Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.
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Tuesday 06 December 2011
Modern art is often derided as a load of rubbish, but yesterday a Scot turned the cliche on its head, winning the top prize for contemporary art in Britain for a series of installations that include a rubbish bin.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Martin Boyce wins prestigious award for his 'art noir'
Sunday 04 December 2011
There may be a future Turner prize recipient in this indifferent show for up-and-coming artists – but it would be the devil's own job to pick them
Friday 02 December 2011
Brian Sewell admires the novels of Simon Raven and this, his own Bildungsroman, shares much with the gamey world of Alms For Oblivion as well as the elegance of the prose – the collision of high and low social worlds, an astonishing variety of sexual behaviour, an amused tolerance of human foible, an admiration of beauty in all its forms, a respect for intelligence and an underlying stoicism.
Monday 28 November 2011
Patrick Brill brands oil company "a disgrace", as campaign groups call for end of sponsorship deal
Sunday 04 September 2011
Thursday 21 July 2011
Monday 04 July 2011
Ten artists, chosen from over 100 nominations, will be exhibiting their work at London's Victoria and Albert Museum this month.
Friday 24 June 2011
Tuesday 21 June 2011
A retrospective of Spanish artist Enrique Brinkmann will open in London this week as the inaugural show at a new contemporary art gallery.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
James Franco's metamorphosis into a modern-day Renaissance man has been unstoppable. An actor with a gamut of Hollywood films to his name, he has written a novel, returned to college, and managed to fit in charity work. Now, it seems, time pressure has finally got the better of him.
Friday 27 May 2011
When the nominations for the Turner Prize were announced recently, at least one feature of the list was rather predictable.
Friday 22 April 2011
It's not often that an art installation sets your heart race racing and gets you hot and bothered. But that's something that residents of the Finnish city of Turku are going to have to get used to this summer with the arrival of SaunaLab, four genuine working saunas that also happen to be installation pieces. Dotted around the city and open to the public throughout the summer, the artist-designed saunas were commissioned as part of Turku's tenure as European Capital of Culture 2011 and are intended to update and re-imagine traditional Nordic sauna culture while presenting art to the public in an innovative and unusual way.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Monday 21 March 2011
An exhibition of artwork by Russia’s finest emerging artists opens in London on Wednesday.
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