The English paintings that inspired Stanley Kubrick

On the 89th anniversary of the director’s birth, we look at how eighteenth-century art found its way into his work

Mr and Mrs Andrews (c. 1750) by Thomas Gainsborough

Pentagram creates a new brutalist logo for London

The world-famous design agency draws inspiration from the Barbican for London’s new Culture Mile identity

Pentagram's new Culture Mile identity. All images courtesy of

What we learned from Massimo Bottura’s new Netflix film

The chef’s new feature-length documentary, Theater of Life, shows how he took waste food and fed the homeless

Massimo Bottura in Theater of Life. Image courtesy of Netflix

Is Google going vegan?

It’s certainly trying to get its cafeteria diners to eat less meat, via tasty new tacos and other "power dishes"

Chickpea Curry Burritos with Mint and Chilli Sauce -
 from Vegan: The Cookbook

Who wants a pop-up, mobile beach house?

A British firm has developed a mobile, self-assembling holiday home, which pops up in around 10 minutes

One of Ten Fold's beach huts. Image courtesy of

Did Alice Cooper’s ghoulish live show help him snag a Warhol?

The US shock rocker’s electric chair routine may have prompted his girlfriend to buy a print from Andy for just $2.5k

Little Electric Chair (1963) by Andy Warhol. As reproduced in our Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné

How a lost suitcase helped launch A.P.C.

Jean Touitou’s new capsule collection recalls the label’s beginnings, with a return to its seminal HIVER 87 line

Items from A.P.C.'s new HIVER 87 capsule collection. Images courtesy of

Barber Osgerby talk travel, relationships and design

In this new video the acclaimed design duo also describe how form doesn’t always follow function

Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Vitra workshops, Basel, Switzerland, 2010. Picture credit: courtesy and copyright © Barber and Osgerby studio

5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

From Memphis to the Bauhaus, here’s how the modern and contemporary art world has reworked the game

Man Ray and Marcel Duchamp playing chess with Man  Ray's chess set

MAD’s sci-fi base for a truly futuristic car company

Faraday Future’s space-age facility might help usher in an age of superfast, zero-emission self-driving vehicles

MAD's Faraday Future campus. All images courtesy of  MAD

Virgilio Martinez is building a restaurant beside this Inca ruin

The chef’s 60-seat establishment and food lab references the region’s pre-Columbian place within the Inca Empire

Virgilio's photograph of Moray, July 2017. Image courtesy of the chef's Instagram

These Magnum winners echo the best of the best

Magnum LensCulture Photography Awards show the influence of Greenfield, Parr, McCurry and Eggleston

Motel, Virginia, 2015. © Lissa Rivera. Portrait Series Winner, Magnum and LensCulture Photography Awards 2017

Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

New show draws together wide array of the novelist’s little-known, surprisingly expressive and funny visual works

Napoleon (1929) by 'Bruno Hat'. All images courtesy of Maggs Bros

What will art look like in the age of AI?

A new show wonders what life and art might be like when mankind takes its anticipated big leap forward

Aleksandra Domanovic, Things to Come, 2014 © Aleksandra Domanovic, Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Leighton, Berlin

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A new exhibition looks at how the artist reinvented German painting to suit a post-war perspective

Georg Baselitz The modern painter (Der moderne Maler) , 1965 Oil on canvas 162 x 130 cm
Private collection © Georg Baselitz, 2017 Photo: Frank Oleski, Cologne

A sax-shaped tower for Rotterdam's skyline

MVRDV says its twin-tower and connecting bridge “represents musicality, character and elegance”

The Sax by MVRDV. All images courtesy of MVRDV and WAX Architectural Visualisations.

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

How photography, the Ford Motor Company and Cubism shaped America’s first truly modern art movement

Charles Sheeler, American Landscape, 1930, as reproduced in Art in Time

A brief history of French Fries

On National French Fries Day here’s a fast-food style overview, courtesy of our book The World is Your Burger

A waitress at Carl's Jr. as reproduced in The World is Your Burger

Frank Lloyd Wright's smart plan to fix the great depression

The architect planned to create prefab farming units - complete with crèches and beauty parlours

A 1932 illustration of Davidson Little Farms Unit by Frank Lloyd Wright. Image courtesy of MoMA

Can you make out Basquiat’s name in this abstract art show?

McArthur Binion includes pages from his address book in works that contradict perceived truths about abstract art

DNA:Splops:III (2017) by McArthur Binion. All images courtesy of  Massimo De Carlo, London

Did you know the Woolmark was made by an Italian Futurist?

A new exhibition traces the progression of Franco Grignani from the avant-garde to slick commercial design

Franco Grignani, Woolmark logo, 1963. Image courtesy of the Estorick Collection and Archivo Manuela Grignani Sitroli

How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

Douglas's engaging designs have earned a place at Tate Modern and the Design Museum this summer

Emory Douglas, ‘H. Rap Brown (Man with Match)’, 1967. As reproduced in California: Designing Freedom

How Italian family life inspired this artist

Emma Hart created her new show during a six-month trip, taking in ancient Rome, family therapy - and pottery

I Want What You've Got, Even In My Sleep (2017) by Emma Hart. All images courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery

A 21st century winter garden for Denmark’s chilly new city

COBE plans to carve out a leafy public park inside this windswept block on the edge of an old port

Cobe's PFA Ejendomme building in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen, Denmark. All images courtesy of

When Joseph Beuys boxed for democracy

A new London show looks back on the German artist’s pugilistic performance at Documenta VI

Hans Albrecht Lusznat, Beuys boxt 08.10.1972 Nr.26 0170-29 1972, photograph, 9 1/2 x 12 in / 24 x 30.5 cm © Hans Albrecht Lusznat, 2017. Image courtesy of Waddington Custot

A Movement in a Moment: Pointillism

Discover how an upset at a tapestry factory gave rise to one of the most striking artistic techniques

Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (1884–86) by Georges Seurat. As reproduced in Art in Time

Monica Bonvicini thinks Toni Schmale is one of the best new artists in the world right now

Machines that serve no function, ferociously hot metal, psychoanalytic theory - the italian artist says Schmale is the one to watch at new BALTIC Artists' Award show

Toni Schmale left and Monica Bonvicini in front of Toni Schmalz's 170 grad 2017 BALTIC Artists’ Award 2017, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead
All photos Mat Smith

Preserving Louis Kahn's Salk Institute

The Getty Conservation Institute has worked hard to ensure a modernist masterpiece is restored to former glories

Have you seen Jean Jullien’s summer collection?

The French artist and illustrator has collaborated with the designer Jae Huh to create a new clothing line, NouNou

A t-shirt from NouNou's new line

Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tillmans and Phaidon artists create ES covers to celebrate London's resilience

Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, and Jamie Hewlett make up all star cast of contemporary art talent

Today's ES covers by (clockwise from top left) Jamie Hewlett, Anish Kapoor, Wolfgang Tillmans, Gillian Wearing, Antony Gormley, and Ai Weiwei. All images courtesy of the London Evening Standard

Enrique Olvera wins the Global Gastronomy Award

White Guide praises the Mexican chef for elevating lowly street food and unearthing ancient delicacies

Enrique Olvera. Image courtesy of White Guides

Finally, the perfect scent to accompany our new book!

Commes des Garçons has launched a scent in a concrete bottle - the ideal accompaniment to our mini-format book

Our new mini-format book, Concrete, and Concrete by Commes des Garçons

This LA concrete classic is the star of this new xx video

Alasdair McLellan makes a video for The xx with help from Raf Simons, Calvin Klein and a little LA modernism

Ashton Sanders and Paris Jackson in the new xx video, I Dare You

Why this French chef thinks French food is overcooked

Vegan author Jean-Christian Jury explains how his countrymen pack in the taste, but leave out the nutrients

Vegan author Jean-Christian Jury at Melissa's Produce

Summer with Warhol and the Kennedy kids

What happened when Jackie O’s kids came to stay at Warhol’s summerhouse? Lots of fun, says to Jonas Mekas

Andy Warhol filming through the window with Lee Radziwill looking over his shoulder, Montauk, August 1972. Jonas Mekas. All images courtesy of Boo-Hooray and Jonas Mekas

Bad colour is like junk food says Hella Jongerius

Dutch designer and Phaidon author argues for a new view of colour in Design Museum show

Breathing Colour at the Design Museum photo by Virginia McLeod

U2 screen JR’s new Syrian refugee film

The band have worked JR’s latest video piece into their current 30th anniversary Joshua Tree world tour

JR's photograph of Omaima at a recent U2 concert in New York. Photograph by Marc Azoulay. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

Joel Meyerowitz talks French nonchalance

As Joel's Arles show opens, we look back at his earlier photographic jaunt around Europe, half a century ago

Joel Meyerowitz. Photo by Maggie Barrett. Image courtesy of Rencontres d'Arles. © Maggie Barrett

How tennis changed the way we dress

As Wimbledon begins, Colin McDowell explains how an elitist sport's high-class clothing hit the high street

Woman in tennis outfit - Toni Frisell 1947

Want to try René Redzepi’s new foraging app?

The Noma chef has just launched a new wild food initiative, helping inexperienced foragers identify foodstuffs

A morel mushroom. Photograph by Hans Henrik Hoeg, courtesy of Vild Mad

A Sottsass penthouse in New York - yours for just $19m!

OK, it's pricey, but then again it is a perfectly preserved example of the Memphis founder’s interior design

Sotheby's Sottass Penthouse. All images courtesy of Sotheby's

Restaurant André reaches for the (Michelin) stars

Chef André Chiang’s eight-point culinary philosophy wins him two Michelin stars in the new Singapore guide

André Chiang (right side of the table, in the middle) and his Restaurant André brigade enjoy a rather un-Michelin pizza party. Image courtesy of Restaurant André

How Paul Klee remained creative until the end

On the anniversary of the artist’s death, we look back at how Klee didn’t let illnes or Nazism degrade his talents

Senecio (1922) by Paul Klee. As reproduced in The Art Book

Kengo Kuma's plans for Paris

The Japanese architect’s new renderings introduce naturalism to France’s most philosophical quarter

Kengo Kuma & Associates' renderings for 1hotel. Images courtesy of Kengo Kuma & Associates

The elBulli guys just made the perfect beer for Mexican food

Or Peruvian, Chilean or any Latin cuisine for that matter. It's fresh, red, flavoured with corn and is called Unloved'

Malquerida beer, produced by Damm, with a little help from the world's greatest culinary genuises

Our Magnum book has made it to Arles!

Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné has been shortlisted for Rencontres d'Arles’ Historical Book Award

A spread from Henri Cartier-Bresson's The Decisive Moment, as reproduced in Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné

The painter who escaped Memphis

Artist and founder member of the Memphis group Nathalie Du Pasquier adds model-making to her practice

An installation view of Nathalie Du Pasquier's new exhibition at Pace in London. Copyright Nathalie Du Pasquier, Courtesy Pace Gallery

Can you spot Utopia in among this wreckage?

Monika Sosnowska’s new show at Hauser & Wirth LA looks back at a hopeful world that was built, then destroyed

Untitled (2015) by Monika Sosnowska. Photo by Bartosz Gorka. 
All images courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Time to grow your own insects?

The Austrian designer Katharina Unger thinks you might pay over $500 to have beetle larvae living in your kitchen

Livin Farms Hive. Image courtesy of Livin Farms

Why the Whitney is making its Calder show move

The NY museum has taken the unusual step of animating Calder’s mobiles, with a little bit of help

Hanging Spider (c. 1940) by Alexander Calder. Image courtesy of the Whitney

Walt’s first map of Disneyland sells for $708,000

Drawn up for an investment pitch, the map bearing Disney’s own annotations has just been auctioned in LA

Walt Disney and Herb Ryman's original Disneyland map. Image courtesy of Van Eaton Galleries

BIG, Adjaye and Sou Fujimoto vie for a Scottish bandstand

The world-famous architecture firms are all shortlisted for Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion Design Competition

A rendering from Adjaye Associates' bid for the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition.
All images courtesy of Malcolm Reading Consultants

Meet the same-sex couple who got married 14 times

Two years on from the same-sex marriage ruling, we look back at one couple whose wedding vows knew no bounds

Elizabeth Stephens and Annie M. Sprinkle (pictured centre) The Love Art Laboratory (detail, Blue Wedding to the Sea – an Ecosexual Performance Art Wedding 2009), 2004 – 11 Action. As featured in Art and Queer Culture

Erik Kessels Fails It in Europe

Curator and creative director shares some of his favourite mistakes with Europe’s gallery-goers this summer

Fabulous Failures by Erik Kessels at Le Botanique in Brussels. Image courtesy of Erik Kessels

Hidden Hadid plans unveiled

Take a look at these unseen Zaha plans for New York, London and Berlin

425 Park Avenue, New York. Image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects

Dan Hunter rounds off his Asia tour in style

The Brae chef creates some incredible dishes at André Chiang's Restaurant André

Dan Hunter, André Chiang and the team from Restaurant André

Magnum’s American Crisis

Here’s how the world’s leading photo agency pictured the US in earlier troubled times

A spread from Magnum's America in Crisis. As reproduced in Magnum Photobook: The Catalogue Raisonné

Do you know LA’s Cool School?

A new show brings together Ed Ruscha and others to look at how LA artists approached painting in the '60s

When Wolfgang Tillmans shot Pride

For Pride month we look back at Tillmans’ coverage of the 1992 event and the different ways he’s exhibited it since

Gay Pride, 1992, magazine spread, i-D, september 1992, by Wolfgang Tillmans

Joe Bradley’s not too-mature mid-career show

Museum retrospectives usually mean artistic maturity but with Joe Bradley visitors expect, and get, goofiness

Mother and Child (2016) by Joe Bradley.
All images courtesy of the artist and the Albright-Knox

Anish Kapoor dyes this earth red in memory of refugees

The artist’s new exhibition, Destierro, encourages visitors to think about the changing nature of national borders

Anish Kapoor beside  Destierro (2017). Image courtesy of Parque de la Memoria

Were watercolours Sargent’s Instagram?

A new exhibition looks back at the way this master oil painter recorded briefer glimpses of life on paper

John Singer Sargent, Group of Spanish Convalescent Soldiers, c. 1903, watercolour on paper, over preliminary pencil, with body colour, 29.9 cm x 40.7 cm, Private Collection. 
All images courtesy of Dulwich Picture Gallery

We found the perfect spot for our latest book launch!

Here’s why a gallery in a once-derelict London block proved the perfect fit for our new title, Ornament is Crime

The Isokon Gallery. Image courtesy of

Marina Abramović in the library, with the ancient manuscripts

That might sound like a Cluedo round, but it’s actually a good description of the performance artist’s new exhibition

Marina Abramović in the Black Diamond, Denmark. Photo: Det Kgl. Bibliotek/Laura Stamer. Courtesy of the Marina Abramović Institute's Instagram

Doug Aitken wants to you to smash up his garden

Why has the artist has combined a hothouse with a live-streamed wrecking room in a Danish warehouse?

Installation view of Doug Aitken, The Garden 2017. Photograph by Doug Aitken Workshop. Photograph by Doug Aitken Workshop.

Happy birthday Helvetica!

Javier Mariscal, Pep Carrió and friends mark the typeface's 60th with some specially commissioned posters

From right: Hey Studio and Atlas's Helvetica posters, commissioned to mark the typeface's 60th birthday. 
All images courtesy of

Want to buy Picasso’s consolation ring for Dora Maar?

When Picasso’s lover threw a ruby ring into the Seine he made her a new one - it's at auction at Sotheby's tomorrow

Bague de forme ovale, portrait de Dora Maar (c. 1936-39) by Pablo Picasso. All images courtesy of Sotheby's

Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan

The curators of the 2017 Istanbul Biennial want to use neighbourliness to combat intolerance and inequality

Lee Miller and Man Ray at a Paris shooting gallery, c.1930

Brae's Dan Hunter on tour in Asia!

Discover how, on his East Asian tour, the Brae chef's Kitchen Do's and Don'ts made it on to his fans' walls

Dan Hunter with chefs Jowett Yu and Peggy Chan

Brae is now the top restaurant in Australia

Here’s how Dan Hunter’s locavore Melbourne establishment won over his fellow Aussie chefs and restaurateurs

Dan Hunter at Brae

Why American modernism is older than you think

A new show adds weight to the argument that modernism came to the US decades before the Ab-Exers

Edward Hopper: Approaching the City, 1946, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.. All images courtesy of Museum Barberini

Meet the godfather of political memes

Decades before Corbyn and Trump fans shared their JPEGs - John Heartfield was cutting and pasting politics

Nach Zwanzig Jahren! (1924) by John Heartfield. As reproduced in The Photography Book

How Barber Osgerby made an anti-office office chair

There are no levers sticking out of the Pacific chair - a minimalist approach prompting Norman Foster to order some

The Pacific Chair from Vitra. Image courtesy of Vitra

Looks like JR just made it into the dictionary

French artist joins Donald Trump and Youtube as new additions to the 2018 Le Robert Illustrated Dictionary

JR in the Le Robert Illustrated Dictionary 2018. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

Don’t worry Matisse (probably) didn’t read Ulysses either

On Bloomsday we recall what happened when Henri Matisse illustrated James Joyce’s modernist classic

One of Matisse's 1934 illustrations for James Joyce's Ulysses

Why this summer is mushroom season at Gagosian

Carsten Holler returns with Reason, a new fungi-focused show at the Gagosian on West 24th Street

Carsten Höller, Flying Mushrooms, 2015, Installation view, “Carsten Höller: Decision,” Hayward Gallery, London, 2015 Polyester mushroom replicas, polyester paint, synthetic resin, acrylic paint, wire, putty, polyurethane, rigid foam, stainless steel 16’ 8 3/8” × 28’ 3 3/8” × 28’ 3 3/8” (5.1 × 8.6 × 8.6 m) Artwork © Carsten Höller. Photo by Ela Bialkowska. Courtesy Gagosian.

Was Eadweard Muybridge the first Silicon Valley pioneer?

On the anniversary of Horses Trotting, a brief look at how tech, cash and ambition first came together in Palo Alto

Eadweard Muybridge's The Horse in Motion, 1878

Pentagram designs graphics for Trumpian take on Shakespeare

Paula Scher produces series of Shakespeare in the Park posters befitting a distinctly 2017 take on Julius Caesar

Pentagram's new subway poster for Public Theater's 2017 production of Julius Ceasar. 
All images courtesy of Pentagram

Robert Mapplethorpe’s two American Flags

On Flag Day we look at his Stars and Stripes photos and ask what they reveal about the artist

Robert Mapplethorpe: American Flag, 1977. (c) Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation Inc.

Look at Theaster Gates’ incredible record and book collections

New video shows how the US artist and activist repurposes collections to uncover new perspectives on culture

Frankie Knuckles' record collection at the Stony Island Arts Bank, as shown in the new Art21 video

The Sportsman wins Restaurant of the Year (again!)

Stephen Harris’s Kent coast establishment won in both the restaurant and gastropub categories last night

The Sportsman, Seasalter, Kent

Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism

A new exhibition of the US artist’s work uses Rodchenko-style abstraction to illuminate shadowy documents

Two of Jenny Holzer's new Redactionw works. From left: Splayed 23; (S). All images © 2017 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo: Jake Forney, courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

Dan Hunter brings Brae to Hong Kong

The acclaimed Australian chef joins Richard Ekkebus at Amber in Hong Kong for a stormy four-hands dinner

Dan stands beside a window display promoting his Amber dinner with Richard Ekkebus in Hong Kong. Image courtesy of Dan's Instagram

Bean burger or hamburger?

That was the question being asked in New York last week when we threw launch parties for our new food titles

Shake Shack's Mark Rosati (centre right) at The World is Your Burger launch party

Looking back at the Pride Flag

This LGBT Pride Month we remember Gilbert Baker, the creator of one of California’s most potent protest symbols

Gilbert Baker, original eight-stripe Gay Pride flag, 1978. As reproduced in California: Designing Freedom

Nendo turns tombs into a fun park in Japan

The Japanese architecture and design practice draws on ancient burial motifs (and pizzas) for its first park

Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun by Nendo. Photo by Takumi Ota. All images courtesy of Nendo.

How to get a taste of Massimo Bottura’s Refettorio food

Want to try Refettorio dishes, but don’t want to pretend to be homeless? Here's how you can do it

Massimo Bottura’s Fusilli with Breadcrumb Pesto. Image courtesy of Cafe Monico's Instagram

The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church

Duccio’s Maestà Altarpiece was unveiled 706 years ago today to some fanfare - here's how it heralded a new age

Duccio Maestà Altarpiece, 1308–11 Tempera on panel (detail). As reproduced in The Art Museum

Ai Weiwei turns the Armory into a surveillance play park

The artist and activist is reunited with Herzog & de Meuron for an immersive trip into digital mass monitoring

Ai Weiwei inside Hansel & Gretel. Image courtesy of Ai Weiwei's Instagram

Who's the boss of mid-century design?

A new exhibition looks at the relationship between mid-20th century designers and their corporate overlords

Design for an IBM work station by Gary Huxtable, 1956. Courtesy of the J Paul Getty Trust and Cantor Arts Center

Does democracy work in art?

As Britain goes to the polls, we look at the democratic processes within the artworld’s most prominent groups

Claire Fontaine: Grève Humaine (Interrompue). Installation view of ‘Claire Fontaine Inhibitions’, Reena Spaulings Fine Art, New York, 2009–10. Courtesy Reena Spaulings. Photo: Farzad Owrang

Magnum Photos get closer (and cheaper)

The photo agency’s latest print sale focuses on ways in which photographers have got close to their subjects

Mrs Peggy Guggenheim in her palace on the Grand Canal. 1950. Venice. Italy © David Seymour / Magnum Photos

A Movement in a Moment: Young British Artists

On Damien Hirst’s birthday, we look back at the London movement that propelled him and his fellow Brits forwards

Opening party for “Freeze,” part 2, with Richard Patterson (left) and Damien Hirst (right). As reproduced in Biennials and Beyond

How Charles Rennie Mackintosh changed the Vienna Secession

Discover the architect and designer's often overlooked influence on Austria’s famed art movement

Koloman Moser, cover of Ver Sacrum II: iv, 1899 (picture credit: Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg). From Art in Vienna

Kathrina Grosse paints Denmark pink

Aarhus's coastline gets a dash of colour, courtesy of this wild, German site-specific abstract painter

© Katharina Grosse and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2017 / Photo: René Dame, Phlox Films

A first look at Massimo Bottura’s London Refettorio

His Refettorio Felix just opened, serving fine food to the needy - here’s why he doesn’t mind being asked for chips!

Massimo Bottura and his London volunteers at Refettorio Felix. Image courtesy of Food is Soul's Instagram account

JR does the cover of the new Arcade Fire album

The artist’s desert installation features on the band’s new record cover and in new video Everything Now

JR's Everything Now installation for Arcade Fire. Image courtesy of JR's Instagram

A Movement in a Moment: Social Practice

JR, Ai Weiwei and Olafur Eliasson are at the vanguard of a new movement. But what exactly is it that they're doing?

Cutlery extensions by Quynh Vantu, Grey Sheep, 2011. Photo: María del Pilar García Ayensa / Studio Olafur Eliasson. © Institut für Raumexperimente, UdK Berlin. From Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen