Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner

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Picture specialist hails ‘very encouraging’ multi-estimate prices for old-school landscapes

21 November 2022

A clutch of good-quality traditional landscapes exceeded hopes at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (25% buyer’s premium).

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Hambling on red alert to take an auction record

14 November 2022

The major talking point of Tennants’ (22/20% buyer’s premium) Modern & Contemporary Art sale was the £840,000 seascape by LS Lowry which was the highest total for a picture at the auction house and the second-highest price for any lot ever sold at the saleroom (see ATG No 2565).

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Goodwin buyer ahead of the game

14 November 2022

Tory politician acquired the artist’s watercolours before London dealer raised the profile

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Sheila Fell is ‘on the crest of a wave’, says auctioneer

14 November 2022

Outside the John Patten collection at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12 were several other good-quality pictures boosting the bottom line.

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Viennese work surfaces as Steinbach celebrates 50 years

17 October 2022

Vienna antiquarian bookseller Michael Steinbach is celebrating 50 years in the business and has produced a catalogue to mark the milestone.

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London gallery Connaught Brown stages exhibition focusing on the human figure

17 October 2022

The human figure has been continually re-imagined by artists, whether they have followed tradition or rebelled against it.

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The web shop window: Francis Bacon poster for Tate 1962 exhibition

17 October 2022

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: Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery

17 October 2022

Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery in Paris which offers Japanese works of art from the 20th century to contemporary, including ceramics, metalworks and cloisonné enamel pieces

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Three to look out for from Fine Art Society

17 October 2022

Studio potter Waistel Cooper (1921-2003) is back in the spotlight at The Fine Art Society and leads a busy autumn programme at the gallery.

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Birmingham fair reduces set-up from two days to one to maintain low costs for exhibitors

17 October 2022

Thousands of visitors are expected to descend on the NEC in Birmingham next month for one of country’s larger vetted antiques and fine art fairs.

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Keith Vaughan from a key period

03 October 2022

A conscientious objector conscripted into the Non-Combatant Corps in 1941, the artist Keith Vaughan (1912-77) was stationed at Ashton Gifford in Wiltshire then Malton in Yorkshire.

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Bomberg on his travels

03 October 2022

Over a dozen paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957) are being offered on the market for the first time at Dreweatts.

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Gaudier-Brzeska owned by a Courtauld emerges at Bellmans

03 October 2022

Inspired by his trips to Richmond Park in south-west London, French-born sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska (1891-1915) fashioned a number of deer sculptures.

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Top-sellers in Welsh auction are both by painters who died young

03 October 2022

Modern British art assembled over a lifetime by a Monmouthshire-based collector generated some decent competition in a timed online auction at Rogers Jones & Co (24% buyer’s premium).

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Portrait by an islander who ended up becoming isolated

03 October 2022

This portrait by Brenda Chamberlain (1912-71) will be offered in the sale of Welsh Art at Rogers Jones in Cardiff on November 19.

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Master of tempera Southall tempts with watercolours too

03 October 2022

A leading member of the Birmingham Group and closely associated with the Arts & Crafts movement, Joseph Southall (1861-1944) is probably best known for tempera painting – the painstaking medieval technique he helped revive.

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Rowland Hilder landscape attracts bidders at Mallams

03 October 2022

This typically wintry scene by the prolific artist Rowland Hilder (1905-93) was the star lot of Mallams’ (25% buyer’s premium) Modern Living sale.

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Fedden gets away second time around

03 October 2022

Returning to auction for the second time in a year, this still-life by Mary Fedden (1915- 2012) fetched £15,500 at Reeman Dansie (20% buyer’s premium).

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O’Casey crow sculpture attracts a flurry of bids

03 October 2022

Simple, nature-inspired motifs and geometric shapes run through the work of St Ives artist Breon O’Casey (1928-2011).

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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.