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Thornycroft’s thoughtful but flash Gordon sculpture

19 June 2017

Led by the 17th century Goan hardwood, ivory and bone tabernacle which took a 100-times-estimate £36,000 from a European bidder (see Pick of the Week, ATG No 2294), a recent sale at Chiswick Auctions (22% buyer's premium) also included a tribute to a quintessential Victorian imperial hero – General Gordon.

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Previews: £30,000 plus

05 June 2017

ATG’s weekly selection of items on sale at auctions and dealerships.

Margaret Schwartz

Sotheby’s shapes global sculpture department with promotions

05 May 2017

Sotheby’s has bolstered its sculpture department by promoting Alexander Kader and Margaret Schwartz.

Henry Moore’s Seated Woman

Christie’s creates pop-up summer sculpture park in St James’s Square

03 May 2017

An outdoor sculpture garden will be unveiled in London’s St James’s Square later this month to promote Christie’s June auctions.

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Tomasso Brothers Fine Art to open gallery during London Art Week

02 May 2017

Sculpture specialist Tomasso Brothers is set to open a new London gallery this summer.

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Stair Sainty's ‘true’ Degas dancer discovery

10 April 2017

Two versions of Edgar Degas’ (1834-1917) statue of Petite Danseuse de Quatorze Ans exist. The traditionally recognised example, one bronze of which stands in the Tate Modern, was the only one known for many years and is a posthumous cast of Degas’ wax sculpture.

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Rodin turns heads in Paris and Pau

05 April 2017

With this year marking the centenary of the sculptor’s death, Auguste Rodin is much in the news. While the Grand Palais in Paris is marking the event with a major exhibition, Fraysse et Associés sold a 2ft 1in (64cm) high lifetime cast bronze figural group for €1.55m (£1.35m) at Drouot on March 22.

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Copy of Churchill and Roosevelt ‘Allies' bench sculpture sold to Lake District hotel

28 March 2017

A copy of London tourist favourite, the bronze bench sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill and Franklin D Roosevelt between Old and New Bond Streets, has been sold to a Lake District hotel.

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Phillips migrate Martinware to New York while Greenslade’s gourds surface at Salisbury auction

29 October 2015

Two single-owner collections of Martinware – each exceptional in their own way – will appear for sale on either side of the Atlantic this autumn.

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Hepworth’s Orkney sculpture heads to its ‘natural home’

26 October 2015

A small Dame Barbara Hepworth (1903-1975) sculpture bought at a Christie’s auction by The Pier Arts Centre in Orkney has now gone on display.

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Police hunt sculpture thieves

24 August 2015

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with a theft at the Masterpiece fair held in July at the Royal Hospital site in Chelsea.

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Tibetan bronze figure takes £32,000 at Bellmans’ auction

21 August 2015

West Sussex auctioneers Bellmans enjoyed considerable success on August 5, with a single-owner collection of around 30 Indian and Tibetan bronzes collected by a private vendor in the 1960s.

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Henry Moore’s Old Flo to return to Tower Hamlets

17 July 2015

The new major of Tower Hamlets has pledged to exhibit Henry Moore’s Old Flo in London’s East End after the local council were declared the legal owners of the sculpture in the High Court.

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Recovered Rodin to be sold at Christie’s New York

13 July 2015

A stolen Auguste Rodin sculpture, recovered after it was consigned to Christie’s in 2011, will go to auction later this year.

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Picasso sets all-time auction record as Giacometti reaches new high for sculpture

12 May 2015

A new high for any work of art sold at auction came at Christie’s New York last night as Pablo Picasso’s ‘Les femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)’ sold at $160m (£108.1m).

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Soldani bronze brings £320,000

29 April 2015

This Italian baroque bronze depicting ‘Ganymede and the Eagle’ by Massimiliano Soldani-Benzi (1656-1740) proved the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s recent sale in Edinburgh.

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Wolsey Angels – my ‘ones that got away’, says dealer

05 March 2015

More information has emerged about the colourful recent history of the £5m Wolsey Angels.

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Syndicate deal frees Wolsey Angels for sale

18 February 2015

The parties caught in a conundrum over proper title to two of the recently rediscovered Wolsey Angels have formed an extraordinary syndicate to resolve the issue.

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Michelangelo claim: there’s more to come say Fitzwilliam

16 February 2015

The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge have promised to reveal more evidence backing the attribution to Michelangelo of a pair of bronze figures of two nude males riding panthers.

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World beater: de Vries at $24.75m

24 December 2014

More than half the receipts from Christie’s inaugural Exceptional sale in New York came from a single lot. And it was one with quite a history.