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Interviews

Interview: Why Mike Leigh turned to art

The British director on his acclaimed big-screen portrait of Turner—and the artist’s “box of tricks”

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Artist interview

Interview with James Franco: “I wanted to create a feeling of ‘too much’”

The actor on stepping outside of Hollywood fame and why collaboration feels so natural

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Art market

Rumoured expansion west for Cheim & Read

While opening remains unconfirmed, it would be among a spate of other galleries branching out

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Features

Tim Burton as great as Warhol, says MoMA in the lead up to its exhibition on the director

The curator of an exhibition which includes over 700 of the film-maker’s drawings, paintings, graphic works and photographs, believes Burton will come to be seen as one of the most influential artists of our time

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Amedeo Modigliani

Modigliani dies on the silver screen (again)

The artist will be played by Andy Garcia

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Los Angeles

The art scene takes off in LA with a star studded cast including Gagosian and PaceWildenstein

Tinseltown tunes into art as money and movies draw New York dealers, creating new collectors out of Hollywood royalty - though no one will kiss and tell

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Auctions

Michael Caine’s Art Nouveau fetches £500,000

The film star was a serious pioneer collector

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Museums

Spielberg/Time Warner museum for Norman Rockwell

Increased attendance to the artist's Stockbridge museum has spawned a massive expansion project funded by the Rockwell of cinema

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December 1990

Time for a whip-round: Indiana Jones’s bull whip on sale to raise funds for Institute of Archaeology's new centre

The prop is is one of the star lots in Christie’s South Kensington's Film and Entertainment sale