Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner
Auerbach’s theatrical flourish in Scarborough06 April 2020
An unsigned Frank Auerbach (b.1931) sketch in coloured inks of Camden Theatre in London, a favourite subject of the artist, emerged as the top-selling lot at Scarborough saleroom David Duggleby (22.5% buyer’s premium).
Illuminating artworks sold at Whyte’s in Ireland06 April 2020
The ROSC art exhibitions – ‘rosc’ being an Irish word roughly translated as ‘the poetry of vision’ – were the first major series of large-scale international art shows in Ireland.
New Romantic in tune30 March 2020
Impressionistic pastoral landscapes, often featuring cattle, are the signature works of John Alfred Arnesby Brown (1866-1955).
Traveller ends up in Cornwall30 March 2020
The Limerick-born painter Norman Garstin (1847-1926) was an engineer, architect, and a diamond prospector before he settled on art as a career.
The joys of a simple life from William Conor30 March 2020
Irish painter William Conor (1881-1968) received many official commissions during a prolific artistic career, including from King George V, but it was his warm and sympathetic portrayals of working-class life in Ulster that are best known today.
Cuneo captures the last of steam30 March 2020
Painting of Evening Star reflects end of an era as coal-fired locomotives started to hit the buffers.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2500 including a William Gear acrylic painting30 March 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including a William Gear acrylic painting.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £1500 including a Rosalie Emslie watercolour23 March 2020
Three works selling at regional sales below £1500, including a Rosalie Emslie watercolour.
Drawing on expertise of Fitzwilliam director23 March 2020
Two Italian Mannerist chalk drawings emerged as the top sellers in a section of Old Master drawings and prints at Cirencester saleroom Dominic Winter.
‘A crapshooter throwing dice’23 March 2020
Paul Jenkins (1923-2012), an American Abstract artist and member of the New York School, was born in Kansas City. He worked at a ceramics factory in his youth, an experience that heavily influenced his tactile methods of painting.
Portraits of mystery young women catch the eye in auctions23 March 2020
Two alluring early-20th century British school portraits of attractive young women caught the eye in recent regional sales. Both modestly estimated, they brought similar four-figure sums.
Cunning plan for Blackadder estate23 March 2020
Houstoun-Boswall consignment includes Robert Adam’s proposal for Scottish country house
Release the Lock and get into Gear for Modernist art16 March 2020
London became the training ground for many young South African artists during the inter-war years. Among them was Cape Town painter Freida Lock (1902-62) who attended Heatherley School of Art and the Central School of Art where she was introduced to the works of post-Impressionists such as Van Gogh, Cézanne and Braque.
Top of the Lowry prints league16 March 2020
Limited-edition work showing Salford artist’s famous football scene nets a new high
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £3500 including a Harold Riley limited-edition print16 March 2020
Three works selling at regional sales below £3500, including a print of 'Lowry Walking on Swinton Moss' by Harold Riley.
Lowry harbour scene: more to mum’s taste16 March 2020
It was scenes of pleasure boats at Lytham St Anne’s on the Lancashire coast like the one shown below that Lowry’s mother supposedly favoured over her son’s darker industrial scenes.
Affordable art: Three works sold for under £2500 including an Edith Lawrence linocut09 March 2020
Three modestly valued works selling at regional sales including an Edith Lawrence linocut.
Sybil Atteck labourer works well to sell09 March 2020
This portrait study is by Sybil Atteck (1911-75), a pioneering artist in Trinidad and Tobago of Chinese descent known for her work in watercolour.
Sexy and sultry Flint tempts buyer09 March 2020
Textbook watercolour by the British artist takes one of his higher prices in recent years.
Geoffroy shows his touch of class09 March 2020
The artist Henri Jules Jean Geoffroy (1853-1924), known as ‘Géo’, was a member of the French Naturalist movement and was best known for his paintings of Parisian children and daily urban life.