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A still from Dean's film 'Edwin Parker' (2011) about the artist Cy Twombly

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'I feel evicted – both from my studio and from my medium'

Artes Mundi Prize, National Museum of Art, Cardiff

Phil Collins was working in Jessops and studying for his MFA when he came upon the idea of turning customers' photos into art. These common-place images - of people getting married or getting drunk - possessed an unguarded intimacy, at once posed and trusting.

In The Studio: Susan Philipsz, artist

'I thought people would say, "This isn't art!" But they are receptive to my ideas'

London 2012: West End shop owner urges Boris to help boost trade during Games

A West End shop owner is calling on London Mayor Boris Johnson to visit her shop in an attempt to boost Soho's "disastrous" Olympic trade.   

Portraits show Olympians' 'spirit of greatness'

The National Portrait Gallery has unveiled its largest commission to date, the culmination of three years’ work, dedicated to the “spirit of greatness” of those involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

In The Studio: Richard Deacon, artist

'Having too many people around made me feel paralysed'

'Peep show' at National Gallery inspired by Titian

A classically-inspired peep show has been set up in the middle of the National Gallery.

Dance GB, Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Is ballet a sport? Of course it’s not, in the competitive sense, although the physicality and athleticism on the bill for Dance GB, a three-way collaboration between Scottish Ballet, National Dance Company Wales and English National Ballet to celebrate the forthcoming Olympics, would surely impress any national selectors.

Last night's viewing: All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry, Channel 4; True Love, BBC1

"Do you cry a more vintage kind of tears at Glyndebourne?" Grayson Perry asked in the first of his lovely series All in the Best Possible Taste. He was in a Northern club at the time, having just watched a particularly tear-jerking performance by a local singer, and the answer his question was inviting was "No".

A bit of Fry and Perry launches £6m Royal Academy upgrade

The Royal Academy of Arts is seeking to bring in younger visitors and "repay our friends" with a multimillion-pound refurbishment of facilities for its members – the first step in a wider overhaul of the entire site in London's West End.

A bit of Stephen Fry and Grayson Perry launches £6m Royal Academy upgrade

The Royal Academy of Arts is seeking to bring in younger visitors and "repay our friends" with a multimillion-pound refurbishment of facilities for its members – the first step in a wider overhaul of the entire site in London's West End.

Fiona Rae's 'We Go in Search of Our Dream'

Fiona Rae, Maybe You Can Live on the Moon in the Next Century, Leeds Art Gallery

Fiona Rae describes her love of painting thus: "You get to invent a world and you get to be in charge of what happens in that world. And you don't really get to do that in life, do you?" She smiles at the camera and continues to work on the lilac space around a pink Hallmark-esque heart, superimposed on the canvas. A lime-green thread appears, faintly, under her brush.

Anish Kapoor's Olympic Orbit tower unveiled

The UK's tallest sculpture was officially unveiled today at Stratford's Olympic Park.

Turner Prize nominations unveiled

A man who has spent 15 years drawing an imaginary city whose residents are human excrement who have sex in public, and a woman who changed her name to Spartacus have been nominated for this year's Turner Prize.

Keep your eyes peeled: 'Onion' (2010) by Wolfgang Tillmans goes on show in Glasgow

Worldly Wolfgang Tillmans sees the big picture

Wolfgang Tillmans is waiting in the departure lounge at Santiago airport, preparing to return home following the opening of his first South American exhibition at the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art and a visit to the European Southern Observatory in Chile (astronomy, he says, was "the first love of my life as a child").

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