Artists

Pair of prizes passed out in Paris

Both winners will have work shown at the Pompidou

Published online: 28 October 2014

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Swedish artists say ‘Pay up’

Smaller state-run museums are failing to follow a rule that requires payment for exhibitions

Published online: 23 October 2014

Gagosian lands Walter De Maria’s estate

The gallery plans to establish a foundation dedicated to the late artist and stage a show of his work

Published online: 17 October 2014

From the horse’s mouth: interview with José Damasceno

Readers are sharing Holborn Library with Letraset characters and a horse called Pascal, courtesy of Artangel’s latest commission

Published online: 16 October 2014

Zwirner to show major new work by Serra

Artist is working on a sculpture for an exhibition in New York

Published online: 15 October 2014

Bad romance brews in Frieze café

Interview with the award-winning artist Mélanie Matranga, who makes videos—and a coffee bar—at the fair

Published online: 15 October 2014

 

(N)ice work Olafur

Olafur Eliasson is everywhere these days, with spectacular pieces on show in biennials, at art fairs and in major museum exhibitions. But...

You can’t keep McCarthy down

Paul McCarthy’s subversive and decidedly dark art may not have been to everyone’s liking in Paris last week: his 80ft lime green Christmas...

Dexter the droll

The UK artist Dexter Dalwood is known for his incisive opinions, so it is no surprise to see the 2010 Turner Prize nominee’s droll take on...

 

The controversial Chris Ofili

The British artist Chris Ofili is no stranger to controversy. In 1999, his painting The Holy Virgin Mary, 1996, which depicted the Virgin surrounded by pornographic imagery and covered in elephant dung, was at the center of then-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s threat to rescind public funding from the Brooklyn Museum, where the picture was on display at the “Sensation” exhibition. In this clip, Ofili discusses his 2002 work The Upper Room, which was purchased by the Tate amid more tumult in 2006, as the artist sat on the museum’s board of trustees as the time of purchase. His latest exhibition, “Night and Day,” (at the New Museum, New York, until 25 January 2015) opened this week.