October 2022 Volume CXCVI N–o 712

Courtesy Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp

p. 64

15 Editor’s Letter

16 Agenda

October highlights, including Asian Art in London, Frieze Masters and PAD

  • Around the Galleries Samuel Reilly previews Paris+ par Art Basel, plus our pick of shows and fairs to see this month

31 Diary

  • Stephen Patience on Lucian Freud

35 In Perspective

Hettie Judah on painters who prefer to take their time

39 Art Market

Jane Morris asks what another global recession might spell for the art market

CoverBernice Bing, photographed in 1965 by an unknown photographer. Courtesy the estate of Bernice Bing See feature on pp.84–91

45 Collectors’ Focus

Emma Crichton-Miller on textile art made by 20th-century women

48 Inquiry

William Carruthers wonders: who is UNESCO really helping?

52 Architecture

Edwin Heathcote on the occult modernism of Rudolf Steiner

55 Food

Thomas Marks at the former home of chef Auguste Escoffier

57 Wine

  • Christina Makris at the Castello di Ama vineyards in Tuscany
  • Apollo 40 Under 40 Asia Pacific This year’s list of the most talented young people in the art world


  • Antwerp Awakes Fatema Ahmed finally gets inside the long-closed Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
  • Inside Story Aimee Ng of the Frick Collection takes a close look at a sketch by John Singer Sargent for his notorious painting Madame X
  • Return to Form Rosamund Bartlett on the remarkable career of Russian-born modernist Marianne Werefkin
  • Scene Shifter Jonathan Griffin applauds the resurgence of interest in San Francisco painter Bernice Bing