Nick Clark

Nick Clark is the arts correspondent of The Independent. He joined the newspaper in June 2007, initially reporting on the stock markets. He has covered beats including the City, and technology, media and telecoms and made the switch to arts in December 2011. He has also contributed articles to the sports section.

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Celebrated children’s author Allan Ahlberg, best known for Each Peach Pear Plum

Famous children's author refuses literary award over association with 'immoral' company Amazon

The inaugural Booktrust Best Book Awards wanted to present the 76-year-old author with a lifetime achievement award

Members of the public and gallery staff examine The Northampton Sekhemka, an Egyptian painted limestone statue of Sekhemka, Inspector of the Scribes

Ancient Egyptian statue's £15.8m auction is 'catastrophic' for Northampton, says Watchmen writer Alan Moore

This is the latest in a trend of councils looking to raise money by selling their arts collections

'Molecular Man +1+1+1' by Jonathan Borofsky at Yorkshire Sculpture park

Museum of the Year award: Skyfall director Sam Mendes presents Yorkshire Sculpture Park with prize

The judges praised the site in Wakefield, which displays work by Henry Moore and Julian Opie

Writer Virginia Woolf is the subject of a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery

Virginia Woolf's walking stick found where she died to be exhibited in UK for first time

Virginia Woolf’s walking stick, found on the banks of the River Ouse where she died, is on display for the first time in the UK as part of a new exhibition exploring her life.

In the frame: Eileen Cooper accuses the art world of failing women

Should galleries display more art by women?

Eileen Cooper, the Royal Academy’s first female Keeper wants a quota system to ensure equality between male and female members

Cats played for 21 years and was seen by more than 50 million people in more than 30 countries

Andrew Lloyd Webber hails TS Eliot as the father of rap as Cats returns to the West End

Cats became one of the longest running shows in the West End and on Broadway

Gian Sammarco plays Adrian Mole in 'The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole'

Adrian Mole musical set to debut at Leicester's Curve Theatre in 2015

Musical said to be 'in the model of Matilda but very different'

Eimear McBride, author of ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’, celebrates winning the 2014 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction last month

Galley Beggar and Eimear McBride: The publisher that took a chance on a half-formed thing – and won the jackpot

The Baileys prize transformed the  life of not only Eimear McBride but also the tiny firm that believed in her

A real Keith Haring piece

The great online art illusion: A cautionary tale

An art gallery’s brush with some (very clever) ‘Warhol and Haring’ works

Tracy Emin's 'My Bed' sold for £2.5m

Put Tracey Emin's iconic 'My Bed' artwork on public display, art experts say

Art experts have called for Tracey Emin’s My Bed to be put on public display, after it emerged her art dealer Jay Joplin had bought the “iconic” work on behalf of an unnamed client.

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Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
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Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
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