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International Art: Apollo Magazine – December 2021

FEATURES | Imogen Tedbury on Botticelli’s bling; Kirsten Tambling on Fabergé’s fabulous baubles; Susan Moore visits the dealer and decorator Robert Kime in London; Jo Lawson-Tancred asks whether machines can do art history.

REVIEWS | Susan Owens on Constable’s late works in LondonKelly Presutti on 18th-century British glassware in Corning; Donal Cooper on Italian Renaissance altarpieces; Christopher Turner on Frank Lloyd Wright; Thomas Marks on Tiepolo’s gnocchi-munching Punchinellos.

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – November 2021

FEATURES | Andrew Russeth on the imperial splendours of the National Palace Museum of Korea; Tacita Dean interviewed by Robert Barry; Susan Moore views one of the world’s finest collections of 17th-century Chinese porcelain; Claudia Tobin on the aesthetic investigations of the writer Vernon Lee in Florence

REVIEWS | Nancy Princenthal on Jasper Johns in Philadelphia and New YorkMichael Prodger on Frans Hals’s male portraits; Douglas Murphy on Sophie Taeuber-Arp at Tate Modern; Nicola Jennings on the Spanish baroque sculptor Luisa Roldán; Charles Nicholl cracks open a book about medieval manuscripts; Andrew James Hamilton on the efforts to find a lost Maya sculpture; Thomas Marks on watching the drama of a restaurant in real time
 
MARKET | A preview of the second part of Asian Art in London, and the latest art market columns from Susan MooreEmma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly
 
PLUS | Bernadine Bröcker Wieder and Douglas McCarthy ask if museums should be dabbling in NFTsRosamund Bartlett on Dostoevsky’s taste in Old Masters; Samuel Reilly visits David Livingstone’s birthplaceWill Wiles defends architectural photographers from their critics; Kirsten Tambling on Louis Wain, the man who drew cats; and Robert O’Byrne on the most expensive project in the history of art-book publishing

Cover Previews: Apollo Magazine – September 2021

FEATURES | Jonathan Griffin on mysticism and modern art; Yasmine Seale watches Sheila Hicks at work; Andrew Lloyd Webber gives Sophie Barling a tour of Drury Lane; Eve M. Kahn at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C.; Valeria Costa-Kostritsky on the Museum of Homelessness

REVIEWS | Susan Owens on Gustave Moreau’s fables at Waddesdon; Aimee Ng on the Medici at the Met; Emilie Bickerton on Georges Méliès at the Cinémathèque Française; Peter Parker on Richard Chopping in SalisburyTom Stammers on history in the age of Romanticism; Kitty Hauser on the life of Francis Bacon; David Ekserdjian on Italian paintings at the Norton Simon; Sameer Rahim on the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus; Rebecca Ann Hughes on the tricks of the white-truffle trade
 
MARKET | Jo Lawson-Tancred selects her highlights of TEFAF Online; and the latest art market columns from Susan MooreEmma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly
 
PLUS | Susan Moore and Niru Ratnam ask if the art world has a sense of humourDiane Smyth on the rise of falling in photography; Martin Herbert at the restored Neue Nationalgalerie in BerlinWilliam Dunbar on a cave monastery in Georgia; Gillian Darley on the visions of Joseph Gandy; Robert O’Byrne on the forgotten art of Ignazio Hugford

Views: ‘Richard Chopping: The Original Bond Artist’

In April 1956, at the suggestion of his friend Francis Bacon, Richard Chopping took the society hostess Ann Fleming to see some of his trompe l’oeil paintings, which were then on show at the Arthur Jeffress Gallery in Mayfair. Impressed by these pictures, Fleming invited the artist to meet her husband, Ian, who was looking for someone to provide dust-jacket illustrations for his James Bond novels.

Peter Parker
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Chopping was immediately offered the job, and his striking designs remain the work for which he is best known and are, for many collectors, the reason the novels are particularly prized.

As this small but imaginatively curated exhibition demonstrates, there was a great deal more to Chopping than James Bond. Nevertheless, the highly detailed, finely executed and often macabre paintings he produced for Fleming are characteristic of his work as a whole. Born in Essex in 1917, Chopping moved to London at the age of 18 with little idea of what he wanted to do, but soon got a job on the magazine Decorations of the Modern Home.

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International Art: Apollo Magazine – June 2021

FEATURES | Peter Blake interviewed by Martin GayfordHarry Pearson on art at the Olympics; Alexander Röstel goes in search of Bernardo Bellotto in Dresden; Rebecca Ann Hughes on troublesome tourists in ItalyChristina J. Faraday on ‘speaking pictures’ in Renaissance England

REVIEWS | Kristina Wilson on American folk art in Boston; Jennifer Mass scrutinises Guernica online; Xavier F. Salomon on Kraków’s royal tapestries; Tom Stammers on Marie Antoinette’s dairy; Daniel Trilling on the Benin Bronzes; Francesca Wade on Clive Bell; Alexander Marr on baroque swagger; and Damian Thompson on John Pawson’s cookbook

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INTERNATIONAL ART: ‘APOLLO MAGAZINE – MAY 2021’

INSIDE THE ISSUE
 
FEATURES | Michael Rakowitz interviewed by Daniel TrillingJon Day on smell and the visual arts; Susan Moore catches up with art collector and former Louvre director Pierre Rosenberg; Oliver Cox on country-house exhibitions in museums; Debika Ray assesses Narendra Modi’s architectural shake-up of New Delhi
REVIEWS | Kitty Hauser on new Australian art in Sydney; Matt Stromberg evaluates LACMA’s experimental rehang; Tom Fleming on the life of John Craxton; Clare Bucknell on a study of women’s self-portraits; Glenn Adamson on a history of Western ceramics; Mark Francis on Richard Hamilton, Pop pioneer
 
MARKET | Stephen OngpinThomas Dane and François Chantala consider the future of London’s galleries and fairs; and the latest art market columns from Susan MooreEmma Crichton-Miller and Samuel Reilly
 
PLUS | Xavier F. Salomon finds a lost Valadier masterpiece in Nicaragua; Isabella Smith visits imperial China through her TV screen; Samuel Reilly on Joan Eardley in GlasgowCharles Holland on the post-war buildings of Raymond Erith; Thomas Marks on Daniel Spoerri’s tableaux of tables; and Robert O’Byrne picks over Apollo’s wartime diet

INTERNATIONAL ART: ‘APOLLO MAGAZINE – APRIL 2021’

INSIDE THE ISSUE
 FEATURES | Glenn Adamson on Alice Neel’s compassionate portraits; Antony Gormley interviewed by Gabrielle SchwarzChristopher Turner on the Surrealist houses of Edward James; Morgan Falconer on Jessica Morgan’s ambitious vision for the Dia Art Foundation; Kaywin Feldman on cultural leadership in 2021
REVIEWS | Eve M. Kahn on the opening of the Frick Madison; Sukhdev Sandhu on ‘Grief and Grievance’ at the New Museum; Christopher Baker on friendship and portraiture in 18th-century France; Michael Prodger on art museums in the 21st century
 
MARKET | Susan Moore previews spring auctions and reviews sales in Paris and Brussels; Emma Crichton-Miller on collecting Tiffany glass; Samuel Reilly on Frieze New York and gallery reopenings in London
 
PLUS | Kirsten Tambling on satirical images of Robert Walpole; Tim Smith-Laing on Baudelaire’s cantankerous art criticism; Emilie Bickerton in Eugène Atget’s ParisEmma Crichton-Miller on single-artist museums in Switzerland; Will Wiles on the future of department storesThomas Marks on the Georgian feasts of Niko Pirosmani; Robert O’Byrne on Spain before the Civil War

International Art: ‘Apollo Magazine – March 2021’

FEATURES | Stephen Patience explores the glamourous world of Noël Coward; Gillian Wearing interviewed by Martin HerbertDaisy Hildyard on the beasts of Francis Bacon; Kirsten Tambling on Queen Mary’s contributions to the Royal Collection; Phillip Prodger considers the merits of colourising early photographs and film

REVIEWS | Linda Wolk-Simon on a new look for the Met’s Old Masters; Mark Pimlott on a survey of post-war museum design in Rotterdam; Morgan Falconer on Soviet ad men at MoMA; Peter Parker on 18th-century paintings of Udaipur; David Ekserdjian on five centuries of Raphael; Tanya Harrod on the letter-cutting of Ralph Beyer; Thomas Marks watches the Uffizi’s new cooking show
 
MARKET | Susan Moore previews March sales in London and New York and looks back at the winter season; Emma Crichton-Miller on collecting Judaica; Jo Lawson-Tancred on Art Dubai and other events not to miss
 
PLUS | Ed Vaizey and Charlotte Higgins on whether the government should be doing more for the arts; Sophie Barling visits the tent-tomb of Richard and Isabel BurtonTimothy Brittain-Catlin on Louis Kahn’s concrete castles; Dora Thornton on the golden age of brooch design; Robert O’Byrne on Georgian waxworks

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