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January 2024 Volume CXCIX No– 726

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15 Editor’s Letter 16 Agenda

January museum exhibitions, plus the pick of the Winter Show and London Art Fair 25 Around the Galleries

Isabella Smith previews the latest edition of BRAFA in Brussels 28 The Apollo Awards Ceremony

The winners of the 2023 Awards gathered at the ICA in London last month 31 In Perspective

Hettie Judah on Dorothy Iannone’s lust for life

Cover Bank of the Oise at Auvers, 1890, Vincent Van Gogh (1853–90), oil on canvas, 71.1 × 93.7cm. Detroit Institute of Arts See feature on pp. 42–47


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A comic strip by Claire Barliant about the changing face of Chicago 36 Architecture

William Aslet on a colourful Victorian chapel in Oxford 39 Food

Anissa Helou on the camels that are a delicacy in the Arab world 41 Wine

Christina Makris on a new version of Napoleon’s favourite champagne 73 Art Market

Jane Morris predicts what 2024 holds for the market 79 Collectors’ Focus

Demand for dreamlike work by Belgian Surrealists is growing fast, writes Emma Crichton-Miller

Features 42 Two of a Kind

The physician who offered Van Gogh respite in his final months was also devoted to art, writes Christopher Turner 48 Fan Service

Christine Sciacca of the Walters Art Museum unfolds an Ethopian Christian parchment icon of surprisingly modern design 54 Routes to Roots

Sammy Baloji talks to Digby WardeAldam about excavating hidden colonial histories with his art 62 The Wild One

Rupert Christiansen considers the tumultuous life and art of Théodore Géricault 200 years after the painter’s death


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