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‘I have a responsibility to speak about it’: a wrongfully imprisoned artist making art from his ordeal

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Sherrill Roland could not touch his daughter until she was nearly a year old. He had spent 10 months in prison for a crime he did not commit. “It was the first time I finally got out again and got to choose which clot...

Artist to weld copy of Dachau gate in Leeds performance piece

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A replica of the entrance gate to the Dachau Nazi concentration camp is to be recreated over three days in Leeds for an art project asking questions about what memorials are for and who has the right to make them. Dac...

‘Who’s to say it’s not real?’ Street artist Kaws on creating Fortnite’s first exhibition

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For Brian Donnelly – known as Kaws since his graffiti beginnings in 1990s New York – art has always been a communication tool. From street art to vast public commissions, lui dice, “it’s a chance to create a dialogue”....

Talents of Madonna’s son divide critics after he is revealed as secret artist

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He is a mysterious, up-and-coming artist whose work has been championed by the likes of Madonna and sells for up to five figures. But there were raised eyebrows when it was revealed that “Rhed” was none other than the...

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain review – a portrait of the artist as a delusional cat lover

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A hundred-plus years before cat memes became ubiquitous, the work of the artist Louis Wain was the advance guard in a feline charm offensive. His playful, anthropomorphised illustrations of grinning kittens took Victo...

‘My life is weird’: the court artist who drew Ghislaine Maxwell drawing her back

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Pastel drawings don’t typically go viral on the internet. But this month, thousands of Twitter users were mesmerized by a courtroom artist’s sketch of Ghislaine Maxwell – the alleged sex-trafficking accomplice of Jeff...

‘It’s about finding your outlet’: visual artist Tishk Barzanji on fusing art and science

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“It’s always a tussle between two worlds,” says British-Kurdish visual artist Tishk Barzanji, describing the underlying tensions in his work, which involves crafting distinctive landscapes and designs that feel contem...

All hail Cat Jesus! The fantastic feline artist behind Benedict Cumberbatch’s latest biopic

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Cat Jesus, as the work is known to staff, can be found on a painted mirror in the archives of the Bethlem hospital’s Museum of the Mind. It was created by the celebrated cartoonist of comical cats and Bethlem psychiat...

Dürer’s Journeys: Travels of a Renaissance Artist review – all over the place

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) was the most intrepid traveller in the history of art. From his home city of Nuremberg he crossed the Alps more than once in treacherous conditions, staying in icy mountain shelters. The shi...

Artist Kehinde Wiley: ‘The new work is about what it feels like to be young, Black and alive in the 21st century’

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Kehinde Wiley has a love-hate relationship with western art history. “There’s something glorious about the portraits that you see of aristocrats and royal families. Something beautiful in those expansive imperialist l...

Beer mat artist delighted as David Hockney weighs in on wellness

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Sick of those Qigong sessions? Wolverine claws not doing it? Medical grade charcoal drink less tasty than it once seemed? Then you have a soulmate in David Hockney, who finds wellness boring, bossy and ridiculous. His...

Tracey Emin claims she has been ‘overlooked’ as an artist

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Tracey Emin claims she has been “overlooked” as an artist and that people have not understood the gravity of her work. The 58-year-old shot to fame, and notoriety, in the 90s with her appliquéd tent, Everyone I Have E...

Egypt detains artist robot Ai-Da before historic pyramid show

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She’s been described as “a vision of the future” who is every bit as good as other abstract artists today, but Ai-Da – the world’s first ultra-realistic robot artist – has hit a snag: Egyptian security forces have det...

Artist Basil Watson to design Windrush monument in London

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The internationally renowned artist Basil Watson has been chosen to design a permanent national Windrush monument that will be unveiled in Waterloo next year, despite criticism of its location in London. The statue, w ...

Portrait of the artist: critics cast doubt on Boris Johnson holiday snap

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It’s a busy time for the prime minister, as he faces multiple crises including rocketing energy prices, container ships turned away from British ports and a standoff with the EU over the Northern Ireland protocol. Ma...

Artist Sutapa Biswas: ‘I wanted viewers to work hard and feel uncomfortable’

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The artist Sutapa Biswas’s father was a legendary figure in her family: a Marxist agronomist who stood up to the government in west Bengal over environmental abuses, and smoked joints in a moonlit Taj Mahal (he broke ...

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