Voices Call of the wild: An international conference in London next month will address elephant poaching

This year's charity appeal has raised more than £300,000 for our partner charity, Space for Giants, exceeding last year's total of around £250,000. We are within sight of breaking the record for a charity appeal by this newspaper – £356,000. So more donations would be appreciated.

Taylor-Wood, 42, casts leading man, 19, as her husband

It is a rock'n'roll move befitting the woman once known as the "wild child" of the Young British Artists movement.

Howard Jacobson: You don't need poverty for art to thrive, but too much privilege could be a bad thing

Where would Dostoyevsky have been without his gambling

Forward Book of Poetry 2010

Chosen from work shortlisted or commended for its prizes, the annual Forward anthology allows poetry backsliders to purge their negligence via a wholly enjoyable communion with the best of contemporary verse.

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Dominic Lawson: Tracey gets her taxes in a twist

Few bleats are less attractive to people than threats by the rich to quit the country

Ten celebrity tax exiles

Tracey Emin, one of Britain’s most famous artists and a leading lights of the Britart movement, has threatened to quit the UK because of the government top rate of 50 per cent tax, and her view of the government’s attitude to the arts.

Pop life: Meet the stars of the New York and London art scenes

When new york city's Gramercy Park Hotel opened its doors in May 1994 to a group of gallery owners showcasing the works of their young artists, a "spontaneous" event in one of its rooms involving a British dealer and his female protégé made the city's adrenaline-fuelled art world stop and stare. Tracey Emin, a tousle-haired artist from Margate, had accompanied Jay Jopling, her London dealer and the owner of White Cube Gallery, to the contemporary art fair, which was spread across 32 hired rooms at the Manhattan hotel – and on that Sunday morning, she crept into the bed on which Jopling was perched, impishly covered them both with the embroidered bedspread she was there to sell (for $4,000), and smiled for the cameras.

Beuys Is Here, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, East Sussex

As memories of Beuys fade, his work comes sharply into focus

Lovelorn artist sells his all to heal heartbreak

Jasper Joffe exhibition to clear out 'emotional clutter' so he can start his life afresh

Edinburgh Film Festival: Inside the Art house

Two films about the art world will be among the highlights of the Edinburgh Film Festival. The directors tell James Mottram why the time is right for their insider portraits of creative hotbeds

Parties: All you need is love, Trace

A queue of eager guests snaked around Jay Jopling's White Cube in Mayfair last week for the private view of Tracey Emin's exhibition, Those Who Suffer Love – her first London show in four years.

Tracey Emin: Art from the heart

Is Britart's bad girl becoming its elder stateswoman? On the eve of a blockbuster exhibition, Tracey Emin relects on age, wealth, children – and the critics. Alice Jones listens

Naked before nine, the new art show on Channel 4

Pre-watershed series will invite viewers to join in at home with life class

Parties: That's your lot, Tracey

It was an unruly mix of art and commerce as a flurry of bids rained down at the annual Lighthouse Gala, in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust, at Christie's last Monday. Champagne glass in hand, Tracey Emin seemed determined to be the evening's unofficial compere, taking to the podium and waxing lyrical about the charismatic auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen. "I'm making the most of standing next to one of the most attractive auctioneers not just in London, but the universe," she purred.

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