We respect those with authority unconditionally, when even they sweep the messy things under the rug. Out of site, out of mind.

Council paints over street artist Banksy's graffiti - worth millions!

Banksy Locations & Tours Volume A Collection of Graffiti Locations and Photographs in London, England

Friedensreich Hundertwasser

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was one of Austria’s most famous avant-garde artists. His artworks reflect his philosophy, which is based on a harmonious interaction between nature and man

Clean Sheets by Howard Hodgkin perfect for emerald inspiration

Howard Hodgkin : Clean Sheets - I was lucky enoiugh to meet Mr Hodgkin (or 'Howie' to his chums) one evening.

Chris Ofili -  "No Woman No Cry" 1988

Chris Ofili ‘No Woman, No Cry’, 1998 © Chris Ofili, courtesy Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Lucien Freud, Self Portrait  Oil on Canvas

Reflection (Self-portrait), 1985 ~ Lucian Michael Freud, OM, CH was a German-born British painter. Known chiefly for his thickly impastoed portrait and figure paintings, he was widely considered the pre-eminent British artist of his time.

Fold by Bridget Reilly via op-art.co.uk

A selection of Bridget Riley's paintings presented in chronological order. To find out more about the artist, please see the Bridget Riley biography

The most bling thing I have ever seen...!

Eating Art in a World of Greed

For the Love of God, human skull covered in diamonds by Damien Hirst

Tinie Tempah on artist Chris Ofili

We asked London Grime musician Tinie Tempah to come and look around the new Chris Ofili exhibition at Tate Britain and share his thoughts.

Chris Ofili: 'The studio is a laboratory, not a factory.' Photograph: Horace Ové

After the elephant dung: Chris Ofili

Manchester Art Gallery

A digital gallery experience will launch tomorrow (Friday 29 May) at Manchester Art Gallery, developed by Hemisphere.

Manchester Art Gallery

The Gallery of Costume – Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester Housed in a beautiful Georgian mansion in Platt Fields, this unexpected gem is home to the UK’s most impressive costume collection outside of London.