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Rediscovered erotic gramophone by Óscar Domínguez goes on display

A long-lost work by the Spanish surrealist artist Óscar Domínguez that has been missing for more than 80 years has been rediscovered in...

Mervyn Peake 'visual archive' acquired by British Library

From a sketch of a scheming Steerpike in Gormenghast to one of Jim Hawkins alone on the shore of Treasure Island, more than...

Laura Pannack's best photograph: four teenagers on a Black Country wasteland

The Cracker is a wasteland between two estates near Sandwell & Dudley railway station. I was commissioned by the community arts charity Multistory...

'Hope flows through her': artist Marc Quinn on replacing Colston with a Black Lives...

There’s a lookout stationed at the end of Colston Street and a load of people, some dressed in hi-vis vests, are gathering at...

Which painter's daughter is this? The great British art quiz

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from...

Behind the bullfighters: Ramón Masats' unflinching look at 1950s Spain – in pictures

Duke of Windsor, Party in Antonio el Bailarín’s House, Madrid, 1961‘In the second half of the 50s and throughout the 60s, a spirit...

Edward Colston statue replaced by sculpture of Black Lives Matter protester

The hated statue of slave trader Edward Colston was stunningly replaced in Bristol on Wednesday morning – with a sculpture of one of...

Global arts crisis: how does Australia’s federal stimulus compare?

On 25 June, the prime minister, Scott Morrison, revealed a long-awaited rescue package for Australia’s hard-hit arts and culture sector. Smashed by industry-wide shutdowns...

Your living room's a stage: the best arts, crafts and theatre for kids in...

We’re all feeling the effects of uncertainty and isolation. Children doubly so. As well as experiencing anxiety in the present, many kids will...

British Airways to sell art collection to ease Covid-19 pressures

British Airways is selling its multimillion-pound art collection, including work by Bridget Riley and Damien Hirst, as it attempts to raise funds while...

Banksy creates mask-themed work on London Underground

Banksy has entered the mask debate with his latest typically playful work: a series of stencils on the London Underground that feature his...

Big three London museums to reopen in August

The V&A, the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum have announced plans to have a staggered reopening in which they anticipate 80%...

Architects Declare refuses to "name and shame" following Foster + Partners airport plans

Climate change network Architects Declare has stated that it will not denounce founding signatory Foster + Partners, which has come under fire for...

Name that railway station! The great British art quiz

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from...

Future faces: meet the next generation of Magnum photographers

From crime-scene torsos to the tension of a chess game – this new wave of photographic talent set out their vision Continue reading... READ...

What's the future of theatre? A Scottish seaside town may have all the answers

Packed shoulder to shoulder with your neighbour, elbows jostling for position on the armrest, knees pressed up against the seat in front, your...

Dior tackles critics head-on with all-black fashion show

As luxury fashion tries to adapt to the coronavirus crisis with a run of digital events, the Dior men’s collection showed another timely...

Eva Franch i Gilabert fired as AA director for "specific failures of performance"

Breaking news: Architectural Association director Eva Franch i Gilabert has been fired by the London school two weeks after losing a vote of no...

Grenfell architect clashed with council over fire prevention

One of the Grenfell Tower architects said they were “miffed” at demands from a building safety officer aimed at preventing fire spreading up...

Michael Glickman obituary

For the last three decades of his life, Michael Glickman, who has died aged 78, was fascinated by crop circles, the patterns that...

Why is Andromeda waiting for her man? The great British art quiz

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from...

Helsinki photo festival – in pictures

The Helsinki photo festival, open until 30 September, will attract visitors to exhibitions of 58 international and Nordic photographers displayed in venues across...

Eight go mad in Arizona: how a lockdown experiment went horribly wrong

It sounds like a sci-fi movie, or the weirdest series of Big Brother ever. Eight volunteers wearing snazzy red jumpsuits seal themselves into...

Aesop's London store takes its colour from the red sandstone of Glamis Castle

Precast stone blocks coloured with red sandstone from Glamis Castle in Scotland form the walls of this refuge-style Aesop store that architecture studio...

Gilbert and George quit Royal Academy over dashed hopes for major exhibition

Artists Gilbert and George, unpredictable celebrities of the British avant garde, have perplexed the art world together for more than five decades. Their...

Your pictures: share your photos on the theme of ‘drift’

The next theme for our weekly photography assignment, published in print in the Observer New Review is ‘drift’. Share your photos of what drift...

As Colston’s statue lies forlorn in a lock-up, Bristol is working out what...

At the beginning of last month the now infamous statue of the 17th-century slave trader Edward Colston loomed over the centre of Bristol,...

Simone Lia: Feeling blue – cartoon

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The big picture: a shuttered seafront at sunset

Max Miechowski’s shot of a closed-up ice‑cream parlour alludes to the precarity of seaside townsLast summer, the photographer Max Miechowski set out to...

Observer culture quiz: from Die Hard to the price of heroin

Test your arts knowledge with these questions from the Observer’s criticsWhich actor has played the most comic book characters? Halle BerryJosh BrolinChris EvansWhich...