Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Self interest can be rewarding

14 June 2021

London gallery stages exhibition looking at how a range of artists depict themselves

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Call for Quinneys antiques loans

14 June 2021

A call has gone out to the trade for antiques to furnish the set of a new production of the comedy-drama play 'Quinneys'.

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Gwen John in a new light at Cork Street show

14 June 2021

She was among the first female students to study at the Slade and exhibited with major galleries, but for many years Gwen John (1876- 1939) was forgotten, overshadowed by her famous lover Auguste Rodin and flamboyant artist brother Augustus John.

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5 Questions: Gavin Morgan of Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts

14 June 2021

Gavin Morgan founded Morgan Strickland Decorative Arts with fellow dealer Gary Strickland. It will be exhibiting at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair from June 18-20.

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The web shop window: British-built ejection seat

14 June 2021

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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TEFAF goes through the keyholes of the art world experts

14 June 2021

The European Fine Art Foundation (TEFAF) has announced the launch of an online series that explores the homes and private collections of high-profile figures in the art world.

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Petworth fair: 'People are absolutely gagging to take part'

07 June 2021

Dealers eager to attend Petworth event say online is fine but they miss contact with the public

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Photograph dealer Michael Hoppen moves from Chelsea after 37 years

07 June 2021

Photography specialist the Michael Hoppen Gallery is relocating from Jubilee Place in Chelsea, its home of 37 years.

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Left Bank tempts visitors to galleries in Paris

07 June 2021

Dozens of art and antiques galleries in the Left Bank area of Paris known as the Carré Rive Gauche are enticing art lovers back to the district with a five-day event showcasing new stock and exhibitions.

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The web shop window: portrait miniature of artist's sister

07 June 2021

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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5 Questions: furniture and works of art dealer Claire Penhallurick

07 June 2021

Claire Penhallurick, a former director of Islamic and Indian art at Bonhams, founded BEAR in Petworth in 2020 specialising in 20th century and antique furniture and works of art, with an emphasis on Mid-century design. BEAR will be exhibiting for the second time at The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair on June 18-20.

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It’s been a long wait but Harrogate is back with a minuet to go

07 June 2021

Measuring over 7ft long, this 18th century work, below, is believed to be one of the longest engravings produced in the past 300 years.

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Business bright in Buxton despite weather

07 June 2021

The Buxton Decorative Antiques & Art Fair made a welcome return to the annual fair calendar with a well-attended four-day event in the Peak District.

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The web shop window: Giacometti's drawing of composer Stravinsky

24 May 2021

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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Dealer discovers highly rare labelled chest by eminent maker Giles Grendey

24 May 2021

This George II caddy-topped mahogany chest bears not one, but two original trade labels for the London cabinet maker Giles Grendey (c.1693-1780).

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Mod Brits head to Suffolk coast

24 May 2021

This typical Monet-inspired, sun-drenched beach scene by Dorothea Sharp (1874-1955) is priced at £18,500 as part of a Modern British exhibition at Thompson’s Aldeburgh.

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Darnley Fine Art exhibition turns spotlight on artists who painted by moonlight

24 May 2021

Artists throughout history have been inspired by the moon and its light. Mysterious, illusive, and ethereal, this celestial body has been utilised to convey all manner of themes from romance and religion to fantasy and intrigue.

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5 Questions: Amsterdam dealer Simon Morsink

24 May 2021

Simon Morsink runs the Morsink Icon Gallery in Amsterdam with his brother Hugo specialising in Russian and Greek icons dating from the 15th to 19th centuries.

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Dealers stage joint show of early Italian art in Netherlands

24 May 2021

The Morsink Icon Gallery and Erik Bijzet Sculpture and Works of Art have joined forces to show 15 early Italian objects in the Netherlands.

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Portrait sitter was central figure in a story of sex and scandal

17 May 2021

This late 17th century portrait depicts Lady Frances Brudenell, Countess of Newburgh (c.1677-1736), an early victim of salacious journalism.