Recent Articles

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
Win Massimiliano Gioni’s 100 best-loved books
The New Museum's artistic director has chosen 100 Phaidon titles he deems essential - and you can win them all
Published: Friday, 6 November 2015
Why has an ad agency 'stolen' this JR artwork?
Relax! Deutsch's removal and sale of JR’s African banners on behalf of a water charity is an 'art heist for good'
Published: Thursday, 5 November 2015
Jamie Hewlett’s erotic tarot pine tree show
The Gorillaz artist brings together three disparate sets of work which all, nevertheless, share suggestive qualities.
Published: Thursday, 5 November 2015
My Body of Art - Catherine Opie on Bandaged Ear
The photographer explains how Van Gogh's self portrait influenced what she calls 'the gaze' in her own work

Published: Wednesday, 4 November 2015
JR’s Hollywood romance
Darren Aronofsky is the latest Hollywood name to work with JR - and Angelina Jolie made the introduction
Published: Tuesday, 3 November 2015
My Body of Art - Fantastic Man’s founders on the influence of works like Portrait of Ross in LA
Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers consider the effect AIDS had on the way gay men’s bodies were portrayed
Published: Monday, 2 November 2015
The Art of the Map - Mona Hatoum
Why did the Palestinian artist make Present Tense from olive oil, glass beads and thousands of blocks of soap?
Published: Friday, 30 October 2015
My Body of Art - JR on Spencer Tunick's Consumed 2
We gave JR a copy of Body of Art to browse through, here are a couple of highlights he picked out from it
Published: Friday, 30 October 2015
My Body of Art - photography critic Philip Gefter on the power of Robert Mapplethorpe's male nudes
The author and photographic critic explains how photography and gay rights became intimately intertwined
Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Roy Lichtenstein - "The Worst Artist in the U.S.?"
On the 92nd anniversary of his birth we look at the animosity the Pop artist's work met with, following his big break
Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2015
My Body of Art - Tina Barney on her nudes, why she admires Rineke Dijkstra and that Halston photo
The photographer talks about the human body in her photographs and more in our latest Body of Art interview
Published: Monday, 26 October 2015


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