Art Stories

The hidden message in Robert Indiana’s Love

Following his death, we look at how this work evolved from a Christmas card into an appeal to Ellsworth Kelly The hidden message in Robert Indiana’s Love

The exhibition that pushed NYC to the art world's centre

The Ninth Street Show opened 67 years ago today. Here's how it focussed and clarified the city's art scene The exhibition that pushed NYC to the art world's centre

The poignant truth behind Kerry James Marshall's new $21 million Sotheby's auction record

Here's why Marshall's work, Past Times, embodies the artist's struggle to place black people in grand paintings The poignant truth behind Kerry James Marshall's new $21 million Sotheby's auction record

However you're feeling today Jean Jullien has a badge for you!

Express yourself courtesy of the illustrator with these brass pins that put a face to every feeling However you're feeling today Jean Jullien has a badge for you!

The decline and fall of the gentlemanly art thief

In The Museum of Lost Art Noah Charney explains why today's criminals favour car bombs over cunning The decline and fall of the gentlemanly art thief

Did Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman share some moves?

An upcoming Tate show brings the two artists together, drawing out some surprising parallels in their work Did Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman share some moves?

Sex, madness and the Met’s summer show

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection, showcases one man’s tastes Sex, madness and the Met’s summer show

So why do artists destroy their own work?

In The Museum of Lost Art Noah Charney explains how vanity and reinvention lie behind the urge to slash and burn So why do artists destroy their own work?

Wolfgang Tillmans is working on a World War II Requiem

The photo artist has teamed up with ENO to stage a production of a Benjamin Britten choral masterpiece Wolfgang Tillmans is working on a World War II Requiem

How, after death, Hokusai changed art history

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

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