Celebrities

May 2013archive

Starry night for Tate in New York: celebrity friends help museum fundraise in style

Sarah Jessica Parker and the mysterious Tate Americas Foundation raise money for Latin American acquisitions

'We are entering into the uncanny valley': Interview with Philippe Parreno

The artist’s solo show at the Beyeler this month includes new films starring a black garden and a robotic Marilyn Monroe

Forgeriesarchive

Italian pop art forgery scandal widens as six more works are now being sought

Public prosecutor Giuseppe Ferrando pursues fakes tied to JZ Art gallery

Forgeriesarchive

Football star and former Formula 1 boss caught up in fakes case

Jonathan Zebina and Flavio Briatore deny knowing paintings may be forgeries

Friezearchive

Frieze London fair report: Bling is out, but big is back (though the prices are sober)

The fair drew the major collectors, its quota of celebrities and plenty of students. But the feel was calm, not frenzied

Art Baselarchive

Singer Paloma Faith takes to the stage at Art Basel opening night

The art fair kicked off at Acqua with Faith's performance alongside friend and collaborator Josh Weller

Interview with Patti Smith: "I look at Jeff Koons’s stuff and I’m appalled”

The veteran rocker discusses the artists who inspire her, those who do not, and what drives her photography

Tomlin says ta-ta to Rauschenberg

The long time friend and collector of Rauschenberg has seven up for sale

Roman Abramovich brings Basel '08 to life with surprise appearance

Chelsea FC owner joins Brad Pitt and Sheikh Saud Al-Thani at vernissage

Brad Pitt spends $1m on contemporary work at Design Miami/Basel 2008

Design is in vogue, as buyers show appreciation for the everyday turned decorative

Featuresarchive

Tim Burton as great as Warhol, says MoMA in the lead up to its exhibition on the director

The curator of an exhibition which includes over 700 of the film-maker’s drawings, paintings, graphic works and photographs, believes Burton will come to be seen as one of the most influential artists of our time

News from New York: Crumbs for Zwirner while Murakami pulls out all stops for Gagosian Exhibition

But the Japanese artist keeps French billionaire François Pinault waiting for his 13-panel painting

News from New York: Rocking art, baffling awards, and PaceWildenstein hits a midlife crisis

The prestigious New York firm imitates younger, hipper galleries such as Deitch Projects with a show of video game art

News from New York: Marathon sailing and cycling, while Marina Abramovic bares all

The Yugoslavian artist draws the crowds at the Guggenheim with her racy restaging of iconic performance art

Art Baselarchive

My Basel: Michael York sighted at Biennale and Art Basel

The star of 'Cabaret' looks on as his wife, photographer Pat York, steps into the limelight

News from London: Battersea gets its shots and Michael Jackson is barred from RA

Maggi Hambling’s portrait of the singer is rejected from the Summer Show, while Tracey Emin goes on the wagon

Policearchive

News from the States: Police disperse rabid intellectuals while René Ricard mixes with the Amish

Serious over-crowding at Deitch gallery causes policemen to break up event organised by Black Magick witch

Pin-ups and Pop stars on display at Tate Liverpool

The Tate of the North examines our visual relationship with celebrities

Wolfgang Tillmans' new film "body" boogies at Maureen Paley Interim Art

The video work will be displayed alongside other new photographic work

Interview with Amanda Lear on being a celebrity and being an artist: "Everything that happened to me was completely by accident"

Actress, artist, disco diva, television star, lover of Salvador Dalí and a clutch of rock stars, talks about love, fame, fire and pain

Hollywood actor Richard Gere in conversation with Balthus: Art, acting, life, and Captain Haddock

French-born painter Balthus, who died in February, rarely gave interviews and maintained that he delighted in being anonymous. His friend of 20 years, the actor Richard Gere, spent a few days at his Swiss home in December last year, where they enjoyed a long discussion, full of twists and turns

Putting Bacon in the pictures: 'Love is the Devil' to be released 18 September

London artists Tracey Emin, Gary Hume and Gillian Wearing play bit-parts