Art Stories

What links Van Dyck, Lenin and Colonel Sanders?

On the Flemish painter's birthday, an aspect of his portraiture that's resounded through the ages What links Van Dyck, Lenin and Colonel Sanders?

A Phaidon guide to the Fourth Plinth winner

What to say about the Michael Rakowitz sculpture that’s coming to Trafalgar Square soon A Phaidon guide to the Fourth Plinth winner

Wow! Will Superflex do this to the Tate?

Did you know that Tate Modern’s latest Turbine Hall artists once flooded a McDonald’s? Wow! Will Superflex do this to the Tate?

When Warhol painted Greta Garbo

Ahead of the US sale of Warhol’s Star print, we look into Andy’s fascination with the actress When Warhol painted Greta Garbo

RIP Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg's dance partner

A look back at Brown's huge influence on Bob, following the choreographer's death on Saturday RIP Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg's dance partner

Alex Olson - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3 Alex Olson - Why I Paint

What to say when walking round the new Theaster Gates show

Become an instant expert on the artist’s National Gallery exhibition - courtesy of our monograph What to say when walking round the new Theaster Gates show

When Olafur Eliasson dyed the rivers green

On St Patrick’s Day we look at how a simple green artwork made us look at our cities anew When Olafur Eliasson dyed the rivers green

A Phaidon guide to the Whitney Biennial

Here’s how the artists in one of 2017's most important shows are described in our books A Phaidon guide to the Whitney Biennial

JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

'En plain air' takes on a whole new meaning as the French artist scales NY water tower JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

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