Art Stories

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen - Why I Create

Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30'

We asked the painter about his days at Cooper Union, the jazz clubs he went to at night and why painting is like running a 4.40, when we bumped into him at his show of new work and Forties drawings at Timothy Taylor Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30'

Phaidon contributors rank high in ArtReview's Power 100

Many of our favourite artists, curators, critics and gallerists all feature on this year's highly politicized list Phaidon contributors rank high in ArtReview's Power 100

How Japanese poets saw the night sky

There's no man in the Moon for Japanese star-gazers, instead, they see a hare pounding rice. Want to know why? How Japanese poets saw the night sky

Ruby Neri - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Ruby Neri - Why I Create

Who knew Gerhard Richter did erotica?

He copied images from porn mags but it's as if a gauzy veil has drifted across the image, clouding any promiscuity Who knew Gerhard Richter did erotica?

Who knew John Singer Sargent did erotica?

The sensual portraitist and war artist combined his two interests in this tender painting of two British soldiers Who knew John Singer Sargent did erotica?

Anders Ruhwald - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C Anders Ruhwald - Why I Create

How Peter Doig saw the night sky

The Scottish artist breathed new life into an age-old celestial feature in his 1989 painting, The Milky Way How Peter Doig saw the night sky

The Artist Project: Raymond Pettibon on JMW Turner

Why the contemporary artist appreciates the 18th century painter for his ability to go beyond mere representation The Artist Project: Raymond Pettibon on JMW Turner

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