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JULY/AUGUST 2019 VOLUME CXC No– 677

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: Mark Prockn to

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Cover Opus 217. Against the Enamel of a Background Rhythmic with Beats and Angles, Tones and Tints, Portrait of M. Félix Fénéon in 1890, 1890, Paul Signac (1863–1935), oil on canvas, 73.5 × 92.5cm. Museum of Modern Art, New York Photo: Paige Knight See feature on pp. 66–71

APOLLO JULY/AUGUST 2019

15 Editor’s Letter 16 Agenda

July/August highlights 18 Forum

Is the art world too obsessed with celebrity? 21 Diary

James Attlee on art after the lunar landings 25 Letter

Jo Lawson-Tancred in Munich 28 Letter

Matthew Nicholls in Rome 30 Q&A

Tal R on still lifes and the seaside 32 Inquiry

Daniel Trilling on the contemporary artists who are confronting the past 36 Architecture

Gillian Darley considers the failings of Historic England 40 Parcours des Mondes Preview

Susan Moore selects her highlights of the event p. 21

Features 44 Quality Control

Leinuo Zhang shows Susan Moore his collection of masks from West and Central Africa 52 Very Like a Whale

Matt Kerr on the artists who have set out to capture Herman Melville’s white whale 58 Land of Opportunity

David Nash talks to Martin Gayford about carving out his niche as a sculptor in north Wales 66 The Secret Sharer

Samuel Reilly looks at how the critic Félix Fénéon collected and promoted African art, while staying firmly out of sight

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