S is for Spin-Off

Damien Hirst’s ABC book is cynical and culturally pointless, but it might just make a valuable impression regardless

14 Oct 2013

Frida y…

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera make awkward companions at a nonetheless important Paris exhibition

10 Oct 2013

Made in Stoke

The Spode factory in Stoke-on-Trent may have closed in 2008, but the British Ceramics Biennial looks to the future of the medium

10 Oct 2013

Park to Pompidou

Pierre Huyghe’s work isn’t made for a gallery space, but an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou brings it inside anyway

8 Oct 2013

Best is Yet to Come

The Hamburger Bahnhof looks at 20th-century attitudes to the future, but didn’t foresee some of the problems of its chosen approach

6 Oct 2013

Shaw Thing

A new book on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ memorial to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry sheds light on its legacy and shortcomings

3 Oct 2013

Fashion Victim

An exhibition of Robert Mapplethorpe’s fashion photography proves that he was at his best focusing on the nude

3 Oct 2013

Show and Tell

Leonora Carrington may be a ‘literary painter’ and a surrealist storyteller, but we should not forget the formal qualities that underpin her best work

1 Oct 2013

Propped Up Portraits

Carefully staged celebrity portraits by Jonathan Yeo and Michael Peto are on display at the National Portrait Gallery

29 Sep 2013

Upritchard Uprooted

The mandrake screams when it is uprooted: Francis Upritchard’s strange uprooted outsiders seem to have given up the fight

28 Sep 2013

Ideal Man

The Musée d’Orsay’s exhibition of male nudes is almost a great show, but it misses a timely opportunity to explore homoerotic sentiment in art

28 Sep 2013

Revival: Laura Ashley

An exhibition at the Bowes Museum proves that Laura Ashley’s influence lives on

27 Sep 2013

Little d’Angers

An exhibition at the Frick Collection ostensibly celebrates David d’Angers’ monumental sculpture, but his small medallions steal the show

26 Sep 2013

The Pearls and Shells of Qatar

There’s history behind the V&A’s ‘Pearls’ exhibition, its partnership with the Qatar Museums Authority, and its aptly-named sponsor, Shell

23 Sep 2013

Jordaens: Ardent Artifice

Jordaens has languished in the shadow of Rubens and Van Dyck, but an exhibition at the Petit Palais brings the artist back into the spotlight

23 Sep 2013

In the Eye of the Collector

‘Désirs et Volupté’, a selection of Victorian art from the Pérez Simón collection at the Musée Jacquemart-André, won’t be to everyone’s taste

21 Sep 2013

Fresh Air

New galleries continue to open in the east of London, despite rueful talk of the area’s artistic demise

21 Sep 2013

Imperfect Importance: Laura Knight

Laura Knight is undoubtedly an important figure in British art and history; she’s just not a particularly inspiring painter

19 Sep 2013

Flesh over Bone

Francis Bacon wins the latest bout between artistic heavyweights, against Henry Moore at the Ashmolean

17 Sep 2013

On the Outskirts: Lowry at Tate

Tate’s long-awaited exhibition makes an ambitious but confused attempt to bring Lowry in from the cold

16 Sep 2013

20/21 British Art Fair

Roisin Astell speaks with some of this year’s exhibitors and bumps into Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood…

13 Sep 2013


He may be more famous for his sculptural work, but Richard Serra’s etchings at the Alan Cristea Gallery carry their own weight.

13 Sep 2013

The Dark Side

Georg Baselitz’s powerful sculptures and paintings acquire a slick black gloss at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s Paris Pantin Space

11 Sep 2013

Paper Tigers

The Saatchi Gallery’s latest exhibition promises great things, but too many works fail to deliver

10 Sep 2013