Apollo | Contemporary Art Magazine


Apollo is an English-language monthly magazine covering the visual arts of all periods from antiquity to the present day.

History and profile

Apollo was founded in 1925, in London. The contemporary Apollo features a mixture of reviews, art-world news and scholarly articles. It has been described as “The International Magazine for Collectors”. Apollo is owned by the Barclay brothers through the Press Holdings Media Group company.

The magazine rewards excellence in arts through annual Apollo Magazine Awards.


In line with its reputation as a magazine for collectors, Apollo regularly reports on museum acquisitions and international art fairs, including The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) in Maastricht, Netherlands, and Frieze Art Fair in London’s Regent’s Park, as well as publishing profiles on eminent collectors, such as Eli Broad, the Duke of Devonshire, Anita Zabludowich, Robert H. Smith, Sheihka Hussah al-Sabah and Charles Ryskamp.

Along with regular news and reviews, the magazine has published interviews with contemporary artists including Howard Hodgkin, Marc Quinn, Antony Gormley and architect Norman Foster.

The end-of-year Apollo Awards include one for “Personality of the Year”; in 2011 the winner was Sir Mark Jones, former director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Recent collaborative editions have included special issues in partnership with the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Yale Center for British Art. The current editor is Thomas Marks and regular contributors include Martin Gayford, Alan Powers, Emma Crichton-Miller, Simon Grant, Vincent Katz and art-market correspondent Susan Moore.

Regular features

Agenda: A guide to what’s on worldwide

News: Developments in the world of art and architecture

Exhibitions: In-depth reviews of international exhibitions

Books: Recommendations and reviews of recent and forthcoming publications

Source: Wikipedia

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