Interview

A brush with... Tacita Dean

An in-depth interview on the artist's big influences, from Cy Twombly to WG Sebald

Sponsored byBloomberg Connects
Book Clubinterview

‘Caravaggio was a major-league asshole’: the long tradition of scandal in art

According to Noah Charney’s new book, infamy in the art world—be it contrived drama to drum up publicity or genuine artistic rivalry—is as old as art itself

Alice Channerinterview

Alice Channer: 'I weaponise glamour… I see clothes as a kind of armour that can change and mutate'

As a host of new shows open in the UK, the artist reflects on her use of diverse materials and multifarious processes to reflect the shifting nature of bodies

‘Each employee is very important’: Embattled director of Detroit Institute of Arts responds to findings about management missteps

Salvador Salort-Pons says he has been working with a leadership coach to address complaints about staff members feeling undervalued

The results are in: the real impact of Covid-19 on the art market

Plus, Dawn Ades on Duchamp and Superflex on Cildo Meireles

Art marketinterview

'No one feels ambivalent towards Russia': Jo Vickery on leaving Sotheby's, launching her art advisory and looking beyond politics

Despite its size and power, Russia is a blindspot for the international art market but Vickery wants to change that perception

Art marketinterview

'It’s so important for women to have their own business right now': Ivy Crewdson on starting her art advisory

The daughter of sculptor Joel Shapiro, who grew up surrounded by art and artists, says she is "finally connecting the dots of her history"

A brush withinterview

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

Book Clubinterview

Benedikt Taschen: from selling comics in Cologne to hanging out with Hockney

As the Taschen publishing house turns 40, its founder talks about starting out in his parents’ kitchen and the importance of “planting seeds”

Art marketinterview

'The art world had become extremely aggressive': Rachel Lehmann on a return to localism and intimacy in the art market

As Lehmann Maupin opens at London's Cromwell Place, its co-founder speaks about systemic change—and addresses recent allegations against the gallery

Caravaggio used a camera? David Hockney's controversial claim reframes narrative of Western art history

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses how mirrors and lenses were used by Old Masters to create proto-photographic images

Who is the most famous US artist of the 20th century? David Hockney explains his choice

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist talks about the art he believes remains fresh and memorable today

Ai Weiweiinterview

Ai Weiwei: If you do not question Chinese power, you are complicit with it—that goes for art organisations too

Dissident artist says that European museums in China are betraying their own values

‘There might be another life after death’: David Hockney on mortality

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist talks about religion, spirituality and what happens when you die

A brush with... Jenny Saville

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

Hosted by Ben Luke. Produced by Julia Michalska, David Clack, Kabir Jhala and Aimee Dawson. Sponsored by

Attracted to the uncaptured: David Hockney on how he chooses his subjects

In behind-the-scenes footage from an award-winning documentary, the British artist discusses what the scenes of Yorkshire and California have in common

A brush withinterview

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

Kaywin Feldman on how America's National Gallery of Art will 'attract the nation and reflect it, too'

The Washington museum's first female director is breaking down old silos and diversifying the staff, collection and exhibitions

Art marketinterview

'You need to predict what will be important in tomorrow’s world': Xavier Hufkens on opening another gallery during a pandemic

The art dealer is opening a third space in Brussels today with an exhibition of new works by Sterling Ruby

The mechanics of sponsorship in 2020: an interview with Rena De Sisto, the head of Bank of America’s arts and culture programme

‘We help museums do what they do best,’ says the executive who oversees the company’s support of international institutions

Art marketinterview

'It's a time to do things, not think': Danny Katz on the art of dealing and not overthinking in a pandemic

Ahead of his sale at Sotheby's this month, the London art dealer talks about the obsessive pursuit of knowledge and why he is not interested in contemporary art

Digital artinterview

Eva and Franco Mattes: ‘Technology does not create the social problems we so often criticise’

As the lockdown forces the art world to migrate online, the Italian duo, who embraced the internet in its infancy, are moving in the opposite direction

A brush withinterview

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

'I only think of work I can afford': inside the collection of Martin Margulies

As his Miami arts space turns 20, the arts patron discusses Nathalie Djurberg's pink octopus and why takeout would be on the menu at his dinner party

'My Nick Cave sound suit requires a lot of dusting': inside the collection of Mike De Paola

The real estate and entertainment entrepreneur on why he kicks himself daily for not buying a Simone Leigh sculpture

'My mother placed a Calder mobile above the bathtub': inside the collection of Candia Fisher

The New York-based arts patron on her fascination with maritime artefacts and her regret at missing out on one of Monet's waterlilies

Collectorsinterview

'I have no regrets': inside the collection of Alan Faena

The Argentine real estate developer on installing Alfredo Jaar's electronic billboard on a boat and purchasing his first work at the age of 16

Podcastvideo

Anselm Kiefer on why size matters

On the podcast, we speak to the German artist about his new works inspired by String Theory, now on show at White Cube in London

From the archive | Louvre pyramid architect I.M. Pei on the church-like museum he designed for the Goulandris collection

In this 1994 interview, he reveals how he likes art to be displayed, such as natural lighting for Impressionists

South African dealer Liza Essers on refusing to give in to legal browbeating

Goodman gallery director discusses being taken to court by President Zuma and acknowledging her privilege

Thomas Struthinterview

Thomas Struth on being taught by Gerhard Richter and how he almost cancelled his Guggenheim Bilbao show

A retrospective of the German photographer opens this week and includes more than 130 works spanning four decades

UK politicsinterview

'A democratic vote swayed by lies is not democracy'—Mary Beard on what antiquity can teach us about political spin

The recipient of the 2019 J. Paul Getty Medal discusses how understanding Cicero can help decipher the rise of populism

In the rescued Johnson archive, poignant images from black American history

How four institutions swooped in to acquire four million images

Collector's Eye: Ulla Dreyfus-Best

The Basel-based collector Ulla Dreyfus-Best on her "Wunderkammer", which mixes 11th-century Italian bronzes with pieces by Jeff Koons

Louvre’s global role expands under Jean-Luc Martinez

Director is determined to see the French museum’s expertise and collections shared around the world—and safeguarded at home

In pictures: Frieze Sculpture Park

Clare Lilley, the director of programme at Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the curator of this year’s Frieze Sculpture Park, picks her favourite works from the three month long show

Wim Pijbes on why he left the Rijksmuseum for a ‘start-up’

The director of the Netherlands’ newest private museum, Museum Voorlinden, tells us about his 'dream job'

‘It’s a bigger story’: Frances Morris outlines her global vision for Tate Modern

A monumental extension and a shake-up of the museum’s displays will see more international names, live art and female artists

Meet the birdman of Brooklyn

Duke Riley has trained 2,000 pigeons to perform for Creative Time—and they took flight this weekend

Martin Creed brings ‘peace memorial’ to the shores of New York this week

British artist installs huge rotating neon—and his next plan is to turn the Armory inside out

Fairsnews

Genius at work: New York celebrates its MacArthur winner

Nicole Eisenman, who is showing new works this week, on the “weird and wonderful” inspiration the city provides

Creating value around women artists: the chief curator’s view

Moca’s Helen Molesworth explains why the gender imbalance in museums persists and what can be done to remove it

An interview with Connie Butler: curator and advocate for the overlooked and under-known

As the Hammer Museum secures a donation of important collection of street photography by the Japanese artist Daido Moriyama, its chief curator speaks to us about how she’s working to build the collection and exhibition programme

Interviewfeature

Farah Diba Pahlavi: an exile from a collection

As the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art’s enviable collection prepares to travel to Germany next year, the former empress of Iran reflects on the turbulence her country has faced in recent years—and her contribution to its cultural life

Booksnews

Seven tips from the top: essential job advice from US museum directors

In a new book out this month, industry leaders open up about role models, wrong turns and hard-won lessons

Artnews

Top Sydney gallerist launches blistering attack on the art world

Evan Hughes, son of founder Ray, is closing the Hughes Gallery and running for office

Five questions for the director of the Bardo Museum

Moncef Ben Moussa describes the museum's efforts to rebuild after a terrorist attack at the museum killed 23 people last year

Paula Cooper: still driving the New York scene, 50 years on

The pioneering dealer says her gallery is just a mom-and-pop shop—and that’s exactly how she wants it

Art-world experts on their highs and lows of 2015—and their top tips for next year

Figures including Sarah McCrory and Serge Lasvignes reveal their highlights and biggest disappointments

Featuresfeature

Paying homage to YSL: partner’s sale of rare books will fund two new museums

The late Yves Saint Laurent’s partner, Pierre Bergé, is auctioning his world-class personal library over two years to help build spaces in Paris and Marrakech

Bonhams boss adds dramatic twist to the auction theatre

Under Matthew Girling, the auction house is running an advertising campaign that makes devious dukes and ravishing brides central characters in the backstory of items listed for sale

Off the beaten track

Bonhams has big plans to break into the contemporary Asian art market—next year

Murakami reveals surprise debt to Anselm Kiefer

Superstar artist provides exclusive insight into vast and eclectic collection before his Yokohama show—just don’t call him the Japanese Andy Warhol

Thessaloniki Biennale addresses crisis in the Mediterranean

Curator of the Greek biennial's fifth edition, Katerina Gregos, is not afraid to tackle thorny issues

Richard Armstrong interview: Guggenheim's director on its projects in Helsinki, Abu Dhabi and back home in New York

Foundation and Finnish partners seek best architect for proposed Nordic satellite while Frank Gehry refines plans for Saadiyat Island museum&nbsp; <br>

‘Commerce is in. If real estate is booming, art is booming’

Property tycoon Aby Rosen, promoting his new Manhattan skyscraper, talks about art-world fatigue and giving something back to society

Meet Woking’s answer to Roman Abramovich

Football club owner has built large collection, with more than 150 Modern British works on public display

Okwui Enwezor, this year's Venice director, on making sense of 'a global landscape that again lies shattered and in disarray'

The Nigerian curator's exhibtions in the Giardini and Arsenale promise to be the most topical Venice show of recent years

We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you’ve provided to them or that they’ve collected from your use of their services. Read our Cookie Policy for more information.

Customise