Recent Articles

The strange story behind Willem de Kooning’s Woman I
On the anniversary of the Dutch abstract expressionist's birth, we tell the tale behind one of his infamous works
Published: Tuesday, 24 April 2018
World Book Day according to Harland Miller
Discover how this acclaimed British artist gives new meaning to the classics by painting over literary history
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018
When Raphael painted St George
On St George’s Day we look at the figurative abandonment that enabled Raphael to paint such fantastic scenes
Published: Monday, 23 April 2018
JR is on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential list
He is commended for dedicating his career to bridging gaps - physical, cultural, spiritual - among all people
Published: Friday, 20 April 2018
When Larry Gagosian paid Peter Marino with a Brice Marden
An 80s New York article reveals how the art dealer got his rundown loft fixed via some smart negotiation
Published: Friday, 20 April 2018
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
Published: Thursday, 19 April 2018
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
Published: Tuesday, 17 April 2018
Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner
We joined Marian Goodman Gallery, Gagosian Gallery and Artsy in sponsoring a charity dinner and auction
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018
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?
Published: Thursday, 12 April 2018
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
Published: Monday, 9 April 2018
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’
Published: Thursday, 5 April 2018
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
Published: Wednesday, 4 April 2018
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
Published: Monday, 2 April 2018


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