January 2023 Volume CXCVII No– 715

Courtesy Gainsborough House

p. 78

13 Editor’s Letter

14 Agenda

January highlights, including Art SG and The Winter Show

  • Around the Galleries Samuel Reilly previews BRAFA and picks out gallery shows to see

24 Letter

Sophie Barling looks for nods to classical antiquity in Venice

26 In Perspective

Hettie Judah listens closely to two inventive films

29 Art Market

Jane Morris predicts what 2023 holds for the market

33 Collectors’ Focus

Emma Crichton-Miller on the demand for art nouveau ceramics

CoverCecilia Alemani, photographed in

New York by Brad Ogbonna in March 2022 See feature on pp.44–45

36 Architecture

Edwin Heathcote on the details that put Paris streets ahead

38 Food

Thomas Marks cracks open an edifying new book about eggs

40 Wine

Christina Makris on the long history of Venetian viticulture

Apollo Awards 2022

44 Personality

  • Artist

50 Museum Opening

  • Exhibition

54 Book

56 Digital Innovation

  • Acquisition Plus our survey of the year’s most important museum acquisitions
  • The Apollo Awards ceremony in pictures


70 The Remains of Today
  • Mike Nelson talks to Gabriel Coxhead about the modern detritus from which he makes unsettling sculptures

78 Formative Views

Susan Owens visits the house in Suffolk where Thomas Gainsborough grew up and sees the landscape that shaped him

86 Going Dutch

Edward Behrens unravels the origins of a remarkable set of tapestries designed by Rubens, now in Kilkenny Castle