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The Week’s Muse: 6 December

6 December 2014

A round-up of recent news and comment from The Muse Room

The Apollo Award Winners 2014 have been announced

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Among them: Nicholas Penny is Apollo’s Personality of the Year; Anselm Kiefer is Artist of the Year; and the Ashmolean Museum has won two awards, for Book and Acquisition

Jeremy Deller on the relationship between Warhol and Morris

Keighley Stained Glass Panel 13 (detail), William MorrisJeremy Deller discusses ‘Love is Enough’, his ‘speculative show’ at Modern Art Oxford which brings Andy Warhol and William Morris together in an unlikely mix of art, design and ideals.

The Italian art invasion

(detail; 1992) was one of the works on show at the Whitechapel Gallery's Giulio Paolini exhibition earlier this year

© Giulio Paolini

There’s been a surge of interest in post-war Italian art recently, particularly in London. Why now? And how will Italy’s strict export laws affect things in a few years time? Rosalind McKever explains how supply and demand has reached a peculiar tipping point.