Rob Sharp

Rob Sharp is a freelance journalist specialising in arts and culture. He was on staff at The Independent from July 2007 to December 2011, first as a features writer, and then as the paper’s arts correspondent. He has written for a wide range of newspapers and magazines. For more information visit his website, www.robsharp.com or email him at rs@robsharp.com.

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Eyes on the Turner Prize

It is famed for its wacky works – and with one piece titled The Same Old Crap, this year's Turner Prize is no exception

Radio 4 makes Al Pacino an offer he can't refuse...

Actor signs up for BBC documentary about his life as an actor – and his new Oscar Wilde film

The sense of a happy ending – Barnes wins the Booker

He's made the shortlist three times before, but finally the novelist has taken the prize

Did Van Gogh die in an unfortunate brush with fate?

Art historians say it was suicide – but a new book claims he met his demise in a shooting accident

'Luke-warm' reception for Booker Prize alternative

The literary world has issued a luke-warm greeting to proposals for a new alternative to the Man Booker prize, which this year has been attacked for allegedly putting readability ahead of achievement in literary fiction.

Lost notes of Bram Stoker found in attic

Bram Stoker bore a startling resemblance to one of his most famous characters, Jonathan Harker, the troubled solicitor at the centre of the 1897 horror novel Dracula, according to previously unseen notebooks belonging to the author.

From Ai to Zhukova: meet the art world's most powerful figures

Chinese dissident is named the most influential of them all in prestigious annual poll

Big space, big art, big ego

Jay Jopling is an unstoppable force in British art. As he prepares to open Europe's largest commercial gallery, Rob Sharp examines his influence

Big space, big art, big ego

Jay Jopling is an unstoppable force in British art. As he prepares to open Europe's largest commercial gallery, Rob Sharp examines his influence

Jay Jopling: Big space, big art, big ego

The gallerist Jay Jopling is a seemingly unstoppable force in British art. As he opens Europe's largest commercial gallery, Rob Sharp examines his influence

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