Apollo (magazine)

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Apollo Magazine October 2010 Front Cover.jpg
Apollo magazine October 2010 cover
Editor Thomas Marks
Former editors Oscar Humphries
Categories Fine arts
Frequency Monthly (double issue for July/August)
Year founded 1925
Company Press Holdings
Country United Kingdom
Based in London
Language English
Website http://www.apollo-magazine.com
ISSN 0003-6536

Apollo is a widely respected English-language monthly magazine covering visual arts of all periods, from antiquity to the present day.[1]

History and profile[edit]

Founded in 1925 and based in London, Apollo features a mixture of reviews, art-world news and scholarly articles.[2] 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 an annual Apollo Magazine Awards.[2]


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, Apollo has published recent interviews with high-profile contemporary artists including Howard Hodgkin,[3] Mark Quinn,[4] Antony Gormley and architect Norman Foster. Its end-of-year awards includes a "Personality of the Year"; in 2011 the winner was Sir Mark Jones, former Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum.[5]

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, Gavin Stamp, Alan Powers, Emma Crichton-Miller, Simon Grant, Vincent Katz and art-market correspondent Susan Moore.

Regular features[edit]

  • 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


Previous owners[edit]


  1. ^ "Apollo Magazine (stand 817)". Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Stephen Deuchar. "Staffordshire Hoard Scoops 'Acquisition of the Year' at Apollo Magazine Awards". Art Daily. London. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Martin Gayford (20 June 2010). "Beyond the Surface". Apollo Magazine. 
  4. ^ Oscar Humphries (1 March 2012). "The Life Blood of Art". Apollo Magazine. 
  5. ^ Ruth Guilding (1 December 2011). "Personality of the Year". Apollo Magazine. 

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