Susan Moore is the art market correspondent and associate editor of Apollo

Shamanic transformation mask, late 19th century, Yup’ik Eskimo, Alaska. Galerie Flak (€75,000)

Parcours des Mondes snaps into action in Paris

The annual event for dealers of art from around the globe celebrates its 20th anniversary on the Left Bank

6 Sep 2021

The saga of the Salvator Mundi is catnip for film-makers

Two documentaries on the ‘lost Leonardo’ have found the story’s sensationalism irresistible – but hard facts are as absent as the painting itself

29 Jul 2021
Playing false: Glafira Rosales, in a still from ‘Made You Look’.

Made You Look – a true crime doc that should terrify art collectors

The knavery and folly of the rarefied art world are writ large in a documentary that picks over the Knoedler forgery scandal

16 Mar 2021
Lad culture: Piero del Pollaiuolo’s Portrait of a Youth (c. 1460s/70s). Sotheby’s, London (estimate £4m-£6m).

Will this Renaissance boy be the next big thing at auction?

After the Botticelli, another great Florentine portrait looks set to fetch millions – but it hasn’t always been so highly valued

12 Feb 2021

Richard L. Feigen (1930–2021) – a legendary art dealer whose own private collection was the toast of New York

The renowned art dealer has died at the age of 91. In March 2014, he opened up his extraordinary private art collection to Apollo, in an interview republished in full here

1 Feb 2021
A livestreamed sale at Sotheby’s in June 2020.

What does 2021 hold for the wounded art market?

The art market, like many other business sectors, is not about to revert to its pre-pandemic appearance

29 Dec 2020
A Girl Blowing on a Brazier (detail; 1646–48), Georges de La Tour. Lempertz, Cologne (estimate €3m–€4m)

A sale in Cologne turns the spotlight on Georges de La Tour

Only one of the artist’s celebrated night scenes remains in private hands – and it comes to auction at Lempertz in Cologne next month

25 Nov 2020
Aq Qoyunlu turban helmet (second half 15th century), Turkey or Persia. Sotheby’s, London (estimate £400,000–£600,000)

A museum of Islamic art in Jerusalem is selling works to make ends meet

The museum is selling part of its collection of Islamic art as well as some extraordinary timepieces

14 Oct 2020
Thomas Olbricht’s Wunderkammer.

Two exceptional single-owner collections come to auction

A important group of Gandharan sculptures and Thomas Olbricht’s modern-day Kunstkammer are both on sale this September

15 Sep 2020
Franco Maria Ricci, photographed in the library of his home near the Labirinto della Masone in Fontanellato, near Parma, in July 2019.

Franco Maria Ricci (1937–2020)

The legendary Italian publisher has died at the age of 82. In this republished profile from 2019, he opened his library and richly idiosyncratic art collection to Apollo

11 Sep 2020

Parcours des Mondes puts Paris at the centre of things

The annual celebration of art from around the world returns to the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

7 Sep 2020
Part of the ‘Barbus Müller’ group, photographed at the Musée Barbier-Mueller, Geneva, in 2020.

The mystery of the ‘Barbus Müller’ sculptures

The origin of the ‘Barbus Müller’ figures has puzzled many since these distinctive sculptures surfaced in the 1930s

10 Aug 2020
Reliquary head (19th century), Fang people, central Africa.

A head of its time – a Central African masterpiece comes to auction

A Fang reliquary sculpture with an illustrious history is the first classical African work to be offered in a contemporary evening sale

3 Jun 2020
Screengrab of Fergus McCaffrey’s online viewing room at Art Basel Hong, March 2020.

‘The experience was not so very different from my recent online grocery shopping’ – Art Basel Hong Kong goes virtual

The art fair’s online viewings will suit some collectors down to the ground – but it’s harder to make genuine discoveries

20 Mar 2020
Kasper, photographed in his apartment in New York in March 2017.

Kasper (1926–2020)

The fashion designer, who has died at the age of 93, filled his Upper East Side apartment with art – from Old Master drawings to Anselm Kiefer. In this republished interview from 2017, he discussed the evolution of his collection

9 Mar 2020
Mandoline et portée de musique (1923), Pablo Picasso. Dickinson, price on application

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part three

A tiara fit for a queen and a portrait of a princess are among the objects not to miss at the fair this year

6 Mar 2020
St Michael the Archangel fighting Lucifer (1626–27), Giuseppe Cesari, Cavaliere d’Arpino. Hazlitt, price on application.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part two

From a monumental mannerist canvas to a silver-and-coconut cup – more works not to miss at the fair this year

5 Mar 2020
Sammelband (detail; 1525–28), Albrecht Dürer.

The best of TEFAF Maastricht 2020 – part one

Rare books by Dürer, a bowl owned by William Beckford and a pioneering Pop sculpture – what not to miss at this year’s fair

4 Mar 2020
The Raphael tapestries hanging in the Sistine Chapel, Rome.

The triumphant – but temporary – return of Raphael’s tapestries to the Sistine Chapel

For just one week the full set of surviving tapestries commissioned by Pope Leo X could be seen in their original setting

28 Feb 2020
Stitchers working on Wolfgang Tillmans’ No Man is an Island (2019).

Sotheby’s is at the centre of a stitch-up – but it’s all for a good cause

The auction house is hosting an exhibition and online auction for a charity that trains prisoners in craft work

21 Feb 2020

Hester Diamond (1928–2020)

The much-loved art collector has died at the age of 91. She discussed her passion for the Old Masters in Apollo in 2011, in an interview republished in full here

29 Jan 2020
Portrait de Marjorie Ferry (detail; 1932), Tamara de Lempicka.

The siren call of Tamara de Lempicka’s portrait of a cabaret singer

Will this painting of the Jazz Age chanteuse Marjorie Ferry seduce buyers and set a new auction record for the artist?

23 Jan 2020
Art Basel in Hong Kong in 2019.

Crystal gazing – art market predictions for the year ahead

How will recent investment in AI and digital channels affect the art market? And what of the prospect of Brexit?

28 Dec 2019
A lake view (1905), Akseli Gallen-Kallela.

Finnish lines – paintings from the land of a thousand lakes

Lakeside views by the painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela and Hugo Simberg are coming to auction this week

9 Dec 2019