The younger of the Gao brothers bursts into his studio, explains that he is late because of a car crash, and pulls Chairman Mao's head from a plastic bag. Then he attaches it to the late Great Helmsman's corpulent, kneeling body.
The Tate Britain Summer Party on Monday night was crammed with artists. Grayson Perry wore a typically gaudy multicoloured summer dress and was joined by Sirs Peter Blake and Howard Hodgkin, and Richard Long. They wandered among the aluminium beams of Eva Rothschild's new Duveens Commission Cold Corners – a huge, angular structure that stretches the full length of the gallery and which is fondly referred to as the "scribble in space".
Jake and Dinos Chapman have become rather obsessed with altering and recreating other artists' work.
A seven-metre high, 14-metre wide Fuzzy-Felt backdrop courtesy of the artists Jake and Dinos Chapman greeted guests at Stella McCartney's spring/summer show in Paris yesterday. Rainbow-coloured rabbits, giraffes and a particularly anxious ladybird all made for suitably cute viewing.
Jake and Dinos Chapman, the artists whose works range from a swastika-shaped sculpture named Hell to a tableau of castrated mannequins tied to a tree, have never shied from controversy. But their latest creation – an idiosyncratic version of the Bible's most dramatic and contested book – has raised eyebrows among even their most devoted admirers.