Olivia Laing

From Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Andy Warhol: fan artists in New York

By Olivia Laing

For Benjamin Britten, Wolfgang Tillmans and Virginia Woolf, something grows when civilization fails

By Olivia Laing

A new exhibition in London shows the late painter as a master of colour – even after losing his eyesight

By Olivia Laing

‘He wasn’t English, but he was playing an English game, the fag in the Establishment, a light entertainer, undisguised yet somehow unseen, an open secret’

By Olivia Laing

Rereading Mark Fisher with the publication of his collected writings; Olivia Laing’s Crudo makes the NYT’s ‘100 Notable Books’

There’s a difference between respecting people’s right to tell their own stories and refusing to look at all

By Olivia Laing
Laurie Anderson. Photo: EbruYildiz

At Frieze London this year's talks explore the role played by autobiography in art and society

Indecency surrounds us, we must not look away

By Olivia Laing

The frieze columnist's first novel is an homage to, and embodiment of, the late, great Kathy Acker

By Olivia Laing

Derek Jarman, circular time and seed catalogues: Olivia Laing takes the long view

By Olivia Laing

The intertwined imaginations of Anthony Powell and Nicolas Poussin

By Olivia Laing