Sotheby’s look for new CEO as Ruprecht quits

21 November 2014

BILL Ruprecht is to stand down as chief executive, chairman and president of Sotheby’s as soon as they find a replacement.

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Fangs very much – an unexpected £88,000

19 November 2014

This 17in (43cm) Fang bieri guardian palmwood figure from Gabon in West Africa set a house record at Netherhampton Salerooms in Salisbury when it sold for £88,000.

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New high for timepiece at auction

18 November 2014

Sotheby’s Geneva managed to grab the headlines when the Henry Graves Supercomplication set a record for a timepiece at auction.

Cameo fraud trial sets out list of scams

17 November 2014

The boss of Cameo Fine Art Auctioneers near Reading lived the high life, fleecing customers to line his pockets, a jury has heard.

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Warhol’s Elvis helps Contemporary art frenzy reach record levels

17 November 2014

Christie’s latest evening sale of Contemporary art in New York posted a premium-inclusive total of $852.9m (£557.4m), a new record for any auction.

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Asian Art in London award winner

17 November 2014

ATG editor Ivan Macquisten presents the ATG Award for the most outstanding work of art on view during ‘Asian Art in London’ to Jacqueline Simcox at the AAL Gala Party at the British Museum.

Sotheby’s raise the stakes at the top end

17 November 2014

Sotheby’s latest set of results show that they plan to raise the stakes even further at the top end of the market where competition is most intense.

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Stanley Matthews’ FA Cup medal scores new record at £220,000

14 November 2014

Setting a record for a football medal at £220,000, Stanley Matthews's 1953 F.A. Cup Final winner's medal drew dramatic competition at Graham Budd’s sale of sporting memorabilia earlier this week.

TEFAF unveil their new idea for hooking the big fish at Maastricht

13 November 2014

Visitors to ‘TEFAF Maastricht’ 2015 will be greeted by a revamped entrance to the fair alongside a new ‘curated space’ of work by post-Modern and contemporary artists to tie in with the ‘TEFAF Modern section’.

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Claudel launches new home for Paris étude

12 November 2014

Piasa are not the only Paris étude to have moved to new premises this autumn. Cornette de Saint Cyr have now opened their new saleroom in a 19th century hôtel particulier on the avenue Hoche near the Parc Monceau.

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Remembrance of a child from the battlefield

11 November 2014

This rare battlefield First World War rose goes under the hammer at Hansons in Etwall, Derbyshire, on November 24.


Twelve bidders compete for Peter Waals secretaire in Exeter

11 November 2014

A walnut secretaire cabinet by Peter Waals (1870-1937) has sold for £34,000 at Bearne Hampton & Littlewood in Exeter.

World's top collector dies aged 48

10 November 2014

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, once considered the world’s biggest art collector, died at his London home on November 9 aged 48.

Trade figures show Artist's Resale Right hurting UK

10 November 2014

A new report on the British art market shows the United States and China pulling away from the UK – the world’s third biggest player – as global business expands.

Art Workers’ Guild auction in London

10 November 2014

Guy Schwinge of Dukes will be on the rostrum in London on November 17 for The Hall Centenary Appeal Auction, raising money to modernise and remodel The Art Workers’ Guild Meeting Hall at 6 Queen Square.

Christie’s New York target more private sales

10 November 2014

Christie’s are to extend their ground-floor exhibition space at Rockefeller Plaza in the heart of Manhattan to boost private sales.

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Giacometti’s Chariot leads the charge at Sotheby’s $370m record sale

10 November 2014

Works by Édouard Manet, Vincent van Gogh, Alberto Giacometti and Amedeo Modigliani were the highlights of the latest series of Impressionist & Modern art series in New York.

Why the British art and antiques industry is not helping itself

07 November 2014

Antiques Trade Gazette Editor Ivan Macquisten explains why leading dealers and auctioneers need to rethink their strategy if they want to get public opinion on their side

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Christopher Dresser coffee pot makes £80,000 in Edinburgh

05 November 2014

A possibly unique electroplated coffee pot, designed by Christopher Dresser (1834-1904) and made by James Dixon & Sons in Sheffield, proved the highlight of Lyon & Turnbull’s sale auction ‘Decorative Arts: Design from 1860’ when it was knocked down for £80,000.

No more ivory for us, says auctioneer after £3200 fine

04 November 2014

Embroiled in the debate regarding the rights and wrongs of selling elephant ivory works of art, Chiswick Auctions have become the first UK saleroom to stop almost all sales of ivory – regardless of age.