David Bailey in focus, plus John Richardson remembered
We meet David Bailey at his London studio to discuss his new book: the latest SUMO from Taschen. And we remember the Picasso biographer John Richardson, who died aged 95 last week, with Gijs van Hensbergen, who worked with Richardson on the as-yet-unpublished fourth volume of his magisterial A Life of Picasso.
Wham! The George Michael auction and the YBA market. Plus, Shezad Dawood
As George Michael's collection of contemporary art, dominated by Young British Artists, goes under the hammer in London, we speak to Paola Saracino Fendi from Christie's about the collection and then report on the sale immediately after the final fall of the gavel. What does it tell us about the YBA market and the pull of celebrity auctions?
Plus, we speak to the artist Shezad Dawood about Encroachments, his new installation for the Sharjah Biennial, featuring a virtual reality work.
Carolee Schneemann, the Armory Show and Venice Biennale curators
We pay tribute to the pioneering painter, performance artist and film-maker, ask what on earth is going on with the New York fairs this week, and discuss what it’s like to curate a Venice Biennale national presentation with the curators of the British pavilion, Scotland + Venice and Wales in Venice.
Rembrandt special: the complete artist
As numerous exhibitions open marking the 350th anniversary of the Old Master's death, we speak to Taco Dibbits, the director of the Rijksmuseum about the museum's blockbuster shows and its imminent public restoration of The Night Watch. We also look closely at a masterpiece in the Dulwich Picture Gallery and at his prints and drawings in the British Museum.
Ruskin and Gombrich: revisiting two art historical heavyweights
Amid a wealth of events celebrating the bicentenary of John Ruskin’s birth we reconsider the breadth of this Victorian polymath’s achievements, and we talk to two experts in E.H. Gombrich, writer of The Story of Art and Art and Illusion.