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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Ed Ruscha cactus omelette

Ed Ruscha to serve up cactus omelette in the name of art

The important American artist is bringing his unusual dining opportunity to London's Barbican

Leading light: Sharma in London

Akhil Sharma on his Folio Prize winner 'Family Life': A triumph plucked from despair

A tragedy moved Akhil Sharma to write 'Family Life' so the prize was bittersweet, he tells Nick Clark

The follow-up book, which is provisionally called The Presidential Years, will be published in 2016

Second Nelson Mandela autobiography to follow Long Walk to Freedom set for release in 2016

Sequel to Long Walk to Freedom will be released in 2016

Akhil Sharma took 13 years to write the book, a process which he said had shattered his youth

Folio Prize 2015 goes to Akhil Sharma for Family Life, the novel which 'shattered' its author

Sharma bemoaned the time the novel took to write: “I’m glad the book exists, I just wish I hadn’t been the guy who wrote it.”

Official busking guidelines have been released to prevent confusion over performing on the capital’s streets

Boris Johnson announces busking code of conduct - to cut down on renditions of Stairway to Heaven

Official guidelines have been agreed by police and musicians' groups

Charles Bukowski in 1978

New Charles Bukowski anthology to reveal his love of practical cats

Three new books of unpublished work will show another side to the late writer, including a surprising love of cats, which he described as 'my teachers'

The Natural History Museum, which imposes bench fees, defended its position

Academics hit out as museums' bench-fee costs soar

Prehistoric Society condemns the increasing number of museums charging researchers

The Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum, hidden until now from public view

Secrets of the Met Police’s ‘Black Museum’ now open to public

The Metropolitan Police’s Crime Museum was hidden until now from public view

Gabriele Finaldi, in front of ‘The Spinners’ by Diego Velazquez, at El Prado in Madrid on Wednesday, as it was announced he was leaving his post there

Gabriele Finaldi: National Gallery’s restoration begins with new director

“This is a world-class collection in a world-class city,” Dr Finaldi said

National Gallery has appointed Gabriele Finaldi as director

National Gallery appoints Gabriele Finaldi as director

Current director Nicholas Penny announced he was to step down last summer after six years

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