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Photos that changed the world #5 Cigarette No.17
Irving Penn's series of cigarette photos turned prosaic, discarded objects into conceptual art
Published: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Take a look at Wim Wenders' location shots
The German filmmaker's travelling exhibition of location shots comes winds up in Copenhagen
Published: Wednesday, 1 October 2014
Five Richard Estes paintings you should know about
How to understand one of the pre-eminent photorealist artists of his generation - painting by painting
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Gombrich Explains Picasso
The best-selling art historian on why critics were wrong to consider cubism 'an insult to their intelligence'
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
How Yuri Ancarani makes hard work appear noble
Italian artist's US show demonstrates the awesome achievements on offer when man works with machine
Published: Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Maverick museum director plans collectors’ casino
Gambler and art lover David Walsh says MONA gambling den could swell museum coffers and draw tourists
Published: Monday, 29 September 2014
In NYC? Love art books? Then we've just got to meet!
Phaidon is at the New York Art Book Fair this weekend at MoMA PS1. Come down to meet us and our authors
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
First look at Ai Weiwei's new Alcatraz show
A million Lego bricks, Edward Snowden and Native American recordings all feature in a powerful show
Published: Friday, 26 September 2014
What has Damien Hirst put in his new cabinet?
Butterflies, eggs, bleach and a lot of stuffed animals. If you're in Paris soon, you can see for yourself
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
You really need to see Warhol's 'disco Rothko' chapel
If you're in LA you're in luck. Andy's serial take on site-specific, abstract painting gets a rare airing at MOCA
Published: Thursday, 25 September 2014
So how do you restore a da Vinci masterpiece?
The Uffizi uses an entire wing of medical imaging gear, a wealth of knowledge - and no small amount of tact
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Ten questions for Cristina Salmastrelli, the director of the Affordable Art Fair, New York City
She reveals how much works can go up by, why they have an artist in residence, and how they keep out the fakes
Published: Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Tomi Ungerer gets a medal from the French president
Phaidon children's author is given Order of Merit medal by François Hollande at the Élysée Palace in Paris
Published: Friday, 19 September 2014

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