Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

img_42-1.jpg

Chinese imperial highlights at the double in Paris

23 May 2022

Pictured here are two examples of provenanced Chinese imperial works of art that achieved high prices in the French capital this spring.

img_42-5.jpg

Garden designer who collected carpets

23 May 2022

In Massachusetts, auction firm Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) held the first of a series of sales given over to the carpet collection of Jim Dixon with an online session from April 25-May 6 and a live sale on May 4.

img_42-6.jpg

Meal time for two at Zurich auction

23 May 2022

Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.

img_40-1.jpg

Drug jars given auction treatment

23 May 2022

Single sale offers two notable collections featuring Italian maiolica and French faience

img_76-2.jpg

Popeye toys: Collector who originally sold tank wanted it back so badly he paid a record price

16 May 2022

Specialist toy sales held in April on either side of the Atlantic have yielded some notable prices for items from two specific categories: toys relating to Popeye and a collection of toy boats.

img_77-5.jpg

Indiana sale offers majolica marvels

16 May 2022

Strawser auction group holds a three-day sale series in Indiana on May 25 & 27-28.

img_54-1.jpg

Christie’s auction includes rediscovered chapel designs

02 May 2022

Among the salerooms in Paris holding auctions of drawings, or sales with a drawing section, around the time of the Salon du Dessin is Christie’s.

img_54-3.jpg

Collector was not the retiring sort when it came to buying quality art

02 May 2022

A group of works assembled by a collector from Normandy focusing on paintings and drawings from the region will be offered at the Hôtel des ventes de la Seine in Rouen on May 19.

img_55-1.jpg

Boilly turns on the water work

02 May 2022

This street scene by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761-1845) will feature in the sale of Old Master and Modern drawings from 1500-1900 to be held by Millon on May 19 at Drouot in Paris.

img_55-2.jpg

Bloemaert all at sea

02 May 2022

Ader is holding a sale of Old Master drawings on May 20 at Drouot in Paris.

img_50-3.jpg

Paris drawings week: Three fairs, works on paper auctions and museum events all add up

02 May 2022

Paris opens its doors to the world of drawings later this month with three dedicated fairs plus a selection of auctions featuring works on paper and a raft of drawing-related events in the city’s museums – all under the umbrella of the 'Semaine du Dessin' (or Drawing Week).

img_23-1.jpg

Miró given stamp of approval

25 April 2022

This painting by Joan Miró (1893-1983) titled 'L’Oiseau Bleu' will feature in a Modern and Contemporary Art sale to be held by Beaussant Lefèvre at Drouot on June 3.

img_23-2.jpg

Vasarely on repeat

25 April 2022

The catalogue cover lot for the sale of Contemporary Art at Aguttes in Neuilly on April 28 will be this 2ft 7in x 2ft 5½in (78.5 x 75cm) acrylic on panel from 1983 by Victor Vasarely (1906-97) titled Pereg.

img_18-1.jpg

Homage to pioneering art dealer at Sotheby’s Paris

25 April 2022

It was a white-glove result for the sale of works from the collection of André Mourgues at Sotheby’s Paris (25/20/10.9% buyer’s premium plus 1% overhead premium) where the 79 lots raised a premium-inclusive total that was just a shade under €10m.

img_19-2.jpg

It’s a freeform design, by Jouve

25 April 2022

The toast of Briscadieu’s (23% buyer’s premium) sale in Bordeaux on April 9 was this freeform ceramic wall sculpture by the French ceramicist Georges Jouve (1910-40).

img_16-5.jpg

Gere’s taste for Le Gray

18 April 2022

This 19th century albumen print is by the pioneering French photographer Gustave le Gray (1820-84).

img_42-1.jpg

Chinese and Japanese items from family collection bring strong demand in Chicago saleroom

18 April 2022

Many of the Asian sales in the US held over recent weeks took place in New York as part of its Asia week celebrations but auctions were also staged in other cities.

img_16-3.jpg

Catering to the Victorian tourist

18 April 2022

By the 1850s, tourist travel to Middle East created strong demand for photographs as souvenirs.

img_42-1.jpg

Simple Strawberries come to life

11 April 2022

Paintings by Old Masters bear fruit as new artist auction highs are set in Parisian sales

img_44-4.jpg

Artist and mountaineer Loppé loved the grand Alps

11 April 2022

This view of the Mer de Glace and the Grands Charmoz at Chamonix was one of two large-scale dramatic paintings of Alpine mountainscapes by Gabriel Loppé (1825-1913) offered in Artcurial’s (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) March 23 Old Masters sale. Both had remained with the artist’s family.