Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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Bugatti panther bronze prowls into Christie's Paris auction

09 April 2018

Christie’s spring decorative arts sale will take place on May 22. It features works by some of the current hot favourites in this field, notably the Lalannes and Rembrandt Bugatti.

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Thousand Wedgwood pieces from single owner on offer in Virginia

09 April 2018

Quinn’s Auction Galleries is selling a collection of around 1000 pieces of Wedgwood assembled by Adele Barnett, the founder and past president of Washington DC’s Wedgwood Society, and her husband Alan. The collection is to be offered in its Falls Church saleroom on April 14.

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European tools set to measure up in Massachusetts

09 April 2018

The central 350-lot section of the auction of clocks, watches and scientific instruments to be held by Skinner in Marlborough on April 20 comprises a single-owner collection of European tools.

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Italian panel from a medieval chest on offer in Vienna

09 April 2018

A panel front from a cassone will feature in the April 24 sale of Old Master paintings to be held by Dorotheum in Vienna.

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Sonia Delauney scarf among prints and fashion at dedicated French auction

09 April 2018

Piasa is holding a second auction devoted to the colourful works of the Ukrainian-born artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1975) on April 26.

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Body art: Paris auction house offers selection of scarves and evening bags in auction of Sonia Delaunay works

07 April 2018

This month Piasa is holding a second auction devoted to the colourful works of the Ukrainian-born artist Sonia Delaunay (1885-1975).

Victoria and Albert Museum wall hanging

V&A Museum buys large embroidery made for Louis XIV’s mistress at Brussels fair

03 April 2018

The Victoria & Albert Museum has purchased a rare 17th century wall hanging from the Belgian restorer and weaver De Wit Fine Tapestries.

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UK buyer wins as €1.8m Meynier resurfaces

02 April 2018

A rediscovered neoclassical painting by Charles Meynier somersaulted nine times over its estimate to sell for €1.8m (£1.57m) at a sale in Nantes.

Auguste Rodin’s bronze Le Baiser (The Kiss)

Christie’s brings in three European dealers for Hong Kong showcase

02 April 2018

Christie’s is ringing the changes for its auction series in Hong Kong this spring by inviting three European dealers exhibit works at its sale venue.

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Huge photograph archive of luxury transatlantic liner Normandie heads to Paris auction

02 April 2018

Synonymous with luxury and style, the Normandie epitomised the Art Deco era.

Head of John the Baptist by Cesare da Sesto

Buyers pack the aisles at Salon du Dessin opening

23 March 2018

The Salon du Dessin opened this week for its 27th edition at the Palais Brongniart in the Bourse district of Paris. There was the usual mix of languages at this international event that draws collectors, dealers and curators to Paris from far afield to see what new discoveries the 39 exhibitors have bought to the specialist works on paper fair.

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Polarised market for English ceramics highlighted by single-owner sales in Exeter and Derby

19 March 2018

Collecting traditional English ceramics is still a popular pursuit on both sides of the Atlantic – but one where purchases are always tailored to fit the purse strings of the core collecting audience.

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Auction previews from Paris, Pennsylvania and Zurich

19 March 2018

A selection of stand-out lots from sales in Paris, Pennsylvania and Zurich.

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Paris drawings auctions: French 17th century works take centre stage

12 March 2018

Artcurial has a large number of works on paper as part of its March 21 auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings at its Paris rooms, accounting for around 40% of the 195 lots.

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Hessel collection among highlights at Christie’s

12 March 2018

Christie’s has two dedicated drawings sales, one devoted to Old Master and 19th century works on March 21, the other to modern works on paper on March 22.

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Sotheby’s Adrien collection includes big-name drawings

12 March 2018

Sotheby’s has something special to offer for the Paris drawings fest – a single-owner collection formed by a dedicated couple that, say the auctioneers, is the fruit of a life dedicated to a passion for painting and drawings.

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Wide range of drawings feature at Drouot sales

12 March 2018

There is, of course, no shortage of works on paper to be found on sale at the Drouot auction centre either in the form of dedicated auctions or as sections within mixed-discipline sales.

Drawn to Paris attractions as wide range of exhibitions and auctions coincide with Salon du Dessin

12 March 2018

It is time to celebrate the art of works on paper in Paris. Centred around the 27-year-old specialist fair, the Salon du Dessin, held from March 21-26, will be a whole roster of auctions, fairs, dealers’ selling shows and events in the city’s museums and institutions.

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Exhibitor highlights at the Salon du Dessin

12 March 2018

The roster of exhibitor names at the Salon du Dessin underscores the international standing of this specialist event. Although it is organised by a committee of Paris dealers, more than half the participants come from overseas.

Asia Week New York: the springboard for Asian stars

05 March 2018

Mid March in Manhattan is when the art market turns its cultural and commercial face east. This is the first of two New York Asian auction series (the other is in September), but what distinguishes the spring event, dubbed Asia Week New York (AWNY), is the input of dealer exhibitions.