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Articles from Apollo (June 1, 2008)

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A royal bed at Chatsworth: the puzzle of the fourth duke's perquisite: Annabel Westman unravels the mystery behind the newly-conserved state bed on display in the State Bedchamber at Chatsworth. It seems likely that it was made in 1723 for George II and was acquired by the 4th Duke of Devonshire as a perquisite in 1761. Westman, Annabel 5493
All & nothing: Anish Kapoor's massive works absorb both their environment and the viewing public. Martin Gayford talks to the sculptor about sexuality, spirituality and capturing emptiness. Gayford, Martin Interview 1532
Around the galleries: London's dealers are offering a host of special exhibitions to welcome summer. Andrews, Isabel Calendar 1018
Art business: Sotheby's has become reluctant to offer price guarantees on works of art. What does this say about the state of the market? Wright, Ben 797
Asian art market: Brussels is host this month to the Asian and ancient art fairs. They are always an enjoyable social gathering and the jewellery, textiles and sculpture on offer are of outstanding quality. Moore, Susan 337
Baroque exuberance: Delft flower vases at Chatsworth: a key element of the 1st Duke of Devonshire's interiors at Chatsworth is his remarkable collection of late-17th-century Delft flower vases. As Hannah Obee explains, their use and decoration provides a revealing insight into not only his taste but also his politics. Obee, Hannah 3245
Basel preview: despite comings and goings at director level, this year's Art Basel will maintain its reputation as the world's best contemporary fair. Moore, Susan 545
Blog on with the Goncourts: Apollo has launched a blog, for news and comment about the visual arts. Although blogs proliferate, none can yet be ranked with such masterpieces as the Goncourt journals. Hall, Michael 639
Bronzes in every detail: David Ekserdjian welcomes the first volume of a much-needed catalogue of the Bargello's bronze sculptures. Ekserdjian, David Book review 1001
Brought into the light: Yonna Yapou welcomes an exhibition that retrieves the achievements of the calotypists. Yapou, Yonna 936
Changes at Chatsworth: interview with the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire: Michael Hall visits Chatsworth to talk to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire about the way they are changing one of England's greatest houses, from rethinking the historic interiors to adding contemporary art. Hall, Michael Cover story 1894
City of the arts revisited: the way that Munich's art galleries have been restored and added to after World War II reveals how architects can transcend a difficult historical legacy. Stamp, Gavin 1181
Coffee-table baroque: can a new book on Sicilian baroque architecture hope to rival Anthony Blunt's famous, pioneering survey, asks Julian Treuherz? Treuherz, Julian Book review 1254
Crying in the wilderness: a bronze 'St John the Baptist' from the circle of Piero the Gouty De'Medici: in the 1450s Lorenzo the Magnificent's father commissioned a bronze statuette of St John the Baptist for a holy-water stoup in SS Annunziata, Florence. Charles Avery presents new evidence that this lost work has survived unidentified in the Bargello. Avery, Charles 2675
Directory of British art & antique dealers. Directory 1147
Directory of conservators & restorers of art & antiques. Directory 180
Directory of international art & antiques dealers. Directory 404
Directory of international auctioneers of art & antiques. Directory 476
Directory of international picture framers. Directory 104
Father of Pop? Fernand Leger and his influence on American art: Philippe Buttner, curator of the exhibition 'Fernand Leger: Paris-New York', which opens this month at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel, discusses the crucial impact of America on Leger 's artistic development and considers the artist's influence in turn on a whole generation of American artists. Buttner, Phillipe 2421
Islamic carpets: a surge of interest from the Gulf States is reinvigorating this market traditionally dominated by German collectors. Harris, Lucian 1246
Market review: Islamic art performed strongly in London and new records were set for Old Masters in New York, where 20th-century photographs also fetched high prices. Moore, Susan 1112
National treasure: revered in his native Spain, Antonio Lopez Garcia is little known outside it. An exhibition in Boston could change that. Lopez, Jonathan 1250
Queen of calumnies? This exhibition's attempt to rehabilitate Marie-Antoinette is undermined by its design. Vogtherr, Christoph 975
Rebuilding the wall: themes of defeat and defiance permeate the 5th Berlin Biennial. Tufnell, Rob 1015
Salvaging the past: this richly detailed book is a pioneering contribution to the scholarship of the period room. Jenkins, Susan Book review 801
Songs Sickert might have sung: an article in the April 1962 issue, 'The Magic of the Halls and Sickert', was accompanied by a tipped-in sheet of songs, chosen by Geoffrey Strachan, that were commonly performed at the music halls frequented by Walter Sickert. Strachan, Geoffrey Lyrics 345
Summer delights: London's art market in June: this month the eyes of the art world turn to London. Susan Moore selects some highlights of an enticing feast of fairs, auction sales and dealers' shows. Moore, Susan 1776
Ten to catch: Apollo's selection for the month ahead. Calendar 494
The golden age returns: this issue of APOLLO celebrates the redisplay of Chatsworth's State Apartment, a sequence of rooms created for the 1st Duke of Devonshire at the end of the 17th century as a backdrop for baroque court ceremonial. Their purpose is made newly evident by the recent changes. Obee, Hannah 3864
Wealthy in art: the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, which houses the collection formed by Ernst Beyeler during his illustrious career as an art dealer, has appointed a new director. On the eve of Art Basel, Louise Nicholson pays a visit. Nicholson, Louise 1787

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