Recent Articles

Gombrich Explains Frans Hals
Why should we delight in this Dutch painter? Well how about the spontaneity he brought to portraiture for starters?
Published: Friday, 10 October 2014
Phaidon's Frieze interviews - Jérôme Bel
The choreographer describes how he's finding incredible stage presence in a company of disabled performers
Published: Thursday, 9 October 2014
In praise of ... Georgia O'Keeffe's patriotic palette
A reference to the concept of the Great American Painting, Cow's Skull soon became an American West icon
Published: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Michael Stipe and Iggy Pop create art guitars
Music and art-world stars customise guitars for Bonhams auction in aid of War Child USA
Published: Tuesday, 7 October 2014
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
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