Recent Articles

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
Ai Weiwei’s bicycles come to London
The artist's famous Forever sculpture will be installed in the British banking district at the beginning of next month
Published: Tuesday, 25 August 2015
Ellsworth Kelly, bird watcher
Can ornithological practices shed light on the great American abstract artist’s works?

Published: Monday, 24 August 2015
Anish Kapoor’s artfully filthy Instagram account
The British sculptor has recycled the title of his controversial Versailles piece for his new Instagram handle
Published: Thursday, 20 August 2015
How Theaster Gates saved a ‘maimed’ King
We take a closer look this key political work by one of America’s most exciting contemporary artists
Published: Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Look who Ai Weiwei hung out with at the weekend
Film stars, politicians, and fellow artists have all welcomed Ai upon his recent arrival in the German capital
Published: Monday, 17 August 2015

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