Grayson Perry

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You break it, you buy it: a Grayson Perry Brexit-themed vase. (The “Leave” one.) Photograph: Robert Glowacki /Channel 4/ PA.

In numbers: What goes up $1,001 Amazon shares briefly hit this level on Wall Street on Tuesday, crossing $1,000 for the first time. It beat Google p(...)

Grayson Perry: In search of a country as mythical as Orwell’s pre-war Britain in ‘Coming Up For Air’ or The Kinks’ ‘Village Green Preservation Society’

Artist Grayson Perry’s latest stab at attempting to reflect the true concerns of the populace sees him wondering how to pick up the pieces i(...)

David Hockney with his redesigned masthead for a one-off edition of the Sun newspaper. The artist gave qualified approval for Brexit: “The power has spread to the people because that’s what the iPhone has done.” Photograph: Arthur Edwards/The Sun/PA Wire

A giant David Hockney retrospective, which opened at Tate Britain on Thursday, is the fastest-selling exhibition in the gallery’s history, with 20,000(...)

‘Crystal Chandelier’’, by Stephanie Rowe, at the Oliver Sears Gallery in London.

The success of the Frieze Art Fairs reflects the way the commercial side of the art world has developed. Commercial galleries have fought a difficult(...)

Arch: Grayson Perry’s This Pot Will Reduce Crime by 29% was a reductio ad absurdum of the embrace of culture with conditions attached. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty

So there you are, well placed in the government of your nation and a champion of the arts to boot. You are known to be cultured, a vocal critic of lit(...)

Work by Vincent van Gogh has appreciated in value enormously. Above, van Gogh’s Noon, or The Siesta, after Millet. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France/Bridgeman Images

Oscar Wilde, always good for a quote, once said: “When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they (...)

Object in foreground by Grayson Perry. The artist has been inspired by the City of London’s bankers and traders to create a huge glazed ceramic penis.

British chancellor George Osborne must be cock-a-hoop that the mark he is making on the world of high art is going hand in hand with the mark he is ma(...)

Living colour: Helen Steele in her studio, a converted duck hatchery, in Emyvale, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

An artist, fashion designer and printmaker working out of a converted duck hatchery in Co Monaghan, Helen Steele is known for her exuberant and playf(...)

What I learned from art this year was that I want to make some of it. I went to singing weekends held in Northumberland by the folk band The Unthanks(...)

Footballers’ Wives: one of the best things about it was that it never showed any football being played

I used to have a vague addiction to the ITV series Footballers’ Wives. Full of tongue-in-cheek excess, the show centred around the fictional club Earl(...)

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