Art and design


Rihanna mobbed in Paris: Dennis Leupold’s best photograph

A huge crowd surrounded the car. It was quite eerie, almost scary. Even for her that moment was crazy Rihannas French fans are wild. They love her so much and they run for several blocks behind her car when shes travelling through the city. This shot was taken at Diamonds world tour in 2013 she […]

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Museum of underwater art to open on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Submerged sculptures and others that appear at low tide to be installed at several Queensland sites, as part of a project that also aims to rehabilitate sections of the reef From a colour-changing figure warning of warming seas to a sunken skeletal greenhouse encrusted with coral, a new museum of underwater art in Australias Great […]

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Csar Pelli obituary

Distinguished architect who designed the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and One Canada Square in London Csar Pelli will be remembered as a designer of world-beating skyscrapers, but for him the quality of his projects was more important than their height. The Argentinian-American architect, who has died aged 92, is best known for the […]

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‘I see pain in her eyes’ the 3.6m masterpiece that went to jail

A powerful painting by Artemisia Gentileschi, depicting the torturing of Saint Catherine, is touring Britain. What did the women of Send Prison make of the chilling work? Two women are chatting in front of a painting of Catherine of Alexandria, a saint martyred in the fourth century. The figure is shown leaning on a wheel […]

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Alec Soth, a photographer reborn: ‘I realised everything is connected’

The celebrated chronicler of contemporary American life on the epiphany that made him adopt a more intimate focus In 2016, while on a working trip to Helsinki, the American photographer books and on Instagram knows, Soth is big on poetry, seeing it as akin to photography in its attempts to evoke the ineffable. Towards the […]

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Colin Lane’s best photograph: the cover of the Strokes’ Is This It

The day the album came out, theres a photo of me grinning in front of a rack of them in Virgin Records. I think my ex-girlfriend was pleased too. Ive never revealed her identity It was late 1999 or 2000. I had spent the day on a fashion shoot, and my apartment was littered with […]

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White House asks for Van Gogh loan but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead

The Guggenheim Museum proposed lending Maurizio Cattelans America after turning down a request for Landscape With Snow White House asks for Van Gogh loan but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead The Guggenheim Museum proposed lending Maurizio Cattelans America after turning down a request for Landscape With Snow Adam Gabbatt in New York @adamgabbatt First published […]

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It was all yellow: did digitalis affect the way Van Gogh saw the world?

Extracted from foxgloves, digitalis was once used as a treatment for epilepsy. Could a side effect have triggered the artists yellow period? It was recently the 127th anniversary of the tragic death of may have been treated with digitalis for the epileptic fits he experienced. Digitalis, extracted from foxglove plants, is a powerful medicine still […]

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‘We found it rolled up in a tube’: Alice Cooper discovers Warhol classic after 40 years

Silkscreen from Warhols Death and Disaster series, which cost $2,500, sat in storage among singers artefacts The rock star Alice Cooper has found an Andy Warhol masterpiece that could be worth millions rolled up in a tube in a storage locker, where it lay forgotten for more than 40 years. The work in question is […]

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Paris’s Pompidou Centre to open gallery in Shanghai

The modern art gallery, which also plans to open branches in South Korea and Belgium, has been in talks for more than a decade with China The regarded as the second most important in the world after the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more:

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