Recent Articles

How Paul McCarthy turned action painting obscene
Find out how the artist changed the heroic gestures of Pollock and co. into an abject critique of 20th Century USA
Published: Wednesday, 27 April 2016
How Warhol turned Marilyn Monroe into a star
Following her suicide in 1962 Andy's image of Monroe effectively made his reputation - and revived hers
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016
Is the new Beyoncé video a tribute to Pipilotti Rist?
The singer's brilliant new video for Hold Up bears some striking similarities to Rist's equally great 1997 work
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016
A Movement in a Moment: Social Practice
JR, Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson are at the vanguard of a new movement. But what exactly is it that they're doing?
Published: Monday, 25 April 2016
A Phaidon guide to the Royal Collection
On Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, we take a look through her art collection, from Rembrandts to war photos
Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016
Is Kerry James Marshall about to take on Star Wars?
The celebrated US artist says he wants to see his Rythm Mastr comic book turned into a feature film
Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016
Wolfgang Tillmans takes over the Tate
He'll get a solo show at Tate Modern in 2017 and will also take over the South Tank. So what can we expect?
Published: Thursday, 21 April 2016
A Movement in a Moment: Conceptual Art
Find out how a group of 1960s artists stripped art down to nothing in a kind of Modernist nervous breakdown
Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Get to know the US artist for the 2017 Biennale
Find out why Mark Bradford's abstract works are rooted in the real world, via our contemporary art title Vitamin P2
Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016
JR creates a new world for kids in his hometown
The artist’s Vous êtes ici exhibition at the Centre Pompidou offers a high tech 'model village' of his work
Published: Monday, 18 April 2016
The Art of the Map - Leonardo da Vinci
On his birth anniversary learn why he crafted this stealthy city map for one of Europe's most violent rulers
Published: Friday, 15 April 2016
Elmgreen & Dragset turn a pool into Van Gogh's Ear
What does this swimming pool readymade say about the difference between Van Gogh's time and our own?
Published: Friday, 15 April 2016
Asako Iwama on the 'small universe' of the body
Artist Asako Iwama cooked at Studio Olafur Eliasson for a decade - this is what she learned along the way
Published: Thursday, 14 April 2016


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