Art Stories

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

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