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How a community art project with postcards became an international hit

It started when one man invited people to share things they usually hid, and ten years on, PostSecret has a worldwide following

Painted ladies: fashion illustration by the former spy Brian Stonehouse

Brian Stonehouse: from spy to fashion illustrator

British spy Brian Stonehouse survived five concentration camps and went on to become a fashion illustrator for 'Vogue'. Anna Brady admires a new exhibition of his work

A contribution from Gilbert & George

Art on a postcard: raising awareness of hepatitis C

Postcard-sized works by some of the country's biggest names are being auctioned for the Hepatitis C Trust

Marilyn Monroe comes to Merseyside as Andy Warhol's exhibition lands at Tate Liverpool

Warhol changed the face of modern art by turning the idols of his day into commodities  and elevating everyday objects into icons. Karen Wright on a heady show at Tate Liverpool

Photographer Susan Middleton captures extraordinary world of marine invertebrates in all their colourful, diverse, and prickly glory

Middleton has been taking portraits of rare plants and animals for 30 years

Postcard from the papers of Richard von Krafft-Ebing, late 19th century (Wellcome Images/Wellcome Library, London)

Oh you sexy things! The inside scoop on this Autumn's spiciest exhibition

From galloping phalluses to postcard kink, a new exhibition looks at the study of sex over the last 150 years

Fall of the Berlin Wall: Magnum photographer Raymond Depardon captured some of the most famous images of the city in 1989

Depardon recorded the German capital from 1961 to 2013 and captured the Berlin Wall from its inception to its fall

Image from conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s Instagram site

Instagram art: How artists are cashing in on social media

An exhibition in New York of Instagram posts has focused attention on the place of the social network in making – and selling – art

For crying out loud: ‘The Angelus’ by Jean-François Millet commanded a high price in its day, partly because it made people feel emotional

From Millet's The Angelus to Rothko, why do some works of art make us cry?

In the 19th century, Millet's 'The Angelus' moved people to tears. These days, Rothko is thought to be the most wept-over artist. Philip Hook explores the etiquette of getting emotional in galleries
North Korean artist Kim Hun

Why is North Korea holding an art exhibition – in Ealing?

On a suburban street in west London, North Korea's embassy is hosting an exhibition that is sure to attract visitors – though maybe not for the paintings, says Nathalie Olah

John Pasche (1970)

50 years of RCA design: David Bowie album covers, 'Big Brother' and Rolling Stones logos

Royal College of Art students have revolutionised graphic design. As a half century retrospective opens, they tell Joseph Charlton about creating works that captured the zeitgeist - and haggling with Mick Jagger

Francisco de Pajaro: Meet the street artist proving modern art isn't a load of trash

The artist makes sculptures from discarded items on the street as a way of critiquing society's obsession with perfection

Tanoo, Queen Charlotte Island, BC (1913)

From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia, Dulwich Picture Gallery - review

Carr shed her stuffy Victorian upbringing and captured the beauty  of the Canadian landscape while living among the country’s native people.

The Top Ten: Public art

Most public art is horrible, in my philistine opinion (the Philistines being a maligned and cultured people), usually made bearable only by the greater awfulness of the modern architecture around it. But some of it is good. War memorials are in a category of their own, see below.

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