Recent Articles

Theaster Gates makes a holy New York debut
The artist’s first solo show in NYC, draws together pottery, tar paintings and a pandemic-focused take on the religious space
Published: Friday, 30 October 2020
25 key events from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series
Love, death, political dissent and new masterpieces are all chronicled in our landmark series of monographs
Published: Thursday, 29 October 2020
Sarah Sze on art, life and Covid
Find out why time and space have strangely flipped for our Contemporary Artist Series artist
Published: Thursday, 29 October 2020
KAWS, Adam Pendleton and friends reimagine the I Voted sticker
Postal ballot voters can take pride in wearing these new versions of the classic lapel label
Published: Wednesday, 28 October 2020
Michele Robecchi on 25 years of Phaidon's Contemporary Artist Series
Phaidon's Commissioning Editor talks about the series' beginnings, why he always wants the books to 'introduce, celebrate and surprise', and what he's learned from working so closely with artists over the years
Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
25 things we learned from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series
Did you know about Wolfgang Tillmans’ short spell in social care, Yayoi Kusama’s Broadway musical, Kerry James Marshall’s brush with Hanna Barbera, Jonas Wood’s highly illegal ingredient, Paul McCarthy’s unlikely Vietnam link and Trevor Paglen’s days as punk club promoter?
Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
25 great quotes from 25 years of our Contemporary Artist Series books
Here's a quarter century of artistic excellence and explanation, in each artist's own words, courtesy of our era-defining list
Published: Tuesday, 27 October 2020
The Flowers caught in a design classic
Fake rather than real roses ended up looking pretty inside this masterpiece of 80s furniture design
Published: Friday, 23 October 2020
Buy art and help Beirut get back on its feet
Denise Maroney of Dear Beirut outlines a special new auction, aiding those made homeless by the recent explosion
Published: Friday, 23 October 2020
Watch Will Cotton make a candy crown
The contemporary artist is one of many who've made videos with Phillips auction house to accompany our new book Open Studio
Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
The Flowers that dance to the seasons
Our new book Flower features a brilliant stop-motion work that celebrates the miracle of spring
Published: Tuesday, 20 October 2020
JR’s biggest exhibition ever is opening in London next month
The new show will cover the artist’s entire career, from the streets of Paris to political hotspots across the globe
Published: Friday, 16 October 2020
The Flowers that haunted Yayoi Kusama
Our new book Flower features a highly prescient, early portrait of the world-famous Japanese artist
Published: Friday, 16 October 2020

ABOUT PHAIDON

Phaidon is the premier global publisher of the creative arts with over 1,500 titles in print. We work with the world's most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, and illustrated books for children. Phaidon is headquartered in London and New York City.
Read more