Mariana Castillo Deball studio portrait

In the studio with… Mariana Castillo Deball

The Mexican artist’s studio is filled with books and tiny pieces of detritus that have fallen off her artworks or that she finds on her travels

3 Aug 2022
Not falling any time soon: plaque dedicated to Cecil Rhodes in King Edward Street, adjacent to Oriel College, Oxford.

The week in art news – Cecil Rhodes plaque in Oxford gets listed status

Plus: Long-running dispute between Dmitry Rybolovlev and Yves Bouvier enters new phase and British geologist’s conviction for smuggling antiquities overturned

29 Jul 2022
Nikita Gale. Courtesy Chisenhale Gallery

In the studio with… Nikita Gale

Downtime is important for the artist in downtown Los Angeles, who has a figurine from a children’s television show keep watch over their studio

25 Jul 2022
Pop artist Claes Oldenburg with one of his works, an outsize tube of toothpaste on display in the Dusseldorf Kunsthalle, West Germany.

The week in art news – Claes Oldenburg (1929–2022)

Plus: Documenta director resigns in anti-Semitism row, Italian authorities stop Artemisia sale in Vienna and New York DA’s office returns 142 artefacts to Italy

22 Jul 2022
Torkwase Dyson. Photographed by Suzie Howell

In the studio with… Torkwase Dyson

The New York-based artist listens to experimental jazz and audiobooks about physics, and likes to keep her studio floor clean enough for bare feet

18 Jul 2022
The Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill, London, designed by Charles Harrison Townsend and constructed in 1898–1901.

The week in art news – Horniman Museum wins Art Fund Museum of the Year prize

Plus: Richard Armstrong to step down as director of Guggenheim in New York | Matthew Hargraves appointed director of the Wadsworth Atheneum | hidden Van Gogh self-portrait found by X-ray | and three Modigliani sketches found under a painting

15 Jul 2022

In the studio with… Christopher Le Brun

The painter begins his day by sneaking up on his paintings in an attempt to see them afresh and completes them at night when they’re looking their worst

12 Jul 2022
Hew Locke portrait

In the studio with… Hew Locke

The British sculptor keeps haunting relics of the colonial era in his London studio – and soothes himself with audiobooks while he works

5 Jul 2022
Masterpiece [Re]discovery 2022. Photo: Ben Fisher Photography, courtesy of Masterpiece London

The Masterpiece podcast: episode three

This episode explores an ancient funeral stele, Marie Antoinette’s breast bowl, and how digital technologies are helping to preserve Egyptian heritage sites

4 Jul 2022
A 19th-century engraving of Jane Austen, likely derived from a portrait of c. 1810 by Cassandra Austen. Photo: Everett Collection Historical/Alamy Stock Photo

The Masterpiece podcast: episode two

An insight into sculpture at this year’s fair, a rediscovered early copy of Austen’s ‘Emma’ and an Italian jeweller’s obsession with Etruria

2 Jul 2022
Covered box with scene from The Tale of Genji (c. 1895), Ota Jinnoeimon. Peabody Essex Museum, Salem. Photo: © 2022 John Bigelow Taylor

Acquisitions of the Month: June 2022

An outstanding collection of some 900 Japanese cloisonné enamels is among this month’s highlights

30 Jun 2022
A Beautiful Despair

The Masterpiece podcast: episode one

Sophie Barling talks to dealers and artists about the works on show at this year’s Masterpiece London fair

29 Jun 2022
Portrait of Georges de Porto-Riche (detail; 1889), Jacques-Émile Blanche. Robilant + Voena

What not to miss at Masterpiece

As the eclectic fair returns to the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Apollo picks out four highlights

29 Jun 2022
Emma Talbot studio

In the studio with… Emma Talbot

The British artist keeps long hours and prefers to work alone, listening to the music of Alice Coltrane and Stevie Wonder or lately, the Italian radio

28 Jun 2022
Equestrian shrine figure (ojubo elesin) depicting a priestess of Oya, (1920–40), Moshood Olusomo Bamigboye. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven

Shrine of the times – a Yoruba masterpiece in focus

Curator James Green takes a close look at a carving by Bamigboye, a sculptor who represented the beating heart of his community in the early 20th century

21 Jun 2022

In the studio with… Dorothy Iannone

The American artist’s studio is split across two rooms – an office and an atelier – in her apartment in Berlin. It is a space ruled by harmony, she says.

20 Jun 2022
Tatiana Trouvé in her studio

In the studio with… Tatiana Trouvé

The atmosphere of the Paris-based artist’s studio depends on the work she is creating – at times it is a sanctuary and at others a battlefield

13 Jun 2022
Vincent van Gogh National Museum Oslo

Back to the future – how AI is simplifying the art world

Artificial intelligence is transforming our ability to detect forgeries – which, as Arte Generali CEO Jean Gazançon tells Apollo, provides more security for collectors than ever before

5 Jun 2022

Acquisitions of the Month: May 2022

This month’s highlights include a silver casket that may have played a part in the downfall of Mary, Queen of Scots

2 Jun 2022

In the studio with… AA Bronson

The Berlin-based artist sees no division between his life and work – his apartment is filled to the brim with artworks, books and the objects he collects

31 May 2022
Double take – Picasso’s Seated Nude (detail; 1909–10) and El Greco's Penitent Magdalene (detail; c. 1580–85), El Greco. © Succession Picasso/DACS, London 2022

How El Greco rocked Picasso’s world

Carmen Giménez, the curator of an upcoming exhibition in Basel, talks to Apollo about the modernist’s lifelong debt to the Old Master

30 May 2022
Jean Luc-Martinez at the Louvre Abu Dhabi in December 2017.

The week in art news – former head of the Louvre investigated for money laundering and organised fraud

Plus: Inigo Philbrick sentenced to seven years in prison | Rima Abdul Malak appointed French culture minister | Randall Griffey appointed head curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum | Italian police find lost Titian

27 May 2022

In the studio with… Martha Jungwirth

Once occupied by the artist Franz West, the painter’s studio sits in the backyard of a former dairy and is filled with the scents of oil paint and flowers

23 May 2022

The Apollo Awards podcast: Sam Spike on collecting NFTs

Art historian Sam Spike speaks to Gabrielle Schwarz about how non-fungible tokens have transformed collecting and why not everything needs to be minted

19 May 2022