Oscar Humphries

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Oscar Humphries (born April 1981) is an Australian fine art and design dealer and journalist. He is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of "The Art Book" [1] which launched in September 2014. He was editor of the The Spectator‍‍ '​‍s art magazine Apollo from 2010 until 2013.[2][3]

Born in Sydney, his parents are the satirist Barry Humphries and surrealist painter Diane Millstead[4] and he was educated at Bryanston School and Stowe School.[5]

Since 2000, he has written on a variety of subjects including art and design for British newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times, Arena and Tatler. In 2007 Humphries was made a contributing editor of The Spectator[6] and was the launch editor of The Spectator Australia in 2008.[7][8]

As director of Sebastian + Barquet London[9] he curated shows on Carlo Mollino,[10] Paolo Venini and Rick Owens. As head of international sales for Timothy Taylor Gallery he curated "The Tightrope Walker" with Emma Dexter.[11]

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  1. ^ "The Art Book". The Art Book. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2014-12-01. 
  2. ^ "The feral beast: Changing faces of Apollo". The Independent. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  3. ^ Colin Gleadell (26 April 2010). "Market News: the controversial new editor of distinguished art magazine Apollo". The Telegraph. 
  4. ^ David Lister (12 April 1998). "Profile Barry Humphries: Nothing like a dame Head Head". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  5. ^ Polly Dunbar (17 January 2011). "Britain’s 50 most powerful posh people under 30". Mail Online. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  6. ^ Stephen Brook (17 September 2007). "James rocks up at Spectator". Media Guardian. 
  7. ^ Ben Dowell (1 October 2008). "Spectator to launch Australian edition". guardian.co.uk. 
  8. ^ Paola Totaro (27 September 2008). "Magazine tackles Oz zone (Interview)". The Age. Retrieved 2011-02-28. 
  9. ^ Alison Roberts (1 June 2009). "Oscar Humphries: My new found love of collectable furniture". ES magazine. 
  10. ^ "carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london". Designboom. Archived from the original on 2011-02-28. 
  11. ^ "Press release: The Tightrope Walker (Le Funambule)". Timothy Turner Gallery. July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-02-28.