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Why do artists ignore sport? It’s time for change

    Our critic blows the whistle on this cultural failing

    Kehinde Wiley: The Prelude yanks historical paintings into the present day

      You don’t have to be Einstein to work out why old master galleries are so keen these days to invite contemporary artists to show in them. It expands the audience base. It’s good for the image. It draws fresh blood into old veins. Contemporary art is trendy. Old masters are not.

      Tracey Emin on life after cancer: ‘I desire to be part of this world’

        The artist has been deciding how to live. She reveals she is turning a Margate mortuary into a revolutionary art school, TKE Studios — no smokers or loud music allowed

        12 future stars of the art world you need to know about

          If you want to see the cutting edge, forget the Turner prize, check out the next generation of contenders

          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?