Influences

With her solo show opening at Emalin, the London-based artist shares her favourite works and artists

The body is a troubled thing ...

With the sad news of the passing Gustav Metzger, aged 90, revisit his ‘Influences’ piece for frieze 

Artists Henning Fehr & Philipp Rühr discuss their influences

On the occasion of two UK solo exhibitions, the British artist reflects on the art and events that have shaped her career

The US artist reflects on the art and events that have shaped a career spanning almost seven decades

Study of the workshop working on a plaster mockup of the Statue of Liberty by Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi in the ateliers of Gaget, Garthier & Cie, c.1878. In the collection of Musée des Arts et Métiers, Paris

From prop frogs to torture machines, the New York-based artist writes about the images she finds the most arresting

Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, 20,000 Days on Earth, 2014, film still. Courtesy: the artists and Picture  House Entertainment

From Samuel Beckett’s plays to Nick Cave’s music, the artists and filmmakers discuss the evolution of their artistic imaginations

Max Ernst, Les Hommes  n’en sauront rien (Men Shall Know  Nothing of This), 1923,  oil on canvas, 80 × 60 cm. Courtesy: Tate, London

From conversations with friends including André Breton, William Burroughs and Caresse Crosby, to studying astronomy, physics and the Greek myths,

Tammy, 2014, courtesy: Warner Bros

Berlin-based musician Jam Rostron aka Planningtorock tells Jan Kedves why US comedian Melissa McCarthy is a feminist icon

Paloma Varga Weisz, Krummer  Hund (Crooked Dog, detail), 2013, limewood, paint,  cabinet, 200 × 79 × 42 cm. Courtesy: the artist and Sadie Coles HQ, London; photograph: Stefan Hostettler

From her father’s illustrations of Jean Cocteau’s poetry to Lucas Cranach, Giorgio de Chirico and Gerhard Merz, the German artist discu