Michael Bracewell

The US writer, who died last week, brought a quality of inestimable importance to the modern novel: a mind that was wholly in tune with the times

‘An artist in a proud and profound sense, whether he liked it or not’ – a tribute by Michael Bracewell

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, 1972. Courtesy Outside Organisation; photograph: Brian Ward.

A tribute


On the intersections of critical writing and fiction

Untitled, 2012–14, colour pencil  and felt-tip pen on paper,  1.7 × 1.9 m. All images © the artist; courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

The recent work of Kai Althoff

A slew of new exhibitions celebrate Pop art from around the world

Imitation of Life, 2013, 35mm film still. All images courtesy the artist, Galerie Meyer Kainer,  Vienna, Galerie Buchholz,  Cologne, and Richard Telles  Fine Art, Los Angeles

In the run-up to a major solo exhibition at Chicago’s Renaissance Society, Michael Bracewell considers the work of Mathias Poledna


The ground-breaking artist in conversation

Spike Island, Bristol, UK

Bridget Riley has conducted an endlessly enriching inquiry into the relationships between form, composition and visual perception

Barnaby Furnas, Rock Concert (Slayer) (2007)

Stuart Shave / Modern Art, London, UK

Independent publishing has seen a boom in new imprints, often designed by artists, of classic novels and ‘lost’ books