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More on Moffat: a rare exhibition of Curtis Moffat's remarkable interwar modernist photographs deserves to prompt further research into the career of this Anglo-American friend of Man Ray. Feb 1, 2008 959
Venice news: the first African pavilion and shows by small countries make an impact at the Biennale--but at the opening it was the parties that dominated. Jul 1, 2007 1136
Collectors focus: Scottish painting: there is huge international demand for Colourists and other 20th-century artists, but Old Masters and the Glasgow Boys can be bargains. Jul 1, 2007 1291
20th-century American painting: stratospheric prices for Warhol and the abstract expressionists are being matched across an ever-more diverse market. May 1, 2007 1102
Blue-sky thinking: Yves Klein emerges as much more than a painter in a wide-ranging exhibition in Paris and Vienna. May 1, 2007 1096
Maastricht news: the world's biggest art fair was once again the stage for major discoveries, and the presence of auction-houses added a new frisson. Apr 1, 2007 1287
20th-century jewellery: recent jewellery is challenging 20th-century classics in terms of quality and price - but there are bargains in neglected areas. Feb 1, 2007 1195
London news: the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade forms an opportunity for exhibitions of art old and new throughout the capital. Jan 1, 2007 730
Competition is forcing the Art Cologne fair to move to the spring. What do the dealers think? Dec 1, 2006 743
Personality of the Ernst van de Wetering, Director of the Rembrandt Research Project: Ernst van de Wetering has dedicated almost 40 years to the Rembrandt Research Project in Amsterdam. He talks to Samson Spanier about the challenges of attribution, the discoveries he has made--and why Rembrandt has absorbed him for so long. Dec 1, 2006 1803
Portugal's contemporary art scene is flourishing with the help of private patronage, as Samson Spanier discovered when he visited the new Ellipse Foundation. Nov 1, 2006 761
Spanish painting: from medieval masters to the turn of the century, the market for Spanish art is booming--but there are still undervalued areas. Nov 1, 2006 1185
City of light and mist: an opportunity to see original prints of some of Hoppe's finest London photographs reveals their unexpected depths and subtleties. Oct 1, 2006 935
London news: this month the Queen will unveil a bust of herself at Windsor Castle to mark her 80th birthday. How does a royal portrait commission unfold in the 21st century? Samson Spanier asked the sculptor, Angela Conner. Interview Jun 1, 2006 1041
Asian ceramics: Samson Spanier disputes reports that the mainland Chinese are pushing up prices, and points out the best value in this vigorous market. Jun 1, 2006 1376
Maastricht news: the world's most important art fair continues to throw up revelatory works in all media, says Samson Spanier. May 1, 2006 668
Andy Warhol Giant Size. Book review May 1, 2006 234
And in the red corner... Amsterdam's comparison between Rembrandt and Caravaggio demonstrates how different these two great artists are, argues Samson Spanier. May 1, 2006 1037
Making faces. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 155
Library survives. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 126
Portcullis leads to 13th century. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 105
Reni restored and reinstated. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 165
On-line access. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 206
Curzon taught a lesson. Brief article Apr 1, 2006 175
Culture vultures: is UK arts policy damaging the arts? Arts policy in the UK is being debated passionately after the publication of a polemical book that criticises the government. Mar 1, 2006 590
An international project based in the capital is helping to present Leonardo in all his complexity. Feb 1, 2006 513
Chancing it: this month the largest-ever Dada exhibition opens at the National Gallery, Washington. It will be more coherent but less daring than the Paris version of the show. Feb 1, 2006 1009
Modern British art: twentieth-century British artists are fetching increasingly high prices. Samson Spanier examines the reasons for this new enthusiasm, and picks out the works that are likely to be sought after in the future. Jan 1, 2006 1074
Museum opening of the year: Galerie d'Apollon at the Louvre, Paris. Dec 1, 2005 893
Tate Britain's director, Stephen Deuchar, explains to Samson Spanier the new re-hang at the museum, which includes types of art never previously exhibited there. Oct 1, 2005 558
London news: technology and new laws may reduce art crime, but the most successful frausters can fool even experts, as Samson Spanier discovered at a recent conference. Aug 1, 2005 802
Art of business: the Fleming Collection admirably defies fashion to show how large corporations--like all patrons--collect according to their individual character. Aug 1, 2005 881
Venice Biennale news: several countries are exhibiting at the Biennale for the first time this year, says Samson Spanier. But the important things--champagne and politics--have not changed. Jul 1, 2005 1606
One respected organisation for Asian culture has lacked a headquarters and gallery--until now. Samson Spanier visited the site, a house from the age of Robert Adam. May 1, 2005 648
R. Crumbs fritz the cat. Brief Article May 1, 2005 219
Tutankhamun was not killed by a blow to the head, Egyptian researchers have concluded, proving that he almost certainly was not murdered, as has been suggested. May 1, 2005 189
As a result of local protests, the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, NY, has decided not to sell its most valuable painting. Brief Article May 1, 2005 173
A previously unrecorded version of Constantin Brancusi's sculpture Bird in Space has come to light recently, and is to be auctioned at Christie's, New York, in the Impressionist and Modern Art sale on 4 May. Brief Article May 1, 2005 157
The Musee National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec has acquired the Brousseau collection of Inuit art. Brief Article May 1, 2005 127
The capital is intending to establish a major exhibition space for photography. Samson Spanier asked the key players what they would put in it. Apr 1, 2005 1521
The European Fine Art Fair at Maastricht was full of remarkable discoveries--but Cologne's art fair is squaring up to take some market share for itself. Apr 1, 2005 1534
Very mixed media: Tate Modern has presented Joseph Beuys with clarity, but, asks Samson Spanier, how can any museum exhibit an artist whose work includes a 7000-tree forest? Apr 1, 2005 819
London news: the newest curator on the London art scene is the British Broadcasting Corporation. Samson Spanier tunes in at Tate Britain and the British Museum. Mar 1, 2005 986
A noble gesture: Tate Britain has succeeded in making sense of 50 years' worth of Anthony Caro's sculpture. Mar 1, 2005 1054
London news: the East End's most prominent gallery is expanding, Samson Spanier visits the site, a library that once served David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein. Feb 1, 2005 959
London news: the City is getting serious about making money from art. Samson Spanier follows the trail of bank notes. Jan 1, 2005 2166
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has shelved its Caravaggio exhibition scheduled for 2005. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 186
The hype and glamour of the string of soirees that accompanied London's Frieze Art Fair have paid off. Dec 1, 2004 210
The Mitchell Prizes for art history were awarded last month at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 141
The export ban on the Macclesfield psalter, the exceptional English fourteenth-century manuscript that has been acquired by the J. Paul Getty Museum, has been extended until 10 February 2005. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 159
Two museum curators have criticised the rise in the transportation of delicate works of art that may be damaged in the process. Dec 1, 2004 204
The July APOLLO reported that the Centre Pompidou, Paris, is planning to open a museum outpost in China. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 113
As APOLLO'S review of museum acquisitions of 2004 went to press, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that it had bought a panel by Duccio. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 130
'Palmbeach 3', a contemporary art fair, takes place 14-15 January in Florida. Brief Article Dec 1, 2004 151
How to collect: when the film critic Alexander Walker died in 2003 he bequeathed his collection of twentieth-century works on paper to the British Museum. An exhibition of them reveals how a collector of modest means can make a major impact. Dec 1, 2004 1263
Two National Trust houses have recently had Victorian aspects restored. Nov 1, 2004 288
The country house Cragside in Northumberland has also recaptured its Victorian heyday, in this case thanks to the National Trust's recent acquisition of two pictures that used to hang there. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 145
The 22,000 items in the collection at Snowshill Manor in the Cotswolds are being moved back into the building from storage this month, in preparation for the house's re-opening at Easter next year. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 103
A uniquely well-preserved photographer's studio acquired by the National Trust in 2002 has opened in Liverpool. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 116
The silver at Dunham Massey, one of the largest country-house collections in its original setting, has been re-displayed. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 123
Birmingham's only surviving courtyard of back-to-back houses, built 1803-31 to accommodate a growing working population, opened this summer, after being acquired by the National Trust in March. Brief Article Nov 1, 2004 112
Monochrome exacerbations: a sensitive hanging of Yves Klein's work in Frankfurt reveals the French artist to have had surprisingly complex links to Germany. Nov 1, 2004 928
A major battle has been launched to save the fourteenth-century Macclesfield Psalter from export from England. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 248
The Battle of Britain Monument--a public sculpture for the Embankment in London--is now certain to be unveiled between May and September 2005. Oct 1, 2004 101
The August edition of Apollo reported that Grayson Perry, who won the Turner Prize with his ceramic pots that depict narrative scenes, had created a new piece in which a figure exclaims, 'Pottery is the new video'. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 133
The teaching collection of works on paper used by John Ruskin, Slade Professor of Art at Oxford, has been reassembled on the internet, and will be explorable from 20 October. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 106
Will the Victoria and Albert Museum get its hands after all on the fifteenth-century renaissance roundel from Mantua depicting Vulcan, Mars and Venus that it failed to secure at auction last year? Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 159
The Louvre, the great bastion of comme il faut art history, has succumbed to contemporary art. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 109
The shortlists of several art prizes have just been announced. Brief Article Oct 1, 2004 125
Archaeology from a space craft: radar specialists at NASA have transformed archaeologists' views of Angkor in Cambodia. Samson Spanier reports on the remarkable discoveries being made from space. Oct 1, 2004 1053
English decorative arts before 1720: strength at the top of this market suggests new specialist collectors are replacing the traditional manor-house owner who buys to furnish. Oct 1, 2004 1464
Egypt is preparing to create two new major museums. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 199
The first significant museum to be created on the basis of politically correct principles of respecting the 'voices' of its subject, the National Museum of the American Indian, opens on 21 September very near the US Capitol on the National Mall, Washington. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 145
Captain Cook appears to have died in a less saintly manner at the hands of the Hawaiians than previously thought, as a newly discovered watercolour, to be sold at Christie's, London, on 23 September, reveals. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 111
A new prize has been created to recognise a life-long contribution to art. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 118
Last year's inaugural Frieze Art Fair of contemporary art was so successful that this year's (17-20 October) is to be accompanied by three separate, additional fairs. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 108
The Museums, Libraries and Archives Council has announced that works of art worth 13 [pounds sterling] million of tax were acquired for the UK in the 2003-04 tax year, under the 'Acceptance in Lieu' scheme, by which such objects replace inheritance tax. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 226
The sixteenth-century bridge in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, has been restored, following its destruction in 1993 during the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 108
The pop star Madonna as she appears in works of art is the subject of a new book, Madonna in Art by Mem Mehmet (Pop Art Books). Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 110
Sam Fogg. Sep 1, 2004 134
Patridge Fine Arts. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 116
Photographer's Gallery. Brief Article Sep 1, 2004 120
Art Basel, the most important annual contemporary art fair in the world, took place in the normally sedate Swiss city 16-21 June, with 270 participating galleries. Brief Article Aug 1, 2004 259
The most striking new work to make its debut at Basel was a ceramic pot by Grayson Perry at Victoria Miro's stand. Brief Article Aug 1, 2004 145
The fair this year included an attempt to evade the cramped dimensions of the gallery booths in order to accommodate large works. Brief Article Aug 1, 2004 112
Tempers and egos of the art world clashed spectacularly at the fair's other new initiative, 'Art Basel Conversations', a series of colloquia sponsored by Bulgari jewellers that took place in a Richard Meier-cum-Buck Rogers space next to the fair. Aug 1, 2004 149
The July issue of Apollo revealed that the Centre Pompidou, Paris, intends to create an outpost in China. Aug 1, 2004 115
Rumours flitted around the fair that its director, Samuel Keller, was seen entering a lavatory cubicle with a woman and another man. Aug 1, 2004 117
Truth to nature: the Centre Pompidou reveals Penone to be a sensualist rather than part of the Arte Povera movement to which he tends to be attached. Aug 1, 2004 825
Design after 1945: post-War design is still affordable--but the best pieces are commanding much higher prices as collectors demand rarity and good provenance. Aug 1, 2004 1644
Centre Pompidou. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 128
Welsh museums. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 149
Bloomsbury Auctions. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 126
Sainsbury Wing. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 109
Dumfries House. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 145
Education in historic buildings. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 167
British Museum. Brief Article Jul 1, 2004 111
Rembrandt's Jews. Book Review Jul 1, 2004 959
The eleventh Duke of Devonshire. Jun 1, 2004 245
Gulbenkian Prize. Brief Article Jun 1, 2004 123

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