Daniel Grant

Louisa May Alcott, Orchard House

Bare and authentic or full and fake? The dilemma of preserving writers' houses

15 March 2014 9:00 am

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors flock to the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut, in order to see…


Are rugs becoming the new must-have art objects?

13 July 2013 9:00 am

Tapestries once had a place of honour in fine art, but that was during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.…

Why on earth paint portraits in the age of photography?

27 April 2013 9:00 am

‘Everybody faces rejection,’ the portrait artist Aaron Shikler said. He should know, having had three official White House portraits of…

"Popeye" by US artist Jeff Koons is on d

Bring in the lawyers

26 January 2013 9:00 am

When collectors want to purchase an expensive work of art, they contact their lawyers to write up a contract with…


The only way is up

22 October 2011 4:00 pm

Homes may continue to lose value, the euro becomes shakier by the day, the unemployed stay unemployed and even the…

American view – Sword of controversy

14 May 2011 12:00 am

‘I’ve refused to become a prisoner of “Piss Christ”,’ said the photographer Andres Serrano, referring to his 1987 photograph of a crucifix submerged in a glass filled with urine.