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The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2023
Joshua Reynolds, Sarah Bernhardt and Pablo Picasso are all being celebrated in anniversary events this year
The first billion-dollar auction? Plus ça change…
The sale of masterpieces at Christie’s shattered records – but has it really changed the art market?
What can we learn from looking at doubles?
An exhibition examining ‘doubles’ in modern art at National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. ends up a little out of focus
Wolfgang Tillmans: To Look Without Fear
MoMA presents the first US survey of the photographer’s intimate portraits of contemporary life
Progress report – the Huntington reckons with its past and looks to the future
The Gilded Age institution renowned for its Eurocentric holdings is re-evaluating its history and winning over a wider audience
‘You look for your own art history’ – an interview with Isaac Julien
The artist tells Apollo how his new film for the Barnes Foundation weaves together restitution debates with the history of the Harlem Renaissance
A closer look at William Kent’s gilded ceilings at Houghton Hall
With a new book dedicated to William Kent’s Houghton Hall ceilings, Apollo takes a closer look at the depiction of Venus in the Green Velvet Drawing Room
The art of making stone look good enough to eat
Rocks that resemble food may not be appetising exactly, but they can certainly be a feast for the eyes
Arty books and films to look out for in 2022
From a caper about the pensioner who swiped a Goya to the memoir of a curator who came in from the cold – the must-see movies and a first reading list for art lovers
The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2022
The year ahead brings significant anniversaries and, consequently, blockbuster exhibitions for Lucian Freud, Piet Mondrian and Rosa Bonheur
Looking for the lost women of modern Turkish art
In Istanbul, an exhibition of works created by women between 1850 and 1950 has made some impressive finds
How Mary Quant defined the look of Swinging London
Sadie Frost’s documentary about the designer is hardly original, but then Quant didn’t actually invent the miniskirt – and it doesn’t hurt to be reminded of her genius
For the real Tokyo story, look beyond kooky stereotypes of the city
An ambitious show at the Ashmolean Museum looks past the familiar clichés to the real city and its artists
A year after the blast, Beirut is in crisis – but look hard, and there are small signs of hope
With chaos in Lebanon and Beirut in crisis, the resilience of the city’s artists and heritage workers is something of a miracle
How Britain’s first prime minister became a sitting target for satirists
Robert Walpole was a supreme political operator – but his power and personal wealth made him a splendid butt of satire, too
Is this what Shakespeare really looked like?
A dumpy effigy in a church in Stratford-upon-Avon has been mocked for centuries, but new research claims it’s the most accurate likeness of the playwright there is
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
Does the past look better in black and white?
Photographers and film-makers have long added colour to their images – but does the current craze for colourisation create a false impression of olden times?
With no limit to his curiosity, David Medalla brought a truly global outlook to 1960s London
From his sitting room in west London, the Manila-born artist created a vital space for avant-garde artists and writers
Arty films and books to look forward to in 2021
From a Netflix flick about the Sutton Hoo dig to a study of women’s self-portraits – the must-see movies and a first reading list for art lovers
The major art anniversaries to look out for in 2021
Plans for exhibitions and events may be up in the air, but the anniversaries they mark are fixed in the calendar
‘It is hard not to smile on first stepping inside the Box’ – at Plymouth’s new museum
It might not work from the outside, but inside Plymouth’s new civic museum curators have taken a fresh approach to Plymouth’s wide-ranging collections
Why are Berlin’s new buildings so intent on looking backwards?
The reconstruction of the Berlin Palace is just one example of the city’s nostalgia for the past
Child’s play – why artists are looking to childhood for inspiration
Artists have long embraced playful behaviour – not just as a form of creative release, but also as a way of dealing with conflict and taboo