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A brush with... Ali Banisadr

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Sufi poetry to Hieronymus Bosch

A brush with... Julie Mehretu

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Kara Walker to Chris Abani

Studio jams: we made a Spotify playlist of artists' top tunes, from Ragnar Kjartansson to Rachel Whiteread

From Keith Jarrett to Kanye, Les Mis to Mozart—the music artists listen to as they work, as told to our podcast A brush with…

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As new gallery platform South South launches, collaborator and curator Elvira Dyangani Ose reveals her greatest cultural influences

The director of non-profit gallery The Showroom in London discusses her love of Audre Lorde's poetry and the music of Thelonious Monk

Interview by Ben Luke

A brush with... Tala Madani

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Francis Bacon to Miles Davis

A brush with... Charles Gaines

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Frantz Fanon to John Coltrane

A brush with... Tal R

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from W. G. Sebald to Georges Rouault

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Beryl Cook, queer history and Dolly Parton: gallery director Joe Scotland on his cultural influences

The head of non-profit space Studio Voltaire in London tells us about his favourite books, television shows and artists

A brush with... Tracey Rose

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Duchamp to Deep House

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Marlon James, David Hammons and Hamilton the Musical: artist Hurvin Anderson on his cultural influences

The UK painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

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Walter Benjamin, Voltaire and Mozart: art historian Arturo Galansino on his cultural influences

The director of Florence's Palazzo Strozzi tells us about his favourite books, artists and why he likes RAI TV

A brush with... Rachel Whiteread

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Bruce Nauman to George Orwell

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Bruce Nauman, Anthony Trollope and Rembrandt’s Jewish Bride: Emilie Gordenker on her biggest cultural influences

The art historian and director of Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum tells us about her favourite books, artists and cultural experiences

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Genghis Khan, Watteau and the Bible: Josh Smith on his biggest cultural influences

The New York-based painter tells us about his favourite books, artists and creative experiences

A brush with... Roni Horn

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Icelandic glaciers to Emily Dickinson

A brush with... Christina Quarles

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from epic musicals to James Baldwin

A brush with... Ragnar Kjartansson

An in-depth podcast conversation on the artist's big influences, from Elizabeth Peyton to Cardi B

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What songs do contemporary artists listen to while they work? Tune in to our Spotify playlist to find out

From Joni Mitchell to Radiohead and Sun Ra, Michael Armitage, Jenny Saville, Chantal Joffe and Rashid Johnson reveal their favourite tracks

A brush with... Chantal Joffe

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Chaim Soutine to Anne Sexton

A brush with... Jenny Saville

An in-depth podcast conversation on the painter’s big influences, from Michelangelo to Cy Twombly

A brush with... Michael Armitage

The Kenyan-British artist tells The Art Newspaper about the art, literature, music and media that inspire him

Announcing our new podcast: A brush with...

In four exclusive conversations, painters reveal the art, music, books and media that have inspired them

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From logician Kurt Gödel to Turkish film and literature: Fatos Ustek on her biggest cultural influences

We ask the curator about her favourite art, books and what she has been doing during lockdown

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YouTube, Nietzsche and the Vietnam War: George Condo on his biggest cultural influences

We ask the artist about his favourite art, book and what he has been doing during lockdown

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A brush with... Zoe Whitley

The new director of London's Chisenhale Gallery recommends her favourite book, music, and Instagram account

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A brush with... Sterling Ruby

We ask the artist about his favourite novels and find out about the Polish song he listens to on repeat

A brush with... Tomás Saraceno

We ask the artist about his favourite book, film and cultural experience as well his thoughts on the most underrated—and overrated—cultural figures

Interview by Ben Luke