Art Stories

Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

The US shock rocker’s electric chair routine may have prompted his girlfriend to buy a print from Andy for just $2.5k Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

From Memphis to the Bauhaus, here’s how the modern and contemporary art world has reworked the game 5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

New show draws together wide array of the novelist’s little-known, surprisingly expressive and funny visual works Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

What will art look like in the age of AI?

A new show wonders what life and art might be like when mankind takes its anticipated big leap forward What will art look like in the age of AI?

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A new exhibition looks at how the artist reinvented German painting to suit a post-war perspective When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

How photography, the Ford Motor Company and Cubism shaped America’s first truly modern art movement A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

Can you make out Basquiat’s name in this abstract art show?

McArthur Binion includes pages from his address book in works that contradict perceived truths about abstract art
Can you make out Basquiat’s name in this abstract art show?

How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

Douglas's engaging designs have earned a place at Tate Modern and the Design Museum this summer How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

How Italian family life inspired this artist

Emma Hart created her new show during a six-month trip, taking in ancient Rome, family therapy - and pottery How Italian family life inspired this artist

When Andy Warhol met Muhammad Ali

The Louisville Lip ranted about drugs, religion and angel food cake, but Andy still thought Ali was 'beautiful' When Andy Warhol met Muhammad Ali

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