s art world tittle-tattle

4 Jul 2017