Latest News Articles by Gabriel Berner
Furniture with a backstory viewed in full focus20 February 2023
A footstool owned by Ringo Starr, a chair from the set of Casablanca and a Jean Cocteau wooden candelabra made for the home of Igor Stravinsky feature in a selection of furniture with intriguing histories at New York gallery ‘B’ Dry Goods.
Sickert disciple given own show20 February 2023
Cardiff gallery holds Morland Lewis exhibition over 80 years since his last known dedicated display
John Boyd’s fishermen prove a catch13 February 2023
Contemporary artist created a distinctive range of compositions showing men cradling model boats
Lynn Chadwick bronzes taken into account13 February 2023
Many of the best-sellers at Roseberys’ (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) auction of Modern British and 20th century art in south London came from the collection of former Wall Street banker Geoffrey Elliott (1939-2021) and his wife Fay.
Wooden netsuke take centre stage after strict antique ivory trade regulations kick in30 January 2023
With the ivory versions now heavily restricted, a New York auction provided a test of the current market
Officer’s first-rank taste in artworks09 January 2023
Another slice of the collection which brought a Christopher Wood record comes up in Gloucestershire saleroom
Nude reveals the Cubist talents of Cissie Kean09 January 2023
Cissie Kean (1871-1961) dedicated her life to painting after sustaining a severe injury during a riding accident as a young adult.
Noble resident of County Wicklow for around 150 years09 January 2023
A portrait of a noblewoman catalogued as by a follower of Frans Pourbus the Younger, dated 1615, emerged as one of the highlights at Cheffins (24.5% buyer’s premium) in Cambridge.
Picture specialist hails ‘very encouraging’ multi-estimate prices for old-school landscapes21 November 2022
A clutch of good-quality traditional landscapes exceeded hopes at Exeter saleroom Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood (25% buyer’s premium).
Hambling on red alert to take an auction record14 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).
Goodwin buyer ahead of the game14 November 2022
Tory politician acquired the artist’s watercolours before London dealer raised the profile
Sheila Fell is ‘on the crest of a wave’, says auctioneer14 November 2022
Outside the John Patten collection at Lawrences of Crewkerne on October 12 were several other good-quality pictures boosting the bottom line.
Viennese work surfaces as Steinbach celebrates 50 years17 October 2022
Vienna antiquarian bookseller Michael Steinbach is celebrating 50 years in the business and has produced a catalogue to mark the milestone.
London gallery Connaught Brown stages exhibition focusing on the human figure17 October 2022
The human figure has been continually re-imagined by artists, whether they have followed tradition or rebelled against it.
The web shop window: Francis Bacon poster for Tate 1962 exhibition17 October 2022
Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.
5 Questions: Maxime Mauchamp of Tsukimi Gallery17 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
Three to look out for from Fine Art Society17 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.
Birmingham fair reduces set-up from two days to one to maintain low costs for exhibitors17 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.
Keith Vaughan from a key period03 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.
Bomberg on his travels03 October 2022
Over a dozen paintings by David Bomberg (1890-1957) are being offered on the market for the first time at Dreweatts.