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Vilhelm Hammershoi's show at the Royal Academy proves he should be better known

You may well not have heard of him, but when you come across his work, you'll wonder why you haven't.

Inside Features

A piece of graffiti, allegedly by Banksy, on a wall in central London. The artist's work now sells for hundreds of thousands of pounds

Graffiti: Street art – or crime?

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A group of south London graffiti artists were jailed last week but as they begin their sentences, their work is being championed in New York

Steve McQueen wants to bear witness to the suffering of British

Steve McQueen: McQueen and country

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

He will represent Britain at the next Venice Biennale, but first Steve McQueen wants justice for the troops who have died overseas. Hannah Duguid meets an angry man

Trainers of thought: a sprinter speeds through Tate Britain's central gallery as part of Martin Creed's 'Work No. 850'

Is art running out of ideas? Artists forced to explain modern art

Monday, 14 July 2008

From the Tate to Trafalgar Square, new works often seem to come with an explanation for the viewer. Please, says Tom Lubbock, let us make up our own minds

Sheer Polly: Will Self salutes Polly Borland

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Polly Borland’s extraordinary portraits – some taken for this magazine – have made her one of the world’s most sought-after photographers. To mark a new exhibition, Will Self salutes her unique vision

Andrey Bartenev's 'Disco-Nexion'

New faces and the new spaces: Rebirth of British art scene

Friday, 11 July 2008

From fine art in Mayfair to videos in Gateshead: Alice Jones reveals the ten gallery owners who are changing – and challenging – the British art scene

The building as it is now in London's Hyde Park

Angles from heaven: Frank Gehry takes on his dream project

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

The new Serpentine Pavilion will be Frank Gehry's first project in England. Jay Merrick explains why it's a builder's nightmare – and an architect's dream

A portrait of the poet T S Eliot rejected by the Royal Academy in 1938 because it featured phallic references will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in a new exhibition

Was Wyndham Lewis the greatest portraitist of his time?

Monday, 7 July 2008

Wyndham Lewis was heralded as the greatest portraitist of his time – or any other. Not quite, says Tom Lubbock, but a new exhibition makes a highly convincing case

Bridget Riley, with her painting Cataract

'There's never been a great woman artist'

Sunday, 6 July 2008

So says the critic Brian Sewell, and the art market seems to agree, with men's work commanding millions more at auction. By Andrew Johnson

The winner: 'Coat Star', by Mikhail Zlatkovsky, Russia

No words necessary: The cartoonists tackle climate change

Thursday, 3 July 2008

The results of a worldwide competition are sharp, satirical – and even funny

Yinka Shonibare: The battle of Trafalgar

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

His ship in a bottle will be sharing the fourth plinth in London's most famous square with Antony Gormley's soapbox. But who is Yinka Shonibare? Hannah Duguid meets him

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Hamish McRae: Don't despair over house prices

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Mark Steel: Why do the unions keep handing over money?

Where unions have defied the trend and grown has been where they're seen to be defending the workforce

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Ben Nicholson (Abbot Hall, Kendal)
Famed for his pure and wiry-lined abstractions, Ben Nicholson appears here as an artist of place, attached to particular areas of England (01539 722 464) to 20 Sept

The Lure of the East (Tate Britain, London)
Nineteenth-century British painters do the Near and Middle East: William Holman Hunt, Lord Leighton and Richard Dadd and others contemplate turbans, harems and hookahs. (020-7887 8888) to 31 Aug

The Grand Tour (Various venues, York)
High-definition, actual-size reproductions of 49 old masters, including Stubbs’s Whistlejacket, are hung around the city’s streets. (01904 687 687) to 8 Sept

Nowhere Is Here (The Drawing Room, London)
Five artists from around the world explore the natural environment, in memory, in fantasy, and extremely literally. (020-7729 5333) to 20 Jul

Cy Twombly (Tate Modern, London)
An overview of the past 50 years for an old American artist doing romantic gestural painting: burning colours, gnarled splurges, shimmering streaks, mythic resonance. (020-7887 8888) to 14 Sept