Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Timing was picture perfect for Paris photograph auction28 November 2022
Staging a photo collection sale just as a specialist fair opened proved a great choice.
Auction benefits from constructive thinking28 November 2022
Paris auction Ader (28% buyer’s premium) was busy on the photographic front during Paris Photo.
BRAFA returns to early slot in the fairs calendar21 November 2022
BRAFA Art Fair in Brussels has announced its dates for the 2023 edition.
Bugatti for better and Wurst21 November 2022
Rembrandt Bugatti (1884-1916) is well known as an animalier sculptor creating studies of exotic animals that he observed in the zoos at Antwerp and the Jardin des Plantes in Paris.
Madonna makes second-highest Bellini sum21 November 2022
A Madonna and Child by the Venetian Renaissance Master Giovanni Bellini (c.1430-1516) and assistant sold in Vienna for a hammer price of €1.13m (£982,610).
Pomodoro in the round21 November 2022
This 1966 work by the Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro (b.1926) will feature in Koller’s Post War and Contemporary sale on December 1 in Zurich.
Life revealed in terracotta and wood forms21 November 2022
This terracotta sculpture from 1941 by Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967) featured in the Fine Art sale held by Shapiro (25% buyer’s premium) on October 15.
Richier sculptures consigned direct from her family21 November 2022
An unpublished group of works by the French sculptor Germaine Richier (1902-59) that have remained with the artist’s family are to be auctioned.
Ideal for collectors who enjoy the crack21 November 2022
Single-owner group of mostly silver egg cups spanning two centuries opens a French auction
Flemish tapestry hunted down after wartime wrongs21 November 2022
A rare early 16th century Flemish tapestry that was part of an impressive imperial commission is coming up for sale in France in early December.
Regency furniture in demand at New York sale07 November 2022
Regency period furniture provided some of the highest prices in the sale of English and Continental furniture and decorative arts held by Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) on October 19 in New York.
Watch collection offered in French saleroom included examples dating back to the 16th century31 October 2022
A single-owner collection of watches assembled over many decades and spanning 500 years of horology was offered by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.
Handy for a life of luxury31 October 2022
A couple of weeks after the Aguttes watches auction another collection in the same category went under the hammer in Paris.
Montmartre landmark building reaches to the sky31 October 2022
'Paris Photo', the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photography, holds its 25th edition at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 10-13.
Two French fairs become one31 October 2022
First edition of 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' resulting from a merger takes place in Paris this month
Vietnamese artists make their mark at French auction houses24 October 2022
The growing interest in inter- and post-war works by Vietnamese artists - particularly those alumni of the Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Indo-Chine - means that France, as a former colonial power in the region, is well supplied with examples.
Soulages from 1981 on offer24 October 2022
Among the potential highlights in Aguttes’ Contemporary Art auction in Neuilly on November 2 will be this work by Pierre Soulages (b.1919), 30 mai 1981.
Keep an eye out for Sanyu paintings24 October 2022
Auction firm Art Research Paris will be offering two paintings by the Paris school Chinese-French artist Sanyu (1895-1966).
Sale celebrates Cocteau and his artist friends24 October 2022
A third sale featuring ceramics by Jean Cocteau took place in Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr’s (27.5%/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) Paris saleroom.
First of two single-owner selections coming up at Artcurial10 October 2022
Titled 'De Watteau à Vuillard Une Collection Parisienne', paintings, works on paper, furniture and objects from a Parisian collection were the object of the first of two single-owner classic contents sales marking the start of the new auction season for the Old Master, furniture and objects departments at Artcurial (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium).