Art Stories

The Artist Project: Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent

Obama’s new portraitist takes his inspiration from some of the most aristocratic works in the Met's collection The Artist Project: Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent

When Kerry James Marshall learned to love Warhol

He celebrates his 62nd birthday today but it was on his 18th that Kerry began to understand Andy's talents When Kerry James Marshall learned to love Warhol

How we squeezed Versailles into The Art Museum

This Baroque masterwork will never leave France but we've found room for it in our brilliant museum-in-a-book How we squeezed Versailles into The Art Museum

Ai Weiwei returns to New York

Artist scatters 300 works across the city he called home for a decade in Good Fences Make Good Neighbours Ai Weiwei returns to New York

Jessica Harrison - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Jessica Harrison - Why I Create

How Trevor Paglen saw the night sky

The MacArthur Fellow is less interested in space's beauty - more in the sinister man-made objects in our heavens How Trevor Paglen saw the night sky

How Annie Leibovitz captured Ellsworth Kelly's place of work

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz reveals how Kelly created his calm canvases amidst everyday clutter How Annie Leibovitz captured Ellsworth Kelly's place of work

How the Soviets saw the night sky

It may have lost the race to the moon but in 1963 the USSR looked aloft and saw itself as the clear conqueror How the Soviets saw the night sky

JR’s new movie comes to the London Film Festival

Catch Faces Places, his Agnès Varda film about small-town life, in one of Europe’s biggest cities JR’s new movie comes to the London Film Festival

Arlene Shechet - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Arlene Shechet - Why I Create

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