George Osborne’s Mao moment, Peter Blake spices up his life, and more Frieze gossip
Cheeky art patronage at Nando’s, Frank Gehry’s Bilbao nerves and how Julia Stiles beefed up her art history for Riviera
An AI programme developed by a Cambridge-based tech company lets you paint like Van Gogh, apparently
The Saatchi Gallery staged a pop-up Kardashian exhibition last week. Oh dear.
Tintin the fake news reporter, Michael Jackson at the NPG, and more art-world tittle-tattle
Theresa May is outlining her vision for Brexit in Santa Maria Novella in Florence. Where did she get the idea?
A statue of the inventor of the Kalashnikov assault rifle has been erected in Moscow
A Twitter tussle between two London museums, gallery doppelgangers, and Howard Hodgkin’s taste in television
A vast ‘fatberg’ is obstructing the sewers of East London – and the Museum of London wants to get hold of a piece
The Rijksmueum has reopened its gallery at Schipol airport – and there’s a special treat in the baggage hall to mark the occasion
David Hockney and Clement Greenberg’s daughter, Ernest Hemingway’s cats, and DIY discussions at Tate Britain
Canada’s prime minister has been immortalised in butter, while a Kiwi artist has chosen a rather less tasteful medium for his political statuary
The latest tittle-tattle from the art and museum worlds
A wax museum in Boston has been widely ridiculed – just look at their effigies of the Royal Family!
The French footballer-cum-actor has his heart set on opening a museum in Sardinia
Stefan Simchowitz at the movies, silly-season sightings of Jeff Koons, and billboards to beguile Banksy
Visitors get too close to an Yves Klein, and an 800-year-old sarcophagus is the scene of a strange photo shoot
Leonardo DiCaprio was named after the Renaissance polymath – and is now set to play him
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’
Studying art history can turn you into an art historian. Or it can make you famous, it turns out.
What we learnt about Julian Assange and art from his profile in the New Yorker
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
John Currin seems to have come over all coy in his portrait of Jennifer Lawrence for Vogue