Art Stories

The Artist Project: Zhang Xiaogang on El Greco

The Chinese artist admires the inner psychology this expressive Renaissance master set down in his work The Artist Project: Zhang Xiaogang on El Greco

Jenny Holzer talks about her NYC AIDS Memorial

'I remember the hostility of the Reagan years - pragmatism, resources and mercy were needed then, and now' Jenny Holzer talks about her NYC AIDS Memorial

The Brit Awards go red - courtesy of Anish Kapoor

Kapoor – the first sculptor to create the trophy – has reworked the familiar Britannia in his favourite colour The Brit Awards go red - courtesy of Anish Kapoor

Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

By offering only 'technical data' the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

Why we should think of Robert Ryman as a contemporary artist

The categories of modern vs. contemporary are useful only for bureaucratic purposes and dissolve when we look to art for its full potential to move us, says Vittorio Colaizzi, author of our new Robert Ryman book Why we should think of Robert Ryman as a contemporary artist

Tommaso Corvi-Mora - Why I Create

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

Artists Who Make Books: Taryn Simon

Concerned with the structure of secrecy, this artist's work makes for some very compelling printed matter
Artists Who Make Books: Taryn Simon

Decoding John Currin’s spooky Thanksgiving

There’s a ghost at the feast in John Currin’s depiction of the American harvest festival Decoding John Currin’s spooky Thanksgiving

Why you must not call Robert Ryman’s paintings ‘pictures’

Vittorio Colaizzi, author of our Robert Ryman book, schools us in the right way to describe this abstract painter's work Why you must not call Robert Ryman’s paintings ‘pictures’

Katie Cuddon - Why I Create

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

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