Apollo Art Magazine

The Magazine

Founded in 1925 and published monthly, Apollo is one of the world’s oldest and most respected magazines on the visual arts. It covers everything from antiquities to contemporary work, as well as providing in-depth discussion of the latest art news and debates; exclusive interviews with the world’s greatest collectors and artists; expert information on the market, authoritative guidance on collecting, and reviews and previews of exhibitions worldwide.

Apollo has been described as “The International Magazine for Collectors”. Apollo is owned by the Barclay brothers through the Press Holdings Media Group company.

Our interesting collection of APOLLO back issues contains ALL copies between the years 1971 and 1987 – a period in the life cycle of APOLLO which is associated with the magazine’s legendary editor Denys Sutton.

Sutton was appointed the editor of Apollo in 1962 by the management of the magazine’ s former owners, The Financial Times, in an effort to take care of the financial state of the magazine who was known as a scholarly but foundering art-history journal. During his years as editor, Sutton rejuvenated the magazine’s reputation as a serious journal for art-historical research and collecting and brought the magazine back to profitability. 

As an editor and sometimes the nearly sole contributor to issues of APOLLO, Sutton found a voice for the English-speaking cultural and collecting community. Sutton’s editorials are real gems and his decision to publish whole issues devoted to individual museums, art historians and collections broadened the magazine’s readership and made the copies from these years an indispensible source for art researches and art collectors.

The copy presented above the March 1987 issue – the last issue of the APOLLO art magazine edited by Denys Sutton with a tribute to Sutton written by Sir Brinsley Ford. The ink and colors painting on the front cover is The Persimmon Tree by the great Japanese painter Hoitsu Sakai.  

The magazine rewards excellence in arts through annual Apollo Magazine Awards.

In the United States the magazine advertising and subscriptions was managed entirely by Valerie Allan from 1968 to 2008 first from New York then, starting in 1972, from Los Angeles.

The Website

Keep on top of the latest art news, reviews and opinion with our free daily blogs. Our website provides up to date commentary on the most important issues affecting the art world today, along with the latest exhibition reviews and guides to major art fairs and events around the world.

40 Under 40

The Apollo 40 Under 40 is a selection of the most talented and inspirational young people who are driving forward the art world today. Each year we cover a different part of the world.

Art Diary

Apollo’s comprehensive guide to the major exhibitions in public galleries and museums around the world. See our highlights or search for events near you.

Art News Daily

A daily round-up of the most significant art news stories from around the world.

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  1. Charles ward

    I interviewed Dwayne Hansen in 1990. Some of the things he shared with me I have never read in previous publications about him. I would like to share the interview with you.

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