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April 2023 Volume CXCVII No– 718

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11 Editor’s Letter 12 Agenda

April highlights, including shows in Switzerland and the new Hammer Museum in Los Angeles 19 Around the Galleries

Samuel Reilly previews Art en Vieille-Ville in Geneva 23 Diary

Will Wiles wonders why the Tower of Babel still looms large in the artistic imagination

Cover The Three Graces, 1814–17, Antonio Canova (1757–1822), marble, ht 173cm. Victoria and Albert Museum, London See feature on pp. 52–61


p. 52

27 Food

Thomas Marks reviews the new Barbican Brasserie 29 Wine

Christina Makris goes in search of James Joyce’s favourite Swiss tipple 31 Collectors’ Focus

Emma Crichton-Miller on the buoyant market for fine carpets 35 Art Market

Jane Morris on the resurgence of interest in Surrealism

Features 40 Cover Stories

Geneva-based curator Samuel Gross talks to Apollo about Félix Vallotton’s attention-grabbing art 46 Universal Pictures

Hettie Judah on the abstract paintings and occult obsessions of the Swedish artist Hilma af Klint 52 Smooth Operator

It’s time to take a more considered look at Antonio Canova’s sensual brand of neoclassical sculpture, writes Brigid von Preussen 62 Revival Meeting

Jo Lawson-Tancred takes a tour of Plateforme 10, a lively new multimuseum arts district in Lausanne


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