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Party on the helipad! My day sipping champagne with the superyacht set

Basketball courts, recording studios, deep-sea submarines, helipad party decks our writer gets a taste of the latest must-have accessories in superyacht designA 30,000 bottle of limited-edition Hennessy cognac stands in a corner of the Saatchi Gallery, guarded by a pair of burly bouncers, while guests admire leather-clad bicycles, models of

Vincent van Gogh: myths, madness and a new way of painting

A new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum sets out to separate the artists late work from the myths surrounding his madness. But does a clinical interpretation of his paintings miss the mystery of his vision?When Vincent van Gogh got out of hospital in January 1889, with a white bandage

In death, an artist and a young woman meet

Without the rape and murder of a fellow University of Iowa student, artist Ana Mendieta, who herself died mysteriously aged 36, might never have achieved fameAt the back left corner of a pitch-black room, a womans face flickers on a television screen. Her eyes are closed, her lips are full,

The real Winnie-the-Pooh revealed to have been ‘Growler’

Previously unseen pictures show that EH Shepards iconic images were modelled on his own sons toy bear not AA MilnesHis tummy as portly as it always would be, Winnie-the-Pooh’s very first appearance has been revealed in a previously unpublished sketch from the 1920s by illustrator EH Shepard. The Art of

Eric Gill: can we separate the artist from the abuser?

Eric Gill was one of the great British artists of the 20th century and a sexual abuser of his own daughters. A new exhibition at Ditchling asks: how far should an artists life affect our judgment of their work?Last October, I was one of 25 delegates at a workshop day

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