Recent Articles

A Movement in a Moment: The Pre-Raphaelites
On Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s birthday, we look back at the original band of revolting London art students
Published: Friday, 12 May 2017
JR’s mercy mission to Somalia
The artist and activist joins social media-stars Jérôme Jarre and Juanpa Zurita on their aid trip to East Africa
Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Richard Tuttle's Critical Edge
Richard Tuttle first came to prominence in the 60s with a body of work that used mundane materials such as textile, paper, wire, and rope – materials he still works with today as a curent show of recent work at Pace London reveals
Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Inside Mark Bradford's US pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Why the LA artist is drawing on classical mythology, Marilyn Monroe and prison reform in his installation
Published: Thursday, 11 May 2017
Four ways of looking at Giacometti
Heading to the Tate show? Then here are a few tips for getting the most out of the great man’s art
Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
How, after death, Hokusai changed art history
On the 168th anniversary of Hokusai’s death, we look at how his work altered the course of Western art history
Published: Wednesday, 10 May 2017
What to expect from Bruce Nauman in the Tate Turbine Hall
Nauman's 2004 sound piece Raw Materials returns to the Tate next week. Here are some key insights into the work
Published: Monday, 8 May 2017
Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings meet his early plant art
Here's why the late artist's gallery chose to pair his final abstract works with his earlier botanical drawings
Published: Monday, 8 May 2017
A Phaidon guide to Brad Pitt’s favourite sculptor
Here’s what you need to know about the British-born LA-based artist Thomas Houseago

Published: Friday, 5 May 2017
Andrew Bird and Theaster Gates have written some songs!
The artist has teamed up with the singer to turn his poems into songs - watch them perform together here
Published: Friday, 5 May 2017
When Keith Haring turned a men's room into art
On the anniversary of the artist’s birth, we look back on his site-specific work Once Upon a Time

Published: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Giosetta Fioroni on her 2017 Frieze Project
The 60s art voyeur tells us about recreating The Optical Spy in New York - 50 years on from its Rome premiere
Published: Thursday, 4 May 2017
Why Frieze NY is all about collaboration this week
From Elmgreen & Dragset to a doom-filled perfume, collaborative art practices are all over the art fair
Published: Tuesday, 2 May 2017


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