Saturday, September 19, 2020

Maison François brasserie in London takes cues from Ricardo Bofill's architecture

Soaring arches reminiscent of those seen in Ricardo Bofill's La Fabrica feature in this decadent restaurant in St James, London designed by creative...

Dana Lixenberg’s Big Shaan: a stark tale of neglect

Watts going on … The Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg’s 20-year documentary project Imperial Courts features the black and Latino inhabitants and external spaces of...

Aerial views of London: then and now – in pictures

I have been photographing aerial views over London from helicopters for more than 25 years. I first flew in the capital when I...

Gordon Parks: part two – Muhammad Ali in pictures

The exhibition, at Alison Jacques gallery in London until 1 October, focuses on Parks’ intimate and nuanced portraits of the legendary athlete and...

Homes for sale with a thatched roof – in pictures

Blundeston, SuffolkIn an isolated, rural position at the end of a half-mile single track with no near neighbours and virtually off-grid, The Nebb...

V&A and Glastonbury festival to launch new digital archive

Most festivalgoers’ memories after Glastonbury are a little hazy – or not fit for public consumption – but London’s V&A museum is preparing...

A room with a view and a washing line | Brief letters

A long-established football club is wound up owing more than £500,000 (Wigan in danger of being wound up like Macclesfield, administrators warn, 16...

Jürgen Schadeberg obituary

The photographer Jürgen Schadeberg, who has died of a stroke aged 89, played a big role in covering the struggle against apartheid in...

Cecily Brown brings apocalypse UK to pomp of Blenheim

Amid all the pomp, splendour and tradition at one of Britain’s most spectacular grand houses there is now noticeable division, despair and death.There...

A slavery tour of London: the guided walk laying bare atrocities of the past

Tucked down a narrow alleyway in the City of London, hidden in the medieval muddle of courts and backstreets, stands an ornate terracotta-fronted...

Plan Your Vote: how artists are using their work to spread a vital message

With just weeks until an election, more than 60 artists have joined forced with some of America’s most prestigious museums and galleries for...

Royal Academy plans to cut 40% of staff owing to coronavirus downturn

The Royal Academy of Arts is to consult staff on making 150 people redundant, a figure that equates to 40% of its workforce.The...

Boano Prišmontas creates modular garden office that's "easier to assemble than IKEA furniture"

London studio Boano Prišmontas has created a prefabricated timber home office that can be built within a day, in response to the increased number...

Banksy trademark 'at risk' after street artist loses legal battle

Banksy’s trademark may be at risk after the street artist lost a case that an EU panel said was brought in bad faith...

Room to breathe – how we entered the golden age of the balcony

Things were looking up for Sally Norman. Last October, she and her boyfriend, Jordan Parker, had saved enough to start renting their own...

Frank Gehry sees end to 'bombastic' monuments as Eisenhower tribute unveiled

As historic statues are torn down or questioned across America, Frank Gehry, one of the world’s leading architects, has declared an end to...

Teenage dreamers: growing up in rural Argentina – in pictures

Guille and Belinda are two cousins who spent their summers dreaming of becoming famous singers – then love and motherhood arrived Continue reading... READ...

Archibald prize 2020: first-time entrant Meyne Wyatt wins packing room prize for self-portrait

First-time Archibald prize entrant Meyne Wyatt has broken new ground to win the packing room prize for his self-portrait. The Wongutha-Yamatji man is the...

Archibald prize 2020: David Marr, Magda Szubanski, Annabel Crabb and more – in pictures

One of Australia’s most prominent art prizes, the $100,000 Archibald prize – which will be announced on 25 September – is awarded each...

Gillian Wearing's lockdown self-portraits peel back the mask and show the truth

A face wearing a mask over mouth and nose greets you as you enter Gillian Wearing’s exhibition Lockdown. It is like all the...

Joseph Cultice’s best photograph: Marilyn Manson with prosthetic breasts

In the late 90s, Marilyn Manson was the new rock star in Los Angeles. I’d already gone on the road with him and...

Soft Bodies review – tech simulations of life's squishy stuff

If we have learned anything this year, it is that our bodies are soft. They are permeable, open to absorbing deadly viruses. Even...

Sella Concept brings retro feel to Sister Jane Townhouse in London

Fringed furnishings and velvet walls feature inside the west London headquarters that design studio Sella Concept has created for fashion brand Sister Jane,...

Notorious BIG's $6 crown sells for almost $600,000 at auction

A plastic crown costing $6 worn by the Notorious BIG has sold for $594,750 (£461,000) at Sotheby’s first ever auction of hip-hop memorabilia.The...

Visions of hope: UK care home residents' lockdown art

Each year, to mark Pride, residents at Tremona care home in Watford, Hertfordshire create a work of art to go on display in...

'Moments that can never come back': the other side of René Burri – in...

Near the Central Station, Leipzig, Germany, 1964Burri: ‘After I left the photography class, in which all we did was photograph coffee cups under...

More than 300 artists sign letter in support of striking Tate workers

An open letter signed by more than 300 artists, including several former Turner prize winners, in support of striking Tate workers has demanded...

Dezeen x Planted collaboration will showcase showcase brands and products that "improve lives today...

Dezeen has teamed up with Planted, a new design show dedicated to reconnecting cities with nature, to present a virtual showcase of sustainable...

Danh Vō: Chicxulub review – art from the Garden of Eden to the end...

It is just a year since Danh Vō’s two interrelated London exhibitions. Now he is back in the city with a show whose...

You must remember this: Landskrona festival's most memorable shots – in pictures

Bear heads, melting glaciers and memories of genocides … the images at this year’s Scandinavian photography festival are under the theme ‘the architecture...