What is the life of a muse like? Not as amusing as you may think
The subjects of great works of art have not always led the romanticised life we imagine, as examples from a new book show
Tim Spall on playing L.S. Lowry. Plus, an exclusive interview with Chris Ofili and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan
We kick off the new season with a behind-the-scenes look at the film Mrs Lowry and Son and explore an artistic relationship in Trinidad
Controversial 'hip-hop version' of the Virgin Mary given to MoMA
Chris Ofili's work—donated by hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen—was once at the centre of a New York culture war
Ofili adds restaurant design to his CV
To celebrate its 50th birthday this year, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago has given itself a gift as part of a building redesign: a new restaurant
New culture war takes root in US as major news outlet censors art
Artists say they are under pressure to tone down their work after Associated Press removes images of controversial pieces
Do the Young British Artists remain a 'sensation'?
The debate regarding the relevancy of the Young British Artists as they enter middle age
Deitch: first glimpse of plans for Los Angeles
The Museum of Contemporary Art could see Ofili's Tate survey enter its doors
Interview with Chris Ofili: Something of the forest and the night
On the eve of his first retrospective, opening this month at Tate Britain, Chris Ofili tells us where he finds his inspiration
Post-war and contemporary auction report: Charles Saatchi strikes gold
Saatchi sells two Kippenberger paintings
Tate reveals what it spent in response to Ofili controversy
In an unprecedented move, the gallery has published the cost of all its purchases for the last two years
Watchdog criticises Tate for Ofili purchase
The Charity Commission is now investigating all acquisitions made from artists while they were serving as trustees
Kapoor succeeds Ofili as Tate Trustee
Meanwhile the Charity Commission investigates purchase of The upper room
Ofili controversy at the Tate will lead to greater openness
After Tate resisted the release of the sums paid for Ofili's 'The Upper Room', Tate will now more often disclose the price of works bought from artist-trustees.
National Portrait Gallery: more transparent than Tate
Commission sum disclosed for Tom Phillips, unlike the purchase of "The Upper Room"
Tate considered buying Ofili installation with US collector
The controversy over the institution’s acquisition of a work by one of its trustees rumbles on
Another side of the mystery Tate/Ofili deal
How Tate bought The Upper Room remains shrouded in mystery and redactions
Tate withholds information in defiance of government guidelines
The gallery will not disclose the purchase price of 13 paintings by trustee Chris Ofili
Tate: Conspiracy or cock-up over Ofili’s Upper Room?
Tate board member Chris Ofili calls on artists to donate work to the Tate whilst selling his own work to the Gallery.
News from London: Artists turned thespians, gallery expansions, and Tate's sweet tooth
Comedian Tony Hancock is revealed as an artist, Tracey Emin makes movies and Anthony D’Offay does a film course