Certified Original: Peggy Guggenheim
What To Buy This Week: Modern Monochrome
Maison D’etre: London’s Maison Assouline
It is always a pleasure to discover a store that is not content to be just a space with which to sell product – particularly at this time of year when the Christmas rush is in full and somewhat tireso...
Advance Australian Flair: Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton is entrenching his dominion over Hollywood. As a result he is busy; very busy, in fact. The hard work of an actor’s life is not all on camera. So when The Rake caught up with him in New ...
The Radical Eye at Tate Modern London
Singer, songwriter, father, fundraiser, philanthropist – and not necessarily in that order -Sir Elton John, a man of many talents, has recently focused his attention on adding ‘collector’ to that list...
Abstract Expressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts
In the 1940s, Abstract Expressionism exploded in similar fashion to the way in which Jackson Pollock, a vanguard of the movement, would energetically yet thoughtfully splatter paint in a sporadic and ...
Martin Sharp: Art as Pop, Pop as Art
In 1965, author William S Burroughs remarked, “I see no reason why the artistic world can’t absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can’t we have advertisements ...
History Boy: George Skeggs
Artist George Skeggs is undoubtedly one of London’s last remaining legends. It only takes a short time in his company to realise that he is the sort of gentleman everybody knows, or wants to know. His...