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Reading jail has a secret admirer who wants to save it: could it be Banksy?

    Rumours of a private benefactor hoping to transform the prison where Oscar Wilde was held got our critic investigating

    Banksy sketches out £10m plan to free Oscar Wilde’s prison from developers

      Banksy has pledged to raise millions of pounds to help buy the prison in which Oscar Wilde was incarcerated so it can be turned into an arts centre, rather than being sold to property developers to turn into flats.

      Lubaina Himid at the Tate Modern — she hates me, but I love her new work

        Lubaina Himid is only the fourth living British artist to have been given a retrospective at Tate Modern

        Why Albrecht Dürer beats Leonardo, Raphael and Michelangelo

          Imagine it’s 1510. Someone asks you to mount an exhibition devoted to the greatest and most significant artist at work in Europe at the time. Who would you go for?

          The Courtauld Gallery’s post-impressionist collection was a secret for too long

            A £60m revamp showcases works from van Gogh, Renoir, Manet and more

            Hogarth and Europe — Britain’s Brexiteer artist yanked into today’s culture wars

              He was a jingoistic loudmouth — so why has Tate Britain spoiled a fabulous exhibition with fantasy readings of his intentions?

              The Poles are Britain’s silent minority. But their art has begun to speak

                It’s time to take notice of the million Poles in our midst

                Is this a photograph or a painting? Lucy Mckenzie’s Liverpool exhibition questions what you really see

                  Two exciting shows by female artists play thrillingly with the idea of perception

                  Why black art matters — and the joyful Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

                    I was a sceptic, but diversity in art has been wondrous and may be its salvation

                    Poussin and the Dance review — the National Gallery brings us the decadent delights of this puzzling French artist

                      Waldemar Januszczak has embraced the French artist at last