Art Stories

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

Andrew Bird and Theaster Gates have written some songs!

The artist has teamed up with the singer to turn his poems into songs - watch them perform together here Andrew Bird and Theaster Gates have written some songs!

When Keith Haring turned a men's room into art

On the anniversary of the artist’s birth, we look back on his site-specific work Once Upon a Time
When Keith Haring turned a men's room into art

Giosetta Fioroni on her 2017 Frieze Project

The 60s art voyeur tells us about recreating The Optical Spy in New York - 50 years on from its Rome premiere Giosetta Fioroni on her 2017 Frieze Project

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