Art Basel diary: arty eating, the joy of sobriety and desperately seeking eternal life

Plus our very own undercover gallerist gives us the lowdown from behind the scenes


Mother of art patron Dasha Zhukova becomes the fifth Mrs Rupert Murdoch

Elena Zhukova, a former molecular biologist, married the billionaire media mogul on 1 June


Did Delacroix take a Liberty? New book discusses how 19th-century artist boobed

Sarah Thornton's new publication—Tits Up: What Our Beliefs About Breasts Reveal About Life, Love, Sex and Society—ponders on bosoms in (art) history


Yayoi Kusama London summer bonanza with new Elizabeth Line work and a Royal Parks pumpkin sculpture

A new Infinity Room will also go on show at Victoria Miro gallery in the autumn


Artists embrace Studio Voltaire’s big birthday (whisper it—30)

The not-for-profit art space in south London has been pivotal for artists such as Phyllida Barlow and Charlotte Prodger


Artists celebrate Taylor Swift in Liverpool’s Taylor Town

Art path around the city features 11 art installations representing the singer's albums


(Another) royal portrait unveiled—Kate Middleton cover image goes viral

Polarising Tatler cover image of the Princess of Wales was created by Hannah Uzor


Julian Assange miniature goes on show (unofficially) at the V&A

Hand-painted portraits of the WikiLeaks founder and his wife Stella were smuggled into a display case at the London museum in April


A royal in red—King Charles III portrait unveiled

The work by Jonathan Yeo shows Charles wearing the uniform of the Welsh Guards


Sit on a sponsor? Maybe after visiting a sweeping show of British still lifes

A sofa company is supporting a new exhibition of Modern and contemporary still lifes at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, southern England


Jane Fonda and Larry Gagosian work it for the planet

The Oscar-winning actress and the art dealer have teamed up to support California's fight against oil drilling


Seeing the light: Caravaggio steals the Netflix show Ripley

The Baroque bad boy plays a leading role in a new adaptation of The Talented Mr Ripley


Venice diary day 3: Burberry in Venice, an Ethiopian dinner celebrating Saatchi Yates artist, and a luxurious commute

Our diarist’s final entry for 2024 saw her witness a challenging balancing act, attend an unusual lunch and catch some behind-the-scenes action


Venice diary day 2: Breasts, Mark Bradford and a bowl of berries

Our diarist’s latest round of Biennale adventures were filled with strong shows, brisk travel and unexpected treats

Venice diary day 1: Pimms, the Pinault Collection and thunderous conversation

Our diarist’s first couple of days in La Serenissima gave her a chance to soak up the glamour synonymous with the city, as well as catch up with some art-world friends


Proud mum Madonna drops in on son Rocco’s Miami show

His "Pack a Punch" paintings are inspired by Thai boxers


Museum employee hangs his own art in Munich institution—and gets the chop

Budding artist surreptitiously displayed his work alongside art by Andy Warhol


Booker prizewinner Bernardine Evaristo applauds photographer Ingrid Pollard

Hasselblad award comes with a hefty prize pot and a show at the Hasselblad Center in Gothenburg


The business of Basquiat—Taylor Swift's beau produces new documentary while Gagosian shows LA works

Travis Kelce, the American football star who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs, is making a programme about the late street artist


The show to see in Venice with your bosom buddy

Exhibition 'celebrates the iconography and symbolism of breasts', with works by Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marcel Duchamp and Laure Prouvost


The Birth of Venus in bottle tops—courtesy of Bottlecelli

Supermarket chain Lidl commissioned a new version of the 15th-century masterpiece

Art Basel Hong Kong diary: Jeff Koons shakes it off, shopping mall is blooming lovely, and superheroes abound at M+

Plus: Wong Ping's bum note, puppy (and kitten) love at Square Street Gallery, and the Peninsula Hotel goes green


Dora Budor’s anti-urine deflectors make a splash in Nottingham

Croatian artist examines how ‘hostile architecture’ is slowly changing our cities (and where we wee)