Arts and Entertainment Anna's Barlows 'I'll Give You Everything' - one of her amazing ice-cream ceramic sculptures

These hand-crafted gluttonous goodies are not for human consumption

On the jetty: Diana Quick, centre, stars in Greenberg’s The American Plan

Theatre review: The American Plan - A streetcar named mood-swing

Mental instability colours Richard Greenberg's early play – but it wears its debts too obviously

Stefano Scodanibbio, Reinventions (ECM New Series)

Album review: Stefano Scodanibbio, Reinventions (ECM New Series)

Besides being the most inventive of double bassists, the late Stefano Scodanibbio was a sound-sculptor of unmatched imagination, as demonstrated in this radical programme of string quartet arrangements of Bach, Spanish guitar music and Mexican popular songs, performed with quicksilver grace by Quartetto Prometeo.

Artwalk: Peter Jensen, The Hepworth, Wakefield

From sculptor's studio to catwalk collection

Danish designer Peter Jensen finds his inspiration in the most unusual places. Each season he presents a muse for his collections – so far, as diverse a bunch as Jodie Foster, Cindy Sherman, disgraced ice-skater Tonya Harding and even his own Auntie Jytte. But for spring 2013 Jensen pays tribute to Barbara Hepworth, grande dame of British sculpture and friend of Picasso, Brancusi and Mondrian, in geometric circle prints and dulled navy mixed with chartreuse. Her artist's smock is reworked as a dress in simply but luxurious white georgette, while wide-brimmed hats by East London milliners Bernstock Speirs recall Möbius strips in their cutaway angles – a signature of Hepworth's work.

Turner-Prize winning artist Simon Starling (right) stands in front of his new film installation Phantom Ride commissioned by Tate Britain which shows images of artworks that been shown at the Tate in the past.

Art review: Tate Britain's self-reflexive new commission 'Phantom Ride' by Simon Starling is elegantly executed but too restricted

Public galleries make much of their artist commissions these days. The more traditional their collections, the more directors want to give a contemporary zing to their establishments by presenting a new work by a contemporary artist. But they are, by nature constrictive. You ask an artist to make a statement about the collection, the edifice or whatever, but too often it remains just that: a statement rooted to a place by the terms of the deal.

Amon Tobin, Hammersmith Apollo, London

Bad news: Amon Tobin's one-off set at Hammersmith Apollo was the last ever British outing for his ISAM project. This was version 2.0 of the live show, with music largely drawn from his 2011 album of the same name, and with truly ground-breaking visuals.

Bath Literature Festival: Corn is a food for thought

Fans hoping for a flavour of Tracy Chevalier the person, rather than as the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, won't have been disappointed at the Bath Literature Festival today. Literally.

You've been framed: What happened when GQ Style turned artists into models?

Their portraits, whether photographic, sculptural or painted, are captivating. But now the cameras have been turned on Sam Taylor-Johnson, Marc Quinn, Mat Collishaw and Julie Verhoeven...

Click on the gallery above to see the images

The Pike, By Lucy Hughes-Hallett

An illuminating study of the Italian poet, dandy and aesthete who inspired Fascism

Contemporary artist Mark Wallinger is pictured examining his sculpture, 'The White Horse', which was unveiled outside the British Council headquarters in London today, March 5th 2013. The sculpture is a life-size representation of a thoroughbred racehorse made of marble and resin.

Mark Wallinger hopes life-size white horse unveiled on The Mall will 're-kick-start' momentum for its 50m sister

Turner Prize winning artist Mark Wallinger believes his new life-sized sculpture of a racehorse may “re-kick-start” funding for a 50 metre version in Kent, which is currently stuck in Limbo.

Damage done to Printed Matters by Hurricane Sandy

Artist's books by Marcel Duchamp, Willem de Kooning and Joseph Beuys auctioned for shop destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

When tropical cyclone Hurricane Sandy cut through America’s East Coast last November it wasn’t just homes and lives that where decimated but valuable artworks, too.

Marianela Núñez and Nehemiah Kish in Aeternum at Covent Garden

Dance review: Royal Ballet triple bill - Something masterly in the woodshed

A Britten homage mesmerises, but Ratmansky's debut stumbles over tricky music. As for Acosta's Apollo, he simply sizzles

A 12-metre-wide installation made of 8,000 sheets of rice paper is going on show on the first day of a new art fair.

Art13: Rice paper sculpture goes on display for new London art fair

A 12-metre-wide installation made of 8,000 sheets of rice paper is going on show on the first day of a new art fair.

In The Studio: Luigi Ontani, artist

'My photographs are not documents – they're not simulacra, they're imaginary'

Yinka Shonibare: class act with a dash of gallows humour

There's mischief in Yinka Shonibare's eyes when he says that he wants money and power. "Don't you? Isn't that what everyone wants," he chuckles. It's difficult to know if he's joking or not, and this interplay between seriousness and humour extends to his art.

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