Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Pop up vintage shop disguised as supermarket comes to Soho

18 April 2024

Online retailer Merchant & Found spent five years planning a new 'pop up' shop called The Vintage Supermarket.


Pippin work pops in to the 62nd Philadelphia Show

15 April 2024

Horace Pippin (1888-1946), a self-taught black US artist known for images of the First World War, biblical scenes and images of racial segregation, features at 'The Philadelphia Show' this year where his 1944 still-life 'The Love Note' is offered by M Hanks Gallery for $250,000.


Augustus John: genius wasted or fulfilled?

15 April 2024

The jury is still out on the Welsh artist, the main subject of a new London exhibition

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Eye on an object: French sculptor's terracotta model

15 April 2024

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

Fairs boss buys into brand recognition

15 April 2024

John Andrews, director of Classic Antique Fairs, has bought two domain names related to the old event Art & Antiques for Everyone.


Hoppen takes a fresh view of Japan

15 April 2024

'Okashi', the Japanese term for anything strange, unusual or deliberately humorous, defines the array of pieces on display at Michael Hoppen’s first exhibition held in its new premises in Holland Park, west London.


Five questions with Bob Aibel of Moderne

15 April 2024

Bob Aibel is founder of Moderne, one of the exhibitors at the Philadelphia Show


Tribal fair unveils its online version

15 April 2024

An early 20th century carving by Lagos pastor and artist Thomas Ona of a district commissioner is among the works available at this month’s Tribal Art Fair online.

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Classic Antique Fairs buys Art and Antiques for Everyone web domains

12 April 2024

Growing fair brand seeks to preserve reputation of NEC fair

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Dealer news in brief including dates for the Northern Antiques Fair

11 April 2024

Our roundup of dealer news includes a new home for Ceramic Art London

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De Chirico picture included in TEFAF New York highlights on the 100th anniversary of Surrealism

11 April 2024

Despite a strained relationship with Surrealism, the artist had a profound effect on the movement.


Large collection of John Ruskin drawings and watercolours offered at London dealership

10 April 2024

The 45-piece collection includes several with an intriguing provenance


Winter Olympia fair takes action to avoid an identity crisis

08 April 2024

The Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympiais set to return from November 4-10 with certain changes to its presentation.


Strong sales among uncertainty in Maastricht

08 April 2024

TEFAF Maastricht achieves many stand-out results but the reduced run time receives a mixed response


Celebrated John C Taylor collection shown online

08 April 2024

The digital museum Clocktime opened last month with an event at the Royal Academy of Engineering, London.


Eye on an object: Equestrian painting by Claude Grosperrin

08 April 2024

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


Five questions: Mike Sparks of The Light House

08 April 2024

Mike Sparks of The Light House sells and restores period and antique lighting


Schendel powers into London venue

08 April 2024

An untitled ink on rice paper work by Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (1919-88) is among the works starring at the exhibition 'Live With It', staged at Battersea Power Station, where it is offered for $18,000.

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Booksellers team up at New York fair to sell major collection chronicling the first Europeans in America

05 April 2024

Four dealers are behind the sale of the R David Parsons collection at the New York book fair

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BADA Friends hosts popular activities for spring and summer

05 April 2024

Calendar includes trips to Burghley House and home of Emery Walker