Happy Birthday, Gary Hume!

Happiest of solar returns to English artist Gary Hume! The celebrated Kent-born painter and printmaker came to Earth on 9 May 1962, first rose to fame with many of the other Young British Artists (those wild and wacky YBA’s) after completing his studies at Goldsmiths in 1988 and now deservedly enjoys the RA of a…

Desert Island Pics

If you were cast away to a desert island, what work of art would you choose to take with you? Perhaps Robert Rauschenberg’s Monogram, “for one thing, it looks like it might have actually been made with getting ashore in mind” says Harland Miller. I’ve often fantasised about waking up on a desert island, specifically…

Be Faithful to Your Dreams

Tracey Emin doesn’t do anything by halves. She still parties like its 1999, enjoys all the better things in life, yet remains an immensely important, influential and, above all, prolific artist. Sixteen years after her Turner Prize nomination, Simon Kelner tracks the changes in her life and art, asks how she feels now about her…