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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.

Anthea Peers
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.

Art Business Conference 2022

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.