The name Jordan conjures up one image, for most: the artist now known as Katie Price. An artificial re-engineering of our contemporary ideal of woman. For me, it conjures up another Jordan, whose artifice again helped reshape views of femininity, albeit in a very different way.
London’s young art enthusiasts were keen to adopt the fashion tips of the Spanish painter
Elusive Cornelius Gurlitt tells a German magazine he hid the paintings out of ‘love’
They are among gifts of significant cultural, scientific or historic objects handed over to offset inheritance tax
Recently, I had a fantastic, almost spiritual, experience with a slaphead in a framing shop. I love watching people work at the best of times, but there was something really amazing about watching this bald craftsman getting his hands on a print and thumbing it into a stained-cherry-wood rectangle. It was quite emotional.
Compotier et tasse, a cubist painting from 1909, had been offered for private sale in New York
He was in the right place at the right time – so why is Chagall regarded as an also-ran of Modernism?
This is a story about making amends for cultural asset-stripping in the grand style. A little over three hundred years ago, the debt-ridden grandson of Sir Robert Walpole, England's first Prime Minister, sold off to Catherine the Great of Russia the great art collection amassed by his grandfather.
It is reported that the painting has been bought by a Qatari for £50m
Cosmetics heir and heavy-weight philanthropist Leonard A Lauder has donated 78 pieces to the museum
Casino magnate who tore masterpiece with his elbow sets record price for artist with deal
Hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen has bought a famous Picasso painting from casino mogul Steve Wynn for a record price, according to a report in the New York Post.
In one year, Picasso staged his first show, lost his soulmate, and forged the giddying range of styles that revealed his pedigree and future
The Courtauld Gallery, which has brought us a succession of tightl focused small exhibitions in recent years, has come up with another real stunner. Becoming Picasso is the story of the Spanish painter’s arrival – brash, determined and hungry for the bohemian life – in the French capital in 1901.
A few years ago now, former Goldman Sachs employee-turned-venture-philanthropist Yana Peel noticed that her toddler son had become fascinated by a piece of art hanging in the family home. Sara Walking, by Julian Opie, the artist who found widespread acclaim after designing the cover art for Blur: The Best Of, featured a traffic light-like outline of a woman doing precisely what its title suggested: walking.
Amelia Bullmore's funny, filthy dialogue propels three old mates through the highs and lows of friendship