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Why the Museum of London is going down the drain

A vast ‘fatberg’ is obstructing the sewers of East London – and the Museum of London wants to get hold of a piece

17 Sep 2017
Absolute belter: Rijksmuseum highlights in the Schipol baggage hall

The beauty of baggage reclaim

The Rijksmueum has reopened its gallery at Schipol airport – and there’s a special treat in the baggage hall to mark the occasion

15 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

David Hockney and Clement Greenberg’s daughter, Ernest Hemingway’s cats, and DIY discussions at Tate Britain

13 Sep 2017

The artists buttering up Justin Trudeau

Canada’s prime minister has been immortalised in butter, while a Kiwi artist has chosen a rather less tasteful medium for his political statuary

7 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

The latest tittle-tattle from the art and museum worlds

5 Sep 2017

The wacky waxworks of Boston

A wax museum in Boston has been widely ridiculed – just look at their effigies of the Royal Family!

1 Sep 2017
Eric Cantona

Ooh aah Museum Cantona!

The French footballer-cum-actor has his heart set on opening a museum in Sardinia

1 Sep 2017

The Rake’s progress: last week in gossip

Stefan Simchowitz at the movies, silly-season sightings of Jeff Koons, and billboards to beguile Banksy

30 Aug 2017

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