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Architecture & Design

Pop-up art exhibition to mark 40th anniversary of Virgin Records

Exhibition includes recreation of original Virgin Records shop on Oxford Street as well as video installations and photography It is a smallish, dingy, even squalid room with bean bags and albums and litter but it is clearly not yet unpleasant enough. "P

Catherine Ince on Pop Art Design

Some of the 20th century's most iconic paintings, sculptures and designs feature in the Barbican's kaleidoscopic Pop Art Design. Curator Catherine Ince gives us a sneak preview of this season's brightest show

Pop Art Design - review

Pop art: what more could we possibly want to know about pop art?

Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia, British Museum, review

In an exhibition featuring 200 artefacts from Bogota’s 'Museum of Gold,' El Dorado hasn’t quite given up its fundamental mystery, says Mark Hudson.

Beyond El Dorado: Power & Gold in Ancient Colombia - British Museum

The exhibition uncovers the extraordinary metalworking skill of the peoples of ancient Colombia through a unique collection of objects, some of which are being displayed in the UK for the first time.

British Museum's El Dorado exhibition shines light on ancient Andeans

Colombia's little-understood pre-Hispanic cultures are revealed in their full complexity with this display of gold artefacts.

El Dorado: The glorious, gilded truth

A stunning exhibition of ancient Colombian gold at the British Museum reveals the inspiration for one of the world's most enduring myths, says Alastair Smart.

British Museum strikes gold with El Dorado show

Gold wasn't a crude symbol of wealth for the peoples of ancient Colombia but a reflection of divine power, holy and alive – as this superb exhibition shows.

Diamonds? No its Pearls that are a girl’s best friend

“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” Marilyn Monroe sung in that classic song, but this latest exhibition at the V&A re-examines this statement by putting up a very good case for pearls being a girl’s best friend. What makes this exhibition so

Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst's works could 'lose significant value after death'

Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst could be among the first contemporary artists whose works lose significant value after death, a leading art sales expert has said.