Did Bourdin really cause a 20-year-old model to pass out when he covered her entire body with glue and pearls?
Helen Lewis meets the illusionist and secret portrait painter.
From Marie Stopes to Alfred Kinsey, we can still learn from the masters of sex, as new exhibition “The Institute of Sexology” at the Wellcome Trust illustrates.
Critic’s Notes by Mark Lawson.
During the 1990s, hundreds of thousands of poor women in rural areas of Peru were forcibly sterilised, often without their knowledge - and ahead of the next presidential election, artists are helping campaigners finally find justice.
In later life the painter turned away from the light and towards himself.
In Paris, the first retrospective of Winogrand's photography for 25 years mines the huge collection of unpublished material in his archives to produce an unprecedented narrative of his career that plays out like a Hollywood biopic.
Mark Lawson’s Critic’s Notes.
Her sculpture depicts two sisters, Roma and Emma Jones (who, like Wearing, were born in Birmingham), and their sons. It has attracted local interest, as well as complaints from fathers and the far right.
Rego’s latest fairy-tale visions give terror a face – but their deepest secrets remain hidden from view.