Crossing the boundaries between art and craft – the week in art

Christian Newby
Installation of a hanging tapestry that questions the boundary between art and craft in Edinburgh’s most dramatically situated gallery, converted from a hilltop observatory.
Collective, Edinburgh until 29 八月

Alberta Whittle
A new film by one of the four co-winners of the 2019 Turner prize that looks at today’s global crises.
Jupiter Artland, near Edinburgh until 31 十月

Grinling Gibbons
Rollicking baroque sculpture by the most rock’n’roll woodcarver of the 17th century.
Bonhams, London until 27 八月, then touring to Compton Verney

Scent from Nature
Perfume bottles from ancient Egypt and masterpieces of botanical art show how humanity has long coveted floral aromas.
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge until 29 八月

Charles H Mackie
Fresh and evocative impressionistic paintings by this Scottish contemporary of Monet.
City Art Centre, Edinburgh until 10 十月

Sotheby’s is to sell 11 Picasso works owned by MGM Resorts, which have a combined value of about $100m (7200万英镑), in Las Vegas. The plan is to recreate Sotheby’s famous New York auction room in the Bellagio, famous for its musical fountain show and a starring role in the movie Ocean’s Eleven. Many of the Picassos being sold hang in the hotel’s “Picasso” restaurant. Read the full story here.

Shayne Oliver is on a mission to bring New York’s queer underground to the world

Janet Kennedy, whose sew-it-yourself patterns defined 1970s childrenswear, 已经死了

不 10 houses art worth £100,000 – Boris Johnson could learn from it

Barry Joule could take back his £20m Francis Bacon collection from the Tate

We are still in thrall to the idea that artists are born not made

Banksy may have visited coastal towns in the UK

We explore whether artistic talent can ever be taught

Photographer Vanley Burke shows how he immortalised black Britain

Gold artefacts from Kazakhstan’s Saka warriors are heading to Cambridge

Creatives are abandoning Instagram after its shift towards TikTok-type videos

A new Escher documentary is interesting, if uncritical

The LensCulture winners have been announced

Hitler weaponised works by mentally ill artists to win his culture war

Todd Antony’s best photograph is of indigenous female wrestlers mid-flight

The illustrations from Jackanory are going on sale

A new book collects the most bizarre Led Zeppelin artwork

The “potato photographer of the year” was announced

We looked at the revolutionary gaze of Margaret Watkins

Thomas Lawrence: George IV, 1822
One of Britain’s most shameful monarchs is portrayed as a figure of listless melancholy against a dark stormy sky. George IV, who was regent for his incapacitated father before inheriting the throne, was despised for his sex life and selfishness. When he died his obituary in The Times effectively said “good riddance”. Here he seems sad and alone, contemplating his wasted life. Lawrence was a prodigy who became hugely successful but is rarely remembered nowadays. This powerful, oddly moving portrait proves he was one of Britain’s great artistic talents.
Wallace Collection, 伦敦

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