Art Stories

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!

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