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The Tories should promise to cut the top rate of income tax to 30 per cent

13 May 2017 9:00 am

Jeremy Corbyn wants to put up income tax only for people who earn more than £80,000 a year, he says.…

‘Iguazu’, 2010, by Wolfgang Tillmans

Coolly contemporary – especially in its muddle: Wolfgang Tillmans at the Tate reviewed

4 March 2017 9:00 am

These days the world is experiencing an unprecedented overload of photographs, a global glut of pictures. More and more are…

Good riddance to Nicholas Serota

24 September 2016 9:00 am

In this week of toadying obsequies after the (rather late) retirement of Sir Nicholas Serota from his imperial throne at…

Form, function and confusion: the Design Museum in 1989

How the Design Museum lost its way, by co-founder Stephen Bayley

13 August 2016 9:00 am

London’s Design Museum is on the move. But it lost its way long ago, says co-founder Stephen Bayley

‘Babel’, 2001, by Cildo Meireles

It’s time to split the Tate again

18 June 2016 9:00 am

In 1992 I wrote a column that was published under the headline ‘It’s Time to Split the Tate’. To my…

'Lion Hunt', 1861, by Eugène Delacroix

Galleries are getting bigger - but is there enough good art to put in them?

2 January 2016 9:00 am

Martin Gayford recommends the exhibitions to see — and to avoid — over the coming year

M.C. Escher: limited, repetitive, but he deserves a place in art history

7 November 2015 9:00 am

‘Surely,’ mused the Dutch artist M.C. Escher, ‘it is a bit absurd to draw a few lines and then claim:…

Boris Johnson on his plans for the Olympic Park: inspired or whimsical?

18 April 2015 9:00 am

Jack Wakefield on the Mayor’s ambitious, not to say whimsical, vision for the Olympic Park

Spectator letters: John Major on James Goldsmith

21 March 2015 9:00 am

The Goldsmith effect Sir: Much as I admire filial loyalty, I cannot allow Zac Goldsmith’s article about his father to…

The Heckler: Tate Britain is a mess. Its director Penelope Curtis must go

7 March 2015 9:00 am

Things have not been happy at Tate Britain for some time. Last year Waldemar Januszczak wrote an article culminating with…

‘Equivalents for the Megaliths’, 1935, by Paul Nash

A lost opportunity to show John Nash at his best

9 August 2014 9:00 am

John Northcote Nash (1893–1977) was the younger brother of Paul Nash (1889–1946), and has been long overshadowed by Paul, though…

The curator brain drain

5 April 2014 9:00 am

Britain may have educated the most talented curators, but, as Jack Wakefield says, we can’t always keep them

When a smartphone gallery is better than the real thing

20 July 2013 9:00 am

Michael Prodger finds that new technology is transforming how we experience art – in galleries, on computers and on smartphones too

Exhibition review: Saloua Raouda Choucair, Shanti Panchal

25 May 2013 9:00 am

Forgive my ignorance, ladies and gentlemen, but I must confess that I had never heard of Saloua Raouda Choucair before…

Wandering eye

2 March 2013 9:00 am

‘When Matisse dies,’ declared Picasso, ‘Chagall will be the only painter left who understands what colour really is.’ Wandering around…