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The Week’s Muse

26 January 2014

The beginning of January always feels rather sleepy, but there’s a sense this week that 2014 is finally under way. Numerous galleries have wrapped up their winter shows – expect a clutch of new openings over the coming fortnight – and tomorrow we announce the release of Apollo’s February issue. In the meantime, here’s a selection of musings from this week’s blog…

The London Art Fair

The London Art Fair 2014The London Art Fair was busy this year and apparently enjoyed correspondingly good sales. Apollo hosted a talk on British modern landscapes, while Crystal Bennes picked out some highlights from the contemporary projects.

Private collections and public appeal

The question of private collections and what to do with them is the focus of Katy Barrett’s latest post, while Francis Haskell’s The King’s Pictures – this week’s competition prize – tells the story of Britain’s greatest historical example.

Moving on – modern portraits and the moving image

Michael Craig-MartinCamilla Apcar caught up with some of the artists, curators and writers behind the rise of digital portraiture – another example, along with 3D printing, of how new technology is challenging and broadening our definition of art.