Edward Behrens is editor of Apollo.

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

Objects from the French branch of the family are heading to auction at 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

Art Dubai comes into its own

With a focus on artists from the Global South, there were unexpected discoveries to be made at this year’s edition

8 Mar 2023
Meredith Etherington-Smith

Auction highlights – Meredith Etherington-Smith’s personal hoard

The art journalist’s prized collection of handbags and eclectic furniture is up for sale at Bellmans later this month

17 Feb 2023
The Death of Decius Mus by Peter Paul Rubens

Rubens and an outstanding display of Roman virtue

While the painter’s designs for the Decius Mus cycle were used to create several sets of tapestries, the version now in Kilkenny Castle in Ireland is in a class of its own

3 Jan 2023
Photocall for the production of A Chorus Line at the London Palladium in 2013.

Making a song and dance about musicals in the museum

A disappointingly static display at the V&A will make you long for the stage

21 Dec 2022

Reframing the Fitz – Luke Syson has big plans for the museum’s future

The director of the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, talks to Apollo about ‘bossy’ objects, slashed funding and the stories collections tell

7 Dec 2022
Fitzwilliam Museum

Arts Council England has made a serious mistake – and its effects will be felt nationwide

The Arts Council’s decision to move money out of London ignores the fact that arts institutions rely upon each other to nurture talent

2 Dec 2022

Inside track – the artists who really know how to portray their subjects

The curator Andrew Bonacina explains why Gwen John’s obsessive approach to portraiture became the starting point for a group show at Michael Werner gallery in London

22 Nov 2022
Laura Paulson

‘Rainmaker’ art advisor Laura Paulson on how collecting has changed

Increased wealth, social media and a global art market have affected how people buy art, says the chief operating officer of Gagosian Art Advisory

24 Oct 2022
Amy Sherald

Frieze week highlights: Amy Sherald and Craig Murray-Orr

Amy Sherald’s striking portraits and Craig Murray-Orr’s postcard-sized paintings are among the highlights to see this year

8 Oct 2022