Art Stories

How Walter Gropius made the modern age

On the anniverary of the Bauhaus founder's birth we look at how his school helped form modern functionalism How Walter Gropius made the modern age

Philip Guston versus Richard Nixon

On the 44th anniversary of the Watergate hearings a new show looks back at the artist's take on Tricky Dicky Philip Guston versus Richard Nixon

How drinks with Erik Satie helped Man Ray make this 'gift'

On the 151st anniversary of the minimalist composer’s birth we look back at his little-known surrealist collaboration How drinks with Erik Satie helped Man Ray make this 'gift'

Art inspired by the Cultural Revolution

On the 51st anniversary how the generation it affected incorporated their experience into great artworks Art inspired by the Cultural Revolution

5 reasons to look again at Las Vegas architecture

Vegas was founded 112 years ago today. Here’s how to love it, even if you’re not a slots and Cirque du Soleil sort 5 reasons to look again at Las Vegas architecture

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

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