Recent Articles

The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church
Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece was unveiled 706 years ago today to some fanfare - here's how it heralded a new age
Published: Friday, 9 June 2017
Ai Weiwei turns the Armory into a surveillance play park
The artist and activist is reunited with Herzog & de Meuron for an immersive trip into digital mass monitoring

Published: Friday, 9 June 2017
Does democracy work in art?
As Britain goes to the polls, we look at the democratic processes within the artworld’s most prominent groups
Published: Thursday, 8 June 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Young British Artists
On Damien Hirst’s birthday, we look back at the London movement that propelled him and his fellow Brits forwards
Published: Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Kathrina Grosse paints Denmark pink
Aarhus's coastline gets a dash of colour, courtesy of this wild, German site-specific abstract painter
Published: Wednesday, 7 June 2017
JR does the cover of the new Arcade Fire album
The artist’s desert installation features on the band’s new record cover and in new video Everything Now
Published: Tuesday, 6 June 2017
A Movement in a Moment: Social Practice
JR, Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson are at the vanguard of a new movement. But what exactly is it that they're doing?
Published: Monday, 5 June 2017
Elmgreen & Dragset’s Fjord focus
The art duo’s latest sculpture Dilemma recalls the early childhood urge to both leap and hold back
Published: Thursday, 1 June 2017
A Marilyn Monroe postcard from Ellsworth Kelly
On the 94th anniversary of the artist’s birth we look back at his little-known (and often stolen) mail art collages
Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Did you see us with Grayson Perry on TV last night?
The ceramicist is inspired by our books Body of Art and Map judging by his Channel 4 Brexit documentary
Published: Wednesday, 31 May 2017
A Phaidon guide to Mario Testino’s art collection
The photo legend is selling his collection at Sotheby’s - here’s all you need to need to know about the artists in it
Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
The weird numerology behind Anselm Kiefer’s new show
Meet the poet who wrote a language for birds, predicted the web, and inspired Kiefer's new Hermitage exhibition
Published: Tuesday, 30 May 2017
David Lynch's art, architecture and photography influences
As Twin Peaks returns we take a look at how the director’s life-long appreciation of cool stuff affects his vision
Published: Saturday, 27 May 2017


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