At first glance you might wonder what the Bloomsbury artist Vanessa Bell and musician, writer and artist Patti Smith have in common, but an intimate exhibition alongside the first ever major retrospective of Bell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, helpfully shines a spotlight on the radical and uncompromising nature of Bell’s life and work. […]

For those of us of a certain age, the music of Prince probably forms at least part of the soundtrack of our lives. I remember seeing him on Top of the Pops performing When Doves Cry, dancing with my best – and now longest-standing mate – to You’ve Got the Look at art college, the […]

The intensely physical draughtsmanship, erotic subject matter and tragically short life of Viennese artist Egon Schiele have combined to make him a perennial favourite of art students. Egon Schiele: The Radical Nude at the Courtauld Gallery in London casts an intellectually robust eye over a substantial collection of his drawings and watercolours of nudes tracing […]

One of this week’s most widespread stories has been the image of editor-in-chief of fashion magazine Garage and gallery owner, Dasha Zhukova, sitting on a form of chair fashioned from a mannequin of a half-naked, bondaged black woman. Except of course this isn’t a chair, but a piece of art by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard. […]