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FEBRUARY 2021 VOLUME CXCIII No– 694

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Cover Head of a king (detail), c. 4th century, Sasanian, silver, mercury gilding, ht 40cm. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York See feature on pp. 48–53

APOLLO FEBRUARY 2021

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13 Editor’s Letter 14 Agenda

February highlights 16 Forum

Has the blockbuster exhibition had its day? 19 Diary

Ben Street on the unruly life of art-historical postcards 23 Letter

Andrew Russeth in Seoul 26 Architecture

Edwin Heathcote defends the modern architectural frieze 28 Inquiry

Will Wiles offers up an elegy for VHS technology and all its flaws 32 Asia Week New York Preview

Eve M. Kahn selects her highlights of the event

Features 34 Free Love

Lisa Yuskavage talks to Jonathan Griffin about her paintings of Penthouse pin-ups and why art isn’t about being right or wrong 40 Merchant Class

Rosamund Bartlett revisits the life of the great Russian collector Ivan Morozov, who snapped up the best French art of his time 48 Living Like Kings

Matthew P. Canepa considers how the art of the Sasanian Empire in ancient Iran left its mark on the societies that followed

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