Picture Piece

The Triforium – Los Angeles’s weirdest and most reviled public artwork – awakes from a long slumber

The artist Simon Starling photographs Giorgio Griffa’s studio in Turin

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Leonora Carrington’s kitchen, c.1998, photographed by Chloe Aridjis

Chloe Aridjis recalls taking tea with the great Surrealist in her home in Mexico

Polychrome reconstruction of the Prima Porta statue of Augustus, 2004. Painted plaster cast made after a prototype by P. Liverani, Vatican Museums, Rome, height 2.2 m. Courtesy: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford.

To what extent did the ancients colour their sculptures?

Hercules Florence Épreuve no.°2 (photographie), Ensemble d’étiquettes pour flacons pharmaceutiques (Print no. 2, Photography. Set of Pharmacy Labels) c.1833. Photographic copy of pharmacy labels obtained through direct contact with photosensitive paper under the action of sunlight, 22 × 20 cm. Courtesy: Instituto Moreira Salles Collection, Rio de Janeiro

The remarkable story of Hercules Florence and his pharmacy labels 

Stuart Hall at the Women’s Liberation Movement Conference crèche, Ruskin College, Oxford, 1970. Courtesy: © Sally Fraser/Photofusion

Decoding the image of Stuart Hall manning a crèche at the Women’s Liberation Movement conference

X-ray records in the Soviet Union

An image of the sole survivor tree after the 2011 tsunami in Japan 

Josef Albers's secret symbol for the Manuscript society at Yale University

A map of the Milky Way and neighbouring galaxies based on observations from the Gaia satellite

Marilyn Monroe and drone warfare

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick photographed by Terry Richardson