Art Stories

Sterling Ruby on Raf, fashion and 'messing' with Americana

The artist was at Harvard on Monday, talking with the Calvin Klein boss and Phaidon author Jessica Morgan Sterling Ruby on Raf, fashion and 'messing' with Americana

The bird painter who helped Ellsworth Kelly to imagine

John James Audubon was born today, 26 April, in 1785 - Ellsworth Kelly was a big fan, you might be too The bird painter who helped Ellsworth Kelly to imagine

Why Gillian Wearing put a sign on her Millicent Fawcett statue

It bears Fawcett’s words but alludes to Wearing’s photo series from the 1990s - here’s how she made them Why Gillian Wearing put a sign on her Millicent Fawcett statue

The strange story behind Willem de Kooning’s Woman I

On the anniversary of the Dutch abstract expressionist's birth, we tell the tale behind one of his infamous works The strange story behind Willem de Kooning’s Woman I

World Book Day according to Harland Miller

Discover how this acclaimed British artist gives new meaning to the classics by painting over literary history World Book Day according to Harland Miller

When Raphael painted St George

On St George’s Day we look at the figurative abandonment that enabled Raphael to paint such fantastic scenes When Raphael painted St George

JR is on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential list

He is commended for dedicating his career to bridging gaps - physical, cultural, spiritual - among all people JR is on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential list

When Larry Gagosian paid Peter Marino with a Brice Marden

An 80s New York article reveals how the art dealer got his rundown loft fixed via some smart negotiation When Larry Gagosian paid Peter Marino with a Brice Marden

How Damien Hirst, Poussin and Maurizio Cattelan saw Midas

In an age of billionaire presidents and financial uncertainty, the king with a golden touch still speaks to us How Damien Hirst, Poussin and Maurizio Cattelan saw Midas

How Peter Doig saw the night sky

It's Doig's 59th birthday - this is how he breathed new life into a celestial feature in his painting The Milky Way How Peter Doig saw the night sky

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