Latest News Articles by Anne Crane

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.

Dealer highlights at Asia Week New York 2018

05 March 2018

A selection of stand-out items that dealers will have on offer as part of Asia Week New York (AWNY).

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Selected highlights of the TEFAF Maastricht 2018 fair

26 February 2018

Whether it’s an object saved for years or an item secured only yesterday, TEFAF will boast a wide range for sale.

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René Boivin Starfish brooch doubles estimate at Paris jewellery auction

21 February 2018

A ruby and amethyst set Starfish brooch, one of the signature designs from the French jewellery house René Boivin, was the toast of the jewellery sale held by French auction firm Chayette et Cheval in Paris.

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From Coco Chanel’s bedroom furniture to a Louis XVI style dog basket – 5 highlights from Artcurial’s auction of items from The Ritz hotel

19 February 2018

It’s a name synonymous with luxury. The Ritz in Paris has been accommodating the rich and famous for 120 years since César Ritz opened the doors of his hotel on the Place Vendôme to the public on June 1, 1898.

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Collecting couple with traditional tastes

19 February 2018

English furniture, works of art and decorations of the most traditional kind were the object of a 365-lot, single-owner sale held by Doyle (25/20/12.5%) buyer’s premium in New York.

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Chiparus figures in Maryland

19 February 2018

Among the most popular of the collectable bronze and ivory figures created by the Paris-based sculptor/designer Demêtre Chiparus are his models of dancers.

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Bordeaux town house contents auctions includes 18th century cased diorama

19 February 2018

The entire contents of a Bordeaux town house are to be offered for sale in the city by Briscadieu on March 3.

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Murillo painting emerges at Madrid sale

19 February 2018

An oil on canvas by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, 1617-82) which has recently been examined and published by Dr Benito Navarrate Prieto, and incorporated into the body of Murillo’s work, is a highlight of the next paintings auction at Ansorena, Madrid, on March 6-8.

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Pioneers of Martinware market in focus at Canadian auction

12 February 2018

When Bill Kime, senior decorative arts specialist at the Waddington’s (20% buyer’s premium) saleroom, was contacted early last year by a couple from British Columbia about selling their collection of Martinware, he jumped at the chance.

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Auction exhibits colour range of Lalique glass as Mueller collection heads to Sotheby’s Australia

09 February 2018

More than 130 pieces of Art Deco glass by the famous French manufacturer René Lalique are coming up for auction at Sotheby’s Australia in Sydney next month.

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René Boivin Starfish brooch leads jewellery highlights at Paris auction

08 February 2018

An ensemble of six pieces by the famous French jewellery house René Boivin is to be offered at auction in Paris by Chayette & Cheval.

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Auction previews from New York and Paris

05 February 2018

A selection of stand-out lots in upcoming sales.

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Rembrandt Bugatti model of a puma among early sales at Brussels art fair BRAFA

02 February 2018

The BRAFA art fair is holding its latest staging at the Tour & Taxis exhibition centre in Brussels with a number of the exhibitors making good sales at the private view.

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Madrid auction offers sumptuous walnut, the Bargueño desk

29 January 2018

Bargueño desks, designed to hold documents and money, originated in Renaissance Spain and remained popular through the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

Drawings in New York – Big Apple show is larger slice

22 January 2018

Drawings fair now also includes paintings and sculpture to complement the core focus...

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David Tunick at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

Among the works that David Tunick, a longstanding MDNY exhibitor, will be showing this year at his gallery on East 69th Street is this large 18 x 14in (45.5 x 35.5 cm) watercolour over pencil by John Robert Cozens.

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Jill Newhouse Gallery at Master Drawings New York 2018

22 January 2018

Jill Newhouse, a New York dealer with a gallery on East 81st Street, is a veteran of Master Drawings New York, having taken part for many years.