Television

Review
Media & broadcast

Revisiting the Gardner heist: no paintings, no arrests, but mobsters galore in new Netflix series

While the four-part documentary retreads well-worn ground, it reminds viewers why the unsolved crime remains so intriguing

Podcast

Can Netflix help solve the Isabella Stewart Gardner art heist?

Plus, vaccine passports in museums and Gossaert's Adoration

News
Art market

The curious saga of a Russian cosmetics entrepreneur and his €107m Cellini painting

Bizarre story of a painting discovered in a French village, said by its owner to be a self-portrait by Cellini, is told in a new BBC radio series

Feature
Television

New reality TV show searches for UK's next art superstar

Next Big Thing aims to give a new generation of artists a public platform

Marina Abramovic

Exclusive video: Marina Abramovic advises public to complain to a tree to help heal from 2020

Complain to a Tree is the latest addition to the “Abramovic Method”, a series of exercises developed by the artist for practicing being present, which she will reveal on a new Sky Arts programme

Interview
Marina Abramovic

Marina Abramovic TV: five-hour takeover will teach you everything you need to know about performance art

As well as her new Sky Arts programme, the artist's mixed reality work The Life will be sold at Christie’s this month, with an estimate of £400,000-£800,000

Review
Media & broadcast

Hannah Gadsby: taking down art history's misogyny through comedy

From the High Renaissance to Picasso’s questionable moral compass, the Tasmanian comedian is bringing an exploration of art's patriarchy to a new audience

News
Media & broadcast

Sky Arts goes free and encourages artists to use the television channel 'as your canvas'

Announcement of move to the UK's Freeview network comes with a call out to artists for programming ideas

News
Media & broadcast

Our friend Keith Haring: in new BBC documentary buddies of the late artist draw back the curtain

Street Art Boy debuted recently on BBC2 and uses unheard interviews to document Haring's upbringing and work

News
Media & broadcast

BBC Four—UK's specialist arts TV channel—saved from the chop

Critics say new strategy means station will become a home for repeats with less investment in arts programming

Grayson Perry

Grayson Perry's teddy bear comforted him through measles as a child—here's how it inspired his art too

The artist's new TV series Grayson’s Art Club begins tonight in the UK on Channel 4

Feature
Video, film & new media

When will the art TV binge begin? Platforms like Netflix and Amazon are slow to show original cultural content

Streaming services have changed the way we watch television, but while they feature plenty of arts programming, there are few new commissions

Archive
Decorative arts

BBC and V&A collaborate on decorative arts programme

“Handmade in Britain”

Archive
Drawings

Drawing in the age of the pickled shark: BBC's new programme on drawing from the Renaissance to today

Surgeons and contemporary artists are still inspired by the draughtsmanship of Leonardo and Turner

Archive
Interior design

A dealer is offering to mount high-tech plasma TVs in 19th- and 20th-century frames

For the collector who has everything

Archive
Television

Television Guide: Athens '04 Olympics sparks Elgin marbles documentary and The Art Show sheds light on the collector's perspective

The BBC asks whether Lord Elgin's actions could be justified as the spotlight on the Greeks rekindles the Elgin marbles debate, and Channel 4 programme has dealers weigh in on the state of the art market

Archive
Victoria & Albert Museum

The UK arts minister on creativity without cash, and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s splendid exhibition of late medieval art

Excellence? Access? Go to “Gothic”

Archive
Leonardo da Vinci

Arts in broadcasting and television: Leonardo on BBC 3

Four million viewers tuned in to Alan Yentob’s three-part series on the wonders of Da Vinci

Archive
BBC

Judith Bumpus on the launch of the BBC’s new digital arts channel BBC4

Here’s hoping that they keep their trousers

Archive
Andy Warhol

Television Guide: Mario Testino's marriage of glamour and individual identity, Warhol's multi-faceted career, and Philip Lorca diCorcia's submission for the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize

The Art Newspaper reviews the "Mario Testino, Diana's favourite photographer" (BBC), "Andy Warhol: the complete picture" and the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize 2002 (Channel 4)

Archive
Berlin

Art in the Media: Norman Foster’s renovated Reichstag, Andy Warhol on video and CNN's The ArtClub comes to London

Air-raising adventures in Berlin, the mythology of Andy Warhol on screen, and The ArtClub hitting its stride at London visual art events