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1) Art & Antiques Fair Olympia cancelled for summer 2023

The summer edition of Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been cancelled by its organiser Clarion Events.

Art & Antiques Fair Olympia

A previous Art & Antiques Fair Olympia event. 

2) Shock closure of Olympia and Masterpiece summer fairs leaves dealer plans in disarray

The 2023 edition of Masterpiece London and the summer Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have both been cancelled, leaving a crater in the capital’s summer season.

Summer fairs cancelled

Both Masterpiece London and the Art & Antiques Fair Olympia have been cancelled for summer 2023.

3) Furniture combination becomes centre of attention

The chest of drawers and the kneehole desk are both classic forms of early Georgian walnut furniture. However, rarely are they seen on the same piece.


One side of the early Georgian combination chest and desk sold for €13,000 (£11,300) at Adam’s.

4) Edvard Munch painting hidden from Nazis in a Norwegian forest to be auctioned

An Edvard Munch (1863-1944) picture last on the market 89 years ago, which had been hidden from the Nazis during the war, is to be offered at Sotheby’s with a $15m-25m estimate.

Dance on the Beach by Munch

Edvard Munch’s Dance on the Beach (from the Reinhardt Frieze) to be offered at Sotheby’s on March with a $15-25m estimate.

Image: Sotheby's.

5) An English medieval candlestick is among five lots to watch

ATG’s selection of five previews included a rare English copper alloy or latten candlestick from the late medieval period.


English copper alloy or latten candlestick from the late medieval period – estimate £2000-3000 at Woolley & Wallis.

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