Art Stories

'Exhausting, Exhilarating, Exasperating but Inspiring' - David Dawson at Sotheby's on sitting for Lucian Freud

Long time assistant and Freud Archive Director reveals what it was like to sit for the great painter 'Exhausting, Exhilarating, Exasperating but Inspiring' - David Dawson at Sotheby's on sitting for Lucian Freud

'A walking Gallup poll' - the social side of Andy Warhol’s incredible creativity according to Arnold Lehman of Phillips

Warhol may have borrowed some ideas from others but that doesn't mean his work wasn't 100 per cent Andy 'A walking Gallup poll' - the social side of Andy Warhol’s incredible creativity according to Arnold Lehman of Phillips

'To me there’s no argument' – the Whitney’s Donna De Salvo says Andy’s 70s paintings are unquestionably great

The curator of the forthcoming Warhol retrospective says that was the era when Warhol truly engaged with painting 'To me there’s no argument' – the Whitney’s Donna De Salvo says Andy’s 70s paintings are unquestionably great

'Campbell’s Soup Cans is the real model for the portraits' - Andy Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik on Andy's '70s portraits

'The collapse of the portraits into a single series is Warholian – things in series without individual characteristics' 'Campbell’s Soup Cans is the real model for the portraits' - Andy Warhol biographer Blake Gopnik on Andy's '70s portraits

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the Royal Wedding?

Some work by the artist made a sneak appearance at Princess Eugenie's wedding ceremony a few days ago Did you spot Mark Bradford at the Royal Wedding?

“The galleries were scared to show them” Factory studio boss Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol’s Sex Parts series

Here’s what happened when Andy finally expressed his sexual desires in the late 1970s “The galleries were scared to show them” Factory studio boss Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol’s Sex Parts series

The hidden story in Olafur Eliasson’s new book

Here’s why the world-famous artist hopes Olafur Eliasson: Experience will help him reach a new audience
The hidden story in Olafur Eliasson’s new book

'He saw hammers and sickles when he went to Italy in the 70s' - Factory studio boss Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol

How Andy's Skull series and Hammer and Sickle images were inspired by the extreme politics of 1970s Europe 'He saw hammers and sickles when he went to Italy in the 70s' - Factory studio boss Vincent Fremont on Andy Warhol

Why Sharon Hayes came out as a dyke but lives as a lesbian

On National Coming Out Day, here’s how the artist helped wrench one term from the field of psychiatry Why Sharon Hayes came out as a dyke but lives as a lesbian

When Jannis Kounellis painted with horses

What drove a painter to coax 12 steeds into an Italian gallery? Our book charts the life of this Arte Povera pioneer When Jannis Kounellis painted with horses

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