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Pharrell and David Blaine join JR in Paris
The French artist called on a few famous friends to help with the launch of his new show, film and book
Published: Monday, 14 September 2015
JR's life in black and white
Get to know the French artist and activist via a suitably graphic medium - the comic strip
Published: Wednesday, 9 September 2015
How Sol LeWitt broke art apart from its ideas
The US artist was born on this day in 1928. This is how he distinguished a work from the concepts behind it
Published: Wednesday, 9 September 2015
How is JR using his new Phaidon book?
No, not as a pair of glasses. The Parisian artist explains how it's helping him to win over wary subjects
Published: Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Ai Weiwei comes to London
The great Chinese artist and dissident is in Britain, helping to oversee his new UK shows
Published: Tuesday, 8 September 2015
Understand all art via one canvas - the human body
Our new book is the first to celebrate the ways artists have represented and utilised the body over the centuries
Published: Tuesday, 8 September 2015
The unusual evolution of graces and gods
Two sculptures from very different cultures and how they deviated from their respective traditions
Published: Monday, 7 September 2015
How JR found heroism in the faces of these women
From Braziian favela to Kenyan settlement the artist humanises urban environments with faces of the oppressed
Published: Monday, 7 September 2015
The death of a Tsar and the birth of modernism
Two contemporaneous artworks reveal two very different histories, as outlined in 30,000 Years of Art
Published: Wednesday, 2 September 2015
Did this forger actually want smarter art experts?
A manuscript by forger Eric Hebborn calls for greater expertise. But is he laughing at us from beyond the grave?
Published: Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Eight facts for Ai Weiwei's 58th birthday
We shed light on the artist's half-brother, his card skills, and the Beijing art district he more or less designed
Published: Friday, 28 August 2015
Theaster Gates: Art, lies and pottery
Gates might be known for his real estate projects, yet his first show featured ceramics with a shady back story
Published: Thursday, 27 August 2015
How Peggy Guggenheim made Jackson Pollock
It’s the heiress’s birthday today. Learn how she helped the career of the foremost abstract expressionist
Published: Wednesday, 26 August 2015

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