Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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The web shop window: coloured wax portrait of a famous actress

19 October 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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Dealerships awarded freedom of the digital city

19 October 2020

A Flemish lacquer inlaid and tortoiseshell cabinet-on-stand made in Antwerp, c.1660-70, is among the highlights at the first edition of digital fair ArtCity.

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Female artists under London Art Week spotlight

19 October 2020

This month, London Art Week (LAW) uses the digital platform it launched over the summer to run Art History in Focus. The event combines online discourse with exhibitions and objects on offer in galleries (and on gallery websites), putting the spotlight on two major themes: women artists and framing.

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Eight Modern British artists in the spotlight from dealers this month

12 October 2020

A selection of Modern British works on offer from UK dealers.

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New way to display? Fine art and high fashion come together at Mayfair gallery

12 October 2020

Mayfair gallery fashions an innovative method of exhibiting works from the 1950s-80s.

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Islamic & Indian art: nine dealer previews for October 2020

12 October 2020

A focus on Indian and Islamic art available to view and buy from dealers taking part in Asian Art in London in late October.

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The web shop window: A group of 300 Swarovski figures

12 October 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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Hybrid print fair set to bloom in-person and online

12 October 2020

This 1930 white-line colour woodcut, Amarylis, by US artist Blanche Lazzell (1878-1956) is among the works on offer at the first hybrid fair staged by the International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA).

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ILAB president announces launch of missing books database following re-election

07 October 2020

Australian book dealer Sally Burdon said she will use her second term as ILAB president to consolidate changes and launch a new missing books register following the international book trade association’s recent election.

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LAPADA website moves into e-commerce

05 October 2020

The LAPADA website, which acts as a dealer portal for its members, has added an e-commerce option for objects under £5000.

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Sotheby’s opens shop in Bond Street saleroom as auction houses grow their focus on private and retail sales

05 October 2020

Sotheby’s has opened a new shop in its Bond Street galleries retailing art, design and luxury items.

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The web shop window: Oscar Wilde’s gothic horror

05 October 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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Podcasts now the big deal

05 October 2020

From newsletters to viewing rooms, dealers have embraced the internet like never before since lockdown, and now some are experimenting with another new media outlet: podcasts.

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Modern ways of doing business: dealers team up for exhibitions

05 October 2020

London ceramics dealer and Swedish Nordic design specialist team up for joint show

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5 Questions with Jean-David Malat of JD Malat Gallery

05 October 2020

Jean-David Malat founded Mayfair Contemporary art business JD Malat Gallery in 2017. He is among the participants in this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend.

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Second season for hidden gems

05 October 2020

Claude Francis Barry’s wartime work The Heart of the Empire, Our Finest Hour, 1940, is among the highlights coming up at Liss Llewellyn’s second season of Hidden Gems.

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Coronavirus: Paris Photo fair is latest French cancellation

30 September 2020

Paris Photo has cancelled its 24th staging, rescheduling it for next year.

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Coronavirus: Battersea Decorative fair calls off its winter staging

29 September 2020

The final Decorative Antiques and Textiles Fair of the year has been called off due to the recent tightening of government regulations.

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New rules force indoor fairs to close their doors

28 September 2020

More indoor antiques and collectables fairs have been called off as coronavirus cases rise again and restrictions increase.

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Behind the lens of African independence

28 September 2020

Until the process of independence began (starting with Ghana in 1957), photography in West Africa had been mainly a bureaucratic tool and was viewed with suspicion.