Oscar Humphries

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Oscar Humphries (born April 1981) is an Australian fine art and design dealer and journalist. He was editor of Press Holdings's art magazine Apollo from 2010 until 2013.[1][2]

Born in Sydney, his parents are the satirist Barry Humphries and surrealist painter Diane Millstead[3] and he was educated at Bryanston School and Stowe School.[citation needed]

Since 2000, he has written on a variety of subjects including art and design for British newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times and Tatler. In 2007 Humphries was made a contributing editor of The Spectator[4] and was the launch editor of The Spectator Australia in 2008.[5][6]

As director of Sebastian + Barquet London[7] he curated shows on Carlo Mollino,[8] Paolo Venini and Rick Owens. As head of international sales for Timothy Taylor Gallery he curated "The Tightrope Walker" with Emma Dexter.[9] In 2016, he curated the exhibition 'Albers & the Bauhaus[10]',[11] examining the artist's pre-war output in the context of the work of his peers.

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  1. ^ "The feral beast: Changing faces of Apollo". The Independent. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  2. ^ Colin Gleadell (26 April 2010). "Market News: the controversial new editor of distinguished art magazine Apollo". The Telegraph.
  3. ^ David Lister (12 April 1998). "Profile Barry Humphries: Nothing like a dame Head Head". The Independent. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  4. ^ Stephen Brook (17 September 2007). "James rocks up at Spectator". Media Guardian.
  5. ^ Ben Dowell (1 October 2008). "Spectator to launch Australian edition". The guardian.
  6. ^ Paola Totaro (27 September 2008). "Magazine tackles Oz zone (Interview)". The Age. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  7. ^ Alison Roberts (1 June 2009). "Oscar Humphries: My new found love of collectable furniture". ES magazine.
  8. ^ "carlo mollino: interiors at sebastian and barquet, london". Designboom. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Press release: The Tightrope Walker (Le Funambule)" (PDF). Timothy Turner Gallery. July 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2011.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 7 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Josef and Anni Albers Foundation". Albersfoundation.org. Retrieved 7 July 2018.