The NYC AIDS Memorial replays voices of a past epidemic

The memorial’s new sound installation, Hear Me, featuring work from Larry Kramer and David Wojnarowicz, can be heard throughout December

The NYC AIDS Memorial replays voices of a past epidemic

Art= is the gift to reawaken their love of great works and museum visits

This innovative guide to the Met Museum’s masterpieces is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Art= is the gift to reawaken their love of great works and museum visits

Open Studio is the gift to reinvigorate their artistry

This collection of DIY projects by contemporary artists is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Open Studio is the gift to reinvigorate their artistry

Flower is the gift to fill their life with colour again

Our fabulous floral survey is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Flower is the gift to fill their life with colour again

Flower is the gift to reseed their love of visual arts

Our fabulous floral survey is one of our better books for a better year ahead. Give someone you love a copy!

Flower is the gift to reseed their love of visual arts

Sterling Ruby, Fai Khadra and Sotheby’s celebrate our Contemporary Artist Series

The auction house convened a special panel featuring the artist and the collector to discuss the book series' quarter century legacy

Sterling Ruby, Fai Khadra and Sotheby’s celebrate our Contemporary Artist Series

Watch Nigel Cooke describe his new show

The painter guides us through Oceans at Pace Geneva and recalls making his Phaidon Contemporary Artist series book

Watch Nigel Cooke describe his new show


Jason Rosenfeld praises Cecily Brown’s new show

The art historian and Phaidon author admires the artist’s restless energy as well as her classic influences

Jason Rosenfeld praises Cecily Brown’s new show

Adam Pendleton on the pandemic, painting and beautiful mistakes

The artist says he's learned how to adapt under lockdown but still keep on raising important questions

Adam Pendleton on the pandemic, painting and beautiful mistakes

You really must watch our Flower panel talk at the V&A

The expert panel pulled in a wide and varied international audience to hear the chat about our beautiful new book

You really must watch our Flower panel talk at the V&A

Rare colour works by Francesca Woodman revealed in new show

The late, great woman artist, best-known for her black-and-white imagery, also produced some full-colour photos

Rare colour works by Francesca Woodman revealed in new show

Here's why W Magazine loves our new book, Open Studio

The Condé Nast title appreciates the way our new publication brings big name artists right into your home

Here's why W Magazine loves our new book, Open Studio

Dave Eggers says Tomi Ungerer’s last children’s book can help us all handle a very (scary) adult world

The writer says Ungerer’s final book is a fitting work for an age of eco collapse and very bad politics

Dave Eggers says Tomi Ungerer’s last children’s book can help us all handle a very (scary) adult world

The Flowers fighting hate crimes

Flower describes how one photographer is attempting to cultivate personal growth and wider positivity

  The Flowers fighting hate crimes

Why is Marina Abramović counting out rice and lentils?

The contemporary artist explains her work in a video with Phillips to accompany our new book Open Studio

Why is Marina Abramović counting out rice and lentils?

25 neat numbers from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

Want to know The number of blacks in Kerry James Marshall’s palette? How many volts Mona Hatoum ran through her early, dangerous works? The number of photos Nigel Cooke has on the walls of his studio? Our CAS books have the answers!

25 neat numbers from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

Yoshitomo Nara and Cecily Brown create plates to feed needy New Yorkers

The NYC charity Coalition for the Homeless is working with 50 prominent artists to raise money in new ways this autumn

Yoshitomo Nara and Cecily Brown create plates to feed needy New Yorkers

Theaster Gates makes a holy New York debut

The artist’s first solo show in NYC, draws together pottery, tar paintings and a pandemic-focused take on the religious space

Theaster Gates makes a holy New York debut

25 key events from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

Love, death, political dissent and new masterpieces are all chronicled in our landmark series of monographs

25 key events from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

Sarah Sze on art, life and Covid

Find out why time and space have strangely flipped for our Contemporary Artist Series artist

Sarah Sze on art, life and Covid

KAWS, Adam Pendleton and friends reimagine the I Voted sticker

Postal ballot voters can take pride in wearing these new versions of the classic lapel label

KAWS, Adam Pendleton and friends reimagine the I Voted sticker

Michele Robecchi on 25 years of Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series

Phaidon's Commissioning Editor talks about the series' beginnings, why he always wants the books to 'introduce, celebrate and surprise', and what he's learned from working so closely with artists over the years

Michele Robecchi on 25 years of Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series

25 things we learned from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

Did you know about Wolfgang Tillmans’ short spell in social care, Yayoi Kusama’s Broadway musical, Kerry James Marshall’s brush with Hanna Barbera, Jonas Wood’s highly illegal ingredient, Paul McCarthy’s unlikely Vietnam link and Trevor Paglen’s days as punk club promoter?

25 things we learned from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series

25 great quotes from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series books

Here's a quarter century of artistic excellence and explanation, in each artist's own words, courtesy of our era-defining list

25 great quotes from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series books

The Flowers caught in a design classic

Fake rather than real roses ended up looking pretty inside this masterpiece of 80s furniture design

The Flowers caught in a design classic

Buy art and help Beirut get back on its feet

Denise Maroney of Dear Beirut outlines a special new auction, aiding those made homeless by the recent explosion

Buy art and help Beirut get back on its feet

Watch Will Cotton make a candy crown

The contemporary artist is one of many who've made videos with Phillips auction house to accompany our new book Open Studio

Watch Will Cotton make a candy crown

The Flowers that dance to the seasons

Our new book Flower features a brilliant stop-motion work that celebrates the miracle of spring

The Flowers that dance to the seasons

JR’s biggest exhibition ever is opening in London next month

The new show will cover the artist’s entire career, from the streets of Paris to political hotspots across the globe

JR’s biggest exhibition ever is opening in London next month

The Flowers that haunted Yayoi Kusama

Our new book Flower features a highly prescient, early portrait of the world-famous Japanese artist

The Flowers that haunted Yayoi Kusama

Marcel Dzama on Goya, Ghosts and his Artspace edition The illumination of the sisters of paradise

The Canadian artist discusses his early life, his experiences during the pandemic, and how they both fed into this beautiful new work

Marcel Dzama on Goya, Ghosts and his Artspace edition The illumination of the sisters of paradise

The Flowers that stopped wars

Our new book Flower includes this delicate recreation of a 2013 centrepiece that played its part in high power global politics

The Flowers that stopped wars

David Netto helps Sotheby’s with its new Phaidon library

To mark the inauguration of a new library at Sotheby’s East Hampton, the interior designer discusses collecting with the auction house

David Netto helps Sotheby’s with its new Phaidon library

The Flower that symbolised new life in Ancient Greece

Our new book Flower features an incredible trove of ancient ornaments, proving the reverence for floral forms stretches back millennia

The Flower that symbolised new life in Ancient Greece

The folk art that changed Anni and Josef Albers

Our book Anni & Josef Albers includes an examination of the couple’s love of pre-Columbian art and its influence on them

The folk art that changed Anni and Josef Albers

The Flowers frozen in time

Marc Quinn's high tech Garden of Eden is submerged in 25 tons of frozen silicon

The Flowers frozen in time

The square paintings that established Anni and Josef Albers

Anni & Josef Albers, examines how a series of repetitive paintings went from object of ridicule to high society status symbol

The square paintings that established Anni and Josef Albers

The style that defined Anni and Josef Albers

Our new book, Anni & Josef Albers, examines the clothes the couple favoured, in their own unwavering way

The style that defined Anni and Josef Albers

The Flower that symbolises Japanese spirituality

Our book Flower brings together an unimaginably varied bouquet of fine art blooms, including Rinko Kawauchi's powerful image

The Flower that symbolises Japanese spirituality


How Philip Johnson and America saved Anni and Josef Albers

Our new book describes how a chance meeting in the street and the invention of Black Mountain College helped the couple escape Nazi Germany

How Philip Johnson and America saved Anni and Josef Albers

Cecily Brown takes on English country life in her new Blenheim Palace show

The artist retains a love for her homeland, though she admits, Britain is going through a traumatic time with Brexit right now

Cecily Brown takes on English country life in her new Blenheim Palace show

The school that changed Anni and Josef Albers forever

The Bauhaus had a crucial influence on both their careers, though Josef had a slightly easier time than Anni. . .

The school that changed Anni and Josef Albers forever

All you need to know about Flower

Take a trip across continents and cultures to discover how artists and image makers have employed floral motifs throughout history

All you need to know about Flower

The love that drove Anni and Josef Albers

Our new book, Anni & Josef Albers, describes the couple’s courtship, honeymoon and their romantic challenges

The love that drove Anni and Josef Albers

Mark Bradford on the lockdown, LA and how his latest paintings ended up in a grain silo

The Los Angeles artist tells the New York Times that Covid-19 has pushed him into survival mode

Mark Bradford on the lockdown, LA and how his latest paintings ended up in a grain silo

Adam Pendleton helps save Nina Simone’s home

The contemporary artist has helped preserve the singer’s childhood home

Adam Pendleton helps save Nina Simone’s home

How René Magritte worked from home

A simple Belgian apartment was all the great surrealist needed to create some of his best-known works, as our new book explains

How René Magritte worked from home

All you need to know about Cecily Brown

Our vital new book is the first to truly chart the rise of one of the most influential painters of our time

All you need to know about Cecily Brown

All you need to know about Adam Pendleton

Appreciate and understand the work of this groundbreaking American artist in his first all-encompassing publication

All you need to know about Adam Pendleton

Okwui Enwezor on art, race and school uniform

As the late curator and Phaidon author is awarded a Special Golden Lion, we look back at his radical life and work

Okwui Enwezor on art, race and school uniform

How Anni and Josef Albers holidayed

Newly unearthed vacation photographs from the artist couple prove that they were inveterate explorers

How Anni and Josef Albers holidayed

Yoshitomo Nara on his worst studio, his favourite chocolate, and why his forthcoming LA show will be a class reunion

The painter shares his thoughts on his art, diet and well-known works with the New York Times

Yoshitomo Nara on his worst studio, his favourite chocolate, and why his forthcoming LA show will be a class reunion

How JR and Yayoi Kusama are guiding gallery goers towards a new type of art

Pace’s new public art venture focuses more on the ticket-buying public and less on rich patrons

How JR and Yayoi Kusama are guiding gallery goers towards a new type of art

All you need to know about Anni & Josef Albers

A moving, Modernist life story told with wit, precision and beauty, our new book is a fitting tribute to these two Bauhaus pioneers

All you need to know about Anni & Josef Albers

A Phaidon guide to New York’s museum reopenings

Heading out to admire art in Manhattan again? Then pack these books alongside a face mask and hand sanitizer

A Phaidon guide to New York’s museum reopenings

Wolfgang Tillmans and Olafur Eliasson reopen Berghain

They are among 80 Berlin artists taking part in a new show housed inside the city's cavernous techno club

Wolfgang Tillmans and Olafur Eliasson reopen Berghain

Martin Creed’s new work welcomes post-lockdown visitors to The Fife Arms

The Glasgow-raised artist has some neon reassurance for the Scottish fine art hotel’s well-heeled clientele

Martin Creed’s new work welcomes post-lockdown visitors to The Fife Arms

All you need to know about Open Studio

KAWS, Marina Abramovic, George Condo, Mickalene Thomas and more invite you into their studios to share artworks you can recreate at home

All you need to know about Open Studio

Pile on! It's the last few days to get Wolfgang Tillmans' fine art posters, and help save the world's nightlife

You've got one week to secure works by Tillmans, Andreas Gursky, Jeff Koons and others, and help struggling venues

Pile on! It's the last few days to get Wolfgang Tillmans' fine art posters, and help save the world's nightlife

The message behind Kerry James Marshall’s new avian art

The American painter draws on the work of John James Audubon when creating his own American birds series

The message behind Kerry James Marshall’s new avian art

Great Woman Artist Ruth Asawa gets her own set of stamps

The 2020 set of 10 postage stamp designs showcases the wiry work of the American sculptor

Great Woman Artist Ruth Asawa gets her own set of stamps

Jenny Holzer on the creation of the New York City AIDS Memorial

'Love, and lovely words overflowing, ardent unashamed people abounding.' The artist is 70 today - here she remembers one of her most important works

Jenny Holzer on the creation of the New York City AIDS Memorial

The Korean war may have split the country - but it helped shape its two art scenes

On the anniversary of the armistice, we examine how conflict and military influence changed North and South Korean art

The Korean war may have split the country - but it helped shape its two art scenes

Art = Faith

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. We consider the religious roots of so much artistic creation

Art = Faith

10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein

The art world legend tells us why Art = is the most innovative look at art history ever, how being taken to galleries not the beach as a kid inspired him, and what it’s like to roam The Met’s empty corridors right now

10 Questions for Met Museum Director Max Hollein

Rob Pruitt releases limited edition print in 'A Message of Solidarity'

"'Stronger Together' means being there for one another. We are experiencing a long overdue awareness of human rights issues like race, gender, and sexual orientation," he says in exclusive Artspace interview

Rob Pruitt releases limited edition print in 'A Message of Solidarity'

How Rembrandt made his name

On the Dutch master’s birthday, we look at how, like Kanye and Madonna, he became a single-named star

How Rembrandt made his name

Art = Technique

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 information. In our new series, we lay out the facts behind some familiar art-making techniques

Art = Technique

Frida Kahlo, divided

On her birth anniversary, we look at the painting that captured the two, conflicted sides of a Great Woman Artist

Frida Kahlo, divided

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

Eric Fischl on Art School, 80s New York, and His New Artspace Limited Edition Print

Learn how anger, arrogance, suspicion, and curiosity led the painter to pick up an iPad and create a great new work

Eric Fischl on Art School, 80s New York, and His New Artspace Limited Edition Print

Art & Hope: Yoshitomo Nara’s love of music

A look at the ways in which artists offer us hope. Here’s how a childhood trek to buy a 45, café culture and The Ramones instilled a love of art in a young mind

Art & Hope:  Yoshitomo Nara’s love of music

Phaidon’s 15 Minute Art Lesson - The Point and Pitfalls of Art by E. H. Gombrich

Elevate your appreciation of fine art via this long read from the most famous art book of them all - The Story of Art

Phaidon’s 15 Minute Art Lesson - The Point and Pitfalls of Art by E. H. Gombrich

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - How Freeze Introduced the YBAs to the World – by Bruce Altshuler

Guerrilla tactics, showmanship and commercial acumen helped Damien Hirst and friends change art history

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - How Freeze Introduced the YBAs to the World – by Bruce Altshuler

Art & Hope: Jonas Wood’s tender, loving home life

A look at the ways in which artists offer us hope. Here’s how the LA painter locates love in domesticity

Art & Hope: Jonas Wood’s tender, loving home life

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Impressionism and The Great Outdoors – by Carla Rachman

Do you miss the smells, sounds and sensations of the outside? Then thank Monet and the other artists who brought them into the gallery

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Impressionism and The Great Outdoors – by Carla Rachman

Why does Yoshitomo Nara’s girl have a knife in her hand?

Our new book on this Japanese contemporary artist tells the fascinating story behind Nara’s best-known work

Why does Yoshitomo Nara’s girl have a knife in her hand?

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - How Abstract Expressionism made NYC the centre of the art world – by Morgan Falconer

Discover how Surrealism, primitive art and plenty of drips helped establish New York as the preeminent art town

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - How Abstract Expressionism made NYC the centre of the art world – by Morgan Falconer

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Sex and the Viennese Secession – by Peter Vergo

Read how Klimt and Schiele, both of whom died in the Spanish Flu pandemic, shook up European art and sex

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Sex and the Viennese Secession – by Peter Vergo

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Picasso and Cubism – by E. H. Gombrich

Read how primitivism and playfulness led to one of the most important artistic developments of the 20th century

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Picasso and Cubism – by E. H. Gombrich

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Andy Warhol's Voice - by Glenn O'Brien

The Warhol confidant and Interview magazine editor remembers how Andy said everything by saying almost nothing

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Andy Warhol's Voice - by Glenn O'Brien

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Why Art Gives Us Hope - by Alain de Botton

Self-isolation is an opportunity for self-improvement. So elevate your fine art appreciation without leaving your sofa with this new series of long reads from our best selling books

Phaidon's 15 Minute Art Lesson - Why Art Gives Us Hope - by Alain de Botton

The Phaidon Nutri Blast - Bircher Muesli

Invented by a Swiss doctor, and a favourite of Great Dixter’s Aaron Bertelsen this is the way to start your day of working from home

The Phaidon Nutri Blast - Bircher Muesli

Adrián Villa Rojas staged a global rebirth on an Istanbul island

The artist turned the site of one failed world into a beautiful, dreamlike installation staged after the fall of mankind

Adrián Villa Rojas staged a global rebirth on an Istanbul island

Want to be in JR’s new children’s book? Then write to him here!

The artist and Phaidon author is gathering together 100 portraits of people aged one to 100 from around the world

Want to be in JR’s new children’s book? Then write to him here!

One thing not to miss in Reykjavík

The city’s leading art gallery, i8, is one of the many highlights in our new Wallpaper* City Guide

One thing not to miss in Reykjavík

All you need to know about Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

Post-war art from this hugely cultured, divided peninsula is brought together in this ground-breaking new publication

All you need to know about Korean Art from 1953: Collision, Innovation, Interaction

The tale behind the whale that Adrián Villas Rojas left at The End of the World

How did this artist make his name with a beautiful, but incredibly obscure, work that’s almost impossible to experience first-hand?

The tale behind the whale that Adrián Villas Rojas left at The End of the World

How Adrián Villar Rojas 'threw a dinner party' on the Met roof

The Theater of Disappearance featured artefacts from the Met’s collection, spanning thousands of years

How Adrián Villar Rojas 'threw a dinner party' on the Met roof

All you need to know about Adrián Villar Rojas

Get to know the contemporary sculptor who will never have a proper retrospective, and creates his own ruins

All you need to know about Adrián Villar Rojas

A great night for Great Women Artists

Phaidon joined auction house Christie’s and luxury group Kering to celebrate great female artistry during Frieze LA

A great night for Great Women Artists

Rubber boots, electric shocks and Zen Buddhism – this is what a 1970s visit to Nam June Paik’s studio was like

Barbara London recalls the pioneering video artist’s chaotic working environment and sharply focussed ambitions

Rubber boots, electric shocks and Zen Buddhism – this is what a 1970s visit to Nam June Paik’s studio was like

All you need to know about Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment

Part way between Goya and Warhol, Saul makes the best paintings about the ugliest aspects of American life

All you need to know about Peter Saul: Crime and Punishment

Announcing Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme

This large-format, limited edition book is signed 'Love Rihanna' by Rihanna herself and numbered 1-500

Announcing Love, Rihanna: Luxury Supreme

The groundbreaking video artist inspired by the Oscars

In her new book Barbara London charts the development of the genre-defying video artist Kahlil Joseph

The groundbreaking video artist inspired by the Oscars

Massimo and JR party with Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscars stars

Both chef and artist helped launch Gucci’s Los Angeles restaurant during the Academy Awards weekend

Massimo and JR party with Gwyneth Paltrow and Oscars stars

Bill Viola, the artist who linked martyrdom to the moving image

In Video/Art: The First Fifty Years, Barbara London recalls how this artist paired modern tech with ancient truths

Bill Viola, the artist who linked martyrdom to the moving image

JR unveils gigantic group portrait in New York

The new public work The Chronicles of New York City just went on show at Domino Park, Brooklyn

JR unveils gigantic group portrait in New York

Phaidon acquires The Monacelli Press

Acquisition expands Phaidon's global publishing program in interior design, architecture, applied arts and culture

Phaidon acquires The Monacelli Press

Why Vito Acconci’s seduction tape is a video art classic

Channelling pop music allowed this video artist to stay ahead of the pack, says Barbara London in our new book

Why Vito Acconci’s seduction tape is a video art classic

JR tells Jerry Saltz how his hat and sunglasses set him free

The Turkish authorities ran into a couple of difficulties when they tried to punish the French artist and activist

JR tells Jerry Saltz how his hat and sunglasses set him free

Do you know about Julia Scher, the original surveillance artist?

Barbara London, the founding curator of MoMA’s video art program, recalls the artist who predicted digital coercion

Do you know about Julia Scher, the original surveillance artist?

The Residents rise from anonymous musicians to video art pioneers

Barbara London, founding curator of MoMA’s video program, recalls her fight to get avant-garde rock footage into museum collections

The Residents rise from anonymous musicians to video art pioneers

JR remembers Kobe Bryant

The artist and Phaidon author recalls a rendezvous with the sports star, who died in a helicopter crash yesterday

JR remembers Kobe Bryant

Meet the Riot Grrrl video artist who upset older feminists

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program recalls how Cheryl Donegan and the MTV generation changed the visual arts

Meet the Riot Grrrl video artist who upset older feminists

Martha Rosler is the video artist who sliced TV clichés to pieces

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program looks back on a media-art veteran and her place in identity politics

Martha Rosler is the video artist who sliced TV clichés to pieces

Curator and Editor Michele Robecchi Picks his Favourite Affordable Works on Artspace

The man behind our Contemporary Artist Series picks out the works he likes most right now from the art-selling site

Curator and Editor Michele Robecchi Picks his Favourite Affordable Works on Artspace

Frieze Los Angeles zooms in on video art

Next month's art fair draws on LA's moving-image heritage. If you're going, we have a book you should read first!

Frieze Los Angeles zooms in on video art

INTERVIEW: Barbara London on the birth of video art

The founding curator of MoMA’s video program describes how Warhol and Bowie shaped the form, and how gallery staff have had to acquire old skool TV repair man skills to keep early works looking good

INTERVIEW: Barbara London on the birth of video art

The singular thinking behind Stan Douglas’s two-screen show

Why has the artist chosen to create a film from two, parallel points of view? The answer may lie in our new Video Art book

The singular thinking behind Stan Douglas’s two-screen show

So good they named it once? Harland Miller returns to York

The acclaimed British artist will stage his largest exhibition to date at York Art Gallery next month

So good they named it once? Harland Miller returns to York

How Chanel and Peter Marino supersized Jean-Michel Othoniel

The French sculptor says the US architect's fashion commissions helped him work towards 'the monumental'

How Chanel and Peter Marino supersized Jean-Michel Othoniel

All you need to know about Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Get a detailed, authoritative first-hand account of the first half-century of this vital form, from one of its key figures

All you need to know about Video/Art: The First Fifty Years

Remembering John Baldessari

Following the artist’s death a few days ago, we look back at his prodigious and influential career

Remembering John Baldessari

INTERVIEW: John Pawson on Calvin Klein, The Design Museum and one piece of advice he'd give to his younger self

The architect talks through the projects in his new book and why it's never a good idea to send your fee back in our Holiday Long Read

INTERVIEW: John Pawson on Calvin Klein, The Design Museum and one piece of advice he'd give to his younger self

INTERVIEW: Nick Bonner on art in North Korea

The Printed in North Korea author on socialist realism and the star system (and what might happen if Damien Hirst went to Pyongyang) in this Christmas Long Read

INTERVIEW: Nick Bonner on art in North Korea

GIFTING: The Art of Anatomy - Brain Map

Could this colourful brain visualisation help researchers understand what stops you, um, er, forgetting things?

GIFTING: The Art of Anatomy - Brain Map

JR talks about the pains of being an anonymous artist

The sunglasses can get annoying, and you can't really reveal a work's hidden depths, the artist explains, but. . .

JR talks about the pains of being an anonymous artist

The Lives of Artists – George Condo

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins offers readers insight into the artfully crumpled life of this great painter

The Lives of Artists – George Condo

How our Lucian Freud co-author ended up in Downing Street

Whoever ends up in No.10 today will get a peek into an art world inner sanctum, thanks to David Dawson

How our Lucian Freud co-author ended up in Downing Street

GIFTING: Open up a world of fine art and food, sports and science to kids this Christmas!

Our new children’s books make young readers better cooks, better gallery goers - and better custodians of our planet

GIFTING: Open up a world of fine art and food, sports and science to kids this Christmas!

JR shoots more Wrinkles in the City

The artist and activist returns to Cuba and finds a little more history written on the faces of its citizens

JR shoots more Wrinkles in the City

The Lives of Artists – John Currin

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins explores the personal strengths and weaknesses in the life of this great artist

The Lives of Artists – John Currin

The Lives of Artists – Maurizio Cattelan

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter in Paris with the Italian satirical contemporary artist

The Lives of Artists – Maurizio Cattelan

The Lives of Artists – Vija Celmins

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the tough upbringing and robust attitude of one of America’s leading émigré artists

The Lives of Artists – Vija Celmins

Farming in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The country’s art depicts both high and lo-tech agriculture, both of which keep the DPRK going

Farming in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The Lives of Artists – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the inner workings of one of the world’s best known art duos

The Lives of Artists – Christo and Jeanne-Claude

Picturing Jonas Wood – Ceramics

By depicting pottery in his paintings, the contemporary artist Jonas Wood closes the gap between life and art

Picturing Jonas Wood – Ceramics

INTERVIEW: 'The Rihanna cover image is obviously instantly iconic. You will always remember that cover and that image'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kabour on typography, technology and not being chopped off by Instagram

INTERVIEW: 'The Rihanna cover image is obviously instantly iconic. You will always remember that cover and that image'

The Lives of Artists – Peter Doig

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter with one of the world’s leading figurative painters

The Lives of Artists – Peter Doig


The Instagram account that made it into Art & Queer Culture

One entry in our newly updated survey takes a look at how social media has addressed the aftermath of AIDS

The Instagram account that made it into Art & Queer Culture

The Lives of Artists – Mark Bradford

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes an encounter with the acclaimed abstract painter (and tallest artist he knows)

The Lives of Artists – Mark Bradford

GIFTING: Who is David Dawson giving his Lucian Freud book to this Christmas?

The painter and Director of the Lucian Freud Archive tells us who’s on his gift list this holiday season

GIFTING: Who is David Dawson giving his Lucian Freud book to this Christmas?

The Lives of Artists – Jeff Koons

Amazingly naïve or slyly performative? The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins watches one of the world’s most successful artists at work

The Lives of Artists – Jeff Koons

The Lives of Artists – Damien Hirst

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes the surprising, family side of Hirst during his ‘90s heyday

The Lives of Artists – Damien Hirst

GIFTING: Who is Nick Bonner giving his book to this Christmas?

The author of Printed in North Korea runs us through his year, and tells us who is on his gift list this holiday season

GIFTING: Who is Nick Bonner giving his book to this Christmas?

INTERVIEW: 'The sheer scale of this book and the number of images allowed us to tell a very detailed and intimate story'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kabour on how the photos in the new Rihanna book take the viewer on a journey

INTERVIEW: 'The sheer scale of this book and the number of images allowed us to tell a very detailed and intimate story'

Winter holidays in North Korea are a little bit different. . .

Ever thought of mixing a dose of patriotism in with your next Alpine break? It's a common combination in the DPRK

Winter holidays in North Korea are a little bit different. . .

The Lives of Artists – Andy Warhol

The New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins describes his first meeting with Warhol - and the brief exchange that established who was in charge

The Lives of Artists – Andy Warhol

Jonas Wood talks about his new print edition Bball Studio

'It's almost like a blueprint, or a skeletal part of my studio practice, but it's also a drawing'

Jonas Wood talks about his new print edition Bball Studio

Picturing Jonas Wood – Tropical Foliage

Want to know why the painter includes so many plants in his pictures? The answer lies in the lush history of modernism

Picturing Jonas Wood – Tropical Foliage

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the crazy universe that Rihanna occupies!'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kaabour tell us how (and why) they came up with the distinctive look and feel of the incredible new visual biography

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the crazy universe that Rihanna occupies!'

Military life in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Driving livestock and playing the squeezebox is part of life in the forces, as our book of North Korean prints shows

Military life in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

13 things we learned from Jean-Michel Othoniel’s new interview

Read how childhood museum visits and spells in New York and Paris formed this entrepreneurially-spirited artist

13 things we learned from Jean-Michel Othoniel’s new interview

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the insanity of the universe Rihanna occupies.'

Jonathan Barnbrook and Marwan Kaabour tell us how (and why) they came up with the distinctive look and feel of our exciting new visual biography

INTERVIEW: 'We wanted to show the insanity of the universe Rihanna occupies.'

Picturing Jonas Wood – Picasso, Albers and other greats

Why does the Californian artist include works by other famous painters in his pictures? Our new book explains all

Picturing Jonas Wood – Picasso, Albers and other greats

Come inside Great Woman Artist Pat Steir's studio

In this video the painter shows us how she made her hit Hirshhorn Museum show, why random is always better than planned and why you should only make art if it's the only thing you can do

Come inside Great Woman Artist Pat Steir's studio

The life that led to Kaiyue’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can read the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

The life that led to Kaiyue’s Wrinkles

INTERVIEW: Peter Marino on Théodore Deck

The architect and collector describes how he first came across, and learned to love, this master of French ceramics

INTERVIEW: Peter Marino on Théodore Deck

Childhood in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Can't always hit your targets at work? Consider the kids who study under this strict, reward-based system. . .

Childhood in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Get to know this Great Woman Artist

Come to Waddington Custot to admire the work of European Modernist Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

Get to know this Great Woman Artist

The Art of Anatomy – Eye Teaching Model

This 19th century model used a glass lens to demonstrate to both opticians and keen amateurs how our vision works

The Art of Anatomy – Eye Teaching Model

Focusing on Freud's family

The artist’s grandfather helped Lucian settle in London, where he fathered a large, unconventional family of his own

Focusing on Freud's family

How Jennifer Aniston and the Red Carpet changed fashion in LA

The city's movie business has shaped the way LA designers design for its stars, in public and in private

How Jennifer Aniston and the Red Carpet changed fashion in LA

The life that led to Ada’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can hear the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

The life that led to Ada’s Wrinkles

Industry in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

Who doesn't love a well turned out lathe? Or a professionally run ammonium sulphate production factory? In the DPRK even an espresso machine can be deemed heroic - and it's all led to some strange but beautiful artworks

Industry in North Korea is a little bit different. . .

The Art of Anatomy - The Anatomage Table

This touch-screen human cadaver enables students to get under the skin without reaching for the scalpel

The Art of Anatomy - The Anatomage Table

Picturing Jonas Wood - Sports

The artist composes his work using many sources of inspiration. Here’s what he has to say about his love of sports

Picturing Jonas Wood - Sports

Great Women Artists is the French Art Book of the Year

The French booksellers’ award singles out our new book for its physical beauty - and the way it rewrites art history

Great Women Artists is the French Art Book of the Year

Landscapes in North Korea are a little bit different...

In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea even a forest or a waterfall can be political, as our new book reveals

Landscapes in North Korea are a little bit different...

The Art of Anatomy – Mark Fairchild

Our ability – and inability – to see colour is laid bare in this illustration of two very different human retinas

The Art of Anatomy – Mark Fairchild

The Art of Anatomy - Jan Wandelaar

This 18th century engraving is perfect for Halloween, but what's the story with the rhino in the background?

The Art of Anatomy - Jan Wandelaar

11 things we learned from Jonas Wood’s new interview

The artist sat down with fellow painter Mark Grotjahn for a candid Q&A for our new book. Here are the highlights

11 things we learned from Jonas Wood’s new interview

The Art of Anatomy – Ron Mueck

The artist’s large and lifelike sculpture puts the viewer in the uncomfortable position of voyeur

The Art of Anatomy – Ron Mueck

The life that led to Nidia's Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can hear the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

The life that led to Nidia's Wrinkles

The Art of Anatomy - Wilhelm Röntgen's X-ray

The first scan of the human body was both a medical breakthrough and an early international media sensation

The Art of Anatomy - Wilhelm Röntgen's X-ray

The Art of Anatomy – Louis Allen Vaught

This illustrated profile demonstrates how anatomical drawings can sometimes be thoroughly wrong-headed

The Art of Anatomy – Louis Allen Vaught

Be the first to buy a signed Rihanna book at Harvey Nichols tomorrow!

Get down to Harvey Nichols for their 8am opening tomorrow (Saturday 19th) and snap up a signed Rihanna book - five days before they go on sale

Be the first to buy a signed Rihanna book at Harvey Nichols tomorrow!

The life that led to Rafael and Obdulia’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can hear the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

The life that led to Rafael and Obdulia’s Wrinkles

The Art of Anatomy – Life Saving Cell

This beautifully spiky microscopic white blood cell uses its crinkly surface to kill off bodily infections

The Art of Anatomy – Life Saving Cell

INTERVIEW: Ghada Amer - 'Being a woman artist makes me sell for less money and closes doors for solo museum shows'

Read our interview with the Egyptian born, French artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

INTERVIEW: Ghada Amer - 'Being a woman artist makes me sell for less money and closes doors for solo museum shows'

INTERVIEW: Monica Bonvicini: 'My collectors are women, the curators I work with are women, my studio is run by women'

Read our interview with the Italian artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

INTERVIEW: Monica Bonvicini: 'My collectors are women, the curators I work with are women, my studio is run by women'

The life that led to Antonio’s Wrinkles

Children starting out on their own journey can hear the life stories of their elders in JR’s charming new book

The life that led to Antonio’s Wrinkles

INTERVIEW: Shoplifter: 'I’m honored to be a part of an historical publication that eradicates the exclusion of women'

Read our interview with the Icelandic artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

INTERVIEW: Shoplifter: 'I’m honored to be a part of an historical publication that eradicates the exclusion of women'

How Big Mamma turned up the heat (and with it, the love)

It took two French trattoria enthusiasts to work out what makes Italian restaurants great, then recreate it outside Italy

How Big Mamma turned up the heat (and with it, the love)

INTERVIEW: Kiki Smith - 'When I was young, being marginalized gave me energy'

Read our interview with the German-born American artist featured in the new book Great Women Artists

INTERVIEW: Kiki Smith - 'When I was young, being marginalized gave me energy'

The Art of Anatomy - Alain Pol

Our new book Anatomy explains how the photographer makes otherworldly images via a life-saving medical process

The Art of Anatomy - Alain Pol

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on how hard work kept Freud fit

Wild meat, game, gambling and good quality jazz also kept Lucian on his feet all day and every day

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on how hard work kept Freud fit

The Art of Anatomy - Lennart Nilsson

Discover the murky origins and starry afterlife of this foetal image, as featured in our new book Anatomy

The Art of Anatomy - Lennart Nilsson

When Great Women Artists paint nudes

Strip out the male gaze, and you end up with some fairly remarkable artworks, as our new book makes clear

When Great Women Artists paint nudes

INTERVIEW: Thomas Schnalke on the beauty of Anatomy

Take a trip from the Renaissance to the AI age with one of the writers of our new book Anatomy

INTERVIEW: Thomas Schnalke on the beauty of Anatomy

How did Peter Marino discover Théodore Deck?

Which famous fashion figure led The 21st century architect to the work of the 19th century ceramicist?

How did Peter Marino discover Théodore Deck?

All you need to know about Théodore Deck

Discover the masterful 19th ceramicist whose work Peter Marino has been collecting for the past four decades

All you need to know about Théodore Deck

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on Lucian Freud's Famous Friends

Frank Auerbach and Francis Bacon were regular guests - the Director of the Freud Archive recalls their influence

INTERVIEW: David Dawson on Lucian Freud's Famous Friends

The battle between anatomy, religion and magic

Why did it take us so long to learn about how our bodies work? Thomas Schalke explains how belief held us back

The battle between anatomy, religion and magic

INTERVIEW: JR’s studio director on his life with the world's coolest artist

Marc Azoulay tells us how he went from investment banking to game-changing art installations - all thanks to JR

INTERVIEW: JR’s studio director on his life with the world's coolest artist

All you need to know about Anatomy

Enjoy the visual interplay between art and science in a book that focuses on our inner workings

All you need to know about Anatomy

How JR went global

In our newly expanded edition of JR: Can Art Change the World? we explain why he focused on the flashpoints

How JR went global

So how do you judge what makes a Great Woman Artist?

In our new book, Great Women Artists, editor Rebecca Morrill recalls one key feminist text and its repercussions

So how do you judge what makes a Great Woman Artist?

All you need to know about JR: Can Art Change the World? (Revised and Expanded Edition)

The most comprehensive monograph on the French artist - newly updated to include his latest works

All you need to know about JR: Can Art Change the World? (Revised and Expanded Edition)

A kids' guide to Yves Klein’s blue

Think art history is hard? Think again. The Italian painter and illustrator Fausto Gilberti has made it child’s play!

A kids' guide to Yves Klein’s blue

Art school in North Korea is a little bit different...

Ideology moulds creativity and students study art’s purpose and the social obligation that comes with being a pro

Art school in North Korea is a little bit different...

'I’m not frightened in the slightest of death' - Lucian Freud on his final years

Lucian Freud: A Life is an unprecedented look at the private life of Lucian Freud - beginning with childhood snapshots and ending with rarely seen photos taken in his studio in the last weeks of his life

'I’m not frightened in the slightest of death' - Lucian Freud on his final years

All you need to know about The Lives of Artists

The definitive collection of artist profiles by New Yorker writer Calvin Tomkins - from the 1960s right up to today

All you need to know about The Lives of Artists

All you need to know about Great Women Artists

Get 500 years of art history, as told through the brilliant work of 400 great female artists

All you need to know about Great Women Artists

All you need to know about Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry

Now kids can delight in the life story of this major artist, thanks to Fausto Gilberti's quirky, picture-book biography

All you need to know about Yves Klein Painted Everything Blue and Wasn’t Sorry

All you need to know about Lucian Freud A Life

From early family photos to his final portraits our new book takes an intimate look at the private life of the painter

All you need to know about Lucian Freud A Life

Talking Textiles with Josh Blackwell

How the New Orleans born artist elevates the cultural status of materials that might otherwise be considered garbage

Talking Textiles with Josh Blackwell

Unpicking the Bauhaus’s woven legacy

The Art Institute of Chicago’s new show looks at how the German school changed the course of American textile art

Unpicking the Bauhaus’s woven legacy


JR features one thousand New Yorkers in his epic new work

For his Brooklyn Museum show the French artist has created a huge new mural, inspired in part by Diego Rivera

JR features one thousand New Yorkers in his epic new work

Here’s where Phaidon authors are going on holiday

From southern France to the Faroe Islands, our creatives are carving out time to kick back this summer

Here’s where Phaidon authors are going on holiday

Eight sides of Andy

The Pope of Pop was born 91 years ago today. Here’s how he went from magazine illustrator to art world superstar

Eight sides of Andy

The Baltimore Museum of Art devotes a year to women artists

The museum’s 12-month long 2020 Vision initiative will attempt to redress gender imbalance in the art world

The Baltimore Museum of Art devotes a year to women artists

Jake Gyllenhaal helps install JR’s latest NYC project

The star pasted up part of the new installation onto the Broadway Theater where he’s currently performing

Jake Gyllenhaal helps install JR’s latest NYC project

Lie back and soak up six very different visions of summer

From 19th century New Jersey, to noughties Playboy grotto, these pictures should put you in holiday mode

Lie back and soak up six very different visions of summer

Pipilotti Rist and The New Museum create AR works for Apple

New Museum and tech titan commission augmented reality works from seven contemporary artists

Pipilotti Rist and The New Museum create AR works for Apple

Henry Moore's ancient Mayan tribute

On the artist's birthday, we look at why Moore rejected ancient Greek art in favour of Pre-Columbian influences

Henry Moore's ancient Mayan tribute

When Francis Alÿs tried to build a bridge to Europe

A line of kids marching into the sea is all that remains of his attempt to bridge the gap between Europe and Africa

When Francis Alÿs tried to build a bridge to Europe

JR documentary is nominated for an Emmy

His TIME magazine video project on guns in America is on the shortlist for the world’s best-known TV awards

JR documentary is nominated for an Emmy

The American realist who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Thomas Eakins was born on this day in 1844. Was he a dispassionate admirer of the male form or a queer pioneer?

The American realist who made it into Art & Queer Culture

How Olafur Eliasson's 'hedonistic' dad helped his art

The artist says sailing as a kid with his father helped him find a crucial link between art and nature

How Olafur Eliasson's 'hedonistic' dad helped his art

Remembering Marisa Merz

Merz, who died last week, was the only woman in Arte Povera; she may have been the best in that movement too

Remembering Marisa Merz

The paintings that almost killed Harland Miller

They may look dreamy, but Miller had to be rushed to an Austrian clinic after making his Poets series

The paintings that almost killed Harland Miller

The Moon landings and the American aesthetic

It was one giant leap for mankind but not such a big step for the photographic depiction of the American landscape

The Moon landings and the American aesthetic

The refugees who remade British art

Sotheby’s exhibition, Brave New Visions, looks at the wartime arrivals who revolutionized London’s gallery system

The refugees who remade British art

Olafur Eliasson on Rauschenberg, glasses and black mirrors

In a new interview, the Scandinavian artist reflects on his past, his successes, his strengths and his weaknesses

Olafur Eliasson on Rauschenberg, glasses and black mirrors

Harland Miller’s visions of hell

The artist’s experience taking coach journeys back in the 1980s inspired this colourful series on damnation

Harland Miller’s visions of hell

The famous (and infamous) deaths in Harland Miller’s art

A comedian, a cartoonist, a car designer and a politician all feature in the artist's unending, obituary series

The famous (and infamous) deaths in Harland Miller’s art

Raymond Pettibon paints the Dior logo

Unseen works by the American artist feature in Dior’s latest collection and campaign

Raymond Pettibon paints the Dior logo

Got a question for Olafur Eliasson?

Tweet a question tagged #askSOE during the run of his Tate show and you could find it answered by the man himself

Got a question for Olafur Eliasson?

The jail scene that made it into Art & Queer Culture

On the day of his birth, we look back at the work of Martin Wong, the painter and chronicler of the Lower East Side

The jail scene that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Paul McCarthy on playing Trump in his new movie

'There’s this transition from Reagan to Trump to a sort of mafioso to Hitler,' he tells film maker Harmony Korine

Paul McCarthy on playing Trump in his new movie

Agnes Martin, Jo Baer and Mary Corse are on the edge at Pace

Shown together for the first time, seminal works illuminate their contribution to the history of abstraction

Agnes Martin, Jo Baer and Mary Corse are on the edge at Pace

The Invention of America

On American Independence Day, we look at how old-world artists came to terms with the New World

The Invention of America

Jean Jullien illustrates the French heat wave

Having moved back to France, the artist and Phaidon author captures summer on the continent with accuracy and wit

Jean Jullien illustrates the French heat wave

JR’s new film documents his Louvre extravaganza

The video shows how the artist engaged with the museum’s visitors not only as spectators, but also as participants

JR’s new film documents his Louvre extravaganza

When Rubens painted war for peace

On the anniversary of his birth we dig into 30,000 Years of Art to see how he combined painting and diplomacy

When Rubens painted war for peace

MoMA picks Phaidon author as its new director

Kate Fowle, the British-born co-author of our Sterling Ruby book, is the new director of MoMA PS1

MoMA picks Phaidon author as its new director

Frieze adds textiles to its London fair

New section for 2019 features eight textile-based artists from around the world

Frieze adds textiles to its London fair

Harland Miller on the YBAs, hangovers and his new book

The artist reveals why he had to drink a little less than his conceptual colleagues from the 90s

Harland Miller on the YBAs, hangovers and his new book

Flowers, art, flags and photos: a cultured take on Pride

Phaidon authors are finding new and innovative ways to recognise the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots

Flowers, art, flags and photos: a cultured take on Pride

Talking Textiles with Hana Miletić

Textiles sometimes become 3D representations of this Zagreb-born, Belgium-based artist's street photography

Talking Textiles with Hana Miletić

Elmgreen & Dragset on the beautiful mess of 90s Berlin

The artists look back at the fall of the Wall, what came afterwards, and their newly installed tribute to that time

Elmgreen & Dragset on the beautiful mess of 90s Berlin

Jeff Koons on his teenage meeting with Salvador Dalí

The artist recalls calling Dalí at his New York hotel and the gallery meeting that ensued. . .

Jeff Koons on his teenage meeting with Salvador Dalí

Olafur Eliasson knows his place at Elmgreen & Dragset show

Eliasson poses in a piece by his fellow Scandinavian artists, who also take a sideways look at the art world

Olafur Eliasson knows his place at Elmgreen & Dragset show

Why Harland Miller's paperbacks are like Andy's soup cans

The artist has consumed and appropriated Penguin's paperbacks - just like Andy did with Campbell's cans

Why Harland Miller's paperbacks are like Andy's soup cans

An Art & Queer Culture guide to the Pride sale at Sotheby’s

From the Bloomsbury Group to the Lower East Side, Sotheby's Pride auction draws in a wide range of great artists

An Art & Queer Culture guide to the Pride sale at Sotheby’s

The sexy, deathly gaze of Egon Schiele

30,000 Years of Art looks at the Freudian impulses in the great 20th century Viennese artist - born today in 1890

The sexy, deathly gaze of Egon Schiele

Daan Roosegaarde's bike path follows Van Gogh's route

Take a look at another incredibly cool Daan Roosegarde project from our new book with the Dutch genius

Daan Roosegaarde's bike path follows Van Gogh's route

Matt Johnson turns our book into art in Basel

30,000 Years of Art takes its own place in art history in the American sculptor's new work - on show at Art Basel

Matt Johnson turns our book into art in Basel


The true meaning of Las Meninas by Velázquez

On the anniversary of Velázquez’s birth, we look at the composition and techniques used in his most famous painting

The true meaning of Las Meninas by Velázquez

A huge cache of Ellsworth Kelly works is headed for Austin

76 works, including pieces produced in France in the ‘40s, have been donated to the University of Texas

A huge cache of Ellsworth Kelly works is headed for Austin

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Towers made dogs' tails wag

On World Environment Day 2019 a story to both warm the heart ... and give cause for concern

Daan Roosegaarde's Smog Free Towers made dogs' tails wag

Daan Roosegaarde turned a dancefloor into a power plant...

...and the dancers made him rethink his art in the process!

Daan Roosegaarde turned a dancefloor into a power plant...

New Harland Miller show draws on mid-century American art

Look out for shades of Rothko and Jasper Johns in his new series of book cover paintings in Hong Kong

New Harland Miller show draws on mid-century American art

Theaster Gates puts a Hammond organ in his new show

The artist sees shared beauty and culture in the classic instrument and some accompanying ceramics

 Theaster Gates puts a Hammond organ in his new show

JR faces down European racism

The artist’s Inside Out Project teams up with a Belgian anti-racism group to help fight intolerance

JR faces down European racism

'Don’t shoot!' Trevor Paglen's impassioned plea to the NSA

The artist recalls the time he took a 'perfectly legal' photography flight over the institution's Maryland headquarters

'Don’t shoot!' Trevor Paglen's impassioned plea to the NSA

Phaidon books win at D&AD!

Lucian Freud and Japan: The Cookbook pick up prizes at the global design awards alongside Nike and the NY Times

Phaidon books win at D&AD!

The riot that made it into Art & Queer Culture

No, this isn’t about the Stone Wall Tavern. Our book looks back at the 40th anniversary of the White Night Riots

The riot that made it into Art & Queer Culture

JR’s new mural lets you talk to the crowds of San Francisco

The new SFMOMA work, opening next week, allows local citizens, from the richest to the poorest, to tell their story

JR’s new mural lets you talk to the crowds of San Francisco

Elmgreen & Dragset talk art and books in Berlin

The artists came to König Galerie in Berlin to chat with the people who helped them make their new Phaidon book

Elmgreen & Dragset talk art and books in Berlin

Is Jeff Koons on a par with Duchamp?

Christie’s set a new record when it sold Koons's Rabbit last night. Is it time we viewed him as Duchamp’s equal?

Is Jeff Koons on a par with Duchamp?

Harland Miller launches In Shadows I Boogie at White Cube

Ron Wood, Gary Lineker and Jarvis Cocker all turn up to say hello and get their books signed

Harland Miller launches In Shadows I Boogie at White Cube

What do Koons and Duchamp have in common?

A new exhibition looks at the ways in which the work of these two art giants shares a world view

What do Koons and Duchamp have in common?

Talking Textiles with Shoplifter

Vitamin T artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir's installation in the Icelandic pavilion is the hit of the Venice Biennale

Talking Textiles with Shoplifter

Mark Bradford is on 60 Minutes this Sunday

"I'm creating my own archaeological digs," he tells Anderson Cooper. "Sometimes when I'm digging on my own painting I'm asking myself, 'Well, exactly what are you digging for? Where do you want to go child?'"

Mark Bradford is on 60 Minutes this Sunday

From the tomb to the Moon

Why is one of the earliest astrological maps drawn onto an Egyptian tomb ceiling? Sun and Moon explains

From the tomb to the Moon

Why do Elmgreen & Dragset like swimming pools so much?

David Hockney, the shrinking public space, and being semi-naked around strangers feed into the motif

Why do Elmgreen & Dragset like swimming pools so much?

Phaidon Introductions: Michael Bracewell on Harland Miller

The critic and curator sees pop art, abstract expressionist influences and much more in the artist’s pictures

Phaidon Introductions: Michael Bracewell on Harland Miller

The apartment where Yves Klein turned décor into art

The French artist introduced some of his best-known motifs into his Parisian home - including the idea of the void

The apartment where Yves Klein turned décor into art

Prabhavathi Meppayil at Pace

Arne Glimcher has drawn parallels between the Bangalore artist and Agnes Martin - we asked her about them

Prabhavathi Meppayil at Pace

Could textiles win the Turner Prize?

Oscar Murillo has been shortlisted for this prize, thanks in part to his vulnerable, ripped and cut surfaces

Could textiles win the Turner Prize?

Do you know about the jazzy side of these artists?

On International Jazz Day take an instrumental break with Robert Ryman, Theaster Gates, Alex Katz and Anri Sala

Do you know about the jazzy side of these artists?

Suprematism and the Space Race

Mark Holborn’s new book looks at image making, the celestial realm, and its repercussions back on earth

Suprematism and the Space Race

Why we might have misread Delacroix’s most famous painting

On the artist's birthday, we reassess this great work, via Judy Sund's new book Exotic: A Fetish for the Foreign

Why we might have misread Delacroix’s most famous painting

Ben Affleck will direct a movie about Ellsworth Kelly’s war

The Hollywood star has signed up to both star in and lens a film about Kelly’s camouflage unit, The Ghost Army

Ben Affleck will direct a movie about Ellsworth Kelly’s war

Phaidon Introductions: Grayson Perry on Martin Parr

Kicking off a new series, the artist recalls the first time he was blinded by Parr's flash 'and decked in saturated colour'

Phaidon Introductions: Grayson Perry on Martin Parr

The wooden sculpture created to show Christ’s death

At Easter we look at a work of devotional art from our newly updated book 30,000 Years of Art

The wooden sculpture created to show Christ’s death

Talking Textiles with Anne Wilson

Cloth's ubiquity, and its close proximity to bodies, is its great strength and great challenge says this Chicago artist

Talking Textiles with Anne Wilson

The Madness at the heart of Elmgreen & Dragset's new show

The Scandinavian art duo have found something perfectly spooky in a Danish painter's muted, grey interiors

The Madness at the heart of Elmgreen & Dragset's new show

Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest portrait

On the anniversary of the Renaissance master’s birth, we highlight his incredible early skill in 30,000 Years of Art

Take a look at Leonardo da Vinci’s earliest portrait

Art & Queer Culture is on show in the first gender-free store

Our primer on queer art takes pride of place in the windows at The Phluid Project, a new boutique in Manhattan

Art & Queer Culture is on show in the first gender-free store

Mark Bradford’s ark is heading for Shanghai

The artist's 2008 ark-like sculpture, Mithra, will feature in Bradford’s largest show in China, later this summer

Mark Bradford’s ark is heading for Shanghai

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to put your phones to bed

We don't have much time together, so put down your devices and enjoy those precious me and you moments

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to put your phones to bed

Jimmie Durham wins this year's Venice Golden Lion

Curator Ralph Rugoff singles out Durham’s 'profoundly humanistic' art for the Biennale's top award

Jimmie Durham wins this year's Venice Golden Lion

'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The writer fast tracks us through some great art in the newly updated paperback edition of the seminal book

'Making art about queer sexuality is itself a kind of protest,' says Art & Queer Culture co-author Richard Meyer

The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

In Asia and Latin America the animal is a pejorative term for gay men - but these gay men are taking the term back

The deer that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

The pair’s new take on an old work explores the gulf between social spot and gallery

Elmgreen & Dragset's bar doesn't work (and that's the point)

Talking Textiles with Terri Friedman

The artist on the influences of Miro, mom and moths and the mathematics of weaving her voluptuous works

Talking Textiles with Terri Friedman

Elmgreen & Dragset turn high finance on its head

The art duo’s new installation, City in the Sky, offers an unusual view of international banking

Elmgreen & Dragset turn high finance on its head

Talking Textiles with Josh Faught

Trompe-l’oeil piano keys, pins and clumsily quilted strips of black and tan crochet are just a few of the things that adorn this San Francisco artist's incredible artworks

Talking Textiles with Josh Faught

9 reasons to celebrate Yayoi Kusama on her 90th birthday

From inspiring minimalists to wooing President Nixon, Yayoi Kusama is a wild, innovative, brilliant artist - still

9 reasons to celebrate Yayoi Kusama on her 90th birthday

Talking Textiles with Cristiana de Marchi

The Turin-born, Arabic peninsula-dwelling, artist lets us in on a few secrets from her studio

Talking Textiles with Cristiana de Marchi

Why Josef Albers painted his squares

On Albers’ birthday, we look at how this uniform series actually encourages artists to think outside the box

Why Josef Albers painted his squares

The trans Virgin Mary who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Giuseppe Campuzano knew the power of church imagery but seriously disliked the power of the church itself

The trans Virgin Mary who made it into Art & Queer Culture

Look at the walls not the women in Matisse’s odalisques

Our book Exotic and a new exhibition agree the painter found more pleasure in Arabian art than in erotica

Look at the walls not the women in Matisse’s odalisques

Talking Textiles with Billie Zangewa

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do

Talking Textiles with Billie Zangewa

Why Indiana Jones’s artefacts are based on forgeries

The real-life academic Judy Sund questions the authenticity of Dr Jones’s movie treasures in her book Exotic

Why Indiana Jones’s artefacts are based on forgeries

The African god that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Jim Chuchu's images hark back to a pre-Christian Africa, but he has to deal with contemporary bigotry too

The African god that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Talking Textiles with Paul Yore

Stitching, sewing, knitting and knotting - Vitamin T artists tell us how and why they do what they do

Talking Textiles with Paul Yore

Remembering Carolee Schneemann, the artist who took on Greek myths and macho Ab-Ex painters

Schneemann, who died yesterday, managed to link mid-century US painting with sex, magic and ancient myth

Remembering Carolee Schneemann, the artist who took on Greek myths and macho Ab-Ex painters

The Pope, a slave and a Michelangelo-inspired art movement

On the Renaissance artist's birthday we look back at his lowly yet influential marble figure

The Pope, a slave and a Michelangelo-inspired art movement

Elmgreen & Dragset create a basement above Hong Kong

Latest subverted space is a boiler room gracing a third floor gallery in the Pedder building

Elmgreen & Dragset create a basement above Hong Kong

The Fresco that rebelled against the Enlightenment

Its painter Giambattista Tiepolo, was born today in 1696. This is how he helped the church with his art

The Fresco that rebelled against the Enlightenment

George Michael’s Harland Miller paintings are up for auction

The singer’s estate sale at Christie's next month features two great works by the British contemporary artist

George Michael’s Harland Miller paintings are up for auction

Remembering Keith Haring

On the anniversary of his death, Annie Leibovitz and our Art & Queer Culture authors recall the 80s pop-art star

Remembering Keith Haring

Lucian Freud’s very English love of animals

Freud’s dog etching is a top lot at Sotheby’s and further proof of the artist's undying affection for the four-legged

Lucian Freud’s very English love of animals

The medical textbook that made it into Art & Queer Culture

How depictions of bodies that defy normative male and female distinctions have existed since time immemorial

The medical textbook that made it into Art & Queer Culture

Did you spot Mark Bradford at Frieze LA?

The Californian artist picks a modern policing tool for his new Frieze LA print and raises money for ex-offenders

Did you spot Mark Bradford at Frieze LA?

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to say sorry in the Rockies

Skiing in Aspen this season? Why not pair that trip with an opportunity to say sorry courtesy of the art duo?

Elmgreen & Dragset want you to say sorry in the Rockies

What made Robert Ryman unique

Following the artist’s death on Friday aged 88, we offer a little guidance to his ascetic, yet ever-changing work

What made Robert Ryman unique

Did Botticelli burn his greatest paintings?

Today marks the anniversary of the Bonfire of the Vanities. Could the artist have stoked the fire with his own work?

Did Botticelli burn his greatest paintings?

The truth about the Freud in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw

It hasn’t been in a crate since ’92, as the film claims, but it is still the perfect addition to this ghoulish movie

The truth about the Freud in Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw

Here's your chance to own an Ellsworth Kelly for just 55 cents

The US postal service has just commemorated the artist with a beautiful set of stamps for launch this year

Here's your chance to own an Ellsworth Kelly for just 55 cents

What Andy Warhol really thought about Coca-Cola

Coke's new Super Bowl ad might focus on its inclusive side, but Andy also saw it as a way to set himself apart

What Andy Warhol really thought about Coca-Cola

Elmgreen & Dragset's Berlin memorial vandalized

Memorial for Homosexual Victims of the Nazi Regime was daubed with paint on Holocaust Memorial Day

Elmgreen & Dragset's Berlin memorial vandalized

Rarely seen Freud portrait goes up for auction

This small, beautiful 1956 painting offers some very interesting insight into Freud’s personal life at the time

Rarely seen Freud portrait goes up for auction

A Movement in a Moment: Purism

Read about the ‘post-cubist’ art movement that helped Le Corbusier make his name

A Movement in a Moment: Purism

Why did Barnett Newman destroy his old art?

On the abstract expressionist artist’s birthday find out how he went from outcast to father figure of two generations

Why did Barnett Newman destroy his old art?

Government shutdown hits Trevor Paglen’s space art

US government institutions closure means that although Paglen’s Orbital Reflector is in space we can’t track it

Government shutdown hits Trevor Paglen’s space art

John and Yoko, Warhol and Jonas Mekas

A look back at the life and art of the avant-garde filmmaker (with some Akademie X advice for young artists)

John and Yoko, Warhol and Jonas Mekas

The lunch that upset the art world

On the 187th anniversary of his birth, we take a look at Édouard Manet’s other midday scene, Lunch in the studio

The lunch that upset the art world

How to be happy on Blue Monday

Today getting you down? Then get a lift from Patti Smith, Kurt Vonnegut and Henry James in Every Day a Word Surprises Me

How to be happy on Blue Monday

The art of the black struggle, 90 years on from MLK’s birth

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day we look at Arthur Jafa’s masterful take on contemporary race relations

The art of the black struggle, 90 years on from MLK’s birth

The life that shaped Harry Bertoia’s art

He's best known for his Diamond Chair but nature and necessity fed into the artist’s incredible mid-century sculptures

The life that shaped Harry Bertoia’s art

Elmgreen & Dragset meet Homer and Marge

The artists’ work Prada Marfa appeared in The Simpsons a few days ago. Guess what Homer did behind it. . .

Elmgreen & Dragset meet Homer and Marge

Take a look at our New For '19 books!

Our spring 2019 list of new titles is ready to launch - we think you'll be impressed. . .

Take a look at our New For '19 books!

Meet the artist who plans to bin space waste

Daan Roosegaarde knows there’s tons of junk in the heavens and thinks he can find a way to get rid of it

Meet the artist who plans to bin space waste

Astonishing Animals - The Rhinoceros

Around 5,000 copies of this iconic image were sold during the artist Dürer’s lifetime, making it one of the earliest mass-produced images - but why was the likeness incorrect and how did the unfortunate animal meet its end?

Astonishing Animals - The Rhinoceros

Untangling Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty

Robert Smithson was born today, 2 January, in 1938. Here’s how to get your head around his best-known work

Untangling Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty

What’s Jean Jullien up to in 2019?

Video games? An animated series? The artist and Phaidon author runs through his big plans for the New Year

What’s Jean Jullien up to in 2019?

What’s David Dawson up to in 2019?

Freud's longest-standing assistant opens up on the self-portrait show he is curating at the Royal Academy

What’s David Dawson up to in 2019?

What’s Trevor Paglen up to in 2019?

The artist and activist may have reached the stars in 2018, but he has plenty of big shows coming up next year too

What’s Trevor Paglen up to in 2019?

What’s Noah Charney up to in 2019?

The Museum of Lost Art author is turning to crowd funding in an attempt to protect art in at-risk countries

What’s Noah Charney up to in 2019?

Can you see what Paul Klee’s cat wants?

Paul Klee was born today, 18 December, in 1879. Our book Animal explains how he worked two beasts into one work

Can you see what Paul Klee’s cat wants?

Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch will give you a climate change chill

Eliasson says seeing chunks of the Greenland ice sheet in our city is just the experience we need to force change

Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch will give you a climate change chill

Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch is headed for London

The artist’s cool but sensual response to climate change will be recreated in the British capital next week

Olafur Eliasson's Ice Watch is headed for London

Artspace's pick of Untitled Art, Miami

Artspace scour Art Basel Miami for the best artworks on show this year. Read on to see what they think!

Artspace's pick of Untitled Art, Miami

Take a look at the Miami club Theaster Gates just opened

The US artist worked with the fashion brand to install long-forgotten images of black women in his Prada pop-up

Take a look at the Miami club Theaster Gates just opened

Take a look at Artspace and Phaidon's VIP lounge in Miami

Come along to enjoy art, music, design and plenty of beautiful books at Untitled, Miami Beach

Take a look at Artspace and Phaidon's VIP lounge in Miami

Who knows why these Agnes Martin paintings are hanging beside Navajo blankets?

Agnes Martin friend and expert and Pace Gallery founder Arne Glimcher that's who. His new exhibition of her work draws a line (and a thread) between the artist's canvases and the folk art that surrounded her

Who knows why these Agnes Martin paintings are hanging beside Navajo blankets?

The NY Times loves everything about our Freud book

New York Times’ Sunday Book Review praises the text, images and colour choices - and it's not alone

The NY Times loves everything about our Freud book

And we have lift off!

Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector launched yesterday. This is how you can track its progress through the heavens

And we have lift off!

David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private

The artist’s former assistant discusses Freud’s passion and painting techniques with London Art Studies

David Dawson reveals how Lucian Freud painted in private

In Miami this week? Then come to the Artspace and Phaidon VIP lounge

We’ve teamed up with Maison de la Luz to offer a taste of New Orleans during Art Basel Miami Beach

In Miami this week? Then come to the Artspace and Phaidon VIP lounge

Jenny Holzer will Light The Fight in NYC this weekend

The artist is sending five LED-sided trucks out across Manhattan tomorrow to refocus the fight against AIDS

Jenny Holzer will Light The Fight in NYC this weekend

Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images

On the author’s birthday (happy 87th, Tomi!) we look back at his work via a handful of key illustrations

Get to know Tomi Ungerer in five images

No wigs required for this Warhol Xmas card!

His Santa prints are well known, but few Warhol watchers will know this card, made for a favourite restaurant

No wigs required for this Warhol Xmas card!

Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas?

The artist, illustrator and Phaidon author tells us his personal highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Jean Jullien giving his book to this Christmas?

David Dawson guides the BBC through our Lucian Freud book

Freud archive director David Dawson talked about posing, paintings and placing bets for the great artist

David Dawson guides the BBC through our Lucian Freud book

Who is Jill Greenberg giving her book to this Christmas?

The Animal photographer tells us her personal highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Jill Greenberg giving her book to this Christmas?

Who is David Dawson giving his book to this Christmas?

The Lucian Freud archive director tells us about his highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is David Dawson giving his book to this Christmas?


The cow skull and Georgia O’Keeffe

On the artist’s birthday, we consider why she chose this powerful image for one of her most famous paintings

The cow skull and Georgia O’Keeffe

Who is Trevor Paglen giving his book to this Christmas?

The author and artist tells us about his highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Trevor Paglen giving his book to this Christmas?

Stefan Sagmeister finds beauty in New York

The designer and Phaidon author picks out 12 of the most beautiful lots in Phillips' upcoming sales

Stefan Sagmeister finds beauty in New York

How Pollock and Mapplethorpe shaped Warhol’s Oxidation paintings

Should we see these urine-based works as a punky insult or an art-historical series? Perhaps they’re both

How Pollock and Mapplethorpe shaped Warhol’s Oxidation paintings

Who is Noah Charney giving his book to this Christmas?

The Museum of Lost Art author tells us his personal highs and lows of 2018 and who’ll be getting a great gift

Who is Noah Charney giving his book to this Christmas?

Theaster Gates and David Adjaye join Bono’s fight against AIDS

Going to Art Basel Miami? Then drop in on this exceptional charity auction, curated by these great creatives

Theaster Gates and David Adjaye join Bono’s fight against AIDS

Olafur Eliasson and a French opera of forbidden love

The artist and Phaidon author is overseeing the stage, set and costume design for an opera with Sir Simon Rattle

Olafur Eliasson and a French opera of forbidden love

Seriously, is this how the Contra chefs got a Michelin star?

No! It was exceptional yet simple cookery, not cuddling up to The Michelin Man that won over the judges

Seriously, is this how the Contra chefs got a Michelin star?

Debbie Harry and friends talk about posing for Warhol

Andy’s portrait subjects tell the New York Times what it was like being pictured in (and paying for) Andy’s portraits

Debbie Harry and friends talk about posing for Warhol

Why the Whitney’s Warhol exhibition goes big on the 1970s

Donna De Salvo, curator of the Whitney's retrospective, says Andy’s later decades were among his greatest

Why the Whitney’s Warhol exhibition goes big on the 1970s

John Waters thinks our Warhol book is 'Like a detective novel’

The filmmaker, artist and Warhol confidant explains why the new Catalogue Raisonné is his bedtime companion

John Waters thinks our Warhol book is 'Like a detective novel’

WSJ's Alexandra Wolfe is an Animal lover!

The WSJ writer raves over our beautiful new exploration of the zoological world

WSJ's Alexandra Wolfe is an Animal lover!

Trevor Paglen borrows from On Kawara for his midterm poster

Artist, activist and Nam June Paik award winner takes a conceptual art classic and reworks it for the elections

Trevor Paglen borrows from On Kawara for his midterm poster

Sharon Hayes wants to take Stonewall on the road

The artist wants to put a PA system on a vintage station wagon to commemorate the momentous protest

Sharon Hayes wants to take Stonewall on the road

5 Phaidon books Spencer Bailey really likes

The editor, journalist and incoming Phaidon editor-at-large on his pick of our architecture and design titles

5 Phaidon books Spencer Bailey really likes

For Halloween, the story behind Warhol's 'classic still life'

The pop pioneer said his Skulls were facist symbols, though the truth seems to be a little more complicated

For Halloween, the story behind Warhol's 'classic still life'

Olafur Eliasson on social media, Experience and his next show

The author, activist and artist has an idea that smart phones might not be so bad for his next Tate show after all

Olafur Eliasson on social media, Experience and his next show

Swearing, shopping, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas

It may have only lasted six months, but Sarah Lucas’s ‘90’s retail venture still resonates, a quarter century later

Swearing, shopping, Tracey Emin and Sarah Lucas

Five great Picasso works in great destinations

On the artist’s birthday, we pick out some of Pablo's finest pieces, courtesy of our new book Destination Art

Five great Picasso works in great destinations

Raf Simons on why Warhol is a perfect fit for Calvin Klein

Raf says Warhol’s portraits prove he was truly democratic (but he does love the Death and Disaster series too)

Raf Simons on why Warhol is a perfect fit for Calvin Klein

Sex, Death, Sigmund Freud and Sarah Lucas

Here’s how the controversial artist showed her risqué sculptures in Freud’s historic London house

Sex, Death, Sigmund Freud and Sarah Lucas

'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

What is Sharon Hayes trying to tell us?

Discover how this contemporary artist uses vintage protest to open up new possibilities

What is Sharon Hayes trying to tell us?

Astonishing Animals – The Panda

On World Animal Day we look at the panda's remarkable role in wildlife conservation

Astonishing Animals – The Panda

Destination Art every kid will love!

Taking a trip with children? Then pick out somewhere from our great new travel guide to art around the world

Destination Art every kid will love!

Destination Art with deeper meaning

Take in these works while you're away and add a lesson in politics, society and world history to your art excursion

Destination Art with deeper meaning

Elmgreen & Dragset have a tall tale to tell about this pool

Don't believe everything you see and read at their excellent new Whitechapel Gallery show

Elmgreen & Dragset have a tall tale to tell about this pool

Destination Art in the most beautiful settings

Come for the art but stay for the views around these important contemporary artworks from new book Destination Art

Destination Art in the most beautiful settings

Destination Art you can get to in your lunch break

Are you in a big city? Got an hour to spare? Then get out and see some art from our new book Destination Art

Destination Art you can get to in your lunch break

Destination Art that looks like a LOT of fun!

Find art difficult sometimes? Don't fret. Take a look at these works in Destination Art and you'll soon by smiling

Destination Art that looks like a LOT of fun!

Great Art in the Great Outdoors

Sometimes it pays to think outside the white-walled box as our new book Destination Art shows

Great Art in the Great Outdoors

Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish

Decades of selective breeding has enabled East Asian animal lovers to create this beautiful but rather violent pet

Astonishing Animals – The Siamese Fighting Fish

"What is the size of ‘we’?" – Olafur Eliasson on public art, building bridges, and his Experience of togetherness

Eliasson understands the limits of civic engagement, but says he is trying to push the envelope nevertheless


Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Latter Years

The passing years didn’t dim Freud’s ambition - in fact his talent, along with his canvas sizes, grew as he aged

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Latter Years

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Middle Years

A friendly intervention by the Palace helped Freud and his family escape peril - half a century later he repaid the debt

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Middle Years

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Early Years

The artist mixed with rogues and royals in his early London life and kept in touch with both during his gambling days

Lucian Freud Slices of Life - The Early Years

What is it with Sarah Lucas and eggs?

Volunteers just smashed 1,000 eggs at the artist’s request - our new book explains why she works with them

What is it with Sarah Lucas and eggs?

Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle

The microscopic intricacy of this insect’s foot belies a deeply sinister mating habit

Astonishing Animals – The Male Diving Beetle

'Street dance is crucial' – Olafur Eliasson on Harlem Gun Crew, his teenage years and the Experience of space

Eliasson doesn’t hide his early breakdancing achievements; instead he incorporates them into his artistic career

'Street dance is crucial' – Olafur Eliasson on Harlem Gun Crew, his teenage years and the Experience of space

Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm

These six different images depict one obscure marine animal, captured by one dedicated photographer

Astonishing Animals – The Spoonworm

The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels

Read how old prayer traditions found their way into popular baked goods, according to The German Cookbook

The surprisingly sacred origins of German pretzels

How Roald Dahl ended up with a Bacon Portrait of Freud

On Roald Dahl day, we take a closer look at the author’s love of these monumental British artists

How Roald Dahl ended up with a Bacon Portrait of Freud


Wolfgang Tillmans makes a return to the photocopier

The photographer says his first camera was the copy machine and he’s gone back to the office staple for a new show

Wolfgang Tillmans makes a return to the photocopier


Astonishing Animals – The Mite Harvestman

Frozen in a thin layer of gold and captured by a scanning electron microscope this creature is barely 2mm long

Astonishing Animals – The Mite Harvestman

The art that Daniel Arsham fits in around Snarkitecture

Fossilised cars, phones, cameras, guitars and boom boxes - how he switches from commission to gallery

The art that Daniel Arsham fits in around Snarkitecture

What The New Museum is bringing to London next month

Expect screens, beds, reflections on the past and predictions for the future at Strange Days

What The New Museum is bringing to London next month

Sex, cigarettes and spongey bread - the things Wolfgang Tillmans loved about London in the Eighties

The New Yorker's profile of the photographer includes some telling details from his early trips to Britain

Sex, cigarettes and spongey bread - the things Wolfgang Tillmans loved about London in the Eighties

Why Olafur Eliasson just met with Emmanuel Macron

The artist and the French President both agree on Europe, even if Eliasson sees room for healthy disagreement

Why Olafur Eliasson just met with Emmanuel Macron


John Pawson pays homage to Agnes Martin's grids

The minimalist architect references Martin’s famous Sixties grid paintings in these recently posted images

John Pawson pays homage to Agnes Martin's grids

Alex Katz's Coca-Cola Girls are coming to London

The New York artist reveals the Rembrandt and soda-pop inspirations behind his latest paintings

Alex Katz's Coca-Cola Girls are coming to London

Astonishing Animals – The Pigeon

Scott Echols's ghoulish bird image is the result of an innovative technology that helps us see inside animals

Astonishing Animals – The Pigeon

How to sound clever about Supreme’s Mike Kelley collection

Learn how Kelley worked childhood, craft and creepiness into the pieces Supreme is reproducing

How to sound clever about Supreme’s Mike Kelley collection


The story behind JR’s New NYC piece

The pasted-up work, on the Bowery, offers a glimpse into the life of an undocumented immigrant

The story behind JR’s New NYC piece

Astonishing Animals – The Fruit Bat

Nick Veasey's radiographic photo is just one of 300 amazing images in Animal: Exploring the Zoological World

Astonishing Animals – The Fruit Bat

Andy's Athletes - OJ Simpson

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

Andy's Athletes - OJ Simpson

Astonishing Animals – The Sweat Bee

Responsible for 80 per cent of pollination in the world this creature's waning population is a big danger for us

Astonishing Animals – The Sweat Bee

Trevor Paglen launches into his critics

Artist comes out fighting against astronomers who claim launch of his Orbital Reflector just means more space junk

Trevor Paglen launches into his critics

Astonishing Animals – The Diana Monkey

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

Astonishing Animals – The Diana Monkey

Andy's Athletes - Jack Nicklaus

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

Andy's Athletes - Jack Nicklaus

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, his fiery football and other artworks

Astonishing Animals – The Steppe Bison

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

Astonishing Animals – The Steppe Bison

Andy's Athletes - Muhammad Ali

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

Andy's Athletes - Muhammad Ali

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

Astonishing Animals – Cai Guo-Qiang's Heritage Installation

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 on the artist representing the US at Venice 2019

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

Iggy Pop has just recreated this Warhol burger video

Astonishing Animals – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish

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

Astonishing Animals – The Lion’s Mane Jellyfish


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

Thomas Bayrle on Elvis, America and Jacques Tati

Andy's Athletes - Willie Shoemaker

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

Andy's Athletes - Willie Shoemaker

Astonishing Animals – The Monarch of the Glen

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

Astonishing Animals – The Monarch of the Glen


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 reflects on more disquieting memories

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

Edmund de Waal brings the émigré experience to LA

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

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

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

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

Can new technology bring back lost art?

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

Can new technology bring back lost art?

How Thomas Bayrle commodified sex

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

How Thomas Bayrle commodified sex

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

Andy Warhol would have been 90 today

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

How not to climb Mount Olympus

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

Heading for the beach? Try this Olafur Eliasson experiment!

Theaster Gates harmonizes with Harry Styles

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

Theaster Gates harmonizes with Harry Styles

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

Thomas Bayrle’s little people

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.

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

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

What Anthony Caro learned from Henry Moore

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

Meet the weaver who became the Kraftwerk of German art

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

Cups and condoms included in new Jenny Holzer Tate show

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. . .

Is Thomas Eakins cooling off or heating up?

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

Want to have a drink with Elmgreen & Dragset?

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

Some birthday advice from Alex Katz

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

What does Rose Wylie love about the Sportsman?

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

What to expect from the BBC's new Gombrich documentary

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 shows us his most personal possessions

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

Yayoi Kusama's Narcissus Garden comes to New York

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

Who knew Degas did erotica?

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

Oh dear, Maurizio Cattelan has killed Banksy!

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's 30-foot tribute to black lawyers

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

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

How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

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

How The French Revolution influenced the painting of heroes

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

The sad story behind Modigliani's portrayal of lust

Yayoi Kusama is painting again

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

Yayoi Kusama is painting again

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

Why Whistler sued Ruskin for libel

A glimpse at David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series

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

A glimpse at David Wojnarowicz’s Sex Series

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 on what can happen when art meets brutalism

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

Did you see Mark Bradford at the roller disco?

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

Why did Frida Kahlo cut off her hair?

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 checks out the new JR show

Barnett Newman’s creative heart

The artist died this day in 1970 but did you know the condition that killed him also led to his best work?

Barnett Newman’s creative heart

Politics, patriotism, sex and balloon dogs

On Independence Day this is how four free-spirited, contemporary American artists see their country

Politics, patriotism, sex and balloon dogs

A Movement in a Moment: Luminism

As fireworks light up the sky this Fourth of July, we look at another light that is uniquely American

A Movement in a Moment: Luminism

When Kerry James Marshall painted the 4th of July

In Independence Day week we look at how the painter’s work Bang subtly subverts an all American holiday

When Kerry James Marshall painted the 4th of July

Did you spot Mark Bradford on the basketball court?

Here’s how this US artist combined basketball with a hoop skirt to create a gender-bending sporting performance

Did you spot Mark Bradford on the basketball court?

It's caption competition time!

Damien Hirst will give you a free print if he likes what you have to say about this pic he just posted

It's caption competition time!

Alicia Keys plays for JR and Massimo in New York

The Grammy star performed a special set for JR's opening and Massimo Bottura caught it on his phone

Alicia Keys plays for JR and Massimo in New York

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the comedy club?

This is how the stand-up routines of Eddie Murphy and other comedians fed into the LA artist’s work

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the comedy club?

New record set for a Lucian Freud painting

Sotheby’s achieved a new British high for the great painter in London last night with this spectacular 2002-3 work

New record set for a Lucian Freud painting

“Barbie, Grace Jones or me?” Trevor Paglen on tech and sex

The artist digs into the power structures behind modern technology in his Smithsonian American Art Museum lecture

“Barbie, Grace Jones or me?” Trevor Paglen on tech and sex

Noah Charney tells CBS viewers how one lost work was saved

The Museum of Lost Art author shared the miraculous story of Tullio Lombardo's Adam with This Morning's audience

Noah Charney tells CBS viewers how one lost work was saved

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beach?

Here’s how the Californian coastline - and ancient mariners’ myths - feed into the work of the LA artist

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beach?

Why Trevor Paglen thinks the military will come to his show

The artist believes DC's government employees are likely to take an interest in his new anti-surveillance exhibition

Why Trevor Paglen thinks the military will come to his show

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beauty shop?

Here's how the artist took the friendships and the materials from his mother’s workplace and fed them into his art

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the beauty shop?

Watch Trevor Paglen’s AI concert

Can you handle a spooky string quartet recital where the machines are silently judging you?

Watch Trevor Paglen’s AI concert

The Jackson portrait Warhol worried TIME would junk

As London's National Portrait Gallery opens its Michael Jackson show, we look at Andy’s 80s TIME cover

The Jackson portrait Warhol worried TIME would junk

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the airport?

If you’ve flown out of LA you’re probably more familiar with this American artist’s work than you may realise. . .

Did you spot Mark Bradford at the airport?

When Ellsworth Kelly upsized in the Hamptons

A new summer show looks back at how the artist found space for his bigger works at the East End of Long Island

When Ellsworth Kelly upsized in the Hamptons

'Get your Indiana Jones on' - with Noah Charney

The Phaidon author talks us through some of the most highly prized lost artworks that are out there . . . somewhere

'Get your Indiana Jones on' - with Noah Charney

Theaster Gates cuts a live jazz record at his Swiss show

Gates' Black Monks of Mississippi record their performances directly onto disc and release them on his new label

Theaster Gates cuts a live jazz record at his Swiss show

The painting that pushed Luc Tuymans to 'authentic forgery'

On his 60th birthday, we look at an early self-portrait and a crisis that led him to draw on a wide range of sources

The painting that pushed Luc Tuymans to 'authentic forgery'

Trevor Paglen’s Last Pictures

The artist’s selection of black-and-white photos aims to show future civilisations what life on earth was like

Trevor Paglen’s Last Pictures

Christo on Stalinism, Van Gogh and his new work in London

The artist explains how he went from the Eastern Bloc to building an oil barrel pyramid on a lake in London

Christo on Stalinism, Van Gogh and his new work in London

David Hammons’ ghost pier gets the go ahead

The NY Senate changed laws to OK the artist's tribute to Gordon Matta-Clark and a former gay meeting place

David Hammons’ ghost pier gets the go ahead

Elmgreen & Dragset set a vulture loose in Regent’s Park

The bronze bird will join pieces by John Baldessari and Tracey Emin in this year's Frieze Sculpture installation

Elmgreen & Dragset set a vulture loose in Regent’s Park

Shore and Mapplethorpe's Warhol photos feature in new show

Museum exhibition includes wallpaper, posters and candid snaps to capture Andy’s production line approach

Shore and Mapplethorpe's Warhol photos feature in new show

The buried pleasure palace loved by Michelangelo and Raphael

Emperor Nero's Golden House was buried after his reign but it didn't stop these Renaissance masters getting in

The buried pleasure palace loved by Michelangelo and Raphael

Trevor Paglen’s surveillance-free safe space

The artist’s Autonomy Cube lets gallery goers go online anonymously

Trevor Paglen’s surveillance-free safe space

'This is probably the first instance in the art world where a black person took part in a capital competition and won'

Kerry James Marshall on why Sean Combs paid $21m for his painting Past Times at Sotheby's the other week

'This is probably the first instance in the art world where a black person took part in a capital competition and won'

The monk who made Botticelli burn his paintings

Meet the Italian friar who's one of the worst villains in art history and popularised the phrase, Bonfire of the Vanities

The monk who made Botticelli burn his paintings

Jean Jullien gives a face to a brainy plant

How do you explain plant neurobiology? With a little help from a great artist and illustrator, that's how

Jean Jullien gives a face to a brainy plant

Trevor Paglen’s robot revolutionary

The artist says his portrait of a dead revolutionary shows how tech may come to be used to kill off dissent

Trevor Paglen’s robot revolutionary

Where Ellsworth Kelly’s colours came from

On the 95th anniversary of his birth, we examine how he was inspired by European painters and American birds

Where Ellsworth Kelly’s colours came from

The man who turned Robert Ryman onto jazz

On the artist's 88th birthday we look back at the influence jazz teacher Lennie Tristan had on his art

The man who turned Robert Ryman onto jazz

Picasso joins Ferran Adrià in the kitchen

The elBulli chef’s paintings and drawings form part of a new show examining Picasso’s enduring interest in food

Picasso joins Ferran Adrià in the kitchen

JR buddies up with Pace to change our cities

The artist joins FuturePace, a new place-making partnership which uses art to invigorate the urban environment

JR buddies up with Pace to change our cities

Why Theaster Gates believes black magazines matter

He's staging a show examining the Johnson Publishing Company, once the largest African-American publisher

Why Theaster Gates believes black magazines matter

Why Andy Warhol started Interview

As the magazine Andy launched finally goes down the tube we look into why he set it up in the first place

Why Andy Warhol started Interview

High-speed photo pioneers inspire Sarah Sze's new show

The artist looks back to Eadweard Muybridge and Harold Edgerton in her new work, Images in Debris

High-speed photo pioneers inspire Sarah Sze's new show

Fire Island and Pet Shop Boys made Tillmans groove again

The photographer describes getting back into making music - now he plans to include some in his next exhibition

Fire Island and Pet Shop Boys made Tillmans groove again

Trevor Paglen subverts classified military insignia

Why does the artist collect secret military patches? And what do they tell us about warfare today?

Trevor Paglen subverts classified military insignia

The hidden message in Robert Indiana’s Love

Following his death, we look at how this work evolved from a Christmas card into an appeal to Ellsworth Kelly

The hidden message in Robert Indiana’s Love

The exhibition that pushed NYC to the art world's centre

The Ninth Street Show opened 67 years ago today. Here's how it focussed and clarified the city's art scene

The exhibition that pushed NYC to the art world's centre

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

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

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

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

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

The decline and fall of the gentlemanly art thief

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

Did Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman share some moves?

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

Sex, madness and the Met’s summer show

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

So why do artists destroy their own work?

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

Wolfgang Tillmans is working on a World War II Requiem

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

How, after death, Hokusai changed art history

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

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

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 do Bottega Veneta in style

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

Where in the world is this ghostly Klimt portrait?

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

The incredibly imaginative world of Frank Stella's prints

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

The British camera that helped Winslow Homer capture the US

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

Can you spot an Anish Kapoor among these record sleeves?

How Tina Barney pictures great artists

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

How Tina Barney pictures great artists

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

Isn't this the perfect crown for Tomi Ungerer!

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 is heading to London

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

Frieze New York goes back to the Eighties

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

How Marlene Dumas sees Venus and Adonis

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 just sent this guy to pick up his latest award

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 on Raf, fashion and 'messing' with Americana

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

The bird painter who helped Ellsworth Kelly to imagine

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

Why Gillian Wearing put a sign on her Millicent Fawcett statue

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

The strange story behind Willem de Kooning’s Woman I

World Book Day according to Harland Miller

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

World Book Day according to Harland Miller

When Raphael painted St George

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

When Raphael painted St George

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 is on TIME Magazine's 100 most influential list

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

When Larry Gagosian paid Peter Marino with a Brice Marden

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

How Damien Hirst, Poussin and Maurizio Cattelan saw Midas

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

How Peter Doig saw the night sky

Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner

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

Phaidon and Free Arts NYC honour Lawrence Weiner

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?

A Movement in a Moment: Kinetic Art

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

JR gives a face to the Dreamers

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’

How Hobbes first pictured the “monster” of good government

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

What Bacon thought of Warhol and Jasper Johns

How Rubens, Richard Hamilton and Titian saw Adonis

Death, rebirth and y fronts - the classical hunk has inspired ancient and modern artists in many different ways

How Rubens, Richard Hamilton and Titian saw Adonis

Warhol and Pollock's Chelsea Hotel doors are up for sale

A former resident of the famous Manhattan flop house rescued its doors and is now selling them off for charity

Warhol and Pollock's Chelsea Hotel doors are up for sale

Christian Jankowski’s fake art exhibition

The artist uses online tributes to great works to commission Chinese copies that aren't quite right

Christian Jankowski’s fake art exhibition

Just why did Ed Ruscha paint with eggs?

This Easter we look at how yolks, along with beetroot juice and gunpowder found their way on to Ed's brush

Just why did Ed Ruscha paint with eggs?

Is this theme park copying Yayoi Kusama and Chris Burden?

It's hard not to pick up on two fine-art precedents in Indonesia's hot new selfie hotspot, Rabbit Town

Is this theme park copying Yayoi Kusama and Chris Burden?

A Movement in a Moment: Nazarenes

How a colony of longhaired artists squatted a Roman monastery and attempted to alter the course of art history

A Movement in a Moment: Nazarenes

Jack Whitten on de Kooning, Civil Rights and his legacy

In his final video interview, the abstract artist described his life, work and how he wanted to be remembered

Jack Whitten on de Kooning, Civil Rights and his legacy

Why does Yayoi Kusama love pumpkins?

As the artist celebrates her 89th birthday, we look at the ways she has represented her favourite vegetable

Why does Yayoi Kusama love pumpkins?

5 poets’ portraits for World Poetry Day

See how painters have pictured these writers in our new book Reading Art: Art for Book Lovers

5 poets’ portraits for World Poetry Day

Trevor Paglen's new flag plays on our fear of spyware

Artist creates creepy flag named after the supposed CIA bug Wikileaks claimed is hiding in a Samsung television

Trevor Paglen's new flag plays on our fear of spyware

Alain de Botton on how to find happiness in unlikely places

On International Day of Happiness 2018, the philosopher says we can find beauty in the lowliest places

Alain de Botton on how to find happiness in unlikely places

How Caravaggio, Freud and Dalí saw Narcissus

Discover how this ancient self-obsessed beauty found a place within baroque, surrealist and modern British art

How Caravaggio, Freud and Dalí saw Narcissus

How Yves Klein, Chris Burden and Henri Matisse saw Icarus

Our new book Flying Too Close to the Sun examines how artists old and new have interpreted ancient myths

How Yves Klein, Chris Burden and Henri Matisse saw Icarus

Jean Jullien’s wonderfully un-grown-up birthday message

The artist, illustrator and Phaidon author shows us how we all feel on the day we get one year older

Jean Jullien’s wonderfully un-grown-up birthday message

These Self-Portraits played with gender fluidity back in the day

See how artists have presented themselves as different sexes in their self-portraits throughout the ages

These Self-Portraits played with gender fluidity back in the day

Who spotted the art in this viral video of Michelle Obama?

When a two-year-old art lover visited Michelle’s office, we all got a peek at the former First Lady’s art collection and it includes some great pieces by Phaidon artists Kerry James Marshall and Theaster Gates

Who spotted the art in this viral video of Michelle Obama?

How Picasso, Pollock and Blake saw the Minotaur

The mythical man-bull has always served artists well, even into an age of gender reassignment

How Picasso, Pollock and Blake saw the Minotaur

The reasons reading is (still) a feminist issue

We look back at some of the more divisive depictions of women readers in our new book Reading Art

The reasons reading is (still) a feminist issue

Piet Mondrian - loved jazz (but couldn't dance!)

On the anniversary of his birth find out how jazz informed his art and why musician Thelonius Monk would often refer to Mondrian's paintings when describing his own compositions

Piet Mondrian - loved jazz (but couldn't dance!)

A Movement in a Moment: Mannerism

On Michelangelo’s birthday we look back at 'the stylish style' of high Renaissance painting

A Movement in a Moment: Mannerism

These Self-Portraits must have really, really hurt

Suffering for your art is taken to a whole new level in this group of images taken from 500 Self-Portraits

These Self-Portraits must have really, really hurt

Mark Bradford’s tribute to Jack Whitten

The abstract artist includes a fitting homage to the painter, who died back in January, in his new Los Angeles show

Mark Bradford’s tribute to Jack Whitten

JR shoots Madonna’s Oscars party

The artist and activist might have lost out on his Academy Award but he still got to party with Madonna and co.

JR shoots Madonna’s Oscars party

Why alien life made Wolfgang Tillmans rethink politics

The photographer tries to work out what makes people go right-wing and how he might win them back

Why alien life made Wolfgang Tillmans rethink politics

Kerry James Marshall's superhero cover for NY Magazine

The Rhythm Mastr work has been unveiled at the Port Authority Bus Terminal as part of NY Mag's 50th birthday

Kerry James Marshall's superhero cover for NY Magazine

What can The Three Robbers teach us about gender relations?

Tomi Ungerer's original publisher believes the key to this story lies in the harmony between men and women

What can The Three Robbers teach us about gender relations?

Jean Jullien's hand-made tribute to the weekend

The French artist and illustrator teams up with his brother for a show dedicated to introspection and slowing down

Jean Jullien's hand-made tribute to the weekend

Facebook censors The Venus of Willendorf

The tech giant has deemed this 30,000-year-old sculpture 'pornographic'

Facebook censors The Venus of Willendorf


Andy Warhol Died 31 Years Ago Today

On the anniversary of Andy's passing discover the spiritual backstory to his final set of works

Andy Warhol Died 31 Years Ago Today

Salvatore Arancio - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Salvatore Arancio - Why I Create

Inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

The only building the abstract artist ever designed opened this weekend at the University of Texas at Austin

Inside Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin

Klara Kristalova - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Klara Kristalova - Why I Create

John McEnroe's $9m Mark Bradford map

The US tennis champ, the Beatles and cult leader Charles Manson could help Mark Bradford set an auction record

John McEnroe's $9m Mark Bradford map

How to create a lover - the ancient way

A Valentine's Day lesson in art and love from our new book, Flying Too Close to the Sun

How to create a lover - the ancient way

Calvin Klein brings Warhol's Silver Clouds back to NYC

Andy's Mylar balloons are floating again over Manhattan, in a new "reimagining" of the famous 1966 work

Calvin Klein brings Warhol's Silver Clouds back to NYC

Understanding Stella: The Black Paintings

Here’s why Stella's early minimalist series served as the perfect start for a much more varied career

Understanding Stella: The Black Paintings



JR lunches with Spielberg and his fellow Oscars nominees

But Agnès Varda couldn’t make it so JR brought a cut-out of her to the Oscar Nominees lunch yesterday!

JR lunches with Spielberg and his fellow Oscars nominees

Understanding Stella: The Alsace-Lorraine series

Here's how the artist's first proper sculptural series embodied one of the world's great struggles

Understanding Stella: The Alsace-Lorraine series

Viktor&Rolf recycle an old collection to make a new one

The Dutch designers launch a new range of price-friendly, eco-friendly clothes via German e-retailer Zalando

Viktor&Rolf recycle an old collection to make a new one

An Art of the Erotic guide to Sotheby’s latest sale

Here's some sexy insight into Picasso, Polke and other artists in Sotheby's erotic sale, courtesy of our new book

An Art of the Erotic guide to Sotheby’s latest sale

Why Lorde pinned a Jenny Holzer work to her Grammys dress

Here’s what you need to know about the Inflammatory Essay Lorde pinned on her frock last night

Why Lorde pinned a Jenny Holzer work to her Grammys dress

Understanding Stella: The Polish Village series

Discover how Stella’s series traces the loss of wooden synagogues in Europe and the rise of abstract painting

Understanding Stella: The Polish Village series

U2 and JR team up for the Grammys

The French artist provided imagery for the Irish band’s pro-immigration performance at the awards last night

U2 and JR team up for the Grammys

Christo barrels into London

The artist will float an Egyptian burial mound made of oil barrels on the Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park this summer

Christo barrels into London

These Self-Portraits will make your bad hair day a bit better

Feeling tonsorially challenged? Be thankful your unruly tresses aren't captured for posterity in 500 Self-Portraits

These Self-Portraits will make your bad hair day a bit better

When Georgia O'Keeffe went to Hawaii

See both O'Keeffe's Hawaii paintings and some of the plants that inspired her at the New York Botanical Garden

When Georgia O'Keeffe went to Hawaii

JR’s film nomination makes Oscars history

The artist's documentary, Faces Places is up for best documentary - here’s why the nomination is so important

JR’s film nomination makes Oscars history

Yeesookyung - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Yeesookyung - Why I Create

Understanding Stella: The Imaginary Places series

Here’s how a 1980s travel guide to Narnia, Middle Earth and Oz led Frank Stella on an abstract voyage of his own

Understanding Stella: The Imaginary Places series

These Self-Portraits will freak you out

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Let's hope its nothing like this trio of images from 500 Self-Portraits. . .

These Self-Portraits will freak you out

Understanding Stella: The Benjamin Moore paintings

Discover how Frank Stella's love of commercial house paint helped him catch the eye of pop art pioneer Andy Warhol

Understanding Stella: The Benjamin Moore paintings

Liz Larner - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Liz Larner - Why I Create

Understanding Stella: The Cones and Pillars series

Want to know why Frank Stella borrowed from fairy tales in his quest to break up the surface of his paintings?

Understanding Stella: The Cones and Pillars series

Emily Hesse - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Emily Hesse - Why I Create

Happy art for Blue Monday from Alain de Botton

Can pretty works by Matisse and Monet get us through the January blues? Yes, argues the Art as Therapy author

Happy art for Blue Monday from Alain de Botton

How Kerry James Marshall kept MLK's memory alive

The artist was inspired by commercial souvenirs to spread Dr. King's legacy - without desecrating his memory

How Kerry James Marshall kept MLK's memory alive

Markus Karstieß - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Markus Karstieß - Why I Create

Tomi Ungerer is now a Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur

The 86-year-old author receives one of France's highest honours in the French National New Year's list

Tomi Ungerer is now a Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur

Understanding Stella: The Moby Dick series

Here's how Frank Stella's tribute to the Great American novel also paid a debt to the abstract expressionists

Understanding Stella: The Moby Dick series

Marco Chiandetti - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Marco Chiandetti - Why I Create


Understanding Stella: The Scarlatti K series

Here's how Frank Stella uses 3D printing, cutting-edge software and baroque music to reinvent painting

Understanding Stella: The Scarlatti K series

Who knew Renoir did erotica?

Is this painting of a girl bathing entirely innocent - or loaded with sexual suggestion?

Who knew Renoir did erotica?

Lynda Draper - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Lynda Draper - Why I Create

JR brings his Rio giants to London

The artist restages his monumental 2016 Brazilian Olympics project at new London gallery

JR brings his Rio giants to London

Emre Hüner - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Emre Hüner - Why I Create

RIP Betty Woodman - the woman who made clay fine art

87-year-old artist and mother of photographer Francesca died in Italy on January 2

RIP Betty Woodman - the woman who made clay fine art

Delcy Morelos - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Delcy Morelos - Why I Create

Jason Lim - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Jason Lim - Why I Create

Who knew Mickalene Thomas did erotica?

In her 2008 painting, Thomas takes a scandalous Balthus work and remakes it in a more loving way

Who knew Mickalene Thomas did erotica?

Steven Holl unveils his light-filled Maggie’s Centre for London

The building, located beside St Bart’s in London, is a 'joyful, glowing presence' says the architect

Steven Holl unveils his light-filled Maggie’s Centre for London

Alisa Baremboym - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Alisa Baremboym - Why I Create

Dan McCarthy - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Dan McCarthy - Why I Create

No one did hats like Yves Saint Laurent

The masterful designer loved headwear, even if he apparently wasn’t so keen on its bourgeoisie wearers

No one did hats like Yves Saint Laurent

The Artist Project: Cecily Brown on a Medieval Madonna

The painter went straight to The Met's medieval sculpture room when asked to choose an artwork that moved her

The Artist Project: Cecily Brown on a Medieval Madonna

William Curtis's Le Corb book gets another award!

The International Committee of Architectural Critics honours Ideas and Forms with a Bruno Zevi Award

William Curtis's Le Corb book gets another award!

The Artist Project: Catherine Opie on Louis XIV’s bedroom

The fine-art photographer believes the Met’s period room dedicated to the Sun King works as a history portrait

The Artist Project: Catherine Opie on Louis XIV’s bedroom

The Artist Project and Met Membership – a gift for art lovers

Gift a membership to America's biggest art museum, and have the world’s great artists show your loved-one around

The Artist Project and Met Membership – a gift for art lovers

The Artist Project: Sarah Sze on the Ancient Egyptians

The artist finds unlikely parallels between the Tomb of Perneb and the grave-like aspect of her own work

The Artist Project: Sarah Sze on the Ancient Egyptians

Shary Boyle - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Shary Boyle - Why I Create

Who knew Edward Weston did erotica?

The photographer’s nudes appear abstract but his infamous photo of a pepper packs an unexpected erotic charge

Who knew Edward Weston did erotica?

A Vitamin C guide to Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid

Here's how the 63-year-old Tanzania-born artist utilised old crockery to win the 2017 contemporary art award

A Vitamin C guide to Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid

Marlene Steyn - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Marlene Steyn - Why I Create

Elizabeth Jaeger - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Elizabeth Jaeger - Why I Create

Who knew Henri Matisse did erotica?

Pretty much everyone! Discover how the modernist turned to ancient sex myths to rediscover his wilder impulses

Who knew Henri Matisse did erotica?

Rose Eken - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Rose Eken - Why I Create

John Pawson's World of Colour: Blue

How the architect found beautiful blues in the Aegean Sea and the skies over Chipping Norton

John Pawson's World of Colour: Blue

How Yayoi Kusama inspired Donald Judd

If you like Donald's box sculptures you might want to thank Yayoi for helping him come up with them

How Yayoi Kusama inspired Donald Judd

Why Robert Ryman is having a moment right now

The author of our new monograph explains why critics are returning to the painter’s great white body of work

Why Robert Ryman is having a moment right now

The Artist Project: Zhang Xiaogang on El Greco

The Chinese artist admires the inner psychology this expressive Renaissance master set down in his work

The Artist Project: Zhang Xiaogang on El Greco

Jenny Holzer talks about her NYC AIDS Memorial

'I remember the hostility of the Reagan years - pragmatism, resources and mercy were needed then, and now'

Jenny Holzer talks about her NYC AIDS Memorial

The Brit Awards go red - courtesy of Anish Kapoor

Kapoor – the first sculptor to create the trophy – has reworked the familiar Britannia in his favourite colour

The Brit Awards go red - courtesy of Anish Kapoor

Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

By offering only 'technical data' the artist lets us see something exceptional in pools, gas stations and baby photos

Artists Who Make Books: Ed Ruscha

Why we should think of Robert Ryman as a contemporary artist

The categories of modern vs. contemporary are useful only for bureaucratic purposes and dissolve when we look to art for its full potential to move us, says Vittorio Colaizzi, author of our new Robert Ryman book

Why we should think of Robert Ryman as a contemporary artist

Tommaso Corvi-Mora - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Tommaso Corvi-Mora - Why I Create

Artists Who Make Books: Taryn Simon

Concerned with the structure of secrecy, this artist's work makes for some very compelling printed matter

Artists Who Make Books: Taryn Simon

Decoding John Currin’s spooky Thanksgiving

There’s a ghost at the feast in John Currin’s depiction of the American harvest festival

Decoding John Currin’s spooky Thanksgiving

Why you must not call Robert Ryman’s paintings ‘pictures’

Vittorio Colaizzi, author of our Robert Ryman book, schools us in the right way to describe this abstract painter's work

Why you must not call Robert Ryman’s paintings ‘pictures’

Katie Cuddon - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Katie Cuddon - Why I Create

Artists Who Make Books: Richard Prince

Here’s how a controversial figure in contemporary American art went from pulp novelist to appropriation artist

Artists Who Make Books: Richard Prince

Camden Arts Centre gets a blast of Vitamin C

Clare Twomey, Emma Hart and Tommaso Corvi-Mora join us for a panel discussion with book editor Louisa Elderton

Camden Arts Centre gets a blast of Vitamin C

Don't get Robert Ryman? Try viewing his work as sculptures!

That's the advice of Vittorio Colaizzi, author of our Robert Ryman book, though he admits Robert might not like it

Don't get Robert Ryman? Try viewing his work as sculptures!

Why Leonardo has always kept us guessing

Last night's $450 million sale may have surprised some but uncertainty was a Da Vinci specialty

Why Leonardo has always kept us guessing

Who knew JMW Turner did erotica?

We know his ships and seascapes, but Turner also painted this bedroom scene - and may have created others

Who knew JMW Turner did erotica?

The Artist Project: John Currin on Ludovico Carracci

The US contemporary artist finds something both dead and alive in Carracci's sixteenth century depiction of Christ

The Artist Project: John Currin on Ludovico Carracci

How Robert Ryman got from jazz to abstract painting

The author of our Robert Ryman book guides us through the artist’s route from the sax to the canvas stretcher

How Robert Ryman got from jazz to abstract painting

Caroline Achaintre - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Caroline Achaintre - Why I Create

How we brought Picasso’s women together for the Art Museum

Our new museum in a book tells the story of Picasso’s love life, and his artistic development, in six exquisite portraits

How we brought Picasso’s women together for the Art Museum

The Artist Project: Mark Bradford on Clyfford Still

The LA artist is intrigued by the Abstract Expressionist's era, and by what the paintings say about today's America

The Artist Project: Mark Bradford on Clyfford Still

Keith Harrison - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Keith Harrison - Why I Create

Kerry James Marshall - the VR experience

The artist's acclaimed exhibition Mastry is now available in virtual reality, for Mac, PC and Oculus Rift users

Kerry James Marshall - the VR experience

How Jimmie Durham saw the night sky

Understand how this important contemporary artist brings his vision of the heavens right down to earth

How Jimmie Durham saw the night sky

Mark Bradford honoured alongside Star Wars' George Lucas

LACMA recognises the artist's sociopolitical work at its Art+Film Gala (and Kim Kardashian came too!)

Mark Bradford honoured alongside Star Wars' George Lucas

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen - Why I Create

Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30'

We asked the painter about his days at Cooper Union, the jazz clubs he went to at night and why painting is like running a 4.40, when we bumped into him at his show of new work and Forties drawings at Timothy Taylor

Alex Katz - 'I never had any self-confidence until I was 30'

Phaidon contributors rank high in ArtReview's Power 100

Many of our favourite artists, curators, critics and gallerists all feature on this year's highly politicized list

Phaidon contributors rank high in ArtReview's Power 100

How Japanese poets saw the night sky

There's no man in the Moon for Japanese star-gazers, instead, they see a hare pounding rice. Want to know why?

How Japanese poets saw the night sky

Ruby Neri - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Ruby Neri - Why I Create

Who knew Gerhard Richter did erotica?

He copied images from porn mags but it's as if a gauzy veil has drifted across the image, clouding any promiscuity

Who knew Gerhard Richter did erotica?

Who knew John Singer Sargent did erotica?

The sensual portraitist and war artist combined his two interests in this tender painting of two British soldiers

Who knew John Singer Sargent did erotica?

Anders Ruhwald - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Anders Ruhwald - Why I Create

The Artist Project: Raymond Pettibon on JMW Turner

Why the contemporary artist appreciates the 18th century painter for his ability to go beyond mere representation

The Artist Project: Raymond Pettibon on JMW Turner

When Yayoi Kusama created her first ever Infinity Room

Going to her show at the Broad? Then uncover the history behind these hugely popular artworks before you do

When Yayoi Kusama created her first ever Infinity Room

The Artist Project goes back to the Met

The book that gets contemporary artists to talk about classic works returned to the source for our launch

The Artist Project goes back to the Met

Ghada Amer - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Ghada Amer - Why I Create

The Artist Project: Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent

Obama’s new portraitist takes his inspiration from some of the most aristocratic works in the Met's collection

The Artist Project: Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent

When Kerry James Marshall learned to love Warhol

He celebrates his 62nd birthday today but it was on his 18th that Kerry began to understand Andy's talents

When Kerry James Marshall learned to love Warhol

How we squeezed Versailles into The Art Museum

This Baroque masterwork will never leave France but we've found room for it in our brilliant museum-in-a-book

How we squeezed Versailles into The Art Museum

Ai Weiwei returns to New York

Artist scatters 300 works across the city he called home for a decade in Good Fences Make Good Neighbours

Ai Weiwei returns to New York

Jessica Harrison - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Jessica Harrison - Why I Create

How Trevor Paglen saw the night sky

The MacArthur Fellow is less interested in space's beauty - more in the sinister man-made objects in our heavens

How Trevor Paglen saw the night sky

How Annie Leibovitz captured Ellsworth Kelly's place of work

In Portraits 2005–2016, Annie Leibovitz reveals how Kelly created his calm canvases amidst everyday clutter

How Annie Leibovitz captured Ellsworth Kelly's place of work

How the Soviets saw the night sky

It may have lost the race to the moon but in 1963 the USSR looked aloft and saw itself as the clear conqueror

How the Soviets saw the night sky

JR’s new movie comes to the London Film Festival

Catch Faces Places, his Agnès Varda film about small-town life, in one of Europe’s biggest cities

JR’s new movie comes to the London Film Festival

Arlene Shechet - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Arlene Shechet - Why I Create

Francis Upritchard - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Francis Upritchard - Why I Create

Clay and ceramics put a sheen on this year's Frieze

Once a mere decorative art, clay and ceramics find a place alongside painting and sculpture at this year's fair

Clay and ceramics put a sheen on this year's Frieze

Mary Beard talks us through her 2017 Frieze show

The classicist tells us how a chance meeting at an airport led her to stage a bronze show at this year's Frieze

Mary Beard talks us through her 2017 Frieze show

JJ PEET - Why I Create

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JJ PEET - Why I Create

Why Yayoi Kusama wrote to Richard Nixon

'I will lovingly, soothingly, adorn your hard masculine body,' she wrote as she invited him to an orgy

Why Yayoi Kusama wrote to Richard Nixon

How we got Impressionism's first show into The Art Museum

It closed over 140 years ago but our new museum-in-a-book restages this seminal Parisian painting show

How we got Impressionism's first show into The Art Museum

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho on their Frieze Project

Why a strange settlement in the no man’s land between North and South Korea has found a new home at Frieze

Moon Kyungwon and Jeon Joonho on their Frieze Project

The Artist Project: Jeff Koons on Roman sculpture

Here’s why America’s leading contemporary artist spends so much time among the Met Museum’s sculptures

The Artist Project: Jeff Koons on Roman sculpture

SPIT! talk us through their Frieze Project

The US collective look back at queer manifestos for a new series of works addressing today's struggles

SPIT! talk us through their Frieze Project

Takuro Kuwata - Why I Create

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Takuro Kuwata - Why I Create

Georgina Starr talks us through her Frieze Project

Why has the artist brought in two experimental vocalists and "a magic table" for a reading from her new novel?

Georgina Starr talks us through her Frieze Project

When Yayoi Kusama staged a gay wedding

Kusama provided the clothes, conducted the ceremony - and insisted on the consummation!

When Yayoi Kusama staged a gay wedding

Marc Bauer talks us through his 2017 Frieze Project

The artist explains why he has brought a little bit of Peckham, South London, to the entrance of this year’s fair

Marc Bauer talks us through his 2017 Frieze Project

Who knew Paul Klee did erotica?

The Swiss artist only used a few abstract forms to effectively suggest the act of lovemaking in this drawing

Who knew Paul Klee did erotica?

Jesse Wine - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Jesse Wine - Why I Create

Lucy Orta talks us through her 2017 Frieze Project

Artist and Phaidon author on her plans to distribute Antarctica World Passports at the London art fair

Lucy Orta talks us through her 2017 Frieze Project

Theaster Gates uses sculpture prize to fund literary venture

The Chicago artist plans to spend his $100,000 2018 Nasher Prize money on an antique mechanical printing press

Theaster Gates uses sculpture prize to fund literary venture

Clare Twomey - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Clare Twomey - Why I Create

The Artist Project: Swoon on Honoré Daumier

The contemporary artist explains why the 19th century caricaturist still offers 'something beautiful (and difficult)'

The Artist Project: Swoon on Honoré Daumier

How we relocated Easter Island to The Art Museum

The statues cannot be moved anymore but you can see them all in our impossibly good museum-in-a-book

How we relocated Easter Island to The Art Museum

Sahej Rahal - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Sahej Rahal - Why I Create

How Galileo saw the night sky

Here's how the astronomer's sketches changed our view of the moon and undermined the Catholic Church

How Galileo saw the night sky

The Sportsman’s winning ingredients: Sea Salt

How saline waters around the Sportsman enabled Stephen Harris to turn a grotty pub into a team GB champion

The Sportsman’s winning ingredients: Sea Salt

The Artist Project: George Condo on Claude Monet

The artist explains why the 'ugliest combinations of colours' he's ever seen makes for an exquisite experience

The Artist Project: George Condo on Claude Monet

Sterling Ruby - Why I Create

Exploring the inspirations and attitudes of artists working with clay and ceramic, featured in Vitamin C

Sterling Ruby - Why I Create

When Yayoi Kusama met Damien Hirst

She propositioned Nixon, held a gay wedding (and created cool art) so what happened when she met the YBA?

When Yayoi Kusama met Damien Hirst

Alex Katz remembers John Ashbery

Following the great American poet’s death, we look at the painter's enduring relationship with him

Alex Katz remembers John Ashbery

How we relocated the Lascaux caves to The Art Museum

They've been closed since the Sixties but now you can visit them in our impossibly good museum-in-a-book

How we relocated the Lascaux caves to The Art Museum

Who knew Anselm Kiefer did erotica?

The great German painter mixed ancient sex myths with sensual female nudity in this watercolour

Who knew Anselm Kiefer did erotica?

How Georgia O'Keeffe saw the night sky

Here's why Georgia O’Keeffe imposed a little human order on the heavens in her painting Starlight Night

How Georgia O'Keeffe saw the night sky

Looking back at NY’s leading African-American art museum

A new show at The Carnegie Museum of Art showcases works from the Studio Museum in Harlem

Looking back at NY’s leading African-American art museum

Why Mark Bradford thinks the Robert E Lee statue should stay

The artist says if the conversation is about the history of the US then you have to talk about that history

Why Mark Bradford thinks the Robert E Lee statue should stay

We're looking forward to the eclipse!

In the US on Monday there will be a total solar eclipse. This is how one photographer captured the 2008 one

We're looking forward to the eclipse!

Your chance to be a ceramic artist courtesy of The Tate

Clare Twomey opens a fascinating installation at Tate Modern next month - and you can take part

Your chance to be a ceramic artist courtesy of The Tate

Ten Questions for Wolfgang Tillmans

On his 49th birthday here's another chance to read an interview we did to coincide with his latest Phaidon book

Ten Questions for Wolfgang Tillmans

The amazing story behind this stolen Willem de Kooning

Woman-Ochre found on the wall of a New Mexico couple's bedroom where it had hung for the last 32 years

The amazing story behind this stolen Willem de Kooning

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum

Tokyo structure that began taking shape in 2014 is at last revealed to be a shrine to the octogenarian's work

Yayoi Kusama gets her own museum

Random International release a drone swarm

The makers of the worldwide hit Rain Room return with another interactive artwork in London

Random International release a drone swarm

Why is Mary Beard planning a fake Bronze show for Frieze?

Hauser & Wirth has teamed-up with the classicist for a faux show placing Paul McCarthy beside real artefacts

Why is Mary Beard planning a fake Bronze show for Frieze?

When Pablo Picasso made textiles

As art prices spiral could textiles forge a way into collecting? A forthcoming exhibition takes a look

When Pablo Picasso made textiles

Edmund de Waal is working on a Wayne McGregor ballet

The ceramicist and Phaidon author is designing a new production based on Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Edmund de Waal is working on a Wayne McGregor ballet

Why ceramics are so this season!

From the windows of Fifth Avenue to the side projects of Hollywood’s elite, clay is making a comeback

Why ceramics are so this season!

Have you actually seen Cindy Sherman’s Instagram?

The US fine-art photographer just switched off her privacy settings, and boy, is there a lot to see!

Have you actually seen Cindy Sherman’s Instagram?

Was Arthur Dove America’s first great abstract artist?

Why this artist and part-time chicken farmer is the missing link between Cézanne, Rauschenberg and Frank Stella

Was Arthur Dove America’s first great abstract artist?

JR takes to the high seas!

The French artist's image will grace the sails of this yacht when it races from France to Brazil this autumn

JR takes to the high seas!

5 key points for the Tate’s new Bruce Nauman show

Tate Modern’s Nauman exhibition has just opened. Here’s a handful of things to think about when you visit

5 key points for the Tate’s new Bruce Nauman show

What your fridge has in common with this Jean Dubuffet show

On the anniversary of the French artist's birth, we look forward to a new exhibition of his Théâtres de Mémoire works

What your fridge has in common with this Jean Dubuffet show

What Millais thought of Beatrix Potter

On the 151st anniversary of her birth, we look back at Potter's art and the admiration it drew from one Pre-Raphaelite

What Millais thought of Beatrix Potter

JR gives Cara Delevingne a late-night French rooftop tour

The artist and activist joined the movie star high above the streets following her movie’s French premier

JR gives Cara Delevingne a late-night French rooftop tour

Have you seen Elizabeth Peyton’s portrait of Angela Merkel?

The US artist has painted a tender picture of the German Chancellor for a profile in the August edition of Vogue

Have you seen Elizabeth Peyton’s portrait of Angela Merkel?

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

The English paintings that inspired Stanley Kubrick

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

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

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

5 art inspired chess sets on International Chess Day

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

Have you seen the art of Evelyn Waugh?

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

What will art look like in the age of AI?

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

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

When Georg Baselitz painted his Heroes

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

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

A Movement in a Moment: Precisionism

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

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

How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

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

How Emory Douglas branded the Black Panthers

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

How Italian family life inspired this artist

When Joseph Beuys boxed for democracy

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

When Joseph Beuys boxed for democracy

A Movement in a Moment: Pointillism

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

A Movement in a Moment: Pointillism

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

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

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

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

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

Summer with Warhol and the Kennedy kids

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

U2 screen JR’s new Syrian refugee film

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

How Paul Klee remained creative until the end

The painter who escaped Memphis

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

The painter who escaped Memphis

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

Can you spot Utopia in among this wreckage?

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

Why the Whitney is making its Calder show move

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

Meet the same-sex couple who got married 14 times

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

Do you know LA’s Cool School?

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

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

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

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 dyes this earth red in memory of refugees

Were watercolours Sargent’s Instagram?

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

Were watercolours Sargent’s Instagram?

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 library, with the ancient manuscripts

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?

Doug Aitken wants to you to smash up his garden

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

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

Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan

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

Elmgreen & Dragset pit Lee Miller against President Erdoğan

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

Why American modernism is older than you think

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

Looks like JR just made it into the dictionary

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

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

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

Why this summer is mushroom season at Gagosian

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

Look at Theaster Gates’ incredible record and book collections

Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism

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

Jenny Holzer’s classified Constructivism

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

The altarpiece that helped art break away from the church

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 turns the Armory into a surveillance play park

Does democracy work in art?

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

Does democracy work in art?

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

A Movement in a Moment: Young British Artists

Kathrina Grosse paints Denmark pink

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

Kathrina Grosse paints Denmark pink

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 does the cover of the new Arcade Fire album

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?

A Movement in a Moment: Social Practice

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Fjord focus

The art duo’s latest sculpture Dilemma recalls the early childhood urge to both leap and hold back

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Fjord focus

A Marilyn Monroe postcard from Ellsworth Kelly

On the 94th anniversary of the artist’s birth we look back at his little-known (and often stolen) mail art collages

A Marilyn Monroe postcard from Ellsworth Kelly

Did you see us with Grayson Perry on TV last night?

The ceramicist is inspired by our books Body of Art and Map judging by his Channel 4 Brexit documentary

Did you see us with Grayson Perry on TV last night?

A Phaidon guide to Mario Testino’s art collection

The photo legend is selling his collection at Sotheby’s - here’s all you need to need to know about the artists in it

A Phaidon guide to Mario Testino’s art collection

The weird numerology behind Anselm Kiefer’s new show

Meet the poet who wrote a language for birds, predicted the web, and inspired Kiefer's new Hermitage exhibition

The weird numerology behind Anselm Kiefer’s new show

David Lynch's art, architecture and photography influences

As Twin Peaks returns we take a look at how the director’s life-long appreciation of cool stuff affects his vision

David Lynch's art, architecture and photography influences

Have you seen this new Wolfgang Tillmans video?

The acclaimed photographer has made a video with London producer Powell and will perform with him in August

Have you seen this new Wolfgang Tillmans video?

The ancient inspiration behind Peter Marino's Gagosian debut

Discover how a pre-Christian shipwreck led the architect and fine-art collector to create a series of beautiful boxes

The ancient inspiration behind Peter Marino's Gagosian debut

In Production - Kerry James Marshall

Contemporary Art Editor Michele Robecchi gives us a sneak peek at a book about to leave our shelves for yours

In Production - Kerry James Marshall

JR and Agnès Varda’s small-town film comes to Cannes

The documentary Visages Villages follows the pair aboard JR’s mobile photo booth as they drive into rural France

JR and Agnès Varda’s small-town film comes to Cannes

How Walter Gropius made the modern age

On the anniverary of the Bauhaus founder's birth we look at how his school helped form modern functionalism

How Walter Gropius made the modern age

Philip Guston versus Richard Nixon

On the 44th anniversary of the Watergate hearings a new show looks back at the artist's take on Tricky Dicky

Philip Guston versus Richard Nixon

How drinks with Erik Satie helped Man Ray make this 'gift'

On the 151st anniversary of the minimalist composer’s birth we look back at his little-known surrealist collaboration

How drinks with Erik Satie helped Man Ray make this 'gift'

Art inspired by the Cultural Revolution

On the 51st anniversary how the generation it affected incorporated their experience into great artworks

Art inspired by the Cultural Revolution

5 reasons to look again at Las Vegas architecture

Vegas was founded 112 years ago today. Here’s how to love it, even if you’re not a slots and Cirque du Soleil sort

5 reasons to look again at Las Vegas architecture

What was the Target in Jasper Johns' paintings?

On the artist’s 87th birthday, we look into the hidden meanings in one of his best-known series of works

What was the Target in Jasper Johns' paintings?

A Movement in a Moment: The Pre-Raphaelites

On Dante Gabriel Rossetti’s birthday, we look back at the original band of revolting London art students

A Movement in a Moment: The Pre-Raphaelites

JR’s mercy mission to Somalia

The artist and activist joins social media-stars Jérôme Jarre and Juanpa Zurita on their aid trip to East Africa

JR’s mercy mission to Somalia

Richard Tuttle's Critical Edge

Richard Tuttle first came to prominence in the 60s with a body of work that used mundane materials such as textile, paper, wire, and rope – materials he still works with today as a curent show of recent work at Pace London reveals

Richard Tuttle's Critical Edge

Inside Mark Bradford's US pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Why the LA artist is drawing on classical mythology, Marilyn Monroe and prison reform in his installation

Inside Mark Bradford's US pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Four ways of looking at Giacometti

Heading to the Tate show? Then here are a few tips for getting the most out of the great man’s art

Four ways of looking at Giacometti

What to expect from Bruce Nauman in the Tate Turbine Hall

Nauman's 2004 sound piece Raw Materials returns to the Tate next week. Here are some key insights into the work

What to expect from Bruce Nauman in the Tate Turbine Hall

Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings meet his early plant art

Here's why the late artist's gallery chose to pair his final abstract works with his earlier botanical drawings

Ellsworth Kelly’s last paintings meet his early plant art

A Phaidon guide to Brad Pitt’s favourite sculptor

Here’s what you need to know about the British-born LA-based artist Thomas Houseago

A Phaidon guide to Brad Pitt’s favourite sculptor

Andrew Bird and Theaster Gates have written some songs!

The artist has teamed up with the singer to turn his poems into songs - watch them perform together here

Andrew Bird and Theaster Gates have written some songs!

When Keith Haring turned a men's room into art

On the anniversary of the artist’s birth, we look back on his site-specific work Once Upon a Time

When Keith Haring turned a men's room into art

Giosetta Fioroni on her 2017 Frieze Project

The 60s art voyeur tells us about recreating The Optical Spy in New York - 50 years on from its Rome premiere

Giosetta Fioroni on her 2017 Frieze Project

Why Frieze NY is all about collaboration this week

From Elmgreen & Dragset to a doom-filled perfume, collaborative art practices are all over the art fair

Why Frieze NY is all about collaboration this week

What was it with Yves Klein and Blue?

On the anniversary of his birth, a look at the artist's preoccupation with the colour blue, courtesy of Chromaphilia

What was it with Yves Klein and Blue?

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey give Trump the finger

The artists produce new anti-authoritarian skateboards to mark the first 100 days of the presidency

Ai Weiwei and Shepard Fairey give Trump the finger

A Movement in a Moment: Romanticism

On Delacroix's birthday we look at how a literary movement went on to shape European art history

A Movement in a Moment: Romanticism

Wilhelm Sasnal has painted Marine Le Pen

As French elections begin, the far right leader appears alongside Angela Merkel and Hillary Clinton in new show

Wilhelm Sasnal has painted Marine Le Pen

How a watchmaker changed Willem de Kooning’s life

We look back at one early encounter that spurred him on to become an artist

How a watchmaker changed Willem de Kooning’s life

What’s JR doing on top of that Louise Bourgeois spider?

The artist and activist, fresh from a Paris opening, heads south to France's leading public art vineyard

What’s JR doing on top of that Louise Bourgeois spider?

Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall in Time's 100

Here’s why the painter and fine art photographer are among Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People 2017

Cindy Sherman, Kerry James Marshall in Time's 100

A Movement in a Moment: Symbolism

Understand how a poetic movement spurred painters on to express inner truths, not subjective realities

A Movement in a Moment: Symbolism

Sarah Sze explains her 2nd Avenue subway art

Here’s why the artist and Phaidon author drew on the Futurists and Constructivists for her NYC commission

Sarah Sze explains her 2nd Avenue subway art

5 Artworks you possibly didn't realise were religious

It's Easter - take a brief moment to educate yourself about the unseen messages within these iconic artworks

5 Artworks you possibly didn't realise were religious

How to sound smart when talking about Kanye’s collection

Kim Kardashian's husband goes old skool with new line inspired by the Italian Renaissance

How to sound smart when talking about Kanye’s collection

How to love, lunch and dream at the Venice Biennale

Here's why the 2017 Venice Art Biennale will be filled with pleasure and leisure (as well as a bit of politics)

How to love, lunch and dream at the Venice Biennale

Why Frieze is bringing The Moon to New York

The art fair will recreate a seminal 1968 Fabio Mauri lunar installation as part of the 2017 event

Why Frieze is bringing The Moon to New York

How Matisse was inspired by clutter

A new exhibition traces what role the great painter’s possessions played in the creation of his art

How Matisse was inspired by clutter

A Movement in a Moment: Colour Field Painting

On Kenneth Noland’s birthday we look back at the abstract style that sought to rid art of superfluous rhetoric

A Movement in a Moment: Colour Field Painting

Edmund de Waal channels Giorgio Morandi in Stockholm

Though it's not ceramics that unite the two artists but the encouragement of mindful viewing and contemplation

Edmund de Waal channels Giorgio Morandi in Stockholm

Theaster Gates premieres his Black Monks movie

The artist’s jazz-gospel group stars in a new film, opening at Helsinki's IHME Art Festival this week

Theaster Gates premieres his Black Monks movie

How Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels link us to the cosmos

This US artist was born 79 years ago today. Discover how her Sun Tunnels connect us with astronomical events

How Nancy Holt's Sun Tunnels link us to the cosmos

How a young David Hockney sneaked this guy into Britain

To mark the opening of Queer British Art 1861–1967 we look back at the hunk Hockney painted for his diploma

How a young David Hockney sneaked this guy into Britain

How JR won over François Hollande

Here’s why the artist, who was once treated like a criminal, was joined by the French president at his opening

How JR won over François Hollande

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Merman splashes into Warsaw

The copper-green sculpture, He, forms part of a new mermaid themed group exhibition in the city

Elmgreen & Dragset’s Merman splashes into Warsaw

The pain that fired up Goya but finished off Van Gogh

Both were born on 30 March and both learned to put their inner turmoil into their art - but with very different results

The pain that fired up Goya but finished off Van Gogh

Peter Doig meets Albert Camus in Beijing

New show pairs painter’s best-known pictures with quotes from the French Algerian writer

Peter Doig meets Albert Camus in Beijing

Hong Kong’s trams turned into camera obscuras

Kingsley Ng’s Art Basel Hong Kong work takes daydreaming on public transport to a new level

Hong Kong’s trams turned into camera obscuras

A Movement in a Moment: Arte Povera

On Jannis Kounellis’s birthday, we look at the artists who turned low materials into high art

A Movement in a Moment: Arte Povera

Hayv Kahraman - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Hayv Kahraman - Why I Paint

What links Van Dyck, Lenin and Colonel Sanders?

On the Flemish painter's birthday, an aspect of his portraiture that's resounded through the ages

What links Van Dyck, Lenin and Colonel Sanders?

A Phaidon guide to the Fourth Plinth winner

What to say about the Michael Rakowitz sculpture that’s coming to Trafalgar Square soon

A Phaidon guide to the Fourth Plinth winner

Wow! Will Superflex do this to the Tate?

Did you know that Tate Modern’s latest Turbine Hall artists once flooded a McDonald’s?

Wow! Will Superflex do this to the Tate?

When Warhol painted Greta Garbo

Ahead of the US sale of Warhol’s Star print, we look into Andy’s fascination with the actress

When Warhol painted Greta Garbo

RIP Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg's dance partner

A look back at Brown's huge influence on Bob, following the choreographer's death on Saturday

RIP Trisha Brown, Rauschenberg's dance partner

Alex Olson - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Alex Olson - Why I Paint

What to say when walking round the new Theaster Gates show

Become an instant expert on the artist’s National Gallery exhibition - courtesy of our monograph

What to say when walking round the new Theaster Gates show

When Olafur Eliasson dyed the rivers green

On St Patrick’s Day we look at how a simple green artwork made us look at our cities anew

When Olafur Eliasson dyed the rivers green

A Phaidon guide to the Whitney Biennial

Here’s how the artists in one of 2017's most important shows are described in our books

A Phaidon guide to the Whitney Biennial

JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

'En plain air' takes on a whole new meaning as the French artist scales NY water tower

JR dons toy astronaut helmet to battle storm Stella

How to get ahead in the art world by Magnus Resch

Serial entrepreneur's new publication offers the most wide-ranging report on today's art galleries

How to get ahead in the art world by Magnus Resch

Maria Taniguchi - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Maria Taniguchi - Why I Paint

Where is Ai Weiwei showing his new migrant artwork?

The artist is preparing to unveil a monumental new piece inspired by the refugee crisis

Where is Ai Weiwei showing his new migrant artwork?

Big names turn out for Jimmie Durham opening

Curator of new show ranks Durham among the USA's greatest living sculptors - and she's not alone

Big names turn out for Jimmie Durham opening

What was it with Mark Rothko and Purple?

When he came to make one final spiritual series there was only one colour to pick. . .

What was it with Mark Rothko and Purple?

Gallery hopping with Stephen Shore

Half a century on from meeting Warhol, the fine-art photographer still knows what’s hot

Gallery hopping with Stephen Shore

Howard Hodgkin 1932 - 2017

The British painter and printmaker died this morning in a London hospital

Howard Hodgkin 1932 - 2017

Cindy Sherman behind the mask

Or is she? Celebrating the fine-art photographer on International Women's Day

Cindy Sherman behind the mask

Christie's sets new record for Wolfgang Tillmans

How the photographer set a new high with a type of work that isn't even a 'proper' photo

Christie's sets new record for Wolfgang Tillmans

Fantastic Man remake Wolfgang's EU posters

The publishers adapt Wolfgang Tillmans's anti-Brexit posters for the Netherlands election

Fantastic Man remake Wolfgang's EU posters

Can you spot the crack in this Michelangelo?

The Taddei Tondo features in the National Gallery's forthcoming show, despite its tiny flaw

Can you spot the crack in this Michelangelo?

How Georgia O'Keeffe's bones link heaven to earth

On the anniversary of her death, we look back at O'Keeffe's near-abstract animal bone paintings

How Georgia O'Keeffe's bones link heaven to earth

The National Trust recreates a 1930s Gay Club

The Caravan club returns to mark the 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality

The National Trust recreates a 1930s Gay Club

What's lurking in Sterling Ruby’s basket?

The artist has filled his ceramics, on show at the Gagosian, with an uneasy set of desires

What's lurking in Sterling Ruby’s basket?

In Production - Chromaphilia

Senior Editor Diane Fortenberry gives us a sneak peek at a book about to leave our shelves for yours

In Production - Chromaphilia

Why Brazil's street art beats its street parties

It's best known for samba and sequins but its urban landscape is just as vibrant as its carnival

Why Brazil's street art beats its street parties

Leidy Churchman does Free Delivery

Well, that’s the title of his first big European retrospective - but what does it refer to?

Leidy Churchman does Free Delivery

How Shia LaBeouf can unlock your creativity

The Hollywood actor worked better, and more creatively, in a team. Could you too?

How Shia LaBeouf can unlock your creativity

A Movement in a Moment: American Realism

Here’s how Winslow Homer took a French tradition and applied it to the folk of America

A Movement in a Moment: American Realism

A Movement in a Moment: Suprematism

Discover how Soviet artists developed an early form of abstract art, which even found its way on to tea services

A Movement in a Moment: Suprematism


How Warhol turned Marilyn Monroe into a star

Following her suicide in 1962 Andy's image of Monroe effectively made his reputation - and revived hers

How Warhol turned Marilyn Monroe into a star

Is this the most intimate painting of Andy Warhol?

Born this day in 1900, Alice Neel captured Andy after his shooting - just one of her many overlooked masterpieces

Is this the most intimate painting of Andy Warhol?

How Jagger briefed Warhol

Less is more when it comes to rock covers, or so claims The Rolling Stones singer in his brief to Warhol

How Jagger briefed Warhol

3 more anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

Stephen Shore's new book reproduces evocative photos and seamy gossip from the pop artist's mid-sixties milieu

3 more anecdotes from Andy Warhol's Factory

The Andy Warhol gastronomy guide

Author and curator Bob Nickas on Warhol's love of food and his plans to open an 'Andy-Mat'

The Andy Warhol gastronomy guide

Andy Warhol in China

A new Shanghai exhibition documents the artist's 1982 trip to Beijing

Andy Warhol in China

The Guerrilla Girls recall their 1989 'weenie count'

A short look at the lengths the US collective went to in order to expose male dominance in art

The Guerrilla Girls recall their 1989 'weenie count'

Frieze will plant fake collectors at the NY Fair

Frieze Projects will take a swipe at exhibitionism and voyeurism via art-world doppelgängers

Frieze will plant fake collectors at the NY Fair

A Message of Love from Wolfgang Tillmans

At the preview of his Tate Modern retrospective this morning the photographer reminded us that 'it's still a positive world and there’s a lot that connects us that we can enjoy together'

A Message of Love from Wolfgang Tillmans

Understand Raymond Pettibon in three works

He’s produced thousands of drawings. Here’s how to 'get' them all, by looking at just three

Understand Raymond Pettibon in three works

What is it with Gerhard Richter and Grey?

Read why the German master thinks the colour epitomises indifference, fence-sitting - and despair

What is it with Gerhard Richter and Grey?

Violence forces Shia LaBeouf installation to close

Actor and Co-Art collaborator has his live-streaming protest closed following on-site scuffles

Violence forces Shia LaBeouf installation to close


Henry Moore inspires the new Burberry collection

The brand collaborates with the Henry Moore Foundation on a new collection and a show

Henry Moore inspires the new Burberry collection

Apple CEO - 'Yes JR, Art CAN change the world!'

Tim Cook hangs out with the French artist and Phaidon author during a flying trip to Paris

Apple CEO - 'Yes JR, Art CAN change the world!'

Elmgreen & Dragset stage Brexit show

The duo examines post-Brexit Europe in a Mies van der Rohe house

Elmgreen & Dragset stage Brexit show

What is it with Anish Kapoor and Red?

Learn why the colour signifies home, earth and motherhood for this remarkable sculptor

What is it with Anish Kapoor and Red?

The Hague goes De Stijl for centenary celebrations

To mark the abstract art and architecture movement's anniversary The Hague turns its City Hall into a Mondrian

The Hague goes De Stijl for centenary celebrations

Anish Kapoor gives $1 million to help refugees

The artist’s Genesis Prize money will go to help individuals caught up in the refugee crisis

Anish Kapoor gives $1 million to help refugees

What was it with Picasso and Blue?

Find out how an early personal tragedy changed the 20th century master’s colour palette

What was it with Picasso and Blue?

How Elmgreen & Dragset surf the age of the selfie

By working together the artistic duo aim to upset our era of individualism and narcissism

How Elmgreen & Dragset surf the age of the selfie

What was it with Ad Reinhardt and Black?

Quite a bit actually. Here's how to spot the subtle undercurrents of red, the nuanced blues and the slightly greenish tinges in the Abstract Expressionist artist's suede-like works - courtesy of new book Chromaphilia

What was it with Ad Reinhardt and Black?

The secret of Warhol’s smiles

The pop artist’s singular love of lips is the focus of a new exhibition on now at New York's Danziger gallery

The secret of Warhol’s smiles

How Shia LaBeouf and two art school graduates made the definitive Trump protest artwork

Brad Pitt may have warned Shia LaBeouf off the art world but the star has found power in artistic collaboration

How Shia LaBeouf and two art school graduates made the definitive Trump protest artwork

What was it with Jean Dubuffet and Brown?

The Art Brut founder would visit flea markets in order to immerse himself in the 'bituminous and soiled brown colours of mankind' - but how did he go about making these colours come to life on the canvas?

What was it with Jean Dubuffet and Brown?

Lewis Carroll - Pre-Raphaelite photographer

On his birthday, why we should regard the author’s photos not as cultural curios, but as Victorian artworld artifacts

Lewis Carroll - Pre-Raphaelite photographer

Christo cancels river project over Trump election

'The federal government is our landlord,' says the artist. 'And I can’t do a project that benefits this landlord.'

Christo cancels river project over Trump election

Take a look at the private work tools of Pollock, Rauschenberg, Noguchi, Judd, Calder and Albers

Here's how Nicholas Calcott photographed the personal effects of some of the 20th century's most famous artists

Take a look at the private work tools of Pollock, Rauschenberg, Noguchi, Judd, Calder and Albers

The art found down the back of Freud’s couch

Photographers Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin examine the famous psychoanalyst’s sofa in a new show

The art found down the back of Freud’s couch

Women artists get a room at Sadie Coles

London gallery’s new show looks at how a wide array of women artists interpret the domestic space

Women artists get a room at Sadie Coles

What's inside The Gallery of Everything?

Founder James Brett on the steady rise of private artists and how he's helping write an entire new art history

What's inside The Gallery of Everything?

How prison made Isamu Noguchi a true modernist

A new exhibition at the Noguchi Museum examines the artist's time as a voluntary prisoner in WWII America

How prison made Isamu Noguchi a true modernist

Christie's Strangest Sales – The Oriental Museum

How a bunch of 'heathen curiosities', blackened with boot polish or painted white, ended up in London

Christie's Strangest Sales – The Oriental Museum

Gombrich explains Cézanne

On the anniversary of the artist’s birth, let the great art historian explain how this master moved painting forward

Gombrich explains Cézanne

The show that links Gerhard Richter and Etel Adnan

NY's Flag Art Foundation proves the German master has quite a lot in common with a 91-year-old 'emerging' artist

The show that links Gerhard Richter and Etel Adnan

The painter who escaped the School of London

Find out why Michael Andrews' landscapes have broken the £1m mark and landed him a show at the Gagosian

The painter who escaped the School of London

Shepard Fairey’s plan for Trump’s inauguration

The street artist and creator of the Obama HOPE image has some new posters ready for the Jan 20 event

Shepard Fairey’s plan for Trump’s inauguration

Theaster Gates adds new colour to old data

The US artist moves into poetry and data visualisation for his new LA exhibition at Regen Projects

Theaster Gates adds new colour to old data

Josef Albers at Zwirner kicks off 2017 Sunny Side Up

A new show of the Bauhaus legend's yellow squares is the perfect antidote to a grey London January

Josef Albers at Zwirner kicks off 2017 Sunny Side Up

Peter Marino designs major Mapplethorpe show

Opening in Tokyo in March, Memento Mori will feature more than 90 photographs curated by Marino from his own collection in a space he himself designed. It's the first Japanese show of Robert Mapplethorpe's work in 15 years

Peter Marino designs major Mapplethorpe show

A Marina Abramović space odyssey

Ever wondered what an interstellar flight with the world-famous artist might be like? Of course you have!

A Marina Abramović space odyssey

Screensavers as folk art?

Should we regard these functional, visual loops as valuable artifacts? Yes, says Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut

Screensavers as folk art?

Did you spot JR in the 72nd Street station?

See how Vik Muniz, fellow artist and friend of the French photograffeur, sneaked JR into his NY Subway art

Did you spot JR in the 72nd Street station?

How artist co-ops created NY’s downtown scene

A new show looks at how artist-run galleries helped create an astonishingly varied Sixties art scene

How artist co-ops created NY’s downtown scene

The High Line gets a London-style art plinth

New York’s linear park will soon have its first dedicated public art space, inspired by Trafalgar Square

The High Line gets a London-style art plinth

Nocturnal Animals' hidden art stars

Did you spot the Sterling Ruby, Mark Bradford, John Currin and Alexander Calder works in Tom Ford's new film?

Nocturnal Animals' hidden art stars

Juan José Cambre - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Juan José Cambre - Why I Paint

Christie's Strangest Sales – Raphael’s Muse

The stakes were high when this sublime Renaissance sketch came up for sale at the venerable auction house

Christie's Strangest Sales – Raphael’s Muse

Déborah Pruden - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Déborah Pruden - Why I Paint

Ahmed Alsoudani - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Ahmed Alsoudani - Why I Paint

Sarah Sze goes underground in New York

The artist joins Chuck Close, Vik Muniz and Jean Shin to create public works for the city's new subway line

Sarah Sze goes underground in New York

Christie's Strangest Sales - Where Relativity Began

What happened when 54 pages of Einstein's theoretical mathematical processes went under the hammer?

Christie's Strangest Sales - Where Relativity Began

The Art of the Plant – Yayoi Kusama

Find out why the Japanese artist regards her work as a means to heal both herself and mankind

The Art of the Plant – Yayoi Kusama

When James Franco spanked Paul McCarthy

The Hollywood actor tells Stephen Colbert how McCarthy helped him drop his pants in public

When James Franco spanked Paul McCarthy

Yu Hong - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Yu Hong - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Emily Dickinson

What did the American poet see in this simple page of pressed flowers?

The Art of the Plant – Emily Dickinson

David Diao - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

David Diao - Why I Paint

Can you see Beirut in Mona Hatoum’s metal blocks?

How the Lebanese artist looked back to her shattered home town via this brutal, evocative steel installation

Can you see Beirut in Mona Hatoum’s metal blocks?

A Movement in a Moment: Post-Impressionism

Discover why Virginia Woolf pinpointed a 1910 painting exhibition as the starting point for the modern life

A Movement in a Moment: Post-Impressionism

Rose Wylie - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Rose Wylie - Why I Paint

Robert De Niro’s favourite new painter

Find out more about the New York painter RH Quaytman, winner of the 2016 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize

Robert De Niro’s favourite new painter

Genieve Figgis - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Genieve Figgis - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Leonardo da Vinci

Artist or scientist? Discover why da Vinci's botanical drawings lie at the very heart of this Renaissance Man's work

The Art of the Plant – Leonardo da Vinci

Unveiling the New York City AIDS Memorial

Jenny Holzer and Studio ai collaborate on a monument to those who died and those who continue to fight AIDS

Unveiling the New York City AIDS Memorial

Helen Johnson - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Helen Johnson - Why I Paint

Olafur Eliasson turns to ice (again)

The artist and activist has put his Greenland icebergs to work - this time to create a new Berlin show

Olafur Eliasson turns to ice (again)

Christie's Strangest Sales - Hercules and the Duke

The auction that signalled a turning point in the high esteem in which the British Royal Family were once held

Christie's Strangest Sales - Hercules and the Duke

Ryan Mosley - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Ryan Mosley - Why I Paint

The dirty politics in Mona Hatoum’s Cube

This Lebanese-born artist took US minimalism and added in a heavy subtext, as this book explains

The dirty politics in Mona Hatoum’s Cube

The meanings in Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram

Sexual metaphor or a religious offering? Here’s how to examine one of the key pieces in the Tate’s new show

The meanings in Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram

Valentina D'Amaro - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Valentina D'Amaro - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Vincent van Gogh

Though better known for his Sunflowers, the artist drew this Hyacinth during his struggle with mental illness

The Art of the Plant – Vincent van Gogh

80-year-old Ingeborg Lüscher – Art needs courage

The artist on life with Harald Szeemann, how the Prague Spring changed her, and what young artists should do

80-year-old Ingeborg Lüscher – Art needs courage

A few of Sarah Sze's favourite things

A Vermeer, a Japanese shrine, Rauschenberg's bed - and toilet paper - are among the artist's most-loved objects

A few of Sarah Sze's favourite things

Music to watch Agnes Martin to

The New York contemporary composer John Zorn sets the artist's abstract work to music at the Guggenheim

Music to watch Agnes Martin to

Christie's Strangest Sales – the Hand of God

How two Polish politicians' protests actually pushed up the price of this Maurizio Cattelan work

Christie's Strangest Sales – the Hand of God

Happy 85th birthday Tomi Ungerer!

Eric Carle, Jean Julien, Milton Glaser, Oliver Jeffers and Stefan Sagmeister all pay tribute to the 85-year-old author

Happy 85th birthday Tomi Ungerer!

Julia Rommel - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Julia Rommel - Why I Paint

A Vitamin P3 guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

Want to understand what's on display at next month’s art fair? Then get our new painting survey Vitamin P3

A Vitamin P3 guide to Art Basel Miami Beach

Cui Jie - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Cui Jie - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Rob Kesseler

This hand-coloured electron microscope scan shows how beautiful tiny pieces of the natural world can be

The Art of the Plant – Rob Kesseler

Christie's Strangest Sales – The Lady in Disguise

Discover the tragic tale behind one of Christie's earliest consignors, courtesy of our new book Going Once

Christie's Strangest Sales – The Lady in Disguise


How Monica Bonvicini put the sex into construction

The artist's first UK retrospective demonstrates how this Italian artist finds erotic charge within the built environment

How Monica Bonvicini put the sex into construction

Corey Lee is Eater’s Chef of the Year 2016!

Discover how, by perfecting other chef’s dishes, the chef and Phaidon author became “unstoppable”

Corey Lee is Eater’s Chef of the Year 2016!

Can you guess what this new Pentagram logo is for?

Paula Scher turns pictures into words in this new identity for a Canadian healthcare charity

Can you guess what this new Pentagram logo is for?

Take a look at Paul McCarthy's tortured dwarves

Artist's latest show demonstrates just how he can't leave these pop-cultural obsessions alone

Take a look at Paul McCarthy's tortured dwarves

Dive into Doug Aitken’s Underwater Pavilions

Discover why the Californian artist's latest installation lies under the waves 22 miles off LA's coastline

Dive into Doug Aitken’s Underwater Pavilions

Caragh Thuring - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Caragh Thuring - Why I Paint

Bob Nickas on his genre-busting new painting show

Are the pictures in Nickas’s exhibition figurative? Are they abstract? The answer is ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and also ‘maybe’

Bob Nickas on his genre-busting new painting show

The Art of the Plant – Marc Quinn

Best known for Self - a cast of his blood-filled head, the sculptor has also found inspiration in the natural world

The Art of the Plant – Marc Quinn

Elizabeth McIntosh - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Elizabeth McIntosh - Why I Paint

Christie's Strangest Sales – Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels

Discover how the actress acquired a $140 million collection, thanks to her ping-pong skills, among other talents

Christie's Strangest Sales – Elizabeth Taylor’s jewels

Gerhard Richter says art is the highest form of hope

In a rare new interview the painter reasserts the solace and comfort that fine art can offer humanity

Gerhard Richter says art is the highest form of hope

The Art of the Plant – Piet Mondrian

The abstract painter is best known for his De Stijl works, yet he found early inspiration in the natural world

The Art of the Plant – Piet Mondrian

How Nigel Cooke has a blast in the studio

How loud music and an abundance of enthusiasm led to a life model being covered in emulsion paint

How Nigel Cooke has a blast in the studio

When Mona Hatoum videoed a private moment

To pee or not to pee? The artist recalls inviting visitors to a gallery toilet to make an alarming choice

When Mona Hatoum videoed a private moment

Patrizio di Massimo - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Patrizio di Massimo - Why I Paint

A first look at Nan Goldin's drawings

Discover the deeply personal origins of the photographer's drawings on show for the first time

A first look at Nan Goldin's drawings

Christie's Strangest Sales – A salvaged £3m Spitfire

How a downed WWII fighter was saved from the coastal sands and went on to achieve seven figures at auction

Christie's Strangest Sales – A salvaged £3m Spitfire

Anselm Kiefer goes to Viking heaven

The German artist wrestles with Norse mythology, identity and recent history in forthcoming London show

Anselm Kiefer goes to Viking heaven

A Movement in a Moment: Cobra

How the first truly international post-war avant-garde movement was founded on this day 8 November in 1948

A Movement in a Moment: Cobra

The Art of the Plant – Edward Steichen

Great images by artists and photographers who've been inspired by our natural world

The Art of the Plant – Edward Steichen

The fine art posters that fired a revolution

A new exhibition looks back at the home made stencilled posters that bolstered the Bolsheviks

The fine art posters that fired a revolution

Why Josef Albers’ squares began in black and white

David Zwirner’s current Josef Albers exhibition shows the monochromatic side of the great artist and colour theorist

Why Josef Albers’ squares began in black and white

Celia Hempton - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Celia Hempton - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Thomas Ruff

More great images by artists and photographers who've been inspired by flora

The Art of the Plant – Thomas Ruff

Virgilio and André Chiang hit the night market

The great Peruvian chef met up with his Asian counterpart for street-food fun on his haute cuisine world tour

Virgilio and André Chiang hit the night market

The Art of the Plant – Irving Penn

In a series of excerpts from Plant: Exploring the Botanical World we look at artists inspired by flora

The Art of the Plant – Irving Penn

Leidy Churchman - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Leidy Churchman - Why I Paint

The Art of the Plant – Ellsworth Kelly

In a series of excerpts from Plant: Exploring the Botanical World we look at artists inspired by flora

The Art of the Plant – Ellsworth Kelly

Nigel Cooke on the sanctity of Bacon's studio

For Cooke, the relocation of Frances Bacon's studio both monumentalised and violated his creative space

Nigel Cooke on the sanctity of Bacon's studio

Sandra Gamarra - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Sandra Gamarra - Why I Paint

The story behind Sterling Ruby's Stoves

Art, craft, or something else unprecedented? Read how the artist collapsed the wall between art and non art

The story behind Sterling Ruby's Stoves

Aliza Nisenbaum - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Aliza Nisenbaum - Why I Paint

Christie's Strangest Sales - A Rembrandt Rumpus

How one buyer's complicated bidding signals backfired badly when a Rembrandt was auctioned at Christie's

Christie's Strangest Sales - A Rembrandt Rumpus

Marwan 1934 - 2016

We look back at the work of a veteran Syrian painter whose work many were only just beginning to appreciate

Marwan 1934 - 2016

Daniel Boyd - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Daniel Boyd - Why I Paint

The dark heart of Nigel Cooke’s Bathers

Discover how this lush, lewd painting by the UK artist examines the ultimate mystery that lies at the centre of his art

The dark heart of Nigel Cooke’s Bathers

When Picasso met René Burri

On the anniversary of Picasso's birth, we take a look at a momentous meeting of two impressive talents

When Picasso met René Burri

Andy Warhol’s body of art

The Andy Warhol Museum’s new show looks at how the artist examined his body and others in a series of works

Andy Warhol’s body of art

Laura Lancaster - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Laura Lancaster - Why I Paint

Danny Lyon and the New Journalism

A new exhibition shows why we should view the photographer’s 20th century shots as faithful first drafts of history

Danny Lyon and the New Journalism

Oscar Murillo - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Oscar Murillo - Why I Paint

Watch Pharrell kiss Agnès Varda in JR's new film

The artist introduced francophone audiences to a few of his famous pals in a new Canal + video, Carte Blanche

Watch Pharrell kiss Agnès Varda in JR's new film

Massimo and Kerry James Marshall are NYT Greats

The chef and the painter join William Eggleston, Lady Gaga, Junya Watanabe and Michelle Obama on Greats List

Massimo and Kerry James Marshall are NYT Greats

Phaidon authors dominate ArtReview's Power 100

From Ai Weiwei to Yayoi Kusama, Hans Ulrich Obrist to Isa Genzken, Phaidon folk feature highly in this year's list

Phaidon authors dominate ArtReview's Power 100

Madame Tussauds is building a Yayoi Kusama zone

A replica of the Japanese artist will go on display inside a polka-dot themed room in the Hong Kong branch

Madame Tussauds is building a Yayoi Kusama zone


Rafael Vega - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Rafael Vega - Why I Paint

The story behind Sterling Ruby's Super Max

With typical sleight of hand Ruby uses minimalism and landscape while at the same time critiquing them

The story behind Sterling Ruby's Super Max

Alex Katz is designing an H&M collection

The artist is offering his images on womenswear, menswear, accessories, and home décor this Christmas

Alex Katz is designing an H&M collection


Ulrike Müller - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Ulrike Müller - Why I Paint

Zbigniew Rogalski - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Zbigniew Rogalski - Why I Paint

Dad lost his £3m Warhol work? Then make a movie

Lisanne Skyler’s new film Brillo Box (3¢ Off) traces her dad's pop art bargain from the streets of NY to Christie's

Dad lost his £3m Warhol work? Then make a movie

Why Obama just visited Theaster Gates' arts centre

The President came to the Stony Island Arts Bank to help a local politician, and warn against bad election choices

Why Obama just visited Theaster Gates' arts centre

Christine Streuli - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Christine Streuli - Why I Paint

Meet Tomi Ungerer (and his lost classics)

The author is coming to London next month to discuss his life and work. Find out how you can get tickets

Meet Tomi Ungerer (and his lost classics)

Why the Queen just gave Martin Parr a bronze acorn

The photographer was honoured alongside Iwona Blazwick and Cornelia Parker at the Royal Academy yesterday

Why the Queen just gave Martin Parr a bronze acorn

An art lesson from 'new' painter Etel Adnan (91)

An Artspace interview with the Vitamin P3 featured artist on how art feeds our spirit and humanises us

An art lesson from 'new' painter Etel Adnan (91)

Why does Cai Guo-Qiang like blowing things up?

A new Netflix documentary, premiering this Friday, examines the Chinese artist and his love of explosives

Why does Cai Guo-Qiang like blowing things up?

Bartek Materka - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Bartek Materka - Why I Paint

The dumb film behind Shepard Fairey's new print

The OBEY and HOPE artist draws from Mike Judge’s lost classic, Idiocracy, when drawing up this political work

The dumb film behind Shepard Fairey's new print

Vitamin P2 artist Adrian Ghenie breaks sale records

His 2008 work Nickelodeon went for over 4 times its estimate last night. Is it time you looked at Vitamin P3?

Vitamin P2 artist Adrian Ghenie breaks sale records

Meleko Mokgosi - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Meleko Mokgosi - Why I Paint

The hidden poetry in Edmund de Waal’s Frieze show

The artist and Phaidon author talks us through his new works which occupy all of the Gagosian stand at Frieze

The hidden poetry in Edmund de Waal’s Frieze show

The story behind that pink table at Frieze

Artist Portia Munson tells us how her love of pink led to this feminist work, which is proving to be a hit at Frieze

The story behind that pink table at Frieze

Jamian Juliano-Villani - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Jamian Juliano-Villani - Why I Paint

A Movement in a Moment: The Harlem Renaissance

Discover how a group of artists in early 20th century Manhattan used art to forge a new African-American identity

A Movement in a Moment: The Harlem Renaissance

5 things that could only happen at Frieze

Look out for Julie Verhoeven's fine-art lavatory intervention, chimps, puppets and Donald Trump in psychoanalysis

5 things that could only happen at Frieze

Dexter Dalwood - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Dexter Dalwood - Why I Paint

Louisa Gagliardi - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Louisa Gagliardi - Why I Paint

Sascha Braunig - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Sascha Braunig - Why I Paint

Why is Johnny Depp hiding his art collection?

Which works occupy these obscured frames in Depp’s LA home, currently on the market for $12.78m?

Why is Johnny Depp hiding his art collection?

From Book to Bid – Agnes Martin’s Praise

At auction at Christie's, this deceptively simple grid-like work from 1985 describes a simple, meditative beauty

From Book to Bid – Agnes Martin’s Praise

Sarah Cain - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Sarah Cain - Why I Paint

Zach Harris - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Zach Harris - Why I Paint

Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal’s ceramics show

The artists and ceramicists hope their new show will re-establish the medium's rightful place within fine art

Ai Weiwei and Edmund de Waal’s ceramics show

The truth about Sterling Ruby's electric chair

The artist explains why he remade an execution tool and why he associates it with movies and Modernism

The truth about Sterling Ruby's electric chair

Anna Ostoya - Why I Paint

Exploring the creative processes of tomorrow's artists today - as featured in Vitamin P3

Anna Ostoya - Why I Paint

Jack Whitten - Why I Paint

An interview with the late American painter and contributor to our contemporary painting survey, Vitamin P3

Jack Whitten - Why I Paint

How Nigel Cooke pushes painting to its limits

The painter's smoldering new exhibition shows how he switched gallows humour for a sensual take on the form

How Nigel Cooke pushes painting to its limits

A Movement in a Moment: Abstract Expressionism

As the Royal Academy show opens, we look back at the New Yorkers who remade painting for post-war America

A Movement in a Moment: Abstract Expressionism

How Richard Attenborough bagged $2m in Picassos

Ahead of its Sotheby's sale, discover how the actor director put together a highly valuable ceramics collection

How Richard Attenborough bagged $2m in Picassos

This is why Owen Wilson loves Ed Ruscha's work

The Hollywood star reveals his love for the LA pop artist in his voiceover for this new mini documentary

This is why Owen Wilson loves Ed Ruscha's work

Why Jared Leto wants to play Andy Warhol

A clue to the Hollywood star's casting as Andy lies in a 2013 interview wherein he quotes the Pope of Pop

Why Jared Leto wants to play Andy Warhol

When Warhol painted the Hammer and Sickle

Did a working trip to Seventies Italy change Andy's political outlook?

When Warhol painted the Hammer and Sickle

Mecanoo’s wooden station is on track

The Dutch architects’ Veluwe National Park train station employs a suitably sylvan building material

Mecanoo’s wooden station is on track

Why Cindy Sherman has just won a painting prize

The US fine-art photographer will be 2016's recipient of Japan's Praemium Imperiale prize in the painting category

Why Cindy Sherman has just won a painting prize

A Movement in a Moment: Institutional Critique

Discover how artists developed a new mode of expression - by criticising public art institutions

A Movement in a Moment: Institutional Critique

What happened when Sarah Sze was censored

By changing one of her apolitical pieces the Chinese Government inspired Sze to create a more critical work

What happened when Sarah Sze was censored

Sterling Ruby is signing his new book in Berlin

Want your Phaidon book inscribed by the artist? Then get over to his new show in the German capital

Sterling Ruby is signing his new book in Berlin

The Gagosian is opening a tattoo parlour

Come to the Gagosian's NY Art Book Fair stand and get inked with works by the gallery's artists

The Gagosian is opening a tattoo parlour

Shrigley goes shopping in New York

The British artist's new Manhattan public artwork pairs a permanent medium with a throwaway message

Shrigley goes shopping in New York

Strap yourself in for Doug Aitken's LA retrospective

MOCA is about to show seven of the artist's immersive video works as part of a new two-decade career survey

Strap yourself in for Doug Aitken's LA retrospective

A Phaidon guide to Asia Week New York

From ancient Chinese ceramics to Afghani video art here's what to say about this month's string of shows

A Phaidon guide to Asia Week New York

A Movement in a Moment: Futurism

Discover how, thanks to an early car accident, Italian artists taught us all to love the machine age

A Movement in a Moment: Futurism

Dare you enter Pedro Reyes' horror house?

Following his fine-art psychiatric clinic the Mexican artist creates a political haunted house for Halloween 2016

Dare you enter Pedro Reyes' horror house?

Dumas, Tillmans and Ai Weiwei go to jail

The artists join Steve McQueen and Patti Smith in an exhibition focussing on Oscar Wilde's time in Reading prison

Dumas, Tillmans and Ai Weiwei go to jail

High Line architects create volcano-style resort

Diller Scofidio + Renfro beat Foster + Partners in a competition to design a new international resort in China

High Line architects create volcano-style resort

Why Danh Vo is still possessed by The Exorcist

Discover how a childhood screening of this horror film still inspires the Vietnamese artist over three decades later

Why Danh Vo is still possessed by The Exorcist

Peter Doig absolutely did not paint this picture!

Why did a retired prison officer sue the artist and claim that he'd sold him a painting while in jail in the 70s?

Peter Doig absolutely did not paint this picture!

Yoko Ono honours Ai Weiwei, Kapoor and Eliasson

The Fluxus artist and activist has chosen to honour all three with this year's Lennon Ono Grant for Peace

Yoko Ono honours Ai Weiwei, Kapoor and Eliasson

Yayoi Kusama turns the Glass House dotty

Discover why the Japanese artist's works are filling Philip Johnson's Glass House and grounds

Yayoi Kusama turns the Glass House dotty

When Wolfgang Tillmans shot Concorde

Discover how the German photographer extended his artistic practice by watching South London’s skies

When Wolfgang Tillmans shot Concorde

Theaster Gates, a gazebo and Black Lives Matter

The Chicago artist hopes to bring the public structure at the heart of a police killing to his Stony Island Arts Bank

Theaster Gates, a gazebo and Black Lives Matter

What Ed Ruscha sees in the Wild West

San Francisco’s de Young museum looks at the artist’s relationship with the Great American West

What Ed Ruscha sees in the Wild West

Luc Tuymans themes his new show around glasses

The Belgian artist draws together a surprising array of specs-wearing subjects in his new portrait exhibition

Luc Tuymans themes his new show around glasses

JR's incredible new Olympics art revealed!

The French artist has pioneered an entirely new technique to bring images of lesser-known athletes to the games

JR's incredible new Olympics art revealed!

A Movement in a Moment: School of London

Discover how a group of painters working in the British capital during the late 20th century kept figurative art alive

A Movement in a Moment: School of London

Mark Wallinger gets reflective at the Freud Museum

New works by the Turner Prize winner, installed to mark the 160th anniversary of Freud's birth, dwell on selfhood

Mark Wallinger gets reflective at the Freud Museum

Read curator Cecilia Alemani’s High Line highlights

The High Line curator just toured the linear park's current art installation Wanderlust - here's what she liked

Read curator Cecilia Alemani’s High Line highlights

Is it time to catch Ed Ruscha's tropical fish?

Discover the tricksy photography and artful wordplay behind this early series of Ruscha colour prints

Is it time to catch Ed Ruscha's tropical fish?

What is JR creating for the Rio Olympics?

The French artist says this work, part of his ongoing Inside Out project, will be his craziest yet!

What is JR creating for the Rio Olympics?

Stuart Davis – Proto Pop artist or Modernist master?

Or perhaps even a Cubist as William C Agee, the author of Modern Art in America 1908–68, argues . . .

Stuart Davis – Proto Pop artist or Modernist master?

Orlan loses law suit against Lady Gaga

Body artist’s bumps can’t be copyrighted court says

Orlan loses law suit against Lady Gaga

Oh Maurizio! What have you done in Paris?

Cheeky artist Maurizio Cattelan fills Galeries Lafayette with an inflatable and rather suggestive Eiffel Tower

Oh Maurizio! What have you done in Paris?

Tracey Emin and David Shrigley celebrate Rio 2016

The artists have contributed to the official Team GB Rio Olympics print series, produced to mark the Games

Tracey Emin and David Shrigley celebrate Rio 2016

Private Ellsworth Kelly collection comes to Berlin

A new Berlin show indicates a growing appreciation for Kelly's work in the continent where he first honed his style

Private Ellsworth Kelly collection comes to Berlin

Boltanski's bells and heartbeats come to Edinburgh

The 71-year-old French artist will install a trio of beautiful, spooky artworks in Scotland later this month

Boltanski's bells and heartbeats come to Edinburgh

Ai Weiwei floats life-vest lotus flowers in Vienna

The artist’s work F-Lotus brings the Mediterranean migrant crisis to the still waters of a Viennese lake

Ai Weiwei floats life-vest lotus flowers in Vienna

How Judy Chicago made a feminist masterpiece

By reworking Christ's Last Supper Chicago made The Dinner Party, a huge, intricate attempt to redress history

How Judy Chicago made a feminist masterpiece

Why did Warhol, Mapplethorpe, Hockney and Ruscha all create portraits of this LA writer?

New California show Rendering Homage: Portraits of a Patron draws from Joan Agajanian Quinn's collection

Why did Warhol, Mapplethorpe, Hockney and Ruscha all create portraits of this LA writer?

Theaster Gates throws a fine-art house party

For his Canadian debut, the Chicago artist is creating a series of house museums (and booking a house DJ)

Theaster Gates throws a fine-art house party

The power of Piero Manzoni and his Merda d'Artista

In canning his own excrement, Manzoni created fertile ground for a subsequent generation of like-minded artists

The power of Piero Manzoni and his Merda d'Artista

How Lucas Samaras manipulated the Polaroid age

Lucas Samaras pushed film beyond its limits, opening new creative opportunities, but Polaroid did not approve

How Lucas Samaras manipulated the Polaroid age

How to stare at the sun from The High Line safely!

Artist Eduardo Navarro's latest project, We who spin around you, allows you to do just that for 3 days next week

How to stare at the sun from The High Line safely!

Robert De Niro takes JR for a spin round New York!

The native New Yorker and star of JR’s Ellis film helps the artist with latest iteration of his Migrants project

Robert De Niro takes JR for a spin round New York!

Have you heard Wolfgang Tillmans’ house record?

The five-track record includes work from the 1980s and a track sampling his favourite printing press!

Have you heard Wolfgang Tillmans’ house record?

Would you let Vito Acconci follow you home?

The new MoMA PS1 exhibition looks back at some of the New York artist's most challenging early works

Would you let Vito Acconci follow you home?

A movement in a Moment: The Mexican Renaissance

On Frida Kahlo’s birthday, discover how she and her fellow Mexican artists redefined their nation through their work

A movement in a Moment: The Mexican Renaissance

Ralph Rugoff's brutal music mash-up

The Hayward director and Paul McCarthy author talks us through his new audio visual show in a brutalist building

Ralph Rugoff's brutal music mash-up

Sex, Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe

The photographer helped launch her career, yet he also pushed one very specific interpretation of her paintings

Sex, Stieglitz and Georgia O’Keeffe

When Bacon went to Monaco

A new exhibition looks at how the high life on the Mediterranean informed Francis Bacon’s greatest artworks

When Bacon went to Monaco

The new $1 million Ellsworth Kelly award

Kelly's foundation has passed on $1m to fund an annual award for a mid-career artist’s museum exhibition

The new $1 million Ellsworth Kelly award

When Warhol painted Uncle Sam

This Fourth of July discover how, in his Uncle Sam silk screen, Andy Warhol captured some deep American truths

When Warhol painted Uncle Sam

Make time today to watch this Wilhelm Sasnal film

Online art film streaming service Vdrome is screening the painter's film Aleksander for a limited period

Make time today to watch this Wilhelm Sasnal film

It's horse v dolphin in new Francesco Bonami show

The acclaimed curator and Phaidon author talks us through Melodrama, his new, oppositional two-part exhibition

It's horse v dolphin in new Francesco Bonami show

Why Frieze is remaking this Wolfgang Tillmans show

The London fair will re-stage the photographer's first exhibition, held in Cologne in '93, as part of its new 90s section

Why Frieze is remaking this Wolfgang Tillmans show

Theaster Gates installs hardware store in Prada

New project True Value takes place across Milan in what curator describes as 'a call to arms'

Theaster Gates installs hardware store in Prada

David LaChapelle is selling Keith Haring’s last painting - because he can’t display it properly

'A dark living room is no place for a masterpiece' he says as he consigns The Last Rainforest to Sotheby's

David LaChapelle is selling Keith Haring’s last painting - because he can’t display it properly

Sterling Ruby at the Ronald Reagan library

The US punk-skater-turned-artist talks art and politics at Ronnie's memorial library in California tonight

Sterling Ruby at the Ronald Reagan library

Raymond Pettibon goes back to the Steam Age

Our Contemporary Artist Series star now lives on the East Coast but there’s a Californian aspect to his new show

Raymond Pettibon goes back to the Steam Age

Jenny Holzer goes to Ibiza

The US artist has etched a series of smart literary quotes onto rocks and cliffs along the clubbing island’s coastline

Jenny Holzer goes to Ibiza

10 'Euro things' that will always be near and dear

Whether or not Britain votes to leave or stay in the EU these continental cultural niceties will prevail

10 'Euro things' that will always be near and dear

Raf Simons creates Robert Mapplethorpe collection

Belgian fashion designer collaborates with photographer's estate for Spring 2017 men's collection

Raf Simons creates Robert Mapplethorpe collection

Hannah Whitaker - Affordable on Artspace

Silent landscapes, geometric illusions and abstracted textures abound in beautifully manipulated photo

Hannah Whitaker - Affordable on Artspace

A Movement in a Moment: Postmodernism

Discover how a group of late 20th Century artists undermined fast-held beliefs about meaning and authorship

A Movement in a Moment: Postmodernism

Marc Jacobs pays homage to Robert Mapplethorpe

Can you detect the late photographer's influence in Marc Jacobs' androgynous Fall 2016 campaign?

Marc Jacobs pays homage to Robert Mapplethorpe

From Book to Bid – Paul McCarthy’s Mechanical Pig

At auction at Christie's, this animal sees McCarthy flirting with Disney, Willy Wonka and The Raft of the Medusa

From Book to Bid – Paul McCarthy’s Mechanical Pig

From Book to Bid – Andy Warhol’s Two Dollar Bills

It wasn’t Marilyn Andy silkscreened first but these dollar bills – they're at auction this month for a cool £6m

From Book to Bid – Andy Warhol’s Two Dollar Bills

Christie's marks 30 years in Hong Kong

The Asian arm of the world’s leading auction house celebrated its coming of age with a dedicated art sale

Christie's marks 30 years in Hong Kong

Paul McCarthy's Tomato Head just sold at Art Basel

A Mr Potato Head for adults? Read Ralph Rugoff on this seminal work by our Contemporary Artist Series artist

Paul McCarthy's Tomato Head just sold at Art Basel

Why this Tillmans shot is being shared after Orlando

Find out why Wolfgang Tillmans' photo from a London club is being posted in defiance following the Orlando killings

Why this Tillmans shot is being shared after Orlando

Meet Sarah Sze’s incredible, extended social circle

Pulitzer prize winning husband? Tick! Author Zadie Smith and poet Nick Laird as dinner guests? Tick! China’s ambassador to the United States as ancestral forebear? Tick! Isn't it time you got to know her better?

Meet Sarah Sze’s incredible, extended social circle

Arne Glimcher talks Louise Nevelson at Pace

'She wanted the shadows cast to have the same power as the objects casting the shadow' he says

Arne Glimcher talks Louise Nevelson at Pace

Watch out for this guy (and his limo) at Art Basel

A hippy commune, Warhol's dirty drawings and imaginary modernist sculpture also on the menu at this year's fair

Watch out for this guy (and his limo) at Art Basel

A first look at The Floating Piers by Christo

The veteran environmental artist's new Italian project opens in 10 days time and it's all looking pretty good so far

A first look at The Floating Piers by Christo

An Alex Katz guide to great painters

The artist's thoughts on peers and forebears, from Fra Angelico to Georges Seurat, Peter Doig and Francis Bacon

An Alex Katz guide to great painters

A first look at Olafur Eliasson's Versailles

The creator of the Little Sun takes on the Sun King, with an installation of clouds, mirrors and waterfalls

A first look at Olafur Eliasson's Versailles

How a 91-year-old lecturer became a 2016 art star

Etel Adnan's new show at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery shows the fruits of a varied life, lived to the full

How a 91-year-old lecturer became a 2016 art star

A Movement in a Moment: Land Art

Discover how a generation of artists swapped pencils for dumper trucks as they made the world their canvas

A Movement in a Moment: Land Art

Alex Katz on his new Serpentine show

We join the painter at The Serpentine Gallery for a guided tour of what he says might be his best show yet

Alex Katz on his new Serpentine show

What happened at JR’s Louvre takeover

An all-night concert and a Greco-Roman breakfast both featured in the artist’s 24-hour Parisian extravaganza

What happened at JR’s Louvre takeover

What's Peter Saville done to the new Tate Modern?

Legendary graphic designer has colour coded and animated Herzog & de Meuron's latest addition

What's Peter Saville done to the new Tate Modern?

The fascinating tale of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain

Photographed by Alfred Stieglitz, urinated on by Brian Eno, sometimes cited as the work of a German baroness, Marcel Duchamp's Fountain was arguably the first ever piece of conceptual art and harbours a fascinating backstory

The fascinating tale of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain

Wolfgang Tillmans takes to the roof in Mexican show

The fine-art photographer inaugurates a Mexico City billboard space with a massive new text and photo work

Wolfgang Tillmans takes to the roof in Mexican show

Arcade Fire jump in the water with JR in Paris

The French artist just called on two of his rock-star friends to help inaugurate his new Louvre installation

Arcade Fire jump in the water with JR in Paris

A quick look at the new Yayoi Kusama show

Curator Marie Laurberg runs us through the work at Victoria Miro and how it relates to the artist's history

A quick look at the new Yayoi Kusama show

What's Olafur Eliasson got planned for Versailles?

Fog waterfalls and a disorientating arrangement of mirrors all form part of the artist’s summer installation

What's Olafur Eliasson got planned for Versailles?

Watch JR disappear the Louvre’s pyramid

The artist’s show may not open until next week, yet Instagrammers are already watching one work take shape

Watch JR disappear the Louvre’s pyramid

Christian Marclay's animated street photography

Discover how the maker of The Clock has turned London’s pavement rubbish into an engaging set of video works

Christian Marclay's animated street photography

Tom of Finland and assume vivid astro focus - Affordable on Artspace

braxas ventriloquists animal fetishists is a collaboration between the artist duo and the Tom of Finland estate

Tom of Finland and assume vivid astro focus - Affordable on Artspace

Chris Martin paints Amy Winehouse

Find out why the American painter themed his current exhibition around the British singer’s untimely death

Chris Martin paints Amy Winehouse

What Stephen Shore sees in Anselm Kiefer

Photographer Instagrams Kiefer's Operation Sea Lion painting, a sarcastic comment on a Nazi UK invasion plan

What Stephen Shore sees in Anselm Kiefer

Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory explained

Find out how the Spanish Surrealist went from penniless painter to toast of the NYC artworld in one single canvas

Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory explained

A Movement in a Moment: Photorealism

Find out how, in the mid-20th century, a group of painters stopped worrying and learned to love the camera

A Movement in a Moment: Photorealism

Why was this 70s concept car such a hit at Frieze?

Turner Prize shortlisted atist Anthea Hamilton’s Mario Bellini homage was a welcome touch of hippy nostalgia

Why was this 70s concept car such a hit at Frieze?

One thing not to miss in New York

The New Museum, NYC's peerless art institution, is the top pick from our Wallpaper* City Guide this Frieze Week

One thing not to miss in New York

Anne Collier - Affordable on Artspace

Her Double Exposure photograph steers clear of narcissism but is full of compelling contradictions

Anne Collier - Affordable on Artspace

A Movement in a Moment: German Expressionism

Find out how, a little over a century ago, a group of young artists put personal experience into painting

A Movement in a Moment: German Expressionism

5 reasons why Paul McCarthy is not just about icky

Put off by the nudity and ketchup? Hayward Director Ralph Rugoff on what to really look for in a great artist's work

5 reasons why Paul McCarthy is not just about icky

The search for Edward Hopper's Nighthawks diner

It’s the most famous corner in American art history, parodied by Banksy and the Simpsons, but where was it?

The search for Edward Hopper's Nighthawks diner

Sarah Sze - Affordable on Artspace

Her Images in Debris print is a great way to add this important contemporary artist to your collection

Sarah Sze - Affordable on Artspace

3 cool Mona Hatoum works in the new Tate show

Clarrie Wallis, curator of Mona Hatoum at Tate Modern, talks us through 3 pieces in the new retrospective

3 cool Mona Hatoum works in the new Tate show


Is Maurizio Cattelan bringing a donkey to Frieze NY?

The Italian artist plans to reprise one of his most famous installation works - but just how will he do it?

Is Maurizio Cattelan bringing a donkey to Frieze NY?

Have you seen Jordan Wolfson's new animatronic?

Why does the artist’s latest sculpture look a lot like Alfred E. Neuman, MAD magazine’s infuriating mascot?

Have you seen Jordan Wolfson's new animatronic?

How Paul McCarthy befriended Bobby Fischer

McCarthy reveals benign figure staring through the window at his 1974 artwork was the troubled chess champion

How Paul McCarthy befriended Bobby Fischer

3 tips for Frieze NY - chosen by Frieze NY

Pack light, don’t miss the new galleries and do check out the sci-fi costume play house-music ballet!

3 tips for Frieze NY - chosen by Frieze NY

How Paul McCarthy turned action painting obscene

Find out how the artist changed the heroic gestures of Pollock and co. into an abject critique of 20th Century USA

How Paul McCarthy turned action painting obscene

Is the new Beyoncé video a tribute to Pipilotti Rist?

The singer's brilliant new video for Hold Up bears some striking similarities to Rist's equally great 1997 work

Is the new Beyoncé video a tribute to Pipilotti Rist?

A Phaidon guide to the Royal Collection

On Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday, we take a look through her art collection, from Rembrandts to war photos

A Phaidon guide to the Royal Collection

Is Kerry James Marshall about to take on Star Wars?

The celebrated US artist says he wants to see his Rythm Mastr comic book turned into a feature film

Is Kerry James Marshall about to take on Star Wars?

Wolfgang Tillmans takes over the Tate

He'll get a solo show at Tate Modern in 2017 and will also take over the South Tank. So what can we expect?

Wolfgang Tillmans takes over the Tate

A Movement in a Moment: Conceptual Art

Find out how a group of 1960s artists stripped art down to nothing in a kind of Modernist nervous breakdown

A Movement in a Moment: Conceptual Art

Get to know the US artist for the 2017 Biennale

Find out why Mark Bradford's abstract works are rooted in the real world, via our contemporary art title Vitamin P2

Get to know the US artist for the 2017 Biennale

JR creates a new world for kids in his hometown

The artist’s Vous êtes ici exhibition at the Centre Pompidou offers a high tech 'model village' of his work

JR creates a new world for kids in his hometown

The Art of the Map - Leonardo da Vinci

On his birth anniversary learn why he crafted this stealthy city map for one of Europe's most violent rulers

The Art of the Map - Leonardo da Vinci

Elmgreen & Dragset turn a pool into Van Gogh's Ear

What does this swimming pool readymade say about the difference between Van Gogh's time and our own?

Elmgreen & Dragset turn a pool into Van Gogh's Ear

Asako Iwama on the 'small universe' of the body

Artist Asako Iwama cooked at Studio Olafur Eliasson for a decade - this is what she learned along the way

Asako Iwama on the 'small universe' of the body

How Peggy Guggenheim made Jackson Pollock

As Pollock's mural for Peggy heads to London we look at how it ushered him into the ranks of the avant-garde

How Peggy Guggenheim made Jackson Pollock

Can you spot Noma on Olafur Eliasson's shelfie?

Hands up who spotted this picture in our new book Studio Olafur Eliasson The Kitchen

Can you spot Noma on Olafur Eliasson's shelfie?

Why Sarah Sze’s words are as intricate as her art

Intrigued? Then come to the New York Public Library to hear the artist in conversation with Paul Holdengräber

Why Sarah Sze’s words are as intricate as her art

5 Phaidon artists - 5 great Robert Storr lines on them

As the author/ curator is made Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters we pick out some of his best writing

5 Phaidon artists - 5 great Robert Storr lines on them

Why did Oscar Murillo destroy his UK passport?

Did the artist really flush his passport down an aircraft toilet mid-flight in an attempt to shake off western identity?

Why did Oscar Murillo destroy his UK passport?

The artwork that got JR arrested

These faces were only revealed as the block was torn down - here's how JR did it and what happened next

The artwork that got JR arrested


John Baldessari - Affordable on Artspace

In his Double Motorcyclists and Landscape piece the grainy image of the bikers contrasts with the Icelandic wild

John Baldessari - Affordable on Artspace

Cindy Sherman's hooked to the silver screen

The artist’s new exhibition, opening in May, draws inspiration from Hollywood publicity stills of the 1920s

Cindy Sherman's hooked to the silver screen

What lies behind Jeff Wall's Door?

How to get a grip on, and to buy a limited-edition print of, a quintessential work by one of today's greatest artists

What lies behind Jeff Wall's Door?

How Raphael won his place within the Renaissance

On the anniversary of his birth, and death, read how his easygoing nature helped him secure a place in art history

How Raphael won his place within the Renaissance

How our Botticelli writer snubbed Mussolini

Lionello Venturi was forced to leave Italy after refusing to sign allegiance to Il Duce - here's what he did next

How our Botticelli writer snubbed Mussolini

Richard Serra on Ellsworth Kelly

The great artist remembers being blown away when he saw Kelly's Colors for a Large Wall the first time

Richard Serra on Ellsworth Kelly

Take a look at the Smithsonian's incredible collection

126 million wonderful artefacts, most of which have been kept from public view - until now

Take a look at the Smithsonian's incredible collection

Hito Steyerl - Affordable on Artspace

The Berlin artist's 2005 work Gosprom is today's highly prized piece of art available from Artspace

Hito Steyerl - Affordable on Artspace

Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy return to the 90s

The Phaidon artists join Christian Marclay, Do-Ho Suh and others in Don’t Look Back: The 1990s at MOCA

Sarah Sze and Paul McCarthy return to the 90s

How a Phaidon book made Van Gogh's reputation

On his birth anniversary, how a monograph changed his standing - from inspired illustrator to master painter

How a Phaidon book made Van Gogh's reputation

A Movement in a Moment: Surrealism

How sex, war and psychology gave rise to one of art's longest-lived and most influential movements

A Movement in a Moment: Surrealism

Warhol on Mapplethorpe

Warhol confidant Bob Colacello recalls Andy's reaction to his friendship with the late, great photographer

Warhol on Mapplethorpe

Look who visited Phaidon X The Met Bookstore!

Edmund de Waal was browsing the books (including his own signed edition) when we bumped into him this week

Look who visited Phaidon X The Met Bookstore!

Warhol's Shoes go for twice the price at Sotheby's

And this is how those infamous shoe drawings helped him on his first steps to becoming a world renowned artist

Warhol's Shoes go for twice the price at Sotheby's

Olafur Eliasson gives a Green Light to refugees

Find out how the artist's Viennese project helps new arrivals settle in, and create some beautiful lamps too

Olafur Eliasson gives a Green Light to refugees

Did Yayoi Kusama conduct the first gay wedding?

The artist, born on this day, 22 March, certainly made that claim - here's how she mixed protest and polka dots

Did Yayoi Kusama conduct the first gay wedding?

Is this Francis Bacon painting an all time great?

Find out why a Sotheby's specialist says it's 'number one of all the paintings I’ve handled in my career'

Is this Francis Bacon painting an all time great?

Olafur Eliasson shows Ryan Gander the art of lunch

The Berlin-based artist explains to Gander and BBC TV viewers how cookery helps make him creative

Olafur Eliasson shows Ryan Gander the art of lunch

Phaidon x The Met Bookstore is open!

Today we open our latest pop-up store at The Met Breuer - the Met's new modern and contemporary art space

Phaidon x The Met Bookstore is open!


Anish Kapoor comes out of the dark into the light

He's just bought the rights to the darkest black in the world - now he's moved into the lightest studio in the world

Anish Kapoor comes out of the dark into the light

Phaidon’s new pop up shop opens tonight

We’ve buddied up with the Koppel Project to open our own retail space inside this new contemporary art gallery

Phaidon’s new pop up shop opens tonight

Remember this? We've a book by the guy who did it

Jean Jullien, the illustrator behind the Peace for Paris design, has created a playful new title, This is Not A Book

Remember this? We've a book by the guy who did it

Jenny Holzer - Affordable on Artspace

This limited edition sculpture from the great artist's Money Creates Taste series could be yours this weekend

Jenny Holzer - Affordable on Artspace

Sterling Ruby puts his workwear on show

A new Sprüth Magers exhibition in London shows how the artist extends his practice right into his wardrobe

Sterling Ruby puts his workwear on show

What will JR do to the Louvre pyramid?

He plans to turn the I M Pei landmark into an optical illusion as part of a new show - just how remains to be seen!

What will JR do to the Louvre pyramid?

Who wants to help Christo with his next artwork?

The artist wants to employ 500 people to help install and oversee his Floating Piers project in Italy this summer

Who wants to help Christo with his next artwork?

On International Women's Day meet Sarah!

Learn how the New York artist Sarah Sze choreographs her fabulous, constellation-like installations

On International Women's Day meet Sarah!

Wilhelm Sasnal on migrants, movies and The Cure

The Polish painter and filmmaker describes how pop, existentialism and politics informed his new exhibition

Wilhelm Sasnal on migrants, movies and The Cure

An Artspace take on the Armory Show

The best place to buy art on the web explains what to look out for and which satellite events to visit this week

An Artspace take on the Armory Show

Still wondering about Adele's Brits backdrop?

Here’s how a little bit of Yayoi Kusama made it into the British singer’s awards performance

Still wondering about Adele's Brits backdrop?

George Condo on his Warhol days (and nights)

The painter recalls his time on the Factory production line and his 80s friendship with the Pope of Pop

George Condo on his Warhol days (and nights)

Isa Genzken unveils monumental fake flowers in NY

To mark the arrival of Two Orchids in New York, we examine the artist's take on nature, art and architecture

Isa Genzken unveils monumental fake flowers in NY

Gombrich Explains Renoir

On the French Impressionist’s birthday a look at why his paintings have divided art lovers for over a century

Gombrich Explains Renoir

How Paul McCarthy keeps the resistance up at 70

The US artist tells his audience at Whitman College that he mistrusts the world, and that we don't see who we are

How Paul McCarthy keeps the resistance up at 70

JR puts a face on the TED 2016 Virtual Reality event

Well, a set of eyes at least. Find out how the artist buddied up with Chris Milk to help VR users gain a little empathy

JR puts a face on the TED 2016 Virtual Reality event

A slice of Lucio Fontana

On the anniversary of his birth, we examine how Fontana’s slashed canvases led the way for a generation of artists

A slice of Lucio Fontana

Were US artists just as Modern as Europeans?

On the 103rd anniversary of the Armory Show, a new book reassesses the development of Modernism in America

Were US artists just as Modern as Europeans?

Saving Noguchi’s dance sets

To mark its 90th anniversary, the Martha Graham Company is restoring the Modernist sculptor's stage sets

Saving Noguchi’s dance sets

The Tate celebrates 150 years of faking it in photos

Tate Modern's Performing for the Camera shows how performance and photos have always gone together

The Tate celebrates 150 years of faking it in photos

Remaking the Dadaglobe

How did one art historian reassemble this lost Dada compendium, 95 years after it was supposed to be published?

Remaking the Dadaglobe

The van Gogh copy that became a 21st century classic

Learn how this monumental oil painting by the Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie serves to vindicate 21st European art

The van Gogh copy that became a 21st century classic

The romantic world of Paul McCarthy

On Valentine's Day a conversation about beauty and truth with an artist always ready and willing to surprise. . .

The romantic world of Paul McCarthy

Cindy Sherman mimics fashion Instagram poseurs

'Who travels with hair and make up just to see their sister in LA?' she asks. 'They're not even selfies they're setups'

Cindy Sherman mimics fashion Instagram poseurs

Kim Gordon and Larry Gagosian open a record store

Sort of. She'll host a booth at the LA Book Fair, selling records with cover art by Richard Prince and others

Kim Gordon and Larry Gagosian open a record store

Rent Van Gogh's bedroom in Chicago for $10

Airbnb is offering this recreation (with wi-fi) of Vincent's Arles room alongside a new Chicago show

Rent Van Gogh's bedroom in Chicago for $10

Frieze is bringing this Mario Bellini car back to NY

The designer's shagadelic MPV is returning to New York City, with its mime artists, courtesy of Frieze Projects

Frieze is bringing this Mario Bellini car back to NY

How Gerhard Richter reinvented painting

On the German artist's birthday we look at how he changed both figurative and abstract painting

How Gerhard Richter reinvented painting

At home with Louise Bourgeois

What to expect when the West 20th Street townhouse where the artist lived and worked opens for tours this year

At home with Louise Bourgeois

What Andy Warhol saw in Joseph Beuys

A new exhibition of Andy's works focuses on his enduring respect for his German 'counterpart'

What Andy Warhol saw in Joseph Beuys

So what does Naomi Watts read in bed?

Architectural Digest takes a tour of her and Liev Schreiber's Manhattan home - but what's that in the bedroom?

So what does Naomi Watts read in bed?

What's Cara Delevingne been doing with JR?

Look who our favourite contemporary French artist has been hanging out with in Paris this month

What's Cara Delevingne been doing with JR?

Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel host Oscars show

The novelist and the visual artist's show for the LA Gagosian will open just before the 2016 Academy Awards

Bret Easton Ellis and Alex Israel host Oscars show

Chris Johanson - Affordable on Artspace

The Sunlight of the spirit is the Warmth of Love is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for a loved one

Chris Johanson - Affordable on Artspace

How to get a grip on Anri Sala

To mark the New Museum show here's some insight into the best ways to appreciate a cool and important artist

How to get a grip on Anri Sala

The serious silliness of Fischli and Weiss

Ahead of their Guggenheim retrospective, we explore the sincere amateurism at play in this duo’s art

The serious silliness of Fischli and Weiss

Art experts are outdated Noah Charney tells NPR

The author calls for scientific authentication after experts fail to stop the sale of fake Pollock and Rothko works

Art experts are outdated Noah Charney tells NPR

Hieronymus Bosch show has some big surprises

500th anniversary show features extensively restored work and throws new light on unattributed paintings

Hieronymus Bosch show has some big surprises

How Ellsworth Kelly photographed abstraction

A new exhibition demonstrates the way the late, great American painter found his forms in the real world

How Ellsworth Kelly photographed abstraction

Why Milos Raonic loves Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol

The tennis champ has been preparing for the Australian Open by taking in Melbourne's blockbuster show

Why Milos Raonic loves Ai Weiwei and Andy Warhol

The house that JR built (and then rebuilt!)

Why is the artist spending this month renovating a Latin American cultural centre in a Rio De Janeiro favela?

The house that JR built (and then rebuilt!)

The classical Pop Art of Tom Wesselmann

A new London exhibition reveals there’s more traditionalism in Tom Wesselmann's collages than meets the eye

The classical Pop Art of Tom Wesselmann

The garden that nurtured Impressionism

Get to know Claude Monet's horticultural masterpiece ahead of a new Royal Academy blockbuster

The garden that nurtured Impressionism

The art app that lets you try before you buy

Artspace’s new app lets you find shows and browse works - but there’s one other function we’re really taken with. . .

The art app that lets you try before you buy

Yet another Phaidon author curates Venice Biennale!

Centre Pompidou chief curator becomes the fifth Phaidon author in a row to head up the prestigious art event

Yet another Phaidon author curates Venice Biennale!

A new studio for firework artist Cai Guo-Qiang

Old meets new as Rem Koolhaas and OMA dramatically rework the artist's New York studio complex

A new studio for firework artist Cai Guo-Qiang

Why Mark Grotjahn swapped his art for shop signs

Learn how the Gagosian artist overcame artistic difficulties by exchanging his paintings for grocery store notices

Why Mark Grotjahn swapped his art for shop signs

Elmgreen & Dragset create a fake art fair in China

For their debut solo show in Asia at Beijing's UCCA, the European duo spoof the ever expanding sales events

Elmgreen & Dragset create a fake art fair in China

Was Cézanne really the father of modern art?

On the anniversary of his birth, we look at why the 19th century French artist still influences painting today.

Was Cézanne really the father of modern art?

Ellsworth Kelly on Monet, painting and his chapel

The late, great US artist discusses his art, influences and his spiritual beliefs in these wonderful new videos