Contemporary Art

The wide and varied world of Post-war and Contemporary art has become a major part of the art market and a key sector for the leading auction houses.


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The 47th FIAC fair finds a new Paris venue

04 October 2021

FIAC, the Foire Internationale D’Art Contemporain, is Paris’ long-running annual fair devoted to Contemporary Art, staged every autumn.

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A market on the move

04 October 2021

Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly boosting revenue at regional salerooms

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Volpi flies the flag

04 October 2021

A highlight of the Contemporary Art sale at Aguttes in Neuilly on October 25 will be this large 7ft 6in x 2ft 11in (2.3m x 89cm) painting in tempera on canvas by Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988).

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A lawyer writes: Dumb as a rock or the new smart money?

04 October 2021

The market for non-fungible tokens (NFTs) presents some notable legal issues

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Marlborough London stages Gillian Ayres exhibition

27 September 2021

Dynamic and gestural, this vast 5ft 6in x 11ft 3in (1.67 x 3.45m) oil on canvas, below, was painted by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) during the 1980s.

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Brought out from a deep freeze

27 September 2021

Following two years of enforced online activity only, art fair makes its long-awaited return

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Affordable art in global demand

27 September 2021

Post-lockdown fairs in New York, London and Hong Kong show increase in sales

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Hodge and his horses

27 September 2021

Available to buy for £2800, this 12 x 18in (30 x 45cm) oil of a grey Andalusian horse in a landscape by Marcus Hodge (b.1966) forms part of a new show dedicated to the equine artist’s latest works.

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Work by French artist Jacques Villeglé on offer in Berlin

27 September 2021

Born in 1926 as Jacques Mahé de la Villeglé, the French artist Jacques Villeglé has had a long and varied career.

Claude Lalanne’s bronze ‘L’Enlèvement d’Europe’

Modern sculpture’s power couple: Works by the Lalannes continue to rise at auction

25 September 2021

Demand for works by the artist duo Claude Lalanne (1925-2019) and her husband François-Xavier Lalanne (1927-2008) continues on a roll.

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Sotheby’s reveals consignment win via livestreamed video

10 September 2021

Sotheby’s chose to announce its winning of a prestigious consignment via a livestreamed video involving specialists across the US, Europe and Asia.

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Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ returns to Sotheby’s

09 September 2021

Billed as “an audacious piece of performance art” by Sotheby’s, although viewed by others as a publicity stunt, the half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ is returning to auction with its estimate bumped up.

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The web shop window: Modern artist's take on a fish fossil

23 August 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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Portraitist and prominent ancestor given joint show

23 August 2021

London portrait agency Fine Art Commissions is celebrating the work of British war artist and society portraitist Simon Elwes (1902-75) and his great, great nephew Jamie Coreth (b.1989) with a new exhibition.

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Bill Hardie collection among a Celtic quartet of single-owner sales

16 August 2021

Among a glut of upcoming single-owner collections on offer from Scottish and Irish salerooms, Glasgow firm Great Western Auctions will sell items from the estate of curator, dealer and writer William ‘Bill’ Hardie (1941-2021) later this month.

Richard Whittle of Whittle Antik

5 Questions: Oxfordshire dealer Richard Whittle

09 August 2021

Richard Whittle founded Whittle Antik in Oxfordshire earlier this year and offers a range of objects from 18th century oak to naïve folk art, Mid-century furniture, taxidermy and Contemporary art.

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Abstract art associated with St Ives forms the debut show at relaunched Cotswolds gallery

09 August 2021

Dramatically lit above a Windsor armchair, 'Up and Across' by St Ives artist Trevor Bell (1930-2017) is a dynamic work of abstracted shapes in fiery red, browns and gold.

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Art market: Bowie sprinkles saleroom stardust

19 July 2021

Record for a painting by the music legend David Bowie leads a look at rockstar attempts at visual art

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Bob Dylan art stays on track at auction

19 July 2021

Artworks by another legendary musician, Bob Dylan (b.1941), drew decent competition once again at Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) this summer.

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Early work by Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett doubles artist's auction record

19 July 2021

An early painting by Roger ‘Syd’ Barrett (1946-2006) of Pink Floyd led a 200-lot picture section at a recent Cheffins (22.5% buyer’s premium) sale.

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