Art Stories

Robert Mapplethorpe and the tale of two American Flags

To celebrate Independence Day we look at the two Stars and Stripes images that bookend our Mapplethorpe monograph
Robert Mapplethorpe and the tale of two American Flags

Art = Place

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. In our new series, we examine how location can be key in artistic creation Art = Place

The New York Times loves Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

America’s paper of record describes our new book as 'the most significant English-language overview yet of modern and contemporary art on the peninsula' The New York Times loves Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

Art = Rebellion

Our new book Art = doesn’t just explore 6,000 years of art history via 800 works from The Met’s collection. Its glossary is also filled with fascinating facts and connections. In the first of a new series, we locate the rebellious streak at the heart of so many art movements Art = Rebellion

Great Women Artists whose partners were 'also artists'

Krasner, Carrington and Claudel all had famous husbands - but did it help or hinder them? Great Women Artists whose partners were 'also artists'

Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme - The Making of an Iconic Book

It takes five people a total of four days to make each copy of this incredible new limited edition visual biography, designed by The Haas Brothers and Barnbrook Studio and hand signed by Rihanna herself!

Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme - The Making of an Iconic Book

David Dawson's Lockdown Life

Lucian Freud's former assistant turned Archive Director has been making some rather nice paintings in the Welsh hills these past few months. . . David Dawson's Lockdown Life

Nigel Cooke's Lockdown Life

'Since we’ve been in lockdown, I’ve found it easier to work at night. The darkness of night somehow unifies what's outside the window,' the painter says in our interview Nigel Cooke's Lockdown Life

All you need to know about Art =

Our groundbreaking book, made with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, heralds a fresh and unconventional approach to exploring 6,000 years of art history All you need to know about Art =

Art & Hope: Kim Whanki's abstract answer to oppression

This Korean modernist orchestrated a beautiful harmony on the canvas - even while his identity was under threat Art & Hope:  Kim Whanki's abstract answer to oppression

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