The poignant truth behind Kerry James Marshall's new $21 million Sotheby's auction record

Here's why Marshall's work, Past Times, embodies the artist's struggle to place black people in grand paintings

Past Times (1997) by Kerry James Marshall

D.O.M. - Where Chefs Eat in São Paulo when they dream of rainforest ingredients reassembled as art

At D.O.M. Alex Atala has single-handedly put experimental, fine-dining Brazilian cuisine onto the world stage

D.O.M. Restaurante, Sao Paulo - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Betak turns a Berlin power station into a maze for Omega

And Cindy Crawford's daughter was the star of the fashion show master's dazzling party set

Kaia Gerber at Omega's Trésor event in Berlin. Image courtesy of Omega

However you're feeling today Jean Jullien has a badge for you!

Express yourself courtesy of the illustrator with these brass pins that put a face to every feeling

Jean Jullien's new face badge set

The decline and fall of the gentlemanly art thief

In The Museum of Lost Art Noah Charney explains why today's criminals favour car bombs over cunning

Portrait of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire (1787) by Thomas Gainsborough

Pineapple and Pearls - Where Chefs Eat in Washington when a fennel absinthe bonbon and potato ice cream are called for

The bill is paid upon reservation here, removing the pain of settling up at the end of a great dining experience

Pineapple And Pearls, Washington - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

A bite (and byte) sized take on Photo London

The fair takes in every continent and technological period in a wide-ranging survey of global image making

Untitled 2001 by Daido Moriyama. Image courtesy of Hamiltons

Did Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman share some moves?

An upcoming Tate show brings the two artists together, drawing out some surprising parallels in their work

Self-Portrait (1914) by Egon Schiele. All images courtesy of the Tate

Massimo and friends launch first televised restaurant awards

Founded by Phaidon author Joe Warwick, The World Restaurant Awards aims to mirror the glamour of the Oscars

Members of the star-studded judging panel gather in Paris to announce the launch of The World Restaurant Awards (PRNewsfoto/IMG and World Restaurant Awards)

Want to go vegan, Coachella style?

The rock festival’s food event Eat Drink Vegan, comes to Los Angeles at the end of the month

Eat Drink Vegan

Naoto Fukasawa helps Muji launch its first hotel

Fukusawa’s minimal product designs gild this paired-down new Japanese hotel in China

Naoto Fukasawa's electric kettle in Muji's new hotel in Shenzhen, China

Ferran Adrià went back to school to launch this restaurant

The elBulli chef who celebrates his 56 birthday today, is about to open a new Italian restaurant in Turin with Lavazza

A rendering of Condividere at Nuvola Lavazza, Turin

London's turning Japanese this summer

Japan House London is set to turn us all on to Japanese cuisine and culture when it takes over the old Biba store

A selection of dishes from Akira at Japan House London, opening summer 2018

The Nordic Cookbook is on Meghan and Harry’s wedding list

The Sunday Times reports that the Royal couple have put Magnus Nilsson's cookbook on their wedding list

The Nordic Cookbook

Sex, madness and the Met’s summer show

Obsession: Nudes by Klimt, Schiele and Picasso from the Scofield Thayer Collection, showcases one man’s tastes

Standing Nude with Orange Drapery ​(detail) (1914) by Egon Schiele. As featured in Obsession

Sustainability, shoes, celebrity and why a book should be like a magic box - Anna Dello Russo at Central Saint Martins

The editor turned social media star tells an eager crowd why she thinks paper’s still important

Anna poses with Central Saint Martins students after her talk

So why do artists destroy their own work?

In The Museum of Lost Art Noah Charney explains how vanity and reinvention lie behind the urge to slash and burn

A still from the film Le mystère Picasso, 1956. The paintings that Picasso made on camera were destroyed after filming.

Is this Stephen Harris and The Sportsman's BIGGEST book award yet?

The Sportsman won Cookery Book of the Year at last night's Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Awards

Claudia Winkleman, Stephen Harris and Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters

Wolfgang Tillmans is working on a World War II Requiem

The photo artist has teamed up with ENO to stage a production of a Benjamin Britten choral masterpiece

Icestorm, 2001, colour photograph, by Wolfgang Tillmans

How, after death, Hokusai changed art history

On the anniversary of Hokusai’s death, we look at how his work altered the course of Western art

Mount Fuji from the mountains of Tōtōmi (c. 1830) by Hokusai. As reproduced in our Hokusai monograph

De Kooning's great, late period tops Christie’s sale

Unfairly criticised when it was exhibited 20 years ago, Untitled XIX went for a cool $14m at auction this week

Untitled XIX (1982) by Willem de Kooning. Image courtesy of Christie's

The posters that populated Paris in May '68

On the 50th anniversary of the street protests, we look back at the chief image-makers of the age, Atelier Populaire

Atelier Populaire's Compagnies Républicaines de Securité SS poster, 1968

Chris Noey and Hank Willis Thomas do Bottega Veneta in style

The artist and The Artist Project founder were on fine form at our canapé reception in New York on Tuesday!

Chris Noey and Hank Willis Thomas at Bottega Veneta's new flagship store on the Upper East Side

Where in the world is this ghostly Klimt portrait?

Scholar and sleuth Noah Charney takes us on the hunt for lost, stolen and destroyed art in The Museum of Lost Art

Portrait of Trude Steiner 1898, oil on canvas, presumed destroyed - Gustav Klimt. From The Museum of Lost Art

Frieze VIPs taste the fine art of Aska

Artists, writers, gourmets and gallerists joined us at the Michelin-starred Williamsburg restaurant to toast Frieze NY

Hors d'oeuvres at Aska - photo Whitney Maxwell, Artspace

Why Industrial Facility treated their book like a movie

Kim Colin and Sam Hecht were at the Design Museum last night talking about the creation of their new book

Industrial Facility's preparatory, storyboard-style sketches

Erik Kessels talks about making a success out of mistakes

The ad man, curator and photo collector shares his wisdom with fellow creatives in Munich, Zurich and Hamburg

24hrs of Photos by Erik Kessels, Foam, Amsterdam, 2011

Pray Tell - Where Chefs Eat in Toronto when they want an intimate setting for enjoying small plates and shareable platters

The ambience is fantastic in this cozy snack bar and the cocktails are on point too. Be sure to try the pizza pocket!

Pray Tell, Toronto - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

What’s inside Snarkitecture’s Fun House?

The art, architecture and design practice will create a weird domestic environment in their first museum retrospective

Fun House rendering courtesy Snarkitecture.

The incredibly imaginative world of Frank Stella's prints

New Princeton show reveals how Stella threw every reproductive process known to art into his printmaking

Cantahar (1998) by Frank Stella. Lithograph, screenprint, etching, aquatint and relief on paper

The British camera that helped Winslow Homer capture the US

A new show looks at how Homer's first camera, made in England, helped the American artist loosen up

Mawson & Swan camera owned by Winslow Homer, ca. 1882. Gift of Neal Paulsen, in memory of James Ott and in honor of David James Ott ’74. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine.

Can you spot an Anish Kapoor among these record sleeves?

Secret 7", the art, music and charity show, returns to London this summer with another sale of fine-art singles

A sleeve from the Secret 7

How Tina Barney pictures great artists

Frieze visitors get a closer look at Barney's remarkably intimate images of the world's greatest artists

Tina Barney, Ellsworth Kelly, 2002, archival pigment print, 48 x 60 inches, 121.9 x 152.4 cm, Edition of 5. © Tina Barney. All images Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery.

This is what Doctor Who looks like as Robert Mapplethorpe

Or is it the Duke of Edinburgh? The star of the Crown and the sci-fi series plays the photographer in a new movie

Matt Smith as Robert Mapplethorpe in the new Mapplethorpe movie

Isn't this the perfect crown for Tomi Ungerer!

The French-born artist was made an honorary member of his adoptive nation’s guild in Dublin this week

Tomi Ungerer with his Irish Illustrators' pencil crown in Dublin on Tuesday

The New Museum is heading to London

One of our favourite New York art institutions will host its first UK show at The Store during Frieze week in October

The New Museum, New York

Don't miss this if you're visiting New York City!

Going to Frieze in NYC? Destination Architecture recommends you check out this Manhattan marvel

The World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York, as featured in Destination Architecture

Maison Publique - Where Chefs Eat in Montreal when Welsh Rarebit and an all Canadian wine list seems like a good thing

This Jamie Oliver backed pub is a popular weekend brunch spot for local hipsters and Brit-food fans alike

Maison Publique, Montreal - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Frieze New York goes back to the Eighties

2018 gallerists go back three decades, courtesy of work by Richard Prince, David Byrne and David Sedaris

Untitled (fashion) (1982-84) by Richard Prince, as featured in Frieze's Feature Inc retrospective

Enrique Olvera just opened a cool little tortilla place

And if you're going don't bin the packaging - the food is wrapped in vital info on Mexican culinary culture

Molino el Pujol, Mexico City. Image courtesy of Enrique Olvera's Instagram

How Marlene Dumas sees Venus and Adonis

The artist’s new show offers a contemporary, explicit take on Shakespeare’s version of the classical myth

Venus in love (2015-2016) by Marlene Dumas, part of Myths and Mortals, currently on show at David Zwirner. Images courtesy of David Zwirner

Take a look at the photos from our Where Chefs Eat launch!

The great and good of the food world joined us to celebrate the new edition of our global restaurant guide last night

Bompas & Parr with illustrator Emma Rios - photo Bonnie Beadle

Why Usher loves Snarkitecture

Discover how the R&B singer developed a long-term collaborative relationship with Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham

Usher beside a work by Snarkitecture's Daniel Arsham. Image courtesy of Arsham's Twitter

Modernist Bread rises to the top of the James Beard Awards

Nathan Myhrvold's five-volume baking study won best Restaurant and Professional book at this year's awards

One of Modernist Bread's cutaway photographs, in this case showing a slice of bread in a toaster

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen: Where Chefs Eat In Memphis and where southern Italy meets the American South

Find out why this place puts out 'the most innovative and delectable cuisine in town' according to chef Ryan Trimm

JR just sent this guy to pick up his latest award

Going to Mexico’s exclusive Costa Careyes resort any time soon? Then look out for a diver gracing its brutalist folly

JR's installation at La Copa del Sol, Costa Careyes, Mexico. Photo by Kai Parlange for Arte Careyes

Grafton Architects find their happy place (and ours too)

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell explain why generosity of spirit should be at the core of architecture

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

Bread & Butterfly - Where Chefs Eat in Atlanta when they want a sophisticated (but unpretentious) breakfast

Bitter salad greens, sliced cured ham and fried egg with gruyere makes for a great French bistro experience

Bread & Butterfly, Atlanta - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Sterling Ruby on Raf, fashion and 'messing' with Americana

The artist was at Harvard on Monday, talking with the Calvin Klein boss and Phaidon author Jessica Morgan

Sterling Ruby

What is it with Snarkitecture and white?

Find out here, as the trio talk through their minimal look and forthcoming summer show

Snarkitecture's Alex Mustonen, Daniel Arsham and  Ben Porto

The bird painter who helped Ellsworth Kelly to imagine

John James Audubon was born today, 26 April, in 1785 - Ellsworth Kelly was a big fan, you might be too

Trumpeter Swan (1838) by John James Audubon from The Birds of America

Burrasca: Where Chefs Eat in Portland when they want La Francesina - leftover boiled beef stewed with tomato and love

Burrasca is a step back in time, as if you are walking into a 1970s Florentine trattoria according to our new guide

Burrasca, Portland - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Abbas 1944 – 2018

We look back at the life of the great Iranian Magnum photographer who died earlier today in Paris

Abbas. Image courtesy of Magnum

Martin Parr’s Real Food photos win him another award

Parr's all-too-real images won him an Outstanding Achievement prize at last night's Food Photography Awards

Martin Parr, Taunton, Somerset, England 1998 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos. Real Food, Martin Parr, Phaidon

The best installations at Milan Design Week

Couldn’t make it to the fair this year? Don’t worry, we'll walk you through the best bits

3D Housing 05 by Massimiliano Locatelli

Will Goldfarb’s 5 rules for creativity in the kitchen

The pastry chef runs through his rollercoaster career in great Tedx talk - and his philosophy of 'making things nice'

Will Goldfarb at Tedx Ubud, Bali

Why Gillian Wearing put a sign on her Millicent Fawcett statue

It bears Fawcett’s words but alludes to Wearing’s photo series from the 1990s - here’s how she made them

Gillian Wearing's statue of Millicent Fawcett, as unveiled in Parliament Square today. Image courtesy of the Mayor of London's Instagram

Bufalina: Where Chefs Eat in Austin when they just want pizza

Sometimes it pays not to stray too far off-piste - especially when there are simple delights this good on offer

Pizza at Bufalina, Austin - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Massimo Bottura and Maurizio Cattelan's degree show

The chef and the artist just got honorary degrees. Can you guess which one wore a phone advert on his forehead?

Maurizio Cattelan (left) and Massimo Bottura at the University of Carrara. Image courtesy of Massimo's Instagram

The strange story behind Willem de Kooning’s Woman I

On the anniversary of the Dutch abstract expressionist's birth, we tell the tale behind one of his infamous works

Woman I, (1950–2), oil, enamel and charcoal on canvas, 192.7 x 147.3 cm (75 x 58 in), The Museum of Modern Art, New York Artwork by Willem de Kooning © 2014 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society, (ARS), New York

Massimo Bottura is looking to open a refettorio in Philadelphia - and he wants the Super Bowl-winning Eagles to help him

Can the Super Bowl champions help our Skinny Italian Chef score a winning touchdown in America?

Zach Ertz (centre) of the Philadelphia Eagles after scoring the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII (Brian Allen/VOA)

Why the Tripp Trapp chair matters

A desirable designer item and sturdy launch pad for the new royal baby to flick peas at his grandmother from

The Tripp Trapp chair from our new book Chair: 500 Designs That Matter

France calls Peter Marino 'officer class' in the art world

The American architect and art collector has just been made an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters!

Peter Marino with Bénédicte de Montclair, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy in the United States. Image courtesy of Marino's Instagram

What early morning looks like at Aska

Chef Fredrik Berselius reveals how, in the quietest moments, a strange magic occurs. . .

Fredrik Berselius pictured in our new book Aska

World Book Day according to Harland Miller

Discover how this acclaimed British artist gives new meaning to the classics by painting over literary history

Confessions of a Crap Artist (2013) by Harland Miller. As featured in Reading Art

When Raphael painted St George

On St George’s Day we look at the figurative abandonment that enabled Raphael to paint such fantastic scenes

JR is on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential list

He is commended for dedicating his career to bridging gaps - physical, cultural, spiritual - among all people

JR who's just made TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential list

Robots in kimonos! The latest look from Alex de Betak

The world's greatest fashion show producer goes back to the future with traditional clothing and animatronics

The Kimono Roboto exhibition in Kyoto by Bureau Betak. Images courtesy of Betak's Instagram

When Larry Gagosian paid Peter Marino with a Brice Marden

An 80s New York article reveals how the art dealer got his rundown loft fixed via some smart negotiation

Architect, designer and art lover Peter Marino at the Dior store, London

Another look at Stephen Shore's look at Israel

As the modern state turns 70, we look back at Stephen Shore's take on this country of contradictions

Jerusalem - Stephen Shore From Galilee to the Negev

How Damien Hirst, Poussin and Maurizio Cattelan saw Midas

In an age of billionaire presidents and financial uncertainty, the king with a golden touch still speaks to us

Midas Washing at the Source of the Pactolus (1624) by Nicolas Poussin

The Ordinary - Where Chefs Eat in Charleston when they want to taste the best seafood in America - in a former bank

Cajun chef Isaac Toups praises its seafood dishes which are innovative but firmly in the Charleston cuisine tradition

The Ordinary, Charleston - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

By hook and by book, Industrial Facility take Milan

Sam Hecht and Kim Colin visit this year's Salone del Mobile with not one, but five sleek new products

Industrial Facility's launch in Milan

Snarkitecture brings its fantasy kitchen island to Milan

The art, design and architecture practice creates a new installation called Altered States at Salone

Altered State by Snarkitecture. Image courtesy of Snarkitecture's Instagram

Sou Fujimoto's vertical village for Paris

The Japanese architect’s new Parisian proposal is a winning, wooden fix for the city's urban sprawl

‪Sou Fujimoto Architects + Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel's Vertical Village. Renderings courtesy of Sou Fujimoto's Instagram

BIG turn a hotel into a ski run

By chopping the five storey block into a zig-zag of slabs, Bjarke Ingels and co. add a new piste to the Alps

A rendering of the Audemars Piguet Hotel des Horlogers by Bjarke Ingles Group. Image courtesy of

How Peter Doig saw the night sky

It's Doig's 59th birthday - this is how he breathed new life into a celestial feature in his painting The Milky Way

Mliky Way (1989-90) by Peter Doig, as reproduced in Universe

Will Goldfarb makes his Chef's Table debut

'After el-Bulli, the new minimum standard was to be the best in the world,' he says of his early days in Spain

Will Goldfarb on Chef's Table - photo by Martin Westlake, courtesy Netflix

Harry Styles drops in on Massimo Bottura

The singer ate in the cellar at Osteria Francescana on the Italian leg of his European tour

Harry Styles and Massimo Bottura in the cellar of Osteria Francescana

Patois - Where Chefs Eat in New Orleans when they desire buttermilk biscuit and fried rabbit in a neighbourhood setting

Aaron Burgau's Louisianan take on classic French cooking makes it to the new edition of our restaurant guide

Patois, New Orleans - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner

We joined Marian Goodman Gallery, Gagosian Gallery and Artsy in sponsoring a charity dinner and auction

The Free Arts NYC annual dinner and auction

Guess whose birthday it is today fashion fans

Can you name this onesie-shunning baby who grew into one of the fashion world’s most influential figures?

Anna Dello Russo at six months, as reproduced in our new book.

Bowie, Cobain and Cohen get their own typefaces

You may not be able to write like your heroes but your writing can look like theirs with these rock star fonts

Golden Years - the words of the late, great David Bowie

Aina - Where Chefs Eat in San Francisco when they want a taste of the Hawaiian landscape in an urban setting

Big Island-born chef Jordan Keao describes his restaurant as a love letter to Hawaii - Where Chefs Eat agrees

Aina, San Francisco - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

A Movement in a Moment: Kinetic Art

The idea was that art should keep up with technology, so why did the movement become yesterday's futurism?

Antennae with Red and Blue Dots (1953) - Alexander Calder

Why Will Goldfarb makes room for Ernest Hemingway, Haruki Murakami, Oscar Wilde (and Jackie Collins)

The Room for Dessert chef on how the classics became key ingredients in his incredible desserts

A page from our new book Room for Dessert

Neptune Oyster - Where Chefs Eat in Boston when they're more than happy just to perch on a stool at the marble bar

Does this place in the north end of the city serve the best chowder in Boston? One chef in our guide thinks so…

Neptune Oyster, Boston - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

How to do slogans in a social media age

New Design Museum show, From Hope to Nope, looks at how designers have navigated a choppy, political decade

Women's March, Washington DC, January 2017. Image credit: Chris Wiliams Zoeica. Image courtesy of the Design Museum

James Corner's new High Line and Japanese garden for NY

The co-creator of The High Line revisits his old creation and draws on new inspirations for the Domino Sugar site

James Corner Field Operations' renderings for the Domino Sugar Factory’s waterfront park and esplanade

Boka - Where Chefs Eat in Chicago when they want a backdrop of North Carolina moss and living staghorn ferns

Kevin Boehm and Rob Katz's Chicago place is a great mix of elegant and quirky - and that goes for the food too

Boka, Chicago - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

JR gives a face to the Dreamers

New film shows how the artist's Inside Out Project is putting a face to the immigrants trying to stay in the US

A still from the new TED + GBS film about JR's Inside Out Project

These waterside homes offer splendid isolation

Want to get away from it all? Then take a look at these perfectly isolated island homes, featured in Living on Water

Voronoi’s Corrals (decaArchitecture), 2012, Milos, Greece

How Hobbes first pictured the “monster” of good government

The political philosopher, born 430 years ago today, put a face to the-then novel theory of the ‘body politic’

Detail from the frontispiece for Leviathan (1651) by Thomas Hobbes, etching by Abraham Bosse.
As reproduced in Body of Art

Jeremy Fox turns carrots into everything from pasta to crumble

It’s International Carrot Day! Here’s why the award-winning chef and Phaidon author loves this versatile vegetable

Jeremy Fox

What Bacon thought of Warhol and Jasper Johns

In a series of newly released taped conversations, Bacon can be heard dismissing these Titans of 20th century art

Francis Bacon on British TV in 1985

How Danny Lyon’s bike put him in jail with Martin Luther King

On the anniversary of MLK’s death, here's how shared jail time turned a student into a campaigning photographer

SNCC staff sit-in, Atlanta, Georgia, 1963 © Danny Lyon. From the Seventh Dog

Otium - Where Chefs Eat in LA when they want trendy, sleek, modern - and a massive amount of sparkle

The dishes at this ambitious restaurant are unexpected but familiar, and straight from California’s open heart

Otium, Los Angeles - recommended in Where Chefs Eat

The metro carriage that helped create Industrial Facility’s chair

Japan’s public transportation gave Sam Hecht and Kim Colin a bright idea for their award-winning furniture range

Fellow designer Durrell Bishop sitting on Industrial Facility's Table, Bench, Chair. As reproduced in our book, Industrial Facility

What to expect from Danny Meyer’s New York taco stand

The man behind Shake Shack promises to bring his take on Mexican food to the Williamsburg waterfront

The logo for Danny Meyer's new taco venture, Tacocina. Image courtesy of Meyer's Instagram