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China overtakes the UK as high-end sales dominate the global art market

14 March 2018

The global art market grew by 12% in 2017 with the expansion driven by high-end sales as China overtook the UK as the second largest market, according to Dr Clare McAndrew’s latest report.

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Chinese works of art chief Nicolas Chow becomes chairman of Sotheby’s Asia

14 March 2018

Sotheby’s has promoted Nicolas Chow to chairman of Sotheby’s Asia. He has risen through the ranks of the company as the Chinese art market has grown rapidly since he joined Sotheby’s in 1999.

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Halfway mark passed as sales tally continues at TEFAF Maastricht

13 March 2018

Among the dealers reporting steady sales during the first few days of TEFAF Maastricht’s 31st edition were Rupert Maas and Alon Zakaim. The two exhibitors spoke to ATG about business at the fair so far and were asked to discuss one individual painting on their respective stands.

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Olympia antiques arms fair reloads for its second edition

13 March 2018

The organisers of the inaugural Antique Arms Fair at Olympia London last September hope to build on the positive feedback from that event with the second one coming up in April.

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Suffragettes in sashes replace snakes and ladders for board game up at auction

13 March 2018

The suffragette memorabilia collecting market throws up some pretty strange items at times but few can be more unusual than the board game Pank-a-Squith.

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Handbags in Hong Kong for coin and stamp specialist Spink

12 March 2018

Coins, banknotes and stamps specialist Spink has expanded its sales programme into the growing auction sector of luxury handbags.

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Watercolour of ‘Van Helsing’s hotel’ to star at BADA 2018

12 March 2018

Fine Art dealer Atelier offers a painting of the Great Eastern Railway Company’s Liverpool Street Hotel & Abercorn Rooms in London as a highlight of its stand at BADA 2018.

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Chiswick Auctions to offer artworks from 19th century Vienna international exhibition

12 March 2018

By coincidence, later this month Chiswick Auctions will be offering two works that were exhibited at the 1873 Vienna international exhibition.

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They said what?! The week (5-11 March, 2018) in quotes from the art and antiques world

11 March 2018

In our weekend series, Antiques Trade Gazette brings you a selection of quotes from dealers, auctioneers, collectors and others. This week, we bring you comments about an important Chinese bowl coming up for sale and an important canine portrait just sold.

‘La Dormeuse’ by Pablo Picasso

Picasso portrait from key year of 1932 helps Phillips to house-record total

10 March 2018

Phillips posted the highest total for an auction in the company’s history when its 20th Century & Contemporary Art evening sale this week generated £97.8m including premium.

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TEFAF 2018: ‘Self-regulate to avoid regulation,’ TEFAF Maastricht chief tells delegates

09 March 2018

The art market needs to address its issues around transparency if it wants to avoid enforced regulation, TEFAF Maastricht delegates were told this morning (March 9).

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TEFAF 2018 update: Christopher Columbus first account of New World priced at €1m among latest dealer sales

09 March 2018

Dealers reported new and old clients coming through the doors at TEFAF Maastricht as the flagship art and antiques fair opened to the public.

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“I wanted to enhance the atmosphere you get from this picture” – Old Master dealer explains using a ‘multimedia’ frame at TEFAF Maastricht

09 March 2018

Toby Campbell of London art dealership Rafael Valls speaks to ATG about TEFAF Maastricht’s opening day and explains why he chose to display an Old Master marine painting in a multimedia frame.

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Ten pictures to buy at Abbott and Holder’s 10 day sale

09 March 2018

Museum Street fine art gallery Abbott and Holder is holding a 10 day spring sale.

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New premises for auctioneer Kingham & Orme in Worcestershire

09 March 2018

Worcestershire auction house Kingham & Orme Auctioneers has relocated to a new premises a year after its debut auction.

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TEFAF Maastricht 2018: Let the sales begin

08 March 2018

TEFAF Maastricht's preview opened today at the MECC with 275 exhibitors showcasing 7000 years of art history.

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Old Master dog portrait knocked down for £570,000 at Cambridge auction – video

08 March 2018

A previously unrecorded canine portrait by the Italian Old Master known as il Guercino (1591-1666) drew a dramatic bidding contest at Cheffins of Cambridge today.

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Fashion star Victoria Beckham to team up with Mayfair Art Weekend

08 March 2018

Leading fashion brands Victoria Beckham and Max Mara have partnered with Mayfair Art Weekend (MAW).

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Lord Ashcroft buys Sidney Day Victoria Cross medal group at Dix Noonan Webb auction

08 March 2018

While the record-breaking Victoria Cross medal sold in November last year may have eluded him, Lord Ashcroft is far from inactive when it comes to buying more of these honours for his medals gallery at the Imperial War Museum in London.

‘The Architect’s Home' by Peter Doig

Lack of market freshness deters bidding on Peter Doig’s ‘Architect Home’ at Sotheby’s auction

08 March 2018

Peter Doig (b.1959) prices have been on a roll with three works sold for over £15m at auction in the last 10 months. However, the latest major painting to emerge failed to attract any notable bidding in the saleroom at Sotheby’s and was knocked down under estimate.