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May 2024 Volume CXCIX No– 730

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17 Editor’s Letter 18 Agenda

May museum exhibitions, plus photography shows around the UK and what not to miss in New York 24 TEFAF New York

Ceramic art is a highlight of this year’s fair, writes Eve M. Kahn 29 Around the Galleries

Isabella Smith previews the latest edition of Frieze New York 33 In Perspective

Art comes alive when experienced through all our senses, not just sight, argues Hettie Judah

Cover The Garden King of Spades Eddie (Y), Oct 2023 (detail), 2023, Alvaro Barrington (b. 1983), acrylic, oil, enamel on aluminium in steel frame in steel arch with climbing ivy (not shown), 185 × 120cm. Photo: Charles Duprat; courtesy Thaddaeus Ropac gallery, London, Paris, Salzburg, Seoul; © the artist. See feature on pp. 50–55

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Samuel Reilly is charmed by the new Perth Museum in Scotland 40 Inquiry

Max Crosbie-Jones on what a 900-year-old statue tells us about modern Thailand and Cambodia 44 Architecture

William Aslet on the figures that populate architectural drawings 46 Food

Diane Purkiss savours the art of the perfectly formed pastry 48 Wine

Christina Makris on ancient and modern wines from Crete 87 Art Market

Jane Morris asks if a run of modest sales foretells more of the same 95 Collectors’ Focus

Emma Crichton-Miller on the New York School artists of the 1950s p. 56

Features 50 Crowd Pleaser

Alvaro Barrington tells Michael Delgado how artists ranging from Twombly to Tupac inspire his work 56 Circular Thinking

Glenn Adamson considers how the Hirshhorn is keeping up with contemporary art as it turns 50 62 The Last Drop

James Purdon looks at the long and complex relationship between artists and the oil industry 70 Art and More

Kirsten Tambling explains how the character of the National Gallery’s founding collection is still making itself felt 200 years later 78 Fragile Beauty

Despite their delicacy, Meissen porcelain figurines can still pack a punch, says Claudia Bodinek


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