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

The Apollo Awards podcast: Rafaël Rozendaal on creating NFTs

The Dutch-Brazilian artist Rafaël Rozendaal speaks to Gabrielle Schwarz about the freedom of making art on the internet and the process of minting NFTs

19 May 2022

Gilane Tawadros named as Whitechapel Gallery’s new director

Gilane Tawadros will become the gallery’s tenth director, following in the footsteps of Iwona Blazwick who stepped down, after 20 years, in April 2022

16 May 2022
Larry Bell

In the studio with… Larry Bell

The American artist divides his time between Venice Beach and New Mexico, with one studio in a church and the other in a former commercial laundry

13 May 2022
Raine Storey

Making light with Raine Storey

Drawing influence from her grandfather, the Canadian artist paints large scale, Surrealist-inspired scenes that highlight the humour of the everyday

12 May 2022

Acquisitions of the Month: April 2022

A terrifically grumpy portrait of Goya and a mythical landscape by Paul Bril are among this month’s highlights

5 May 2022
Amie Siegel

In the studio with… Amie Siegel

The American artist accumulates a mass of materials while working but when she finishes a project, her space must be cleared to begin afresh

3 May 2022

The art of armour – uncovering the details of a Renaissance shield

Pierre Terjanian of the Metropolitan Museum of Art tells Apollo why a Renaissance pageant shield is such a beguiling work of art

28 Apr 2022
ORTA collective.

In the studio with… ORTA collective

The Kazakh collective’s approach to making art involves walking and talking – and even singing – before anything concrete is created

20 Apr 2022

In the studio with… Raqib Shaw

The painter of bejewelled, fantastical scenes has created his very own urban paradise filled with birdsong and the delicate fragrances of seasonal blooms

6 Apr 2022
Andy Warhol photographed in 1973.

US Supreme Court to rule on dispute over Warhol’s use of Prince photograph

Plus: The Met returns looted statues to Libya | Ashton Hawkins (1937–2022) | Delfina Entrecanales (1927–2022) | Qatar to build three new museums in Doha

1 Apr 2022
Paulo Nimer Pjota

In the studio with… Paulo Nimer Pjota

The Brazilian artist works with materials he retrieves from the streets – but his studio space must be kept clean as a shrine

28 Mar 2022