New Statesman
In the Frame: Elitist Tory dystopia
By Tom Humberstone - 06 December 12:07

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

Tate brightened: How Tate Britain has been restored to glory
By Penelope Curtis - 05 December 8:21

Tate Britain’s director shares her diary of the gallery’s three-year, £45m redesign.

New Statesman
In the frame: Generating content
By Tom Humberstone - 03 December 15:06

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

Museum staff at the British Museum looking up at a projection of Michelangelo's
Was Michelangelo the first celebrity artist?
By Martin Gayford - 28 November 11:50

The life and death of Michelangelo was a monumental celebrity affair.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Gold-plated Hypocrisy
By Tom Humberstone - 22 November 13:58

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
The machinery and magic of Paul Klee’s paintings – in close up
By Craig Raine - 14 November 17:57

Klee's 50th birthday celebrations included hiring a Junkers aeroplane to fly over his house and parachute down presents from students and colleagues – somehow an appropriate conflation of technology and whimsy, of magic and machinery.

New Statesman
Don Bachardy: Portrait of the artist as an old man
By Philip Maughan - 14 November 13:52

“I was his creation. He was entering into my life so intimately and that’s exactly what I was responding to – such incredible support.”

Discovering the lost sketchbooks of Albert Wainwright
By Jack Cullen - 09 November 10:40

Classmate to Henry Moore, contemporary of Christopher Isherwood and forebearer to David Hockney, Albert Wainwright was a remarkable artist. His sketchbooks capture gay culture of the interwar years, and now, thanks to a new book, they have been unearthed,

New Statesman
In the Frame: Friend's don't spy
By Tom Humberstone - 08 November 17:50

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

Traditional skills are being lost by designers relying on computers
By Mark Hunt - 04 November 16:57

Working digitally can be fast, low-cost and has endless scope for creativity and sharing content - but it's also a flat, two-dimensional medium.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Life of a Viral Video
By Tom Humberstone - 01 November 10:30

Tom Humberstone's observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
The Young Dürer: Blueprints for a career
By Philip Maughan - 31 October 10:35

The centrepiece of the show isn't Mary, or Christ, it's Dürer.

New Statesman
David Shrigley: Art has become about the richest 1 per cent and what they buy
By Michael Prodger - 31 October 7:35

Winning the Turner Prize would matter to "my mum and dad and to the commercial galleries that represent me."

New Statesman
In the Frame: Banksy's New York Notebook
By Tom Humberstone - 25 October 11:20

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
Australia continues to undersell its own culture
By Nina Caplan - 24 October 14:17

An exhibition at the Royal Academy challenges the old Australian narrative of misunderstanding and wilful blindness.

New Statesman
The 500-year-long battle to make written irony easier to understand
By Keith Houston - 24 October 13:44

One of our most well-known experts on irony lived a life that was a mess of ironies itself: he was a married, gay High Anglican who lunched with occultists; a leftist politician who revelled in frivolous society gossip; a patriot who spied for both MI5 an

New Statesman
The day buried treasure was found in Cheapside
By David Shariatmadari - 24 October 13:27

The true story of the Cheapside Hoard is the stuff of fairy tales. But there are reasons why this unique collection of 16th- and 17th-century jewellery has never before been displayed in its entirety.

Photo Op.
A response from Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips: Censorship is flourishing in our "public spaces"
By kennardphillips - 22 October 12:15

Their Tony Blair "selfie" was recently banned from public display after advertisers refused to display the image. Here Peter Kennard and Cat Phillips speak out about the censorship of their work.

New Statesman
In the Frame: The Shutdown of Doom
By Tom Humberstone - 18 October 11:23

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Reversal
By Tom Humberstone - 11 October 10:54

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Opiates
By Tom Humberstone - 04 October 12:10

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

The first Taboo: ICA's A Journey Through London Subculture
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 03 October 14:47

While the show tails off for a bit after Britart, as it goes stratospherically Saatchi, it’s clear the aftermath has left a new generation of artists and designers plenty of room for self-expression despite a relentless tide of commercialisation.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Veiled View
By Tom Humberstone - 30 September 9:56

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

V&A.
The V&A makes way for the diggers
By Amanda Levete - 26 September 12:34

Intuition is as much a part of design as logic.

New Statesman
Scottish independence: Aye, have a dream
By Cal Flyn - 26 September 10:34

The National Collective asked a country’s most creative minds to "imagine a better Scotland" – and now the idea is taking hold.

Israel Expo.
No Place Like Home by Judah Passow: If you think you understand the Jewish community, you probably don't
By Linda Grant - 26 September 9:00

A new collection of photographs by photographer Judah Passow reveals British Jewish life in all its maddening variety.

New Statesman
In the Frame: Decisions
By Tom Humberstone - 13 September 8:45

Tom Humberstone's weekly observational comic for the New Statesman.

A statue covered in plastic.
How Italians are keeping priceless artefacts out of private hands
By Daniel Trilling - 12 September 10:45

As the recession bites, state funding for Italy's museums and galleries has disappeared, and Italians are coming up with inventive forms of common ownership, to challenge power from the bottom up.

Parliamentary by-election.
An anthropology of ourselves: This Is Your Photo at the Photographers' Gallery
By Philip Maughan - 05 September 10:05

A sleek new exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery emphasises the influence of photography in the early days of the social documentary project Mass Observation.

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