Exhibition of the week: Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern
Six Spaces with Four Small Crosses (1932)
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern

To see her work here ‘is to be immediately uplifted’, says The Observer
29 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: British Art Show 9 at Aberdeen Art Gallery
Work from British Art Show 9
In Review

Exhibition of the week: British Art Show 9 at Aberdeen Art Gallery

Socially conscious but ‘rarely preachy’, it is as exciting a survey of contemporary art as you’re likely to encounter
22 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: Paula Rego at Tate Britain
Clockwise from top left: Paula Rego’s ‘Flood’ (1996), ‘The Artist in Her Studio’ (1993) and ‘The Dance’ (1988)
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Paula Rego at Tate Britain

Her art mixes folklore and ‘fetishistic menace’, enchantment and horror – and it ‘lingers powerfully in the mind’
16 Jul 2021
Gustave Moreau’s The Fables at Waddesdon Manor: what the critics are saying
Gustave Moreau The Fables painting
In Review

Gustave Moreau’s The Fables at Waddesdon Manor: what the critics are saying

‘Looking at these dream-worlds is like passing through a fairy-tale forest thick with magic’
8 Jul 2021
Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui
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Behind the scenes

Audemars Piguet Art Commission: The Moon is Leaving Us by Phoebe Hui

Swiss watchmaker’s support of contemporary arts continues apace
6 Jul 2021
Epic Iran: what the critics are saying about the V&A’s new exhibition
Shirin Aliabadi’s Miss Hybrid #3 (2008)
In Review

Epic Iran: what the critics are saying about the V&A’s new exhibition

This is a blockbuster that both dazzles and informs, shedding light on one of the world’s most misunderstood nations
1 Jul 2021
Exhibition of the week: Nina Hamnett at Charleston
Nina Hamnett's work
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Nina Hamnett at Charleston

Bringing together some 30 paintings, the show reclaims Hamnett as ‘an artist to be reckoned with in her own right’
24 Jun 2021

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The fashion for flowers: Constance Spry
Bust with a necklace of lilies by Constance Spry, c.1935 (RHS Lindley Collections)
In Focus

The fashion for flowers: Constance Spry

An exhibition at London’s Garden Museum celebrates Spry’s taste for modernity
24 Jun 2021
Disney’s new Marvel hotel is a work of art
Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel Spider-Man suite
In pictures

Disney’s new Marvel hotel is a work of art

Disneyland Paris hotel pays tribute to Marvel’s superheroes and the artists who created them
23 Jun 2021
What the critics are saying about Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch at the Royal Academy
Tracey Emin
In Review

What the critics are saying about Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch at the Royal Academy

Seeing their work side by side, it is clear that the artists share ‘a depth of turmoil that can leave you breathless’
17 Jun 2021
What are the critics saying about the British Museum’s Nero exhibition?
Nero
In Review

What are the critics saying about the British Museum’s Nero exhibition?

The show attempts to completely rewrite the story of a historical monster. Can it possibly succeed in setting the record straight?
11 Jun 2021
Exhibition of the week: Eileen Agar’s Angel of Anarchy
Eileen Agar
In Review

Exhibition of the week: Eileen Agar’s Angel of Anarchy

The work of Paul Nash, Lee Miller and Salvador Dalí’s contemporary is being explored at the Whitechapel Gallery
4 Jun 2021
What are the critics saying about Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms?
Infinity Mirrored Room
In Review

What are the critics saying about Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms?

The much-hyped Tate Modern exhibition has been described as ‘endlessly entrancing’ as well as ‘disquieting’
3 Jun 2021
What are the critics saying about David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring?
David Hockney painting
In Review

What are the critics saying about David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring?

The paintings are described as ‘fresh’ and ‘joyous’, but also ‘unremarkable’
28 May 2021
Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint
Stained glass
In Review

Thomas Becket: murder and the making of a saint

The Guardian says this show ‘makes the art of the Middle Ages come alive’
27 May 2021
Exhibition of the week: The Making of Rodin
Auguste Rodin - The Burghers of Calais
In Review

Exhibition of the week: The Making of Rodin

For all its strengths, the show is let down by a needlessly ‘censorious’ attitude towards its subject
20 May 2021
Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty
Caught in the Act (La Main dans le sac) by Jean Dubuffet (1961)
In Focus

Jean Dubuffet: Brutal Beauty

One of the great post-war artists, Dubuffet took ugliness and ‘fashioned it into something extraordinary’
17 May 2021
Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema
Jason and the Argonauts (1963): ‘a sense of the marvellous’
In Review

Ray Harryhausen: Titan of Cinema

The special effects pioneer’s love of art and mythology is explored in this newly reopened show
10 May 2021
The artist’s way: a video call with Takashi Murakami
Takashi Murakami in his studio, courtesy of the artist
The big interview

The artist’s way: a video call with Takashi Murakami

The Japanese pop art impresario reflects on recent months and creativity in lockdown
30 Apr 2021
Damien Hirst takes over Gagosian 
Self-Portrait as Surgeon: aesthetically vapid 
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Damien Hirst takes over Gagosian 

Is Hirst’s show ‘more relevant than ever’ or ‘insultingly bad’?
23 Apr 2021
Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’
The Salvator Mundi on display at Christies in 2017
Stranger than fiction

Saudi crown prince ‘lobbied France to authenticate fake da Vinci’

Upcoming documentary claims Louvre was urged to lie about world’s most expensive painting
12 Apr 2021
Art of Akris: Albert Kriemler meets Imi Knoebel
Albert Kriemler and Imi Knoebel for Akris
Behind the scenes

Art of Akris: Albert Kriemler meets Imi Knoebel

The duo dreamt up an Akris collection that is futuristic in fabrication and ease of wear
25 Mar 2021
Tyson Reeder talks Celine
Tyson Reeder artist interview
In Focus

Tyson Reeder talks Celine

The American artist collaborates with Hedi Slimane on The Dancing Kid
8 Mar 2021
Art of the matter: Louis Vuitton and Urs Fischer unite
Urs Fischer in Los Angeles
The big interview

Art of the matter: Louis Vuitton and Urs Fischer unite

In an exclusive interview, Fischer ponders Louis Vuitton monograms and the work of an artist
4 Mar 2021
Get in on the new craze for digital art
Everydays – The First 5000 Days (2021) by Mike Winkelmann
In Focus

Get in on the new craze for digital art

Auction houses are hoping to lure the Reddit mob with the new medium
2 Mar 2021
Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art
van Gogh's Self-Portrait with a Straw Hat
Podcast

Carbon apps, super shoes and VR art

Can phones measure our carbon footprint? Is tech more important than sporting talent? And could we turn our homes into virtual art galleries?
26 Feb 2021
Art: the big exhibitions of 2021 in the UK
Paula Rego’s The Dance (1988): ‘Britain’s greatest living artist’?
In Focus

Art: the big exhibitions of 2021 in the UK

After the closures and cancellations of 2020, this year - Covid permitting - promises a wide range of major exhibitions
12 Jan 2021
Nine great Christmas gifts for adults
Jonathan Adler acrylic chess set
In Brief

Nine great Christmas gifts for adults

From chess sets to coffee machines here’s some perfect present ideas
8 Dec 2020
Tomo Koizumi: fashion’s king of ruffles
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In Depth

Tomo Koizumi: fashion’s king of ruffles

The art of big frills according to the Japanese maximalist
19 Nov 2020
Wollstonecraft statue condemned as ‘naked silver Barbie’
Statue of Mary Wollstonecraft in Newington Green, London
In Brief

Wollstonecraft statue condemned as ‘naked silver Barbie’

Maggi Hambling’s statue is intended to represent the feminist icon’s imagination
11 Nov 2020
La Bouche Rouge: sustainable luxury make-up
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In Depth

La Bouche Rouge: sustainable luxury make-up

French luxury beauty brand doesn’t believe in compromise when supporting the environment
12 Oct 2020
David Remfry: Hollywood puppy love at the Chelsea Hotel
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In Brief

David Remfry: Hollywood puppy love at the Chelsea Hotel

Portraits by the British-born painter celebrate the relationship between dogs and their owners
12 Oct 2020
Show me the Monet: buy a Banksy... if you have £5m to spare
Show me the Monet by Banksy
In Brief

Show me the Monet: buy a Banksy... if you have £5m to spare

Artist’s take on impressionist masterpiece is going under hammer at Sotheby’s
21 Sep 2020
September events guide: ten things to do across the UK
Crooks 1926 - COLAB Tavern
In Brief

September events guide: ten things to do across the UK

Immerse yourself in the 1920s underworld or bake a culinary masterpiece
7 Sep 2020
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