Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
‘Monuments Man’ Croft-Murray’s expert eye highlighted at Woolley & Wallis20 September 2021
Works from the collection of Edward Croft-Murray (1907-80), former keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum, provided plenty of sale highlights.
Sotheby’s to auction works from late art dealer Richard Feigen’s collection17 September 2021
Sotheby’s is staging a dedicated sale of 55 works from the collection of the late New York art dealer Richard L Feigen (1930-2021).
Happy returns to Bond Street for a £4m-6m shredded Banksy13 September 2021
Billed as “an audacious piece of performance art” by Sotheby’s, although viewed by others as a publicity stunt, the half-shredded Banksy painting Love is in the Bin is returning to auction with its estimate bumped up.
Art Market: Hardie and a Hockney triumph13 September 2021
Drawing of renowned Scottish dealer by the artist reflected strong bond between the two
Roger Fry stirs up Bloomsbury passions13 September 2021
Works by Bloomsbury artists once again caused a stir at a recent Modern British art sale at Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5%) in London.
Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ returns to Sotheby’s09 September 2021
Billed as “an audacious piece of performance art” by Sotheby’s, although viewed by others as a publicity stunt, the half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ is returning to auction with its estimate bumped up.
Rare example of an 'enconchado' painting makes 30-times estimate at Surrey auction06 September 2021
An intriguing variation on an Old Master sparked a strong competition at Parker Fine Art (25% buyer’s premium) earlier this summer.
The restoration motivation: Rising interest in works that appeal despite condition issues06 September 2021
Although condition remains a pivotal factor in the Old Master market, a number of lots sold recently in the UK regions suggest increasing interest for works that represent a promising restoration project.
Bidders show a longing for Ardizzone at Somerset sale06 September 2021
A group of works by painter, printmaker and war artist Edward Ardizzone (1900-79) was offered at Lawrences’ latest picture sale in Crewkerne, with eight lots coming from the artist’s family.
Auctioneer turned dealer consigns major collection of Company School pictures to Sotheby’s02 September 2021
Billed as the first dedicated auction of its kind, Sotheby’s is offering a major group of Company School paintings from the collection of American collector and art dealer Carlton C. Rochell, Jr in London on October 27.
Sale of Oliver Hoare print collection shows market in rude health30 August 2021
Group acquired by influential dealer Oliver Hoare brings solid demand
Stubbs print stands up to sale scrutiny30 August 2021
The top-priced picture of the Dominic Winter sale on July 23 came for a print from a separate source to the Oliver Hoare prints.
Bernard Sleigh work emerges from behind the tape30 August 2021
When this triptych came in for examination at Gloucestershire saleroom Dominic Winter, it was difficult to distinguish certain areas of the painting.
Small oil now believed to be original 17th century Flemish School painting30 August 2021
A small oil painting discovered among the contents of a Leamington Spa property sold for many multiples of its estimate at Kinghams (23% buyer’s premium).
Bonhams' former owner and chairman Robert Brooks dies24 August 2021
Former chairman of Bonhams Robert Brooks has died aged 64. ATG understands he passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.
Texas museum buys courtly Spanish portrait at Christie’s24 August 2021
The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas has announced that it was the buyer of a Spanish Baroque Old Master at a Christie’s auction last year.
On the Hunt: Fry collection bidders on the artist’s trail23 August 2021
One of the most-represented names in the Fry collection was William Henry Hunt (1790-1864).
De Wint was a Fry favourite23 August 2021
Works by Peter De Wint performed well at both Sotheby’s A Fine Line auction on July 7 and the online sale of Old Master and British Works on Paper from July 2-8.
Cyril Fry collection provides a traditional feast at two salerooms23 August 2021
British watercolours and drawings amassed by dealer came under the spotlight at two salerooms
Fry sale at Chiswick evokes Jermyn Street memories23 August 2021
The Fry collection sold at Chiswick Auctions in London was reminiscent of the kind of auctions the dealer himself would attend