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Jamie Reid, Humber Street Gallery, Hull

    Jamie Reid designed Sex Pistols covers. A new show reveals he’s still a rebel — at 71

    Lorenzo Lotto, National Gallery; William Dobson, Tate Britain

      The National brings us a portrait show of rare humour and delight: this Renaissance man was a wandering star

      Ribera: Art of Violence, Dulwich Picture Gallery

        From flayings to slayings, Jusepe de Ribera’s brutal baroque pictures are thrillingly gory

        Islamic art at the British Museum

          The BM wants the objects in its big new Islamic galleries to tell stories. Not all of them have enough to say

          Edward Burne-Jones, Tate Britain

            Tate’s Edward Burne-Jones is a good show about a bad artist. Enough cod-medieval silliness now

            Modern Couples, Barbican; Elmgreen & Dragset, Whitechapel Gallery

              By exhibiting the works of famous artists in the context of their relationships, the Barbican is rewriting the history of modern art

              How deflating for Banksy. He so nearly popped art’s balloon

                The graffiti artist’s Sotheby’s stunt aimed to skewer the market’s money fixation. It backfired

                Kerry James Marshall, David Zwirner; Mantegna and Bellini, National Gallery

                  Kerry James Marshall sells to the black A-list, but pokes fun at his big‑bucks status, and Mantegna and Bellini go head to head — who comes out on top?

                  Oceania, Royal Academy; Turner Prize 2018, Tate Britain

                    Oceania is a valuable, beautiful show at the Royal Academy, while the 2018 Turner prize is soul-crushingly awful

                    Courtauld Impressionists, National Gallery

                      The Courtauld’s extraordinary gems are undersold in the National’s new show