Edward Behrens is editor of Apollo.

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
Frieze Seoul

Was Frieze Seoul worth the hype?

The art fair’s first edition in the South Korean capital raises interesting questions for international dealers

3 Sep 2022
Jil Sander garden

Refashioning the garden – an interview with Jil Sander

Jil Sander is renowned for her minimalist approach to fashion design. And yet the gardens at her country home tells the tale of a more maximalist aesthetic

30 Aug 2022
Pope's Villa

Will Alexander Pope’s underground grotto finally come to light?

The poet’s bejewelled lair on the banks of the Thames was his pride and joy – and its restoration shines new light into the shadowy depths of his mind

26 Aug 2022

Home comforts – in the kitchen with Jeremy Lee

As the acclaimed Scottish chef prepares to publish his first cookbook, he tells Apollo why the secret to good food is simply a table laden with good things

19 Aug 2022

‘A curatorial masterclass’ – the 59th Venice Biennale, reviewed

Cecilia Alemani’s focus on women artists goes beyond tokenism to present a strong statement about both contemporary art and the world we live in

29 Apr 2022