Art Stories

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

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