JULY/AUGUST 2019 VOLUME CXC No– 677
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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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