Sex and art by the Grand Canal: how Peggy Guggenheim took Venice

In the 1940s, the heiress fled New York and, with a makeshift gallery, became the star of Venice. But she was not the first woman to dazzle the city. As the Biennale opens, Judith Mackrell tells their story on the Guardian. Judith Mackrell’s The Unfinished Palazzo: Life, Love and Art in Venice is published by […]

Jack O’Connell to play Alexander McQueen in biopic

Jack O’Connell has been cast as Alexander McQueen in a film about the high-flying fashion designer, adapted from Andrew Wilson’s book Blood Beneath the Skin. It will be directed by Andrew Haigh (45 Years) who is also directing the film adaptation of fellow Aitken Alexander author Willy Vlautin’s Lean on Pete. Read more on the Guardian here.