Latest News Articles by Anne Crane
Paris plots a path to Asian art30 May 2022
French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events
Seal specially commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor30 May 2022
One of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asian art auction to be held in its Paris room on June 16 will be this jade seal carved with the imperial symbol of a dragon, estimated at €100,000-150,000.
Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction30 May 2022
Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.
Artcurial offerings in Paris include Nguyen Khang and Sanyu30 May 2022
One of the potential top lots in Artcurial’s Asian art auction in its Paris saleroom on June 8 will be a large 5ft 7in x 2ft 11in (1.72m x 89cm) lacquered wood panel by the Vietnamese lacquer artist Nguyen Khang (1912-89).
Four sales for Marteau collection30 May 2022
On June 14 in Paris Bonhams will hold the first of four sales from the collection of Claude de Marteau which will be on view during the Printemps Asiatique Paris event.
Chinese imperial highlights at the double in Paris23 May 2022
Pictured here are two examples of provenanced Chinese imperial works of art that achieved high prices in the French capital this spring.
Garden designer who collected carpets23 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.
Meal time for two at Zurich auction23 May 2022
Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.
Drug jars given auction treatment23 May 2022
Single sale offers two notable collections featuring Italian maiolica and French faience
Popeye toys: Collector who originally sold tank wanted it back so badly he paid a record price16 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.
Indiana sale offers majolica marvels16 May 2022
Strawser auction group holds a three-day sale series in Indiana on May 25 & 27-28.
Christie’s auction includes rediscovered chapel designs02 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.
Collector was not the retiring sort when it came to buying quality art02 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.
Boilly turns on the water work02 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.
Bloemaert all at sea02 May 2022
Ader is holding a sale of Old Master drawings on May 20 at Drouot in Paris.
Paris drawings week: Three fairs, works on paper auctions and museum events all add up02 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).
Miró given stamp of approval25 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.
Vasarely on repeat25 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.
Homage to pioneering art dealer at Sotheby’s Paris25 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.
It’s a freeform design, by Jouve25 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).