Trio of Madrid auction previews

04 December 2017

Paintings and an unusual form of 17th century entertainment are potential highlights at three Madrid suctions.


Madrid sale to offer virgin and child by Murillo

18 September 2017

A painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo will feature in the next auction at Alcalá Subastas on October 4-5.


Ethiopian art from private collection stars at Madrid auction

28 August 2017

After a summer break, the next auction session at Duran Subastas in Madrid on September 21 will feature a special section of 33 lots of Ethiopian art, including intricately decorated wooden crucifixes, bibles, paintings and thrones, all coming to auction from a private collection.


Spanish police recover stolen Francis Bacon paintings after tip-off from the Art Loss Register

24 July 2017

Three Francis Bacon artworks stolen in Madrid in 2015 have been recovered by Spanish police near Barcelona.


Auction previews from the US, France and Spain

26 June 2017

ATG's selection of upcoming sale highlights.


Sorolla stars in Madrid sale

30 May 2017

The year 1884 was very significant for the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923). Aged only 21, he travelled to Madrid for the third time, where he was awarded a second-class medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts for El Dos de Mayo 1808, and he received a grant to study in Rome for four years.


Francis Picabia female figure sketch on offer in Madrid

08 May 2017

Francis Picabia (1879-1953) famously declared that he wanted to change his ideas “as often as one would change one’s shirt”, and he embraced many different artistic styles throughout his life.


‘Early Velázquez’ notified by state brings Spanish record

02 May 2017

A Spanish oil billed as an early work by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) sold for €8m (£7m) at the Madrid auctioneers Abalarte on April 25.

Diego Velazquez painting at Abalarte in Madrid

Rediscovered early work by Diego Velázquez takes €8m at Spanish auction

26 April 2017

Billed as potentially an early work by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660), a 17th century Spanish oil sold for €8m at the Madrid auctioneers Abalarte yesterday.


International previews: Madrid

05 April 2017

The Flemish Baroque painter Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678) studied the works, and particularly the mythological scenes, of the Italian masters.


International previews: San Sebastián

01 April 2017

This 17th century Hispano Filipino sculpture of the dying Christ will feature in the next auction at Anteo Subastas in San Sebastián in Spain on April 25.

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Spanish royalty on offer in Madrid

01 December 2015

A pair of royal portraits by the Spanish artist Miguel Jacinto Meléndez (1679-1734) go on sale at auction in Madrid this month.

Spanish tax cut to boost art trade

03 February 2014

The Spanish government have cut the tax on sales of works of art by more than half from 21% to 10% as a means of boosting trade.


Old Father Thames stolen in Cordoba

05 October 2009

PICTURED here is an artist’s impression of one of a cache of easily identifiable antiques stolen from the Spanish home of two retired British antiques dealers.

Dealers sell at El Portobello

02 July 2007

THIRTY-six stallholders from Portobello Road made their way to Madrid at the end of June where the London street market was recreated for a day in the Spanish capital.

€5bn scandal rocks trade in stamps

15 May 2006

THE world stamp market is reeling this week after what could prove to be a €5bn pyramid selling scheme was unmasked in Spain.

Judaica finds its Neish in Spain

08 March 2005

Alex Neish is to donate a small collection of Judaica to a museum at the recently excavated and restored 12th century synagogue in Barcelona.

International ambitions

19 August 2004

EARLY bookings for Antiquaris Barcelona suggest that next year’s 29th annual staging of one of Spain’s top fairs will be markedly more international than it was earlier this year.

New Thyssen gift to Madrid

22 June 2004

THE widow of Baron Heini von Thyssen, the billionaire art collector, has loaned a huge new collection to the museum he founded in Madrid, the Thyssen Bornemisza.

Christie’s to hold sales again in Spain

01 March 2004

Christie’s are to hold their first auction in Spain since 1999 this autumn when they offer a sale devoted to Spanish paintings in Madrid on October 6. Although they have maintained an office in Madrid, Christie’s last Spanish auction was five years ago when they held the Bendinat House sale in Mallorca.