London based artist Daniel David Freeman recently sat down with Hector Campbell to discuss his background in graphic design, his experience at Chelsea College of Art, his fascination with Andrew Graham-Dixon and his ‘imaginary’ clothing brand GET A LIFE.
John-Paul Pryor: Space, where you work, where you think, where you create, where you socialize and network is becoming increasingly important in a fragmented A.I driven world.
What part did black artists play in America’s civil rights struggle? They reinvented Superman and took a seven-mile artwork through Harlem. As the Tate tackles this tumultuous era with Soul of a Nation, we meet the show’s star attractions
For Sgt Pepper’s 50th anniversary, the great psychedelic visionary of feminist art has created a giant mop-top mural inspired by Fixing a Hole – a song that sums up what she has spent her entire career doing
The visionary historian, author of two dazzling bestsellers on the state of mankind, takes questions from Lucy Prebble, Arianna Huffington, Esther Rantzen and a selection of our readers
In the dark days of the 1980s, ravers in Sheffield discovered politics, pirate radio and MDMA. Mark Fell explains why he’s channelling Heidegger for his installation on an infamous Sheffield estate
Paintings, flags, tapestries, ceramics, denim workwear … no wonder artist Sterling Ruby needs a two-acre studio. He talks about growing up on a farm, his manic drive, and being inspired by Henry Rollins’ gym shorts
Shia LaBeouf’s artworks have been dismissed as stunts and ripoffs – but he doesn’t care. The Hollywood star and his collective explain why they’re in Liverpool taking calls from the public
A merciless graphic novel imagines what would happen if Anish Kapoor and Antony Gormley were dropped on Afghanistan. Its creator explains his hallucinatory romp
He’s best known as an illustrator, but Jeffers also paints portraits – though you have to get access to a secret ceremony to see them, and after a few fleeting moments he dips them in paint so they are concealed forever
Retrospective at Yorkshire Sculpture Park may mark turning point in career as artist known for paper cuttings moves on to painting and photography
Everyone from Ai Weiwei and Frank Gehry to Zaha Hadid has designed a folly for the Serpentine gallery, but what happens to these starchitect baubles after their summer in the sun?
‘There’s still an aim to reach total realism, which isn’t a bad goal’
David Hockney last year left Yorkshire and returned to his home in the Hollywood Hills after a series of traumatic events in his personal life. Here the 77-year-old reveals how California has rejuvenated him, before answering questions from Observer readers and cultural figures
Blondie’s Chris Stein and Debbie Harry talk about a new book of intimate photos taken by Stein during the band’s post-punk glory days
A fully paid-up member of the rowdy YBA generation in the 90s, the artist made his name with his household gloss-painted life-size door paintings. On the eve of a solo show at Tate Britain, he talks about his agent Jay Jopling, his farm in upstate New York – and why he now confines his excesses to the studio
‘What have I sacrificed? A white Transit van. I had it crushed into a cube and turned into art’
Decapitations, tooth-pullings, chargrillings … the lurid deaths of saints in paintings were what caught Michael Landy’s eye when he took over as artist-in-residence at the National Gallery. Charlotte Higgins visits his studio to play with his mechanised martyrs
It’s 25 years since Mat Collishaw burst on to the art scene alongide Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin. And his work is still as appalling and as moving as ever
As a child he was mocked for his love of model railways. Now Welsh artist Bedwyr Williams is at the Venice Biennale with his tribute to amateur astronomists. Stuart Jeffries meets a champion of the hobbyist
‘I’m not into what I call ‘plop’ art. Just putting things in places for the sake of it. They really need a reason for being there’
New York art provocateurs Bernadette Corporation tell Jason Farago the key to running a successful collective: dress for work, learn proper manners – and keep your hands to yourself
William Turnbull was a giant of 20th-century sculpture. His son Alex, of the post-punk band 23 Skidoo, tells Stuart Jeffries what he learned when he set out to make a film about him
Brooklyn-based photography prodigy Olivia Bee is only 18 and has already shot advertising campaigns for the likes of Nike, Converse and Hermès – and her ambition doesn’t end there