Recent Articles

What's Ed Ruscha saying with his "word" works?
Learn how the artist, who celebrates his 78 birthday today, puts the "noise of everyday life" on to his canvases
Published: Wednesday, 16 December 2015
How Diego Rivera tried to paint the future
On the anniversary of the artist’s death, we look back at one his most prophetic and infamous works
Published: Tuesday, 24 November 2015
Why these two NYC art advisors have given away 850 art works to the Whitney and the Pompidou
The authors of Collecting Art for Love, Money and More describe the thinking behind their generous donation
Published: Monday, 23 November 2015
My Body of Art - Hank Willis Thomas on Eadweard Muybridge's frozen movement photographs
The US contemporary artist admires Muybridge's pioneering work breaking down human movement
Published: Thursday, 19 November 2015
The Art of the Map - Albrecht Dürer
Learn how the German Renaissance artist expressed both his love of art and science in this star chart
Published: Friday, 13 November 2015
From Book to Bid – Cindy Sherman’s Untitled #352
Understand the multiple roles the artist plays in this photograph, up for auction at Sotheby’s in New York
Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015
My Body of Art - Rashid Johnson on the hidden depths in Jackson Pollock's Full Fathom Five
The contemporary artist explains why he sees a thread between his work and that of the Ab Ex artist
Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015
Decoding the hidden meanings of Calder's mobiles
As Tate Modern opens the largest Calder show ever staged in the UK its co-curator Ann Coxon talks about how a meeting with Mondrian in his studio inspired the artist to create his most innovative and powerful work
Published: Wednesday, 11 November 2015
JR - 'Yes art CAN change the world!'
The artist and social activist answers the question posed by his new book in our exclusive video
Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015
From Book to Bid – Agnes Martin’s Untitled #7
One of Martin’s delicate, detailed works is up for sale tomorrow. Understand how the artist created it, via our book
Published: Tuesday, 10 November 2015
My Body of Art - Judith Zilczer on Brancusi, Léger and the mechanomorphic representation of the body
The renowned curator, art historian and writer alights on a few talking points from our new book Body of Art
Published: Monday, 9 November 2015
From Book to Bid – Andy Warhol’s Electric Chair
One of Warhol’s Death and Disaster paintings is coming up for sale, but do you know what it is about?
Published: Monday, 9 November 2015
My Body of Art – Foam Photography Museum curator Kim Knoppers on Providence, Rhode Island
The Foam photography curator explains why Francesca Woodman's image is still so relevant 40 years on
Published: Friday, 6 November 2015


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