Mark Wallinger's new commission, 'Labyrinth', aims to subvert London Underground's iconography and disorient the viewer
The artist William Wegman, best known for his arresting portraits of dogs, has created his first animated Gif. The subject-matter? An adorable puppy in a bowl.
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 strength to push at an open door
Plus: A four-letter word arrives on Radio 4 and the latest spin on a misused word
A country road. A tree. Evening. Irish artist Gerard Byrne has borrowed these stage directions from Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot to title a series of photographs. They show just that – trees on roads in the evening.
Where does Ed Ruscha fit in to the post-war US art scene? Some, aligning him with Warhol, have claimed him for pop art.
Over-familiarity with the Surrealist has bred contempt, but beyond the showmanship there was a true talent for invention
'I love the PR lady in Twenty Twelve'
Farce has its affinities with the Freudian psychoanalytic
method. Both are mechanisms for exposing the repressions and the guilty secrets we are desperate to hide – the former for sadistically comic, the latter for therapeutic purposes.
Philip Guston's switch from abstract to figurative left critics and fans irate, but an exhibition of his work proves them wrong, argues Adrian Hamilton
Many know about the death by drowning of WS Gilbert; others are aware that in 1933 Ernest Hemingway, incensed by a review, trashed the Paris bookshop in which he read it. Few could point to these incidents' one degree of separation. Such surprises regularly punctuate the soberly engrossing chronicle which Robert Fraser has created around the life of a poet whose modest fame has burned steadily, almost brightly, since his Thirties emergence as a teenage prodigy.
It might seem that everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, now could be the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces gathering dust in your attic.
It might seem like everything is crashing down around us in Austerity Britain, but judging by the bumper-billion-pound sales figures disclosed by one London auction house, it appears now is the perfect time to cash in on those artistic masterpieces you've left gathering dust in your attic.
As a film chronicles Freud and Jung's battle of wits, Phil Boucher puts 10 artistic moments on the couch