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Elusive Cornelius Gurlitt tells a German magazine he hid the paintings out of ‘love’
The necklace, carved from 170 spherical beads each made from a different material, includes the first single celled life on the planet
The artist conceived the work in 1954 and cast it the following year
When you walk into this gallery under the arches of Hoxton Station, you are confronted by a spectacle in the best sense. The Aftermath Dislocation Principle Part I (2013) is a large installation of a post-apocalyptic Britain in which all the familiar signs of civilization have been ravaged.
Poet John Hegley turns 60 this week. He talks about life, work and spuds
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The secular painter and ceramicist explains why he is still drawn to Catholicism, and why his work is different to Grayson Perry
Dulwich Picture Gallery
A petition calling for the release of Britain's most notorious prisoner has amassed 10,000 signatures
The museum, which will cost £1.6 million, is due to open in 2015 and will house 500 pieces of original artwork
What is it with modern musicians and painting? What spurious orthodoxy now decrees that no rock star of note reaches his/her 50th birthday without having an exhibition of scratchy-dauby artworks launched in a major gallery? Did Schubert or Liszt or Beethoven pause in their labours at the keyboard to knock off charming watercolours of the scene from their music-room window? No. Today, you can't throw a paintbrush across Cork Street without hitting another ageing rocker mounting canvases onto a whitewashed wall.
A portrait of Damien Hirst by Jonathan Yeo will be go on display later this year at the National Portrait Gallery.
The exhibition at Kensington Palace introduces iPads, wi-fi and a new level of interactivity- including a specially designed version of Paper app
Nearly 50 years after writing the conceptual art book Grapefruit, writer, artist and peace activist Yoko Ono has released a sequel that she hopes will inspire people and get them thinking and reading.
Week four in my adventures in using every single pan in any given kitchen and, on a cartoon high after re-reading some old Calvin and Hobbes, aka my Ulysses, I plump to road-test a comic-book cookbook.
Masterworks by British contemporary art giants Francis Bacon and David Hockney will go under the hammer today in a £66 million bonanza.