Portrait of French king taken from Louvre found at auction

The work, missing since the Second World War, was discovered thanks to an internet search alert

Published online: 20 October 2014

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Artist works with Canada’s homeless population for Montreal Biennial project

Published online: 20 October 2014

Younger and mid-career artists fare well in contemporary auctions

But are cracks appearing in the markets for Gerhard Richter and Andy Warhol?

Published online: 18 October 2014

Thatcher film postponed after Tories object

Blackpool gallery funded by local council delays show in run up to elections

Published online: 17 October 2014

Gehry in talks to upgrade Geffen Contemporary

LA MOCA's director says improvements are among his "priorities"

Published online: 17 October 2014

Japanese art finally finds favour in London

Contemporary Japanese artists have struggled to find recognition in London, but that could be changing

Published online: 17 October 2014


Holy smoke!

The news that a health-conscious commission is urging Mayor Boris Johnson to ban smoking in London’s outdoor public spaces has already sent...

Marina’s ready for her close-up, Mr von Trier

Odd couple or match made in heaven? The performance artist Marina Abramovic has sent out a personal plea to the Danish director Lars von...

How the Pre-Raphaelites suffered

In the film “Effie Gray”, which received its premiere in London on Sunday, 5 October, John Everett Millais (played by Tom Sturridge)...


Jean Paul Gaultier hits the streets in London

As his show opens at London’s Barbican this week, the French fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier talks to the curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot about his early work and his love for the UK city. In the 1970s, Gaultier remembers spotting a poster with bright red lips and dripping blood on the Kings Road plugging The Rocky Horror Picture Show—an aesthetic he says you can see in his own clothes.