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Monday, November 15, 2010


Awards for Personality of the year, Art book of the year, Exhibition of the year, Museum acquisition of the year, Museum opening of the year

APOLLO, launched in 1925, has since 1992 been rewarding excellence in the arts every year and in its December issue will profile the awards event on 25thNovember held at Bonhams, the international fine art auction house.

The event will be hosted by Apollo’s new editor, Oscar Humphries. As 2010 coincides with the magazines 85th anniversary year, the event at Bonhams, 101 New Bond Street, is of more than usual significance. This year has also seen the launch of the redesigned Apollo Magazine which continues to cover historic art but now gives equal space to modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design.

The Event:

The awards ceremony will take the form of a champagne reception with the cream of the arts world attending, from key collectors to museum directors, artists and benefactors. The December issue of Apollo will be dedicated to the Awards which will be presented on the night.

The Categories:

Personality of the year
Art book of the year
Exhibition of the year
Museum acquisition of the year
Museum opening of the year

The International Magazine for Collectors, Apollo is the foremost platform for the discussion of the arts; interviewing the most influential collectors of art from around the world and one of the few remaining magazines to publish academic research articles.


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. The present company was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son and Neale UK. In August 2002, the company acquired Butterfields, the principal firm of auctioneers on the West Coast of America. Today, Bonhams offers more sales than any of its rivals, through two major salerooms in London: New Bond Street, and Knightsbridge, and a further five throughout the UK. Sales are also held in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Carmel, New York and Boston in the USA; Toronto, Canada; and France, Monaco, Hong Kong and Dubai. Bonhams has a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 25 countries offering sales advice and valuation services in 57 specialist areas. By the end of 2009, Bonhams had become UK market leaders in ten key specialist collecting areas. For a full listing of upcoming sales, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, go to

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