Edward Behrens is editor of Apollo.

Caravaggio goes digital in Milan

A flawless digital copy of the artist’s Basket of Fruit raises the tricky question of how much authenticity should matter to museums

20 Feb 2024

Gesture politics – an interview with Julie Mehretu

The artist layers a multitude of marks to create palimpsestic paintings and prints, but the results are far from purely abstract

15 Feb 2024

Lynda Benglis’s wearable sculptures are a perfect fit

There’s a thin but fluid line between fine art and fashion for the artist who is now making accessories for Loewe

2 Feb 2024

Old Masters prove lacklustre at auction – but a late medieval painter is golden

A newly attributed Rembrandt failed to hit the heights at Sotheby’s, but Pietro Lorenzetti pushed up the bidding in Paris

21 Dec 2023

Have single-owner sales had their day?

Mediocre results for the November auctions in New York suggest that the auction-houses have put too many eggs in the same kind of basket

1 Dec 2023

The cover stories of Andrew Cranston

The artist’s playful and delicate works, often painted on book jackets, conceal a serious interest in animals, absurdity and art history

24 Nov 2023

True art is nothing to be embarrassed about

There’s more to art than subject matter – and it’s almost impossible to find anything shameful about a style

24 Oct 2023

Are auction houses starting to run out of steam?

Disappointing results for a series of sales in London suggest the market may not be as healthy as Frieze made it seem

19 Oct 2023

Frieze week highlights: fast fashion and Georgian light displays

Shopping bag installations by the Swiss artist Sylvie Fleury and an illuminated display at the Soane Museum are among the shows not to miss this year

9 Oct 2023

The true heirs to the Rothschild taste are actually in New York

Objects belonging to the French branch of the family are being sold by Christie’s this month – and they’re likely to wow US collectors

29 Sep 2023

Barn stormer – Sarah Lucas talks shock tactics and country living

Ahead of a retrospective at Tate Britain, the artist tells Apollo that swapping the city for rural Suffolk has led her to more primordial themes

25 Sep 2023
Freddie Mercury at the Queen in Concert Magic Tour at Wembley Stadium, London, in 1986. © Richard Young (www.richardyounggallery.co.uk)

The Freddie Mercury sale is a show that could go on and on

Smashing expectations, the hype-powered auction introduced a new and particularly well-oiled model of the big houses’ marketing machine

8 Sep 2023

Who do museums want to appeal to?

When institutions try to offer something to everyone do they risk spreading themselves too thin?

30 Aug 2023

Dessert trolleys are on the move again, with delightful results

An old-fashioned way of bringing in cakes and custards is beginning to feel rather modern again

29 Aug 2023

Can London auctions give collectors what they really want?

A few excellent results can’t paper over the deeper cracks that have appeared at Christie’s and Sotheby’s this summer

12 Jul 2023

The Parrish Art Museum is courting the real Hamptons crowd

On the institution’s 125th anniversary, its director Mónica Ramírez-Montagut wants to serve a wider audience and make stronger connections with the local community

3 Jul 2023

Portraits get seriously high-profile at the London auctions this month

A record-breaking Klimt at Sotheby’s has put the marketing machine in overdrive, but quieter joys can be found elsewhere in the capital

22 Jun 2023
Vincenzo de Bellis, director of fairs and exhibition platforms at Art Basel

How Vincenzo de Bellis is planning to future-proof Art Basel

The recently appointed director of fairs and exhibition platforms tells Apollo why he is taking a light-touch approach to running the world’s biggest art fair

13 Jun 2023
black and white photograph of an artist's studio

Do craft objects need a purpose?

Edward Behrens on the finalists for this year’s Loewe Foundation Craft Prize

30 May 2023
black and white photograph of a Japanese woman standing against a textured wall

Eriko Inazaki wins the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize

The Japanese ceramicist was awarded the top prize for her ingenious work at a ceremony in New York

17 May 2023

The coronation, reviewed

Amid all the pomp and the circumstance, the crowning of Charles III has much to tell us about the state of the nation

6 May 2023

When did fashion photography stop being fun?

A trip through the Condé Nast archives now owned by François Pinault suggests that wit is no longer in vogue

5 May 2023

How three art students built London’s best bao restaurants

After meeting at the Slade, Erchen Chang, Shing Tat Chung and Wai Ting have taken the creation of the soft, steamy buns to new heights

6 Apr 2023

Cardboard countries – how Eva Jospin is crafting a whole new world

Eva Jospin turned to cardboard out of necessity – but, as she tells Apollo, this humble material has allowed her to realise entire worlds

21 Mar 2023