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Cover The roof of the Louvre’s new galleries for Islamic art, situated within the Visconti courtyard Photo © 2011 Musée du Louvre/Olivier Ouadah See Ben Luke’s article on pp. 48–53

SEPTEMBER 2012 £5.95

THE INTERNATIONAL ART MAGAZINE

PARIS BIENNALE PREVIEW

Making WavesTheLouvre’s new galleries for

Islamic art

Plus . Palais de Tokyo . Polychrome Sculpture . Titian’s Metamorphoses

Sèvres and China: pp. 68–73

CONTENTS SEPTEMBER 2012 VOLUME CLXXVI NO. 601

21 Editor’s Letter Cultural legacy 22 Agenda What’s on around the world in September

Features 30 Paris Mode Susan Moore previews highlights of the 26th Biennale des Antiquaires, Paris 38 Palace of Darkness Edwin Heathcote assesses the radically transformed western wing of Paris’s Palais de Tokyo 48 A Legacy Revived Henri Loyrette, president and director of the Louvre, discusses the museum’s new galleries for Islamic art 54 Figures of Power Steven Kossak talks to Susan Moore about the instinctive and aesthetic choices that underpin his collecting of African and Oceanic art 62 Permanent Colour Edouard Papet examines how stoneware production revived polychrome sculpture in late 19th century France 68 In the Chinese Taste Selma Schwartz analyses the items produced by the Sèvres manufactory in the wake of an extraordinary period of cultural exchange with China 74 Titian Transformed Curator Minna Moore Ede talks to Apollo about an unusual collaborative exhibition at the National Gallery

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