Monday, May 20, 2019

Super-tall, super-skinny, super-expensive: the 'pencil towers' of New York's super-rich

It is rare in the history of architecture for a new type of building to emerge. The Romans’ discovery of concrete birthed the...

Krishna Reddy obituary

In the late 1950s, on moving to Paris, the Indian artist and printmaker Krishna Reddy, who has died aged 93, found himself in...

Is it the end of the pier for Hastings?

It all looked so promising. Hastings pier, fire-wrecked – seemingly doomed, like fellow structures around the seaside towns of Britain, to perpetual failure...

David Chipperfield Architects completes "grand new entrance" to Selfridges

British architect David Chipperfield has unveiled a new eastern entrance to Selfridges department store, in central London. The extension connects the historic Selfridges building on...

The gangs of El Salvador: inside the prison the guards are too afraid to...

Adam Hinton is one of those people who, after just a few minutes, you feel you’ve known all your life. It is an...

Graham Arnold obituary

Graham Arnold, who has died aged 86, was an outstanding painter and an important member of a group of artists who sought to...

Heads Roll review – an exhibition for narcissists everywhere

Portraiture is an enduring art form, thanks to the narcissistic tendencies of the human race. As far back as 28,000BC we were carving...

How Gordon Matta-Clark took a chainsaw to 70s New York

Bare-chested and swinging high on a suspended platform in the vast interior space of a derelict steel-trussed warehouse on a New York pier,...

Norman castles: five of the best

The appearance of Britain's first stone castles spread the message: we are here to stay. The stone had always been there, of course, and...

Damien Hirst homecoming announced for Yorkshire sculpture festival

Damien Hirst is returning to the area where he grew up and went to art college with seven sculptures installed across Leeds and...

Buy a photograph of bees, by Gerrard Gethings

Every summer for the past five years, since the birth of his son, photographer Gerrard Gethings has had a bumble bee...

Kengo Kuma unveils cliff-like V&A Dundee museum

The first images of the completed V&A Dundee, designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, have been revealed ahead of the museum's opening this weekend. An...

Brexit phonebox on Dungeness beach invites the public to "leave a message for Europe"

Artist Joe Sweeney has installed a phone box on the English coast that invites people to share their feelings about Brexit, in an...

Vine Architecture Studio brightens up Mile End Road home with yellow staircase and skylights

Vine Architecture Studio has refurbished a rooftop apartment in east London, with features including a yellow spiral staircase and generous rooflights that fill...

Alys Tomlinson's best photograph: a volunteer on pilgrimage to Lourdes

I’m not religious, but I am very curious about people who are and their motivations. Five years ago, after seeing Jessica Hausner’s 2009...

Polly Borland on art, drugs and Melbourne in the 80s: 'It was kind of...

The group of friends would go on to become some of Australia’s most important artists, film-makers and musicians. But in Melbourne in the...

All under one roof: the rise and rise of multigenerational life

The doorway to serenity, for Nick Bright at least, leads straight to his mother-in-law: she lives on the ground floor, while he lives...

Mantegna and Bellini review – 'abandon hope, all ye who enter here without a...

In Giovanni Bellini’s incandescent painting the Resurrection of Christ, a nearly naked Jesus floats in the air above stunned soldiers guarding his now...

Face-plants and vert ramping: the evolution of skateboarding photography – in pictures

Palace Boys, Tottenham Hale, 2016, by Mike O’Meally Magazines including SkateBoarder, Thrasher, Transworld, RaD and Sidewalk, according to the show’s curators, Jaime Marie...

Carmody Groarke inserts concrete house inside old brick warehouse in London

House and Studio Lambeth is a new building that architecture office Carmody Groarke has slotted into the brick shell of a Victorian warehouse...

Marwencol: the incredible WWII art project created by a cross-dresser who was beaten up...

Mark Hogancamp woke up one day in terrible pain in an unfamiliar room. His memory was gone. He looked up at the ceiling...

'Representation does matter': the rise of Latin American art in museums

Latin American artists haven’t always been allowed into centre stage. Pushed to the sidelines of mainstream art history, artists like Zilia Sánchez were...

The upside down: inside Manhattan’s Lowline subterranean park

To get a glimpse of what will eventually become the Lowline, a subterranean Eden being billed as the world’s first underground park, you...

From seashore to beehive: 2018's best architectural photography – in pictures

The Seashore Chapel in Qinhuangdao, China by Vector Architects Sense of Place category. The shortlisted photographs are from four main categories - Exterior, Interior,...

Saul Leiter's nude friends and lovers – in pictures

Leiter’s gaze was not that of the typical male: the women in his images could be shy, aggressive, or playful, but they always...

'I snap the poodle. The poodle looks confused' – how to get better at...

It’s a Sunday morning and I’m on Rue Mouffetard, a bustling market street in Paris, skulking behind a pyramid of nectarines. My sights...

Palaces for your pets

Today’s house-proud animals are joining the luxury property market Continue reading... READ SOURCE

Francis Bacon rugs and triptych saved … for now

The government has placed temporary export bars on four works by Francis Bacon – including one of his earliest existing paintings – to...

Trees envelop Stepping Park House by Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Vo Trong Nghia Architects has filled the interiors of a house in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with plants and trees to maximise its connection with a neighbouring park.

London restaurant Jolene uses logo drawn by a six-year-old child

Lettering scribbled by the young son of graphic designer Frith Kerr provides the logo for north London restaurant Jolene.