Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Bloemaert all at sea

02 May 2022

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

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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Catering to the Victorian tourist

18 April 2022

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

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Simple Strawberries come to life

11 April 2022

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

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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.

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Roberts in sketch and finished form

04 April 2022

An oil on panel of a Spanish water carrier with his donkey in Granada by the Australian Impressionist Tom Roberts (1856-1931) accompanied by the artist’s pen and ink sketch for the work is to be offered in the sale at Smith & Singer in Sydney on April 12.

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The man behind the tribal mask

04 April 2022

Fang secret society relic comes with long provenance to French colonial governor

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Bonnard and Vuillard friendship in focus

04 April 2022

Bonnard – Vuillard une Amitié is an exhibition of 70 drawings celebrating the friendship and close association of these two French intimiste artists.

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Popeye shows his strength at Ohio auction

04 April 2022

A feature of Milestone’s spring toy sale in Willoughby, Ohio, on April 9 will be a collection of over 60 Popeye-related toys.

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Castle view comes to Atlanta

04 April 2022

This view of a Rheinish castle in a landscape is attributed to the 17th century Dutch landscape artist Herman Saftleven the Younger (1609-85).

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Louis XVI-style commode by François Linke offered in Cannes

04 April 2022

This Louis XVI-style commode from c.1900 is by the Parisian ébéniste François Linke (1855-1946).