Robert Hughes dies, aged 74
By Emma Geen - 07 August 18:23

Robert Hughes, the lauded art critic, writer and television documentary maker, has died.

New Statesman
The Olympics through the lens
By Rebecca McClelland - 03 August 15:44

London launched a rich variety of Olympic photography exhibitions last week.

Young men in London in 1962, by the German photographer Lutz Dille (born 1922).
Electric Avenue: a special photo essay curated by the NS
By New Statesman - 01 August 13:37

Tate Britain has collated pictures of London by foreign photographers from 1930 to 1980. Our photography editor Rebecca McClelland asked a new generation of artists to reinterpret the images and capture the city today. With an introduction by Sukhdev Sand

New Statesman
The Olympics in pictures - the spectators
By Rebecca McClelland - 30 July 16:50

The best of the day's images, as chosen by the NS's photography editor.

A male-only athletics race from the London 2012 videogame.
The official Olympics videogame thinks women's sports are boring
By Helen Lewis - 30 July 11:20

Sega only likes women if they're in bikinis.

Portrait by Leonie Hampton for the New Statesman
David Bailey: “I like George Osborne. He makes sense to me”
By Rebecca McClelland - 26 July 9:04

The photographer on politics, the East End and his time as a debt collector.

Slicker city
By Leo Hollis - 25 July 17:26

London is hoping to transform itself from Victorian capital to futuristic metropolis, but reality seems to be getting in the way.

The sun rises over the City of London
Tale of a city: The City in the sky
By Alex Preston - 25 July 16:45

Alex Preston urges bankers to look up at the buildings they built.

People admiring 'The Crucifixion of St Andrew' by Caravaggio
Tale of a city: A life in art galleries
By Vivienne Westwood - 25 July 16:16

Vivienne Westwood on London's passion and fury.

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare: Staging the world - review
By Gina Allum - 24 July 12:50

An exhibition at the British Museum celebrates our greatest playwright.

How do you pay $41m in taxes on a painting which can't be sold?
By Alex Hern - 23 July 12:06

The value of a painting is how much you can sell it for. But Robert Rauschenberg's "Canyon" is illegal to sell, leaving the Sonnabend estate in a pickle.

Dame Kelly Holmes at Royal Festival Hall
National Portrait Gallery adds Dame Kelly Holmes to its contemporary idols
By Anna Lezard - 19 July 16:48

Dame Kelly joins the "heroes" in the NPG's range of celebrities.

New Statesman
The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier - review
By Charlotte Simmonds - 16 July 15:31

An extraordinary exhibition goes that far beyond the cone bra.

The ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in front of the Olympic Stadium
The ArcelorMittal Orbit: London’s Eiffel Tower?
By Juliet Jacques - 11 July 13:14

The two towers are closer in ideology than iconography, but still worlds apart.

If these walls could talk
By Amanda Levete - 11 July 13:01

Amanda Levete wants to remap London as a city for people not buildings

Edvard Munch: the Modern Eye - review
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 04 July 16:32

There’s more to angsty Munch than The Scream, writes Thomas Calvocoressi.

Red Sky Over a Beach by JMW Turner
Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings - review
By Craig Raine - 27 June 11:08

Tate's exhibition of late Turner, Monet and Twombly is full of paintings you'd like to steal

The NS Interview: Erin O’Connor, model
By Alice Gribbin - 21 June 11:48

“I’ve existed in 2D form for about 15 years”

You just keep me hanging on
By Julia Copus - 20 June 16:02

Some of the finest art about love has played games with time and the agony of waiting.

Hackney weed
By Alice Gribbin - 20 June 14:36

Rachel Whiteread's golden foliage at the Whitechapel Gallery.

New Statesman
Building a fortune
By Leo Hollis - 13 June 14:25

Leo Hollis charts the changing face of the City, from stones to screens

New Statesman
Can art change the world?
By Charlotte Simmonds - 06 June 10:54

The Southbank Centre’s “Festival of the World” says yes.

New Statesman
The NS Interview: Rem Koolhaas, architect
By Samira Shackle - 16 May 11:13

“I consider myself a socialist. I’m aware of the ambiguities”

Review: Edmund de Waal Contemporary at Waddesdon
By Harriet Williams - 11 May 9:54

Acclaimed author returns to pots in a new exhibition.

Musée du Quai Branly: Objet d’art
By Alice Gribbin - 09 May 17:57

Disorder reigns at the anthropology museum in Paris.

New Statesman
Turner Prize announces its 2012 shortlist
By Emily Wight - 01 May 15:19

This year's shortlist encompasses a mixture of art forms.

New Statesman
Review: Crisis Commission, Somerset House
By Eleanor Hirst - 16 April 16:02

Some of the leading names in the British art scene have made or donated works to the Crisis Commissi

New Statesman
Where art meets analysis
By Eleanor Hirst - 11 April 17:10

A new display of work by Louise Bourgeois provokes at the Freud Museum.