Keeping up with Jones

Exalted and demonised by turns, the work of Pop Art veteran ALLEN JONES has always courted controversy. Now, as a Royal Academy retrospective brings together his most iconic pieces, the artist retraces his journey I was 26 when I went to live in New York. If  one...

Hopper, hippies and Hell’s Angels

Curator Petra Giloy-Hirtz describes her excitement at finding boxfuls of Dennis Hopper’s photographs, not seen since 1970, documenting a period of great change in the US Before Dennis Hopper died in May 2010,  he had been preparing a retrospective of ...

Angela Hartnett – The Italian connection

Michelin-starred chef-patron of Murano Angela Hartnett grew up with ‘la cucina’ in her blood. Now she’s passed on her skills to protégée and Cafe Murano head chef Sam Williams, an Italophile who is yet to visit the country  Angela...

These golden years

This spring’s David Bowie retrospective at the V&A celebrates the style icon’s influence and examines his influences. Exhibition co-curator Victoria Broackes offers a private view Long before David Bowie released ‘Where Are We Now?’...

Rafe Spall – The son also Rises

One of the most versatile actors of his generation, Rafe Spall discusses the pros and cons of his father Timothy being a national treasure, and claims that failing his drama GCSE was just a bump in the road I grew up in a big house in Honor Oak Park in south-east...