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Rose Wylie: 'I want to be known for my paintings – not because I'm old'

She didn’t get her break until her 70s, but the world now can’t get enough of Rose Wylie’s blissfully unruly paintings. On the eve of her solo Serpentine show, the artist shows our writer round her Kent cottage – then dabs her down with turps<p>A lot has changed for Rose Wylie since Germaine Greer …


Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier review – memoirs of a tech visionary

Jaron Lanier is both cheerleader and doomsayer in a highly personal story of virtual reality<p>Two years ago, I stood on the precipice of the World Trade Center. I watched the birds wheel hundreds of feet below my toes, as yellow cabs fidgeted in the squinting distance beyond. Eventually, I took a …

Virtual Reality

States of disgrace: strange American laws – in pictures

The New York-based photographer Olivia Locher became interested in peculiar laws when a friend mentioned that it is illegal to have an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama. “For some reason that idea haunted my thoughts for several months,” she says. Locher began to research more of these …


Fashionably topical: Photo Vogue festival – in pictures

Vogue Italia is hosting a series of shows in Milan exploring how the magazine seeks to engage with hot social and political issues and provoke debate through striking images by top photographers

Deepwater Horizon

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017 - in pictures

The annual Taylor Wessing prize exhibition showcases new work from some of the world’s most exciting contemporary photographers. Those selected for inclusion in the exhibition were chosen from 5,717 submissions entered by 2,423 photographers from 66 countries<p>The Taylor Wessing photographic portrait …

Taylor Wessing photography prize review – could the sultry robot beat the humans?

Amid the tumultuous drama of this year’s entries – the women fleeing war and the teenager toting guns – the award could yet be scooped by a portrait of Erica the Intelligent Conversational Android<p>A handful of politicians, several refugees, various awkward adolescents, two skinheads, the inevitable …



Geeohsnap is one of the biggest names when you mention creative content in Snapchat and Instagram. His name, stories and Snapchat artwork went viral …


Gorillaz, Oxfam and a tarot fool: the art of Jamie Hewlett – in pictures

From 1990s cult comic Tank Girl to the globetrotting cartoon pop band Gorillaz, Jamie Hewlett’s art is full of witty, unforgettable characters. A new book, Jamie Hewlett, by the artist and Julius Wiedemann, is published by Taschen this month


Borrowing history: 'expired' library books – in pictures

American photographer Kerry Mansfield has collected old treasures from the stacks, too fragile to be kept in circulation, and taken them out again for a new book. Have a browse


Julie Blackmon: Fake Weather – in pictures

The Missouri-based photographer’s staged scenes and street scenes offer a glimpse into an unpolished and surreal side of contemporary America<p>Robert Mann Gallery, New York


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov review – Russia’s great escape artists

Tate Modern, London The grim realities of life in the USSR become universal nightmare in the compelling, tragicomic work of the Kabakovs<p>Down a murky corridor hung with old overcoats is a narrow gap in the wall. You stand sardine-tight with your neighbour to see into the cramped chamber beyond. Here …

Tate Modern

Mystery over Christ’s orb in $100m Leonardo da Vinci painting

Crystal sphere in Salvator Mundi artwork lacks optical exactitude, prompting experts to speculate over motive and authenticity<p><i>This article is the subject of a legal complaint made on behalf of Christie’s International Plc.</i><p>A new biography of Leonardo da Vinci has raised “a puzzling anomaly” in a …

Art History

Wearable technology

The latest news and comment on wearable technology<p>October 2017<p>At the borderline of technology and biology, ‘bodyhacking’ pioneers are defying nature to redesign their own bodies. Is this really the future?<p>Published: 29 Oct 2017<p>September 2017<p>July 2017<p>The much-mocked wearable computer, refashioned as …

Wearable Tech

Street spirit: two centuries of spontaneous photography – in pictures

Bringing together candid scenes captured in the 1900s, selfie-stick snaps and the entire evolution of street photography in between – Colin Westerbeck and Joel Meyerowitz’s book Bystander chronicles the art of the moment

Street Photography

'I dream of being an accountant': Wall of Dreams shines refugees' hopes over London

As a huge projection over London’s Southbank Centre illuminates the wishes of the city’s displaced people, participants explain some of their stories<p>Mohammed, a gangly 17-year-old who fled Syria with no hope of seeing his family again, dreams of being a footballer. Drita saw a side to humanity no …


'A paradise inside hell' … the amazing Kabakovs on how art became a weapon in Soviet times

From a man launched through a ceiling to a train vanishing through a wall, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov make breathtaking installations that speak of life, death and disappearance under Soviet rule. As the Tate shows their great works, we meet the husband and wife artists<p>Husband and wife Ilya and Emilia …

Game of Thrones

Golden girl: the 24-karat wonders of Lina Iris Viktor

This British-Liberian artist uses gold, black and little else to create mesmerising works that draw on age-old techniques


Ai Weiwei launches controversial public art project focused on immigration

The artist has assembled a set of 300 installations around New York City, based around the concept of fences and borders, to showcase the ‘narrow-minded’ attempts used to ‘create some kind of hatred between people’<p>In 1937, French artist André Breton opened a surrealist art gallery in Paris called …


The Space

Everyday moments in life - demonstrated in dance.<p><b>TypeCommission</b><p>Would you let two women cut up your clothes?<p><b>TypeCommission</b><p>Watch the livestream and get …

Mark Zuckerberg 'tours' flooded Puerto Rico in bizarre virtual reality promo

The Facebook CEO’s cartoon avatar visited the hurricane-damaged island in a tone-deaf live stream that was part disaster tourism, part product promotion<p>A cartoon version of Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, visited hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico on Monday, in a tone-deaf live stream that was part …


Christoph Niemann retrospective in New York – in pictures

The prolific illustrator creates witty and thought-provoking images with inventive designs that capture the essence of everyday life. An exhibition at the SVA Chelsea Gallery in New York brings together the magazine covers, digital works and animations that have secured his place as one of the most …


Blade Runner 2049 review – a gigantic spectacle of pure hallucinatory craziness

Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD officer heading for an encounter with Harrison Ford’s Deckard in a film whose sheer scale leaves you hyperventilating<p>With this visually staggering film, director Denis Villeneuve brings us to a kind of Ozymandias moment. It just has to be experienced on the biggest screen …

Science Fiction

All dolled up: making art from Barbie and sex toys – in pictures

Sex dolls have many uses – including recreating The Last Supper and subverting the male gaze. Grace Banks’ new book showcases the artists using feminine figurines to explore politics, gender and identity


Blurred porn and Mars in 3D: the unsettling visions of Thomas Ruff

From gender-swap portraits to blown-up images of internet porn and 3D craters on Mars, his photographs are perfect for the age of image overload. As a major Whitechapel retrospective opens, we profile an artist always ahead of the game<p>‘Photography is a base passion that has taken hold of every …


Going downtown, the New York subway reaches Delhi - in pictures

Art lovers in India will this month have the chance to see panoramic views of New York Subway stations and their passengers, on display as part of the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad. Natan Dvir’s series Platforms, is on show until October 8th<p>default


Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a car: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve

From crossing the Baltic on sea ice to setting his own body ablaze, the Dutchman goes to amazing lengths to create mind-boggling artworks. And now he’s heading for Britain<p>When I called the artist Guido van der Werve last year to arrange a meeting, Pauline Portrait, his studio manager, told me he …

Film (UK)

Louise Dahl-Wolfe: pioneer of modern fashion photography - in pictures

The Fashion and Textile Museum in London is to stage the first UK retrospective of the trailblazing US photographer Louise Dahl-Wolfe. The exhibition showcases her work – hugely influential on modern fashion photography – for designers such as Chanel and Balenciaga, and her portraits of the …


Chainmail, lemons and the Memphis Group: an introduction to autumn/winter 2017 fashion

APC turns 30, the return of corduroy and the reinvention of Oscar de la Renta – everything you need to know about the next six months in style<p>• Read more from the autumn/winter 2017 edition of The Fashion, our biannual fashion supplement<p><b>All smiles at Oscar de</b> <b>la Renta</b><p>Oscar de la Renta was one of …

Oscar de la Renta

Around the houses: a century of dazzling homes – in pictures

From art deco gems to hillside hobbit holes, a lavish new book presents a house for each year over the 20th century. Here are the highlights for each decade