Art Stories

What was the Target in Jasper Johns' paintings?

On the artist’s 87th birthday, we look into the hidden meanings in one of his best-known series of works What was the Target in Jasper Johns' paintings?

A Movement in a Moment: The Pre-Raphaelites

On Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s birthday, we look back at the original band of revolting London art students A Movement in a Moment: The Pre-Raphaelites

JR’s mercy mission to Somalia

The artist and activist joins social media-stars Jérôme Jarre and Juanpa Zurita on their aid trip to East Africa JR’s mercy mission to Somalia

Richard Tuttle's Critical Edge

Richard Tuttle first came to prominence in the 60s with a body of work that used mundane materials such as textile, paper, wire, and rope – materials he still works with today as a curent show of recent work at Pace London reveals Richard Tuttle's Critical Edge

Inside Mark Bradford's US pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Why the LA artist is drawing on classical mythology, Marilyn Monroe and prison reform in his installation Inside Mark Bradford's US pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Four ways of looking at Giacometti

Heading to the Tate show? Then here are a few tips for getting the most out of the great man’s art Four ways of looking at Giacometti

How, after death, Hokusai changed art history

On the 168th anniversary of Hokusai’s death, we look at how his work altered the course of Western art history How, after death, Hokusai changed art history

What to expect from Bruce Nauman in the Tate Turbine Hall

Nauman's 2004 sound piece Raw Materials returns to the Tate next week. Here are some key insights into the work What to expect from Bruce Nauman in the Tate Turbine Hall

Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings meet his early plant art

Here's why the late artist's gallery chose to pair his final abstract works with his earlier botanical drawings Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings meet his early plant art

A Phaidon guide to Brad Pitt’s favourite sculptor

Here’s what you need to know about the British-born LA-based artist Thomas Houseago
A Phaidon guide to Brad Pitt’s favourite sculptor

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