Art Stories

That's a pretty A-list summer holiday selfie JR!

The artist chills with Bono, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McComaughey and co. That's a pretty A-list summer holiday selfie JR!

What Anthony Caro learned from Henry Moore

To mark the day the sculptor was born we take look at how Moore influenced his friend and protégé Anthony Caro What Anthony Caro learned from Henry Moore

Meet the weaver who became the Kraftwerk of German art

Thomas Bayrle's poppy pictures, built up from hundreds of smaller images, drill down deep into our collective desires Meet the weaver who became the Kraftwerk of German art

Cups and condoms included in new Jenny Holzer Tate show

New exhibition draws together early pieces alongside the artist’s best-known works and her recent projects Cups and condoms included in new Jenny Holzer Tate show

Is Thomas Eakins cooling off or heating up?

Eakins - born on this day in 1844 - painted this work to silence his critics, yet it remains open to interpretation. . . Is Thomas Eakins cooling off or heating up?

Want to have a drink with Elmgreen & Dragset?

The European art duo will upset gallery conventions when they stage their retrospective in London this year Want to have a drink with Elmgreen & Dragset?

Some birthday advice from Alex Katz

The painter celebrates his 91st birthday today - he has some wise words for those a long way behind him Some birthday advice from Alex Katz

What does Rose Wylie love about the Sportsman?

Chef Stephen Harris and the fact that 'it’s the right colour for the edge of the sea' attract the local Vitamin P3 painter What does Rose Wylie love about the Sportsman?

What to expect from the BBC's new Gombrich documentary

Archive recordings, interviews and granddaughter Leonie describe the remarkable life of The Story of Art author What to expect from the BBC's new Gombrich documentary

Peter Marino shows us his most personal possessions

The architect, artist and collector on the sensual link between the Mapplethorpe photos and bronzes in his collection Peter Marino shows us his most personal possessions

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