Recent Articles

Paweł Althamer declares his own people's republic
His debut Beijing show dwells on collaboration and social interaction across borders - so bring a paintbrush
Published: Thursday, 14 August 2014
What has Cai Guo-Qiang just sailed into Shanghai?
Our Contemporary Artist series artist sparks environmental debate with his ark of sick animals
Published: Tuesday, 12 August 2014
The final days of Jackson Pollock
On the anniversary of his death in a car crash we look at the last months of the great abstract expressionist
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
Daido Moriyama and the scent of the city
How the Japanese photographer always looks for the dim light in a shadowy environment
Published: Monday, 11 August 2014
What Millais went through in order to paint Ophelia
As Ophelia returns to the Tate today, our Millais author Jason Rosenfeld tells us how the painter spent eleven hour days fighting off bulls, swans and 'muscular' flies in order to realise the most recognisable painting ever created
Published: Friday, 8 August 2014
The fascinating story behind Andy Warhol's soup cans
On the show's opening night a rival dealer offered soup cans cheaper in his gallery, Warhol's own gallerist bought back the five he'd sold, including one from Dennis Hopper, then offered to buy entire set from Andy for just $3,000
Published: Wednesday, 6 August 2014
The best new city houses are in the Phaidon Atlas
From irregular concrete gridded blocks in Lisbon to leaf-covered façades in Ho Chi Minh City they're all here
Published: Friday, 1 August 2014
Can you compare 'gardening' to art?
Is The Gardener’s Garden co-editor Toby Musgrave right to put Gertrude Jekyll on a par with Monet and Turner?
Published: Friday, 1 August 2014
Why is this Ruscha print Obama’s favourite gift?
He gave one to the Prime Minister of Great Britain in 2010, and he’s just handed another over to Australia’s PM
Published: Friday, 1 August 2014
Back this school and you could get a Kusama doodle
Or an original work by Jenny Holzer, Yoko Ono or Marina Abramović, courtesy of a new online art school for girls
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
Harun Farocki 1944-2014
German video artist, featured in our 21st Century Art Book, whose work focused on control and manipulation
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
Alfredo Jaar tells NYC again, This is Not America
The artist shows his 27-year-old work, A Logo for America, in Times Square once more, starting Friday night
Published: Thursday, 31 July 2014
What Anthony Caro learned from Henry Moore
To mark the day the sculptor was born we take look at how Moore influenced his friend and protégé Anthony Caro
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014
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