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John Baldessari - Affordable on Artspace
In his Double Motorcyclists and Landscape piece the grainy image of the bikers contrasts with the Icelandic wild
Published: Friday, 8 April 2016
Cindy Sherman's hooked to the silver screen
The artist’s new exhibition, opening in May, draws inspiration from Hollywood publicity stills of the 1920s
Published: Thursday, 7 April 2016
What lies behind Jeff Wall's Door?
How to get a grip on, and to buy a limited-edition print of, a quintessential work by one of today's greatest artists
Published: Wednesday, 6 April 2016
How Raphael won his place within the Renaissance
On the anniversary of his birth, and death, read how his easygoing nature helped him secure a place in art history
Published: Wednesday, 6 April 2016
How our Botticelli writer snubbed Mussolini
Lionello Venturi was forced to leave Italy after refusing to sign allegiance to Il Duce - here's what he did next
Published: Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Richard Serra on Ellsworth Kelly
The great artist remembers being blown away when he saw Kelly's Colors for a Large Wall the first time
Published: Monday, 4 April 2016
Take a look at the Smithsonian's incredible collection
126 million wonderful artefacts, most of which have been kept from public view - until now
Published: Monday, 4 April 2016
Hito Steyerl - Affordable on Artspace
The Berlin artist's 2005 work Gosprom is today's highly prized piece of art available from Artspace
Published: Friday, 1 April 2016
Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy return to the 90s
The Phaidon artists join Christian Marclay, Do-Ho Suh and others in Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA
Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
How a Phaidon book made Van Gogh's reputation
On his birth anniversary, how a monograph changed his standing - from inspired illustrator to master painter

Published: Wednesday, 30 March 2016
A Movement in a Moment: Surrealism
How sex, war and psychology gave rise to one of art's longest-lived and most influential movements
Published: Tuesday, 29 March 2016
Warhol on Mapplethorpe
Warhol confidant Bob Colacello recalls Andy's reaction to his friendship with the late, great photographer
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016


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