International

About 80% of the global art market by value takes place outside the UK. The largest art market in the world is the US with China in third place (after the UK) followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.

Many more nations have a rich art and antiques heritage with active auction, dealer, fair, gallery and museum sectors even if their market size by value is smaller.

Read the top stories and latest art and antiques news from all these countries.

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Debut with lots of Biblical proportions

30 November 2020

A single leaf from a Gutenberg Bible that sold for a higher than expected $65,000 (£50,980) in a Philadelphia sale this autumn.

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Mammen makes entrance with Way Out

30 November 2020

For many decades, Jeanne Mammen was a forgotten artist. In the 1920s-30s she had been a celebrated illustrator and chronicler of the Weimar Republic.

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Barlach on song as bronze sculpture cast comes to Cologne sale

30 November 2020

Many of the German sculptor Ernst Barlach’s works have a musical connection and none more so than the bronze 'Der singende Mann' (The Singing Man).

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The web shop window: ‘Princes’ edition’ of epic poem symbolising Holy Roman Emperor

30 November 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Sang collection of historical documents returns to Sotheby's New York

30 November 2020

Several decades on from the last of the five major auctions Sotheby’s held to disperse items from the remarkable collections of American historical documents and letters formed by Philip (1902-75) and Elsie Sang (1906-97), a further selection appeared at Sotheby’s New York (26/20/13.9%).

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Railway picture by Moholo-Nagy emerges at Munich sale

30 November 2020

In 1919, László Moholy-Nagy came to Berlin, having fled from his native country after the collapse of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic.

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Surrealist Max Ernst branches out into forest

30 November 2020

De Baecque & Associés (27% buyer’s premium) offered the second instalment of the Modern and Contemporary art collection of Colette Creuzevault.

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Unattributed work now ascribed to one of da Vinci’s closest pupils sets €1.4m record

30 November 2020

A painting by the artist known as Salai, one of Leonardo da Vinci’s closest pupils, proved to be the toast of the latest sale of Old Master and 19th century paintings and sculpture at Artcurial (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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Phillips to offer specialist dealer's art pottery

30 November 2020

Art Nouveau-era art pottery from the collection of Jason Jacques, the well-known specialist dealer in this field, will be offered on December 9.

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Bewitched by the mystic arts: New York drawings dealer hosts show of Occult pictures

30 November 2020

New York exhibition orginally for Halloween seems to suit the crazy year as a whole

British and Irish book auctions: December 2-12, 2020

30 November 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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Josef Hoffmann vase is a leading light at Vienna auction

30 November 2020

Items designed by Josef Hoffmann, leading light of the Wiener Werkstӓtte movement, will feature in a sale in Vienna.

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New faces and new offices at auction houses across the UK – the latest hires in the art and antiques world

26 November 2020

The latest Movers & Shakers news including at Phillips, Rogers Jones as well as a special honour for a well-known furniture dealer.

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Fine Arts Paris goes digital for autumn

24 November 2020

Like many fairs this year, because of the Covid-19 crisis, Fine Arts Paris, which was due to be staged at the Palais Brongniart in the French capital in late November, has changed from a physical event to an online platform showcasing exhibitors’ works.

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Pick of the week: Florence sparkles in Castrucci’s stunning stone carving

23 November 2020

In 1592, the Florentine stone carver Cosimo Castrucci (fl.1576-1602) was called to the imperial court in Prague by Rudolph II.

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Asian art preview: Extended sale, extensive collections on offer

23 November 2020

The auctioneers at Nagel in Stuttgart will have their work cut out at the upcoming sale of Asian art.

America’s undeclared war with France

23 November 2020

Estimated at just $5000 or so but sold at $110,000 (£85,270) in an October 2-3 sale at Brunk Auctions (23% buyer’s premium) in Asheville, North Carolina, was an extensive archive of documents and letters relating to the career of Captain James N Sever.

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Deity hails from an old Dutch collection

23 November 2020

At 2ft 5in (73cm), this Blanc de Chine figure of Guanyin on sale at Lempertz in Cologne on December 15 is unusually large.

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Nineteenth century take on archaic

23 November 2020

This 19th century take on an archaic vessel is one of the objects on sale at Hargesheimer in Düsseldorf on December 5.

British and Irish book auctions: November 24-December 5, 2020

23 November 2020

Our regular listing of UK and Irish book auctions.

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