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Nicholas Cullinan's birthday gift for trustee Tracey Emin revealed

The new British Museum director revealed online that he commissioned the jaunty top especially

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Taylor Swift costume trail to wind through the galleries of the V&A

Sixteen 'looks' will be shown alongside instruments and music awards in a free display

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Calling festival goers to Gate 35—new airport installation takes off at Glastonbury

Artist Jordan Watson has created a Terminal experience exploring immigration

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Barefoot Kendall Jenner gets the Louvre to herself

Model roams the museum, taking in the Mona Lisa (alone)

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Jonathan Yeo paints UK ‘royalty’ again—broadcast king David Attenborough

The artist's scarlet-drenched depiction of King Charles III sparked debate last month

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‘I am pro Crocs’—British Museum director Nicholas Cullinan reveals all in quick-fire Instagram interview

Social media film puts new chief on the spot, highlighting his favourite object and guilty pleasure

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The art of presenting—TV anchor David Dimbleby turns his hand to curating

Broadcaster and his daughter select works by artists such as Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink

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Tracey Emin, who made that bed, is made a dame

Other recipients in King Charles III’s birthday honours include the philanthropist Hannah Rothschild and sculptor Andrew Logan

Art Basel diary: arty eating, the joy of sobriety and desperately seeking eternal life

Plus our very own undercover gallerist gives us the lowdown from behind the scenes

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Mother of art patron Dasha Zhukova becomes the fifth Mrs Rupert Murdoch

Elena Zhukova, a former molecular biologist, married the billionaire media mogul on 1 June

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Did Delacroix take a Liberty? New book discusses how 19th-century artist boobed

Sarah Thornton's new publication—Tits Up: What Our Beliefs About Breasts Reveal About Life, Love, Sex and Society—ponders on bosoms in (art) history

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Yayoi Kusama London summer bonanza with new Elizabeth Line work and a Royal Parks pumpkin sculpture

A new Infinity Room will also go on show at Victoria Miro gallery in the autumn

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Artists embrace Studio Voltaire’s big birthday (whisper it—30)

The not-for-profit art space in south London has been pivotal for artists such as Phyllida Barlow and Charlotte Prodger

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Artists celebrate Taylor Swift in Liverpool’s Taylor Town

Art path around the city features 11 art installations representing the singer's albums

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(Another) royal portrait unveiled—Kate Middleton cover image goes viral

Polarising Tatler cover image of the Princess of Wales was created by Hannah Uzor

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Julian Assange miniature goes on show (unofficially) at the V&A

Hand-painted portraits of the WikiLeaks founder and his wife Stella were smuggled into a display case at the London museum in April

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A royal in red—King Charles III portrait unveiled

The work by Jonathan Yeo shows Charles wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards

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Sit on a sponsor? Maybe after visiting a sweeping show of British still lifes

A sofa company is supporting a new exhibition of Modern and contemporary still lifes at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, southern England

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Jane Fonda and Larry Gagosian work it for the planet

The Oscar-winning actress and the art dealer have teamed up to support California's fight against oil drilling

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Seeing the light: Caravaggio steals the Netflix show Ripley

The Baroque bad boy plays a leading role in a new adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley

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Venice diary day 3: Burberry in Venice, an Ethiopian dinner celebrating Saatchi Yates artist, and a luxurious commute

Our diarist’s final entry for 2024 saw her witness a challenging balancing act, attend an unusual lunch and catch some behind-the-scenes action

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Venice diary day 2: Breasts, Mark Bradford and a bowl of berries

Our diarist’s latest round of Biennale adventures were filled with strong shows, brisk travel and unexpected treats

Venice diary day 1: Pimms, the Pinault Collection and thunderous conversation

Our diarist’s first couple of days in La Serenissima gave her a chance to soak up the glamour synonymous with the city, as well as catch up with some art-world friends