Astonishing Animals – The Diana Monkey

Jill Greenberg manipulates her hyperrealist photographs to emphasise the connection between us and them

Jill Greenberg, Glare, Glare, 2005, Ultrachrome ink on hot press paper, 106.7 x 127 cm / 42 x 50 in, Private collection. As featured in Animal

Andy's Athletes - Jack Nicklaus

The stories behind Warhol's encounters with sports stars of the Seventies - as pictured in the Catalogue Raisonné

Jack Nicklaus - Andy Warhol - Collection Richard L. Weisman © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., NY Photo by Spike Mafford

There's more to German cuisine than Currywurst!

Overlooked and unloved until now, The German Cookbook will totally change your view on this varied cuisine

CurryWurst from The German Cookbook

Francis Alÿs, his fiery football and other artworks

On his 59th birthday we take a look at what makes the Contemporary Artist series artist so hot right now

Francis Alÿs in collaboration with Julien Devaux, Rafael Ortega, Alejandro Morales, and Félix Blume
Paradox of Praxis 5: Sometimes we dream as we live & sometimes we live as we dream 
Ciudad Juárez, México, 2013 (detail of video still)
Video, 7:49 minutes, color, sound
Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Astonishing Animals – The Steppe Bison

Painted 17,000 years ago, using sophisticated techniques, there's a lot more to this image than you think

Andy's Athletes - Muhammad Ali

The stories behind Warhol's encounters with sports stars of the Seventies - as pictured in the Catalogue Raisonné

Andy Warhol, Muhammad Ali, fall 1977, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 40 x 40 inches, 101.6 x 101.6 cm. Collection of Lorenzo and Teresa Fertitta
© The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., NY

Eero Saarinen's only UK building is still a great one

On the anniversary of his birth read how his proto-brutalist American Embassy broke the modernist mould

US Embassy - Eero Saarinen London, England (GB), 1960 as featured in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Astonishing Animals – Cai Guo-Qiang's Heritage Installation

Spectacular artwork featured in our new book Animal, depicts a scene that could never actually occur in nature

Heritage, 2013 - Cai Guo Qiang - Installation view, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2013. As featured in our book Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Theaster Gates on the artist representing the US at Venice 2019

Watch Gates interview the acclaimed abstract sculptor Martin Puryear, due to represent the US at the next Biennale

Theaster Gates and Martin Puryear at The Art Institute of Chicago

Iggy Pop has just recreated this Warhol burger video

The singer follows Warhol’s actions faithfully, right down to the slightly odd way he applies ketchup to the dish

Warhol and his burger in 66 Scenes from America

Alejandro Aravena mixes a bank and a bridge to help the poor

The architect’s new proposal for Buenos Aires Villa 31 neighbourhood will help the city’s poorest cross the tracks

Elemental's new garden bridge building proposal for Buenos Aires. Images courtesy of Elemental

Runners! Our Where to Drink Beer author has a brew for you

Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø’s Evil Twin Brewing has worked with another runner and beverage expert to create Race Day

Race Day by Evil Twin Brewing

'I have a duty to preserve it' - Why Tillmans still shoots nightlife

Wolfgang celebrates his 50th today and wants you to see what it was like back in the day - and what it's like now

Love (Hands in Air), 1989 by Wolfgang Tillmans

When Steve McCurry shot the Indian monsoon

A near fatal fall onto rocks, leeches crawling up his back and a wade through water with dead animals all around. On Indian Independence Day Steve McCurry recalls the 'masochism' of his first monsoon trip to India

Steve McCurry in Monsoon floods, India, 1983

In Praise of Paul Rand

On the anniversary of his birth take the opportunity to gem up on the undisputed godfather of graphic design

Paul Rand makes the nurse's needle a little less scary: Big Families advertising flyer 1947

Astonishing Animals – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

This beauty has 100 feet long tentacles with thousands of microscopic harpoons that inject a paralysing venom

Lion’s Mane Jellyfish (Cyanea Capillata), 2015 by Alexander Semenov

Thomas Bayrle on Elvis, America and Jacques Tati

Bayrle has much in common with more critical artists, but don't overlook the joy and humour in his pictures

Life in Shirts (blue) (1970) by Thomas Bayrle

Andy's Athletes - Willie Shoemaker

The stories behind Warhol's encounters with sports stars of the Seventies - as pictured in the Catalogue Raisonné

Willie Shoemaker by Andy Warhol spring 1977 / acrylic and silkscreen ink on linen / 40 x 40 inches /
101.6 x 101.6 cm / Collection Richard L. Weisman © The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc., NY

Astonishing Animals – The Monarch of the Glen

New book Animal is a magnificent menagerie of imagery, documenting animals of all kinds throughout the ages

The Monarch of the Glen (c. 1851) by Sir Edwin Landseer, as reproduced in Animal

Zhang Xiaogang reflects on more disquieting memories

The Chinese artist draws on his personal recollections in a new exhibition of emotionally charged pictures

Zhang Xiaogang Jump No. 1 (2018) by Zhang Xiaogang © Zhang Xiaogang. Image courtesy of Pace

Edmund de Waal brings the émigré experience to LA

The artist and writer’s forthcoming installation at the Schindler House in LA draws on its maker’s Viennese heritage

The Schindler House. Photo by Joshua White courtesy of MAK Center

Annie Leibovitz, Cai Guo-Qiang and a robot get RISD awards

American photographer and Chinese artist joined by artificial presence at Rhode Island School of Design ceremony

Artist Cai Guo-Qiang, Sophia, President Rosanne Somerson and Photographer Annie Leibovitz. Photo Scott Indermaur.

It’s OK if you don’t understand Olafur Eliasson’s new show

The artist may be referencing the environment in Beijing, but the show’s title suggests it's all open to interpretation

The unspeakable openness of things (2018) by Olafur Eliasson. All photos courtesy of Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing, unless otherwise stated

Can new technology bring back lost art?

Noah Charney on how destroyed artworks - and fake Old Masters - are being remade for today's museums

Morehshin Allahyari, King Uthal, 2015, 3D-printed plastic and electrical components, 30.5 × 10.2 x 8.9 cm (12 × 4 × 3.5 in), from her series Material Speculation: ISIS

Could you picture your cat in a place like this?

On International Cat Day, we pick out a few purrfect kitty dwellings from our new book, Pet-tecture

Suite by FORMA Italia from Pet-tecture

Scholten & Baijings remix IKEA

Dutch design duo's colourful update of IKEA classics will find their way into many design fans’ homes

Scholten & Baijings' new update of the Poäng chair. Image courtesy of the designers

Erik Kessels swaps 35,000 snaps for a few brass band LPs

The photo editor returns to the Festival Images Vevey biennial with a show focussing on collective creativity

Erik Kessels

Olafur Eliasson brings gin, cinnamon, ceramics to his pop-up

The artist and his sister source Icelandic produce and culture for their new restaurant, opening this weekend

SOE Kitchen 101's cinnamon roll/French toast hybrid. Images courtesy of SOE Kitchen's Instagram

Is Owen Luder Britain’s most brutal architect?

The creator of Gateshead’s Trinity Square and Portsmouth’s Tricorn Centre celebrates his 90th birthday today

Trinity Square, Gateshead. As reproduced in This Brutal World

How Thomas Bayrle commodified sex

The German artist saw his country's attitude to sex change and decided to paint it unemotionally

Feure im Weizen (Herzensbrecher) [Fire in the Wheat (Heartbreakerl)] 1970 by Thomas Bayrle. All images reproduced in our book Thomas Bayrle Playtime

Three New York City gardens to cool off in this lunchtime

Beat the heat in these chilled public gardens, all of which feature in our new book, Green Escapes

6BC Botanical Garden, as featured in Green Escapes

Andy Warhol would have been 90 today

To celebrate we take a look at how Andy's wildly differing self-portraits shaped his public persona and myth

Self-portrait (1967) synthetic resin on canvas by Andy Warhol as featured in our book 500 Self-Portraits

Check out Lauren Greenfield in the New York Times!

Our Generation Wealth photographer is the subject of an insightful profile, tying in with the release of her new film

Generation Wealth photographer and documentary maker Lauren Greenfield

Wolfgang Tillmans just shot Neneh Cherry

The fine-art photographer created the cover for Neneh Cherry's hard-hitting new migrant crisis single, Kong

Neneh Cherry by Wolfgang Tillmans

A mind-controlled airship is coming to the Design Museum

Want to become a pilot, but skip the pesky training? You can next month, inside this beautiful London building

A rendering of Mind Pilot inside the Design Museum. Image courtesy of the Design Museum

How not to climb Mount Olympus

Google marks the first conquering of the summit, but our book, Flying too Close to the Sun, recalls another attempt

The Fall of the Giants (1530) by Guilio Romano

Heading for the beach? Try this Olafur Eliasson experiment!

The artist is creating compass mobiles in Reykjavik, using objects drawn from Iceland's tide line

A driftwood compass made by Olafur Eliasson's studio in Iceland, 2018. Image courtesy of Eliasson's studio's Instagram

Grafton Architects win award for latest London building

Their Marshall Building for the LSE in Lincoln's Inn Fields is another masterclass in sensitive city construction

The Marshall Building by Grafton Architects

Could MAD’s building bring big ideas to northern China?

The firm's new conference centre aims to bring bright ideas and brilliant conversation to Yabuli, the Davos of China

The Yabuli Conference Centre by MAD Architects. All renderings courtesy of MAD

What star sign was Yves Saint Laurent?

The designer was born on this day 1 August in 1936, under the same sign as fellow fashion icon Coco Chanel

Gilt metal earrings in the shape of lions’ heads in profile, Autumn/Winter 1986 haute couture collection. All images from Yves Saint Laurent Accessories

Stephen Harris and Massimo on the music that made them

New BBC radio documentary looks at the relationship between great chefs, their kitchens and record collections

Stephen Harris and Massimo Bottura

Theaster Gates harmonizes with Harry Styles

Could the 'Mick Jagger of Social Practice' have found a soul mate in the erstwhile One Direction singer?

Harry Styles and Theaster Gates in Chicago. Image courtesy of Theaster's Instagram

Thomas Bayrle’s little people

Some of the best images in the New Museum show are made up of tiny figures. Here's why the artist created them

Detail from Plitsch-Platsch [Splish Splash] (1983) by Thomas Bayrle. As reproduced in our new book

That's a pretty A-list summer holiday selfie JR!

The artist chills with Bono, Chris Rock, Sacha Baron Cohen, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McComaughey and co.

JR (bottom right) with Bono, Chris Rock, Ali Hewson, Isla Fisher, Matthew McConaughey, Guy Oseary, Woody Harrelson, Lars Ulrich, Sacha Baron Cohen, and Michelle Alves. Image courtesy of Guy Oseary's Instagram

Europe’s tallest building is 50 per cent higher than The Shard

Gazprom - the world's biggest gas provider - has a very, very energy efficient new headquarters in St. Petersburg

A rendering of the Lakhta Center, courtesy of

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

Caro with Henry Moore at Moore’s studio in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, c. 1952, as featured in our book Caro

Meet the weaver who became the Kraftwerk of German art

Thomas Bayrle's poppy pictures, built up from hundreds of smaller images, drill down deep into our collective desires

Thomas Bayrle, Bierrakete [Beer Rocket], 1969. Silkscreen print on cardboard, 18 1/8 × 16 1/2 in (46 × 42 cm). Edition of 15. Photo: Wolfgang Günzel

From seaweed to strawberries, Olafur Eliasson is going local

The weather may be foul in Reykjavik, yet Eliasson's new pop-up restaurant is still cooking up great seasonal dishes

Wild caught trout, grilled cod, black venere rice and white currants, tomato salad, courtesy of Studio Olafur Eliasson Kitchen's Instagram account

These Hamptons dog houses help NY’s rescue mutts

The Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons has some architectural homes perfectly suited to your best friend

Domus Canus designed by Kitty McCoy of Kathrine McCoy Architecture, built by Walter Sterlieb of Studio 449, with former ARFan Trouble. Tria Giovan Photography

Dries Van Noten works Verner Panton into his new collection

Belgian designer’s collaboration with Panton estate revives optimistic colours, patterns and spirit of the '60s

Dries Van Noten's Men's Spring/Summer 2019 collection

Let Elliott Erwitt take you away to Southern France

Celebrate the great photographer’s 90th birthday by bringing a little mid-century joie de vivre into your life

What was JR doing at these Basque Food Awards?

The artist joined a skinny Italian chef and Phaidon's other world-class talents at the Basque Culinary World Prize

JR, bottom left, at the Basque Culinary World Prize

Stephen Shore goes back on the road

The photographer is on another summer road-trip in the flyover states, shooting more American Surfaces

Mint Bar, White Sulphur Springs, Montana, 2018, by Stephen Shore. Image courtesy of the photographer's Instagram

Cups and condoms included in new Jenny Holzer Tate show

New exhibition draws together early pieces alongside the artist’s best-known works and her recent projects

Installation view of ARTIST ROOMS: Jenny Holzer at  Tate Modern (23 July 2018–July 2019) ©Tate  (Andrew  Dunkley)

Is Thomas Eakins cooling off or heating up?

Eakins - born on this day in 1844 - painted this work to silence his critics, yet it remains open to interpretation. . .

Swimming (1885) by Thomas Eakins. As reproduced in The Art of the Erotic. Eakins included himself in the picture, as the swimmer on the bottom right

What to expect when Jeremy Fox cooks at Lyle’s in London

The Rustic Canyon chef and Phaidon author promises to bring a slice of California to London next month

Jeremy Fox

What do you get if you cross brutalism with skateboards?

LA architect and designer J. Byron-H's new line of stools draw on concrete buildings and skateboard decks

Concrete Stools by J. Byron-H. All photographs by Samuel McGuire, courtesy of

Want to have a drink with Elmgreen & Dragset?

The European art duo will upset gallery conventions when they stage their retrospective in London this year

Elmgreen & Dragset

Three London gardens to cool off in this lunchtime

Beat the heat in these chilled public gardens, all of which feature in our new book, Green Escapes

Wildlife Garden at the Natural History Museum, London from Green Escapes

Some birthday advice from Alex Katz

The painter celebrates his 91st birthday today - he has some wise words for those a long way behind him

Here's to You (1961) by Alex Katz

Jonathan Gold on food and California

The acclaimed LA food writer died on Saturday - here’s why he loved the Golden State's singular cuisine so much

Jonathan Gold at Sundance 2105. Image by Mark Hendricks, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

What does Rose Wylie love about the Sportsman?

Chef Stephen Harris and the fact that 'it’s the right colour for the edge of the sea' attract the local Vitamin P3 painter

Rose Wylie. Photo by Joe McGorty

What to expect from the BBC's new Gombrich documentary

Archive recordings, interviews and granddaughter Leonie describe the remarkable life of The Story of Art author

Art historian EH Gombrich. Image courtesy of the BBC

Peter Marino shows us his most personal possessions

The architect, artist and collector on the sensual link between the Mapplethorpe photos and bronzes in his collection

Peter Marino pictured in front of one his Damien Hirsts ©Peter Marino Architect/ Photo: Manolo Yllera

Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden comes to New York

The Japanese artist's 52-year-old work is born again in a derelict train garage in Fort Tilden, Queens

Rockaway! 2018 featuring a site-specific installation of Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama. Artwork ©YAYOI KUSAMA. Artwork courtesy Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai; Victoria Miro, London/Venice; and David Zwirner, New York. Photo: Pablo Enriquez

Grace's great photographer Tim Walker gets a V&A show

Described by Coddington as the most English of Englishmen, Walker is the star of a V&A exhibition next year

Sethu Ncise, Jermaine Downer, Will Sutton, Zuzanna Bartoszek and Sara Grace Wallerstedt. Fashion - Moncler 1 by Pierpaolo Piccioli. London, 2018. © Tim Walker Studio, London. Image courtesy of the V&A

Britain's new Brutalist gallery looks back at social housing

Sheffield's S1 Artspace, newly opened in the city's Park Hill estate, offers a balanced view of high-rise life

Bill Stephenson, ‘Tony the Ton’ and Martin age 8, outside the Pop In Centre. Hyde Park Flats, Sheffield, 1988 © Bill Stephenson. Image courtesy of S1 Artspace

Martin Parr goes around the world for Gucci

The British photographer gives the Italian brand's new watch campaign a distinctly international feel

One of Martin Parr's new Internationally themed campaign images for Gucci timepieces. This particular image was taken in Florence, Italy, in 2018. All photos by Martin Parr, courtesy of Gucci

How was Pharrell when he came to Yardbird in Hong Kong?

Matt Abergel on the stars he’s impressed by and the ones he’s a bit meh about - you may be surprised. . .

Pharrell Williams

Sir Kenneth Grange reshapes the British beer glass

The acclaimed designer combines two distinct drinking vessels into one contemporary, pint-sized classic

Sir Kenneth Grange's new glass, the Kenneth. Image courtesy of Camden Town Brewery

Who knew Degas did erotica?

On the artist's birthday, we look at how Degas moved away from Impressionism to pursue a private take on pleasure

Edgar Degas, Femme nue couchée, c.1888–90

The skate artist who branded Hong Kong’s hottest restaurant

Matt Abergel got Evan Hecox to brand Yardbird - and learned an important lesson on how to approach your heroes

Yardbird, Hong Kong, with Evan Hecox's logo on the glass

Oh dear, Maurizio Cattelan has killed Banksy!

His new work Eternity, sees him fill a Tuscan garden with gravestones for 100 artists - some dead, some alive

Eternity (2018) by Maurizio Cattelan. Image courtesy of Forme nel Verde

An iPhone doesn't make you a filmmaker says Danny Lyon

The veteran photographer, documentary maker and Phaidon author calls unedited phone uploads 'visual pollution'

Self portrait by Danny Lyon. Image courtesy of the photographer

Kerry James Marshall's 30-foot tribute to black lawyers

'Every brick had to be hand cut to make that form consistent' he says of monument referencing talking drums

Kerry James Marshall with his work A Monumental Journey (2018). All images courtesy of The Des Moines Public Art Foundation's Instagram

How Apple made us all talk 'emoji'

On World Emoji Day, we look at how California’s free-spirited culture gave rise to the new way of communicating

Smile emoji, as published in California: Designing Freedom

The Brutal Chicago landmark that's always been cool

Born on this day, Bertrand Goldberg combined brutalism with the kind of amenities we now take for granted

Marina City, Chicago by Bertrand Goldberg, as reproduced in Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Matt Abergel's one thing to make your BBQ better

Is it a sauce, a skewer or simply a way of not setting yourself on fire? Read what our Chicken and Charcoal chef says

Matt Abergel cooking at Shoreditch House during his trip to London last week

This was the best thing René Redzepi ate all year

It's a honey ant and it's popular in many indigenous people’s diets. René says it’s 'seriously amazing'

A honey ant. Image courtesy of René Redzepi's Instagram

Buying a Kusama bag? There's a book for that!

Walk the walk and talk the talk with the Kusama x Louis Vuitton bag and our new book at Kith SoHo

Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton red Speedy 30 and a spread from our book showing the artist's 1998 Dots Obsession installation in Toulouse, France. Image courtesy of Hypebae

Matt Abergel came to London this week!

Our Chicken and Charcoal chef cooked on the roof of Shoreditch House and nearby Lyle's

Matt Abergel cooks on the roof of Shoreditch House, London, July 2018

How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

EH Gombrich explains the work of Jacques-Louis David - ‘official artist’ of Revolutionary France

Detail from The Death of Marat (1793) by Jacques-Louis David

Barber and Osgerby revisit Ronchamp

We love these shots of Le Corb's Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, taken by the British design duo

Chapelle Notre Dame du Haut, Ronchamp, France. photo by Barber Osgerby. Image courtesy of their Instagram

What Robert Mapplethorpe's mother called Patti Smith

A touching new interview with the artist's sister sheds light on the photographer's suburban family beginnings

‘I had my look in mind. He had his light in mind.’ Patti Smith remembers the 12 photographs Mapplethorpe took for her 1975 album Horses at Sam Wagstaff's studio. Photograph © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Meet the artist brightening up NYC's hottest restaurants

Lucas Beaufort might be better known in the skater community but he's also turning NYC diners' heads

The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

Born on this day 12 July, in 1884 and among the most highly valued artists today he lived a short, wild life in poverty

Nu couché (1917–18) by Amedeo Modigliani, as reproduced in The Art of the Erotic

How Britain changed Breuer (and his Bauhaus buddies)

You might have seen the Blue Plaque go up in London. But did you know how the capital changed Breuer's designs?

The Blue Plaque on the Isokon Building. Image courtesy of English Heritage

Yayoi Kusama is painting again

Look out for flowers and phallic shapes when the artist shows her new work (and some old) this autumn

Portrait of Yayoi Kusama, © Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy of Victoria Miro

The Thai comfort food we're all drawing comfort from

Celebrate the Thai cave rescue with a bowl of pad kra pao - the basil-based dish all the boys have been craving

Pad kra pao - featured in Thailand The Cookbook

Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

On Whistler's birthday, the story of the paintings that became the subject of a court case which bankrupted him

Nocturne in Black and Gold – The Falling Rocket (c. 1872-5) by James Whistler

What Aldo Rossi gave to Grafton

How the brilliant Irish practice draw from one of the greats of yesteryear when creating buildings for the future

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects. Photo by Andrea Avezzu, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

A glimpse at David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series

Ahead of the Whitney retrospective, we uncover his great X-rated and oddly liberating photo montages

House from Sex Series (for Marion Scemama) (1988-89) by David Wojnarowicz. As reproduced in The Photography Book

Ralph Rugoff on what can happen when art meets brutalism

The Hayward Gallery director describes the challenges and opportunities presented by his beautiful, brutal institution

Ralph Rugoff. Photograph by Cesare de Giglio. Image courtesy of the Hayward Gallery

Did you see Mark Bradford at the roller disco?

Here’s how the LA artist drew on club culture and the AIDS epidemic to create one of his most moving works

Installation view of Deimos (2015) by Mark Bradford

Viktor, Rolf & Alexandre stun Paris

Fashion designers and stars of our Cover Cover book team up with Alex de Betak for an Immaculate Collection

Viktor&Rolf The Immaculate Collection, Haute Couture FW18 - photo by Marie-Laure Dutel

3 Jerry Seinfeld cafés recommended in Where to Drink Coffee

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee returns today. Here's what our guide thinks of some places Jerry's visited so far

Jerry and Sebastian Maniscalco at Intelligentsia, Los Angeles. All stills courtesy of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Why did Frida Kahlo cut off her hair?

It was one of her most effective works of self-portraiture - on her birthday we look at its hidden meaning

Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair (1940) by Frida Kahlo, as reproduced in 500 Self-Portraits

Where to see Generation Wealth this summer

Lauren Greenfield's award-winning, definitive statement on the influence of affluence is at a cinema near you

Lauren Greenfield catches herself in the mirror in the Presidential Suite at the Burj Al Arab hotel, Dubai, UAE, 2009. A still from Generation Wealth

What Le Corbusier gave to Grafton

How the brilliant Irish practice draw from one of the greats of yesteryear when creating buildings for the future

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects. Photo by Andrea Avezzu, courtesy of La Biennale di Venezia

Jennifer Lawrence checks out the new JR show

The Red Sparrow star dropped by New York's Perrotin gallery to take in her friend’s show

Jennifer Lawrence at JR's exhibition in New York. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram