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Copulation at its fruitiest – David Hockney, Alan Davie, Christina Quarles review

Cocks, bums, breasts, bits of bodies and vagrant abstract symbols float about in two related painting exhibitions at the Hepworth. Pairing early works...

Buy a classic Guardian photograph: Westonbirt arboretum

The afternoon sun casts long and elegant shadows in a clearing at Westonbirt arboretum, Gloucestershire, captured by the Guardian photographer Felix Clay, who...

Stacked shipping containers form Stow-Away London hotel and wine bar

Design studio Doone Silver Kerr turned a stack of used shipping containers into a hotel and wine bar with a geometric facade of...

Mars decor, stunning psychedelia and the hound of Hades – the week in art

Exhibition of the week Moving to MarsCan humanity find a new home on Mars? That provocative sci-fi solution to our woes is explored in...

Tours of Norwich prize-winning estate prompt 'freak show' warning

Interest in a prize-winning council housing estate in Norwich has become so intense that the local authority is planning regular guided tours, prompting...

Joanna Boyce Wells’s Study of Fanny Eaton: strong and graceful

The lady vanishes … Like most working-class people of colour in Victorian England, any trace of Fanny Eaton’s life could have been lost to...

Shot in Soho review – a lament for London's lost sanctum of sleaze

In 1957, VUE magazine described Soho as “the world’s wickedest square mile”. Back then, like its Parisian equivalent Pigalle, London’s Soho was a...

Modular boxes used by Extinction Rebellion are "protest architecture"

Modular, plywood boxes have been self-built by climate change protesters Extinction Rebellion to build lock-on sites, towers and stages for London protests.The blocks...

A pool, poodles and a squiggle: winners of the first Female in Focus awards

Female in Focus is a new global award that aims to highlight the exceptional quality of work by female photographers around the world,...

Great modern architecture in Europe: readers’ tips

Winning tip: Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria With its quirky blob architecture, this gallery is nicknamed the “friendly alien” by locals, and viewed from Schlossberg hill...

The Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet: Michael Joseph's best photograph

The funny thing is that I’d had a virtual punch-up with the Rolling Stones just a few weeks before I did this photoshoot...

Theft of Caravaggio in Sicily still shrouded in mystery 50 years on

Antonella Lampone will never forget that night. Thunder and lightning shook the skies as thick and grey clouds seemed to give back to...

Doug Moran portrait prize finalists 2019 – in pictures

The $150,000 prize, which is for original portraits by Australian artists, is the richest art prize in the country Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Arizona home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright before his death sells for $1.7m

An Arizona house that was the last home designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright before his death sold on Wednesday for nearly...

More than 200 English sites added to Heritage at Risk register

The Grand Quarter of Leeds, a Georgian tower overlooking Bath, and a group of prefabricated Victorian lighthouses are at risk of being lost...

Tokyo 2020: a sneak peek at some of the Olympic venues – gallery

With 282 days to go, the Tokyo 2020 organisers have held a World Press Briefing at some of the venues to show how...

Fred Herzog obituary

Fred Herzog, who has died aged 88, was belatedly acknowledged as a pioneer of colour photography. He was given his first major exhibition...

Leonardo's Vitruvian Man can go to the Louvre, court rules

Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man will join several works at a blockbuster exhibition on the Renaissance artist’s life at the Louvre after an...

Cosmic gardens and boulder boulevards: the genius of Charles Jencks – in pictures

From gigantic rippling mounds of grass inspired by space to thrilling modern henge-scapes, we celebrate the visions of the great landscape artistCharles Jencks...

Pre-Raphaelite Sisters review – the heroic women behind the frilly-shirted bro-fest

The latest effort to write women back into art history, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters offers a female take on that frilly-shirted testosterone-fest, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Like...

2020 RIBA International Prize grand jury announced

Studio Gang founder Jeanne Gang and Rossana Hu, co-founder of Neri&Hu, have joined jury chair Odile Decq on the grand jury of the...

Raid the saunas! Faces of Soho – in pictures

William Klein, Men hiding their faces/69 Sauna & Massage From marketplace to movie-set, sex shop to coffee bar, crime scene to cabaret, Soho has...

Budge up, great white males! MoMA goes global with an explosive $450m rehang

In his Poetics, Aristotle argued that poetry was a more scientific and serious genre than history. This was because, he said, history is...

Artist Guan Wei floats on clouds of good fortune as MCA gets feng shui...

It seems appropriate that a painting titled Feng Shui dominates the new exhibition of Guan Wei’s work at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art...

Blood money, superheroes and Bruce Pascoe's knowledge: new Indigenous art – in pictures

The work of more than 1,000 Indigenous artists, including Ryan Presley, Vincent Namatjira, Peggy Griffiths and Jonathan Jones, will go on display this...

Charles Jencks obituary

Charles Jencks, the architectural historian, patron of the Maggie’s Centres and designer of cosmic gardens, who has died aged 80, pinpointed the expiry...

Nam June Paik review – Move over Tim Berners-Lee, here's the real web prophet

The first room says it all. By which I mean it shows you all the work by Nam June Paik you need to...

London Assembly calls on architects to design for a circular economy

The UK's London Assembly has published a primer calling on property developers and architects to design for a circular economy, with ideas such...

John Giorno – the New York radical who broke art and poetry's boundaries

‘What do telephones, poetry and the Museum of Modern Art have in common?” read a press release issued by the New York institution...

David LaChapelle's Lavazza 2020 calendar – in pictures

The photographer best known for his surreal celebrity portraits has teamed up with Lavazza to create their 2020 calendar. Shot in Hawaii, his...