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Heartfelt work of Joseph Beuys

22 February 2021

Legendary yarn explains how this material became a key component of the artist’s designs

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Judd’s art shapes up with a box and tube

22 February 2021

The American artist Donald Judd (1928-94) abandoned painting in the 1960s and devoted himself to producing three-dimensional objects.

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Michaux uses mescaline as his extra inspiration

22 February 2021

Among the surprises at a Contemporary art sale at Ketterer (25% buyer’s premium) in Munich was the result for a work by the painter-poet Henri Michaux.

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Pioneering sea atlas sails to a new high

15 February 2021

Sold for a record €260,000 (£234,235) in Hamburg was a copy of Lucas Janszoon Waghenaer’s Speculum nauticum super navigatione maris occidentalis…

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George Achard ruby and diamond ring watch from c.1780 emerges at Hamburg sale

25 January 2021

Cortrie in Hamburg is holding an auction of watches and vintage timepieces on February 13.

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Dealer offers epic Habsburg poem on vellum at Stuttgart Rare Book Fair

25 January 2021

Presented on vellum with luxury colouring and illuminated with silver and gold, this is a rare first edition of Theuerdank.

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German and Austrian sales: freshness counts in Old Master sector

25 January 2021

In a market challenged by a lack of fresh consignments, works new to the saleroom stand out

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Chinese collectors bid up porcelain vases to 500 times the reserve

25 January 2021

A local collector who consigned a pair of Chinese porcelain vases to Hargesheimer (25% buyer’s premium) in Düsseldorf was in for a substantial pre-Christmas surprise.

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Fechin portrait fetches surprise price

25 January 2021

This portrait of a young girl with a red headscarf caused the biggest surprise in the latest sale of Russian art at Dr Fischer (28% buyer’s premium) in Heilbronn, Germany.

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London dealers sell 12th dynasty Egyptian relief to German museum

13 January 2021

An Egyptian polychrome painted limestone relief from the 12th dynasty has been bought by the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich, Germany.

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Monstrous German auction over four days

11 January 2021

Presenting, as always, huge numbers of lots – some 2800 this time, an auction held by Reiss & Sohn (19% buyer’s premium) produced some notable prices.

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Roentgen cabinets draw bidders in Germany

04 January 2021

Cologne auction house offers fine selection of 18th century works made by both father and son

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De la Tour nocturne sets Lempertz auction house record

14 December 2020

One of the last Georges de la Tour (1593-1652) paintings in private hands was sold by Cologne auction house Lempertz on December 8.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.