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Ushak carpet

Plea to help find 25 stolen antique carpets after theft in Farnham

06 April 2022

The art and antiques sector has been asked to look out for carpets stolen from Farnham Antique Carpets last week.

Cezanne picture

UK buyers sought for £10m Cézanne and £11m Bernardo Bellotto which have been barred from export

05 April 2022

Two European pictures have been temporarily stopped from being exported from the UK in the hope buyers can be found to keep them in the country.

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A collection of decoy pigeons and a Great Exhibition piano are among seven lots to watch

04 April 2022

With estimates from £150-5000, here are seven previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Japanese folding screen flying over estimate

03 April 2022

The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a rare four-panel folding screen by Nishimura Sozaemon selling for more than seven-times estimate.

Angelica Kauffman's May portrait

UK buyer needed for £1.5m pair of group portraits by artist Angelica Kauffman

02 April 2022

A pair of group portraits by artist Angelica Kauffman (1741-1807) have been temporarily blocked from export in the hope a UK buyer will pay the £1.5m needed.

15th century Istrian marble wellhead

Late Gothic marble wellhead stars in our pick of seven auction highlights sold this week

01 April 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a 15th century Istrian marble wellhead that sold for a six-figure sum in West Sussex.

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Tom Österman of Auctionet with Lawrences' Helen Carless.

Swedish firm Auctionet buys Lawrences of Crewkerne

30 March 2022

Auctionet, the online auction platform, has bought Lawrences Auctioneers in Somerset but the team at the Crewkerne firm will remain in place.

Clare McAndrew of Arts Economics

British art market takes hit from Brexit and VAT, says global report

30 March 2022

The red tape of Brexit and the continued imposition of VAT on art imports is having a material impact on the British art market according to a macro-level analysis of global art commerce.

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Emissions in the spotlight at Art Business Conference

29 March 2022

How can the art and antiques sector be more sustainable? Reducing the carbon emissions of the trade is tough in light of the return of art fairs around the world.

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A Grand Tour architectural model and George III card table are among six lots to watch

28 March 2022

With estimates from £600-8000 here are six previews of upcoming items.

Folding screen by Nishimura Sozaemon

Japanese folding screen stars in our pick of six auction highlights

25 March 2022

ATG’s weekly selection of items that caught bidders’ eyes includes a rare four-panel folding screen by Nishimura Sozaemon that sold for more than seven-times estimate.

Hogarth's Walpole

Public appeal for £25,000 to buy Hogarth’s Horace Walpole portrait for Strawberry Hill museum

24 March 2022

The Strawberry Hill Trust is appealing for public donations to buy a painting by William Hogarth (1697-1784) of Horace Walpole.

Warhol's Marilyn

Warhol's Marilyn could be most expensive 20th century artwork to ever sell at auction

23 March 2022

'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' by Andy Warhol (1928-87) will lead Christie’s New York sales in May.

William Beckford

Deathbed picture of controversial collector William Beckford bought by museum

23 March 2022

The 1844 portrait William Beckford on his Deathbed by Willes Maddox (1813-53) has been purchased by Bath Preservation Trust and will go on display at Beckford’s Tower and Museum this month.

Bruun Rasmussen Copenhagen

Bonhams buys Danish auction house Bruun Rasmussen

22 March 2022

Bonhams’ run of acquiring other auction businesses continues.

Ivor Braka

Art dealer Ivor Braka hits back at artist resale rights groups' legal action against him

22 March 2022

Art dealer Ivor Braka has spoken out over legal action being taken against him jointly by The Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) and the Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS).

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A donkey’s head walking stick and a Suffragette hunger strike medal are among six lots to watch

21 March 2022

With estimates from £400-15,000, here are six previews of upcoming items.

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Top stories this week – including news of a Duke’s collection emerging from a German castle after 90 years

20 March 2022

Our most read stories over the last week included news of items from the Duke of Württemberg's castle coming to auction after being hidden for decades in wooden crates.

Hollytrees Museum

Police plea for return of stolen medals from Colchester museum

19 March 2022

Essex Police and Hollytrees Museum in Colchester are hoping to recover five 19th century medals stolen in a burglary earlier this month.