Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Battersea Decorative launches online platform and private shopping services

21 November 2020

The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair is launching new digital initiatives after being forced to cancel two out of its three annual events.

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5 Questions: Contemporary British art dealer Mark Jerram

16 November 2020

Mark Jerram specialises in contemporary figurative pictures and sculpture by Contemporary British artists at his business The Jerram Gallery in Dorset.

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Paper view: 30 previews of books, prints, posters, ephemera and documents available at dealers and auctions

16 November 2020

The term ‘works on paper’ encompasses a diverse range of media from artist’s prints to posters, ephemera and documents. Pictured here, along with an array of books, is a section of items available to buy from dealers or bid for at auction.

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Sales pitch perfect at Pangolin London

16 November 2020

David Mach’s collage 'Pitch Perfect' (2015) is among the works on offer at Sculptors’ Works on Paper, one of two extra exhibitions taking place at Pangolin London alongside 'Murmur'.

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Contemporary exhibitions offering therapeutic works created in the lockdown

16 November 2020

A series of Contemporary exhibitions taking place in the UK this autumn feature works created by artists in response to the coronavirus pandemic and the first lockdown in the spring.

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Hammershøi interior stars among sales at first virtual TEFAF

11 November 2020

A painting by Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916) was among the highlights at the inaugural staging of TEFAF Online.

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Stanley Spencer Gallery acquires the artist's last known self-portrait drawing

09 November 2020

The last known drawn self-portrait of Modern British artist Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) has been acquired by the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham.

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Suffolk gallery plans Christmas show for December reopening

09 November 2020

Henry Moore’s lithograph 'Reclining Woman' is among the highlights in the Christmas exhibition at Thompson’s Gallery of Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

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Wine and spirits: It’s good to cork

09 November 2020

Old Master portraits dealer Mark Weiss tells us about his love for another kind of vintage. His collection leads our special report on the wine, whisky and spirits market.

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5 Questions with architectural heritage dealer Alex Puddy

09 November 2020

Alex Puddy runs Architectural Heritage in Gloucestershire and is also chair and director of The Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers Association (CADA).

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French galleries team up for joint exhibition highlighting well-travelled artist Martin-Ferrières

09 November 2020

With much of Europe retreating once again into lockdown, two French galleries are offering a window on the world with a retrospective of the well-travelled artist Jacques Martin-Ferrières (1893-1972).

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Durbar parades across a shop window

09 November 2020

A collection of more than 580 figures representing participants in the 1903 Delhi Durbar comprises the bulk of this month’s exhibition at Bristol jeweller Grey-Harris & Co.

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CADA takes to Instagram for Christmas

09 November 2020

The Cotswolds Art and Antiques Dealers Association (CADA) is taking to Instagram to give its members a boost before the festive season.

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The web shop window: Aesthetic movement slipper chair

09 November 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Irish fair organiser prepares for Christmas with third virtual fair

05 November 2020

Hibernian Antique Fairs opens its third virtual fair this week.

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Mayfair galleries host last hurrah (for now) with lockdown looming

04 November 2020

Mayfair Art Weekend is hosting a late night for London galleries tonight ahead of tomorrow’s lockdown.

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The web shop window: 17th century memento mori ring

02 November 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Edith Lawrence in the limelight at Henry Saywell show

02 November 2020

British artist Edith Lawrence (1890-1973) was known for her paintings, linocuts and textile designs, but was somewhat overshadowed in her lifetime by her husband, fellow artist Claude Flight (1881-1955).

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The late show: Ben Nicholson at Piano Nobile

02 November 2020

Exhibition of the Mod Brit artist’s works concentrates on the second part of his career

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5 Questions: Specialist watercolour and drawings dealer Derek Newman

02 November 2020

Derek Newman is a specialist dealer in 18th-20th century watercolours and drawings. His annual exhibition of 18th-20th century British watercolours runs from November 12-15.