Art Stories

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

Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner

We joined Marian Goodman Gallery, Gagosian Gallery and Artsy in sponsoring a charity dinner and auction Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner

A Movement in a Moment: Kinetic Art

The idea was that art should keep up with technology, so why did the movement become yesterday's futurism? A Movement in a Moment: Kinetic Art

JR gives a face to the Dreamers

New film shows how the artist's Inside Out Project is putting a face to the immigrants trying to stay in the US JR gives a face to the Dreamers

How Hobbes first pictured the “monster” of good government

The political philosopher, born 430 years ago today, put a face to the-then novel theory of the ‘body politic’ How Hobbes first pictured the “monster” of good government

What Bacon thought of Warhol and Jasper Johns

In a series of newly released taped conversations, Bacon can be heard dismissing these Titans of 20th century art What Bacon thought of Warhol and Jasper Johns

How Rubens, Richard Hamilton and Titian saw Adonis

Death, rebirth and y fronts - the classical hunk has inspired ancient and modern artists in many different ways How Rubens, Richard Hamilton and Titian saw Adonis

Warhol and Pollock's Chelsea Hotel doors are up for sale

A former resident of the famous Manhattan flop house rescued its doors and is now selling them off for charity Warhol and Pollock's Chelsea Hotel doors are up for sale

Christian Jankowski’s fake art exhibition

The artist uses online tributes to great works to commission Chinese copies that aren't quite right Christian Jankowski’s fake art exhibition

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