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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

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Ex-Bonhams specialists launch new saleroom in Los Angeles

20 August 2018

Downtown Los Angeles has a new mid-market fine art auction house, formed by a group of ex-Bonhams specialists.

Simon Berti of Auction Technology Group

Simon Berti steps down as ATG’s chairman of Art & Antiques

17 August 2018

Simon Berti, chairman of the Art & Antiques division at Antiques Trade Gazette parent Auction Technology Group, has announced that he is stepping down from his role after 20 years “to explore life beyond auctions”.

Badr Khan

Auction Technology Group hires chief technology officer

18 July 2018

Auction Technology Group (ATG) - parent company of Antiques Trade Gazette and thesaleroom.com – has hired a new chief technology officer.

Paul Whitfield

Paul Whitfield tribute

16 July 2018

The family of the late Paul Whitfield are holding an event in London on the evening of September 26 to celebrate his life. Contact paulwhitfieldmemorial@gmail.com for details.

Lord Carrington

Former foreign secretary and Christie’s chairman Lord Carrington dies aged 99

10 July 2018

The former Christie’s chairman and the last surviving member of Sir Winston Churchill's post-war government, Lord Carrington, has died aged 99.

Otto Naumann

Veteran New York dealer Otto Naumann joins Sotheby’s

05 July 2018

Old Master dealer Otto Naumann has joined auction house Sotheby’s as senior vice president and client development director in its Old Master paintings division.

Marc Sands

Christie’s marketing chief leaves after four years at the auction house

28 June 2018

Marc Sands, who joined as chief marketing officer in April 2014, is leaving to “pursue other creative opportunities”.

LAPADA hires fair manager

18 June 2018

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair in Berkeley Square, Mayfair, has hired a new fair manager.

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New LAPADA chief Freya Simms outlines what dealer members can expect during her tenure

18 June 2018

Public relations and fairs specialist Freya Simms is a mere two weeks into the job as chief executive of dealer body LAPADA but has hit the ground running.

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Pick of the Week: Fabergé blossoms in Teddington

18 June 2018

“It was totally unexpected – as the best finds always are,” Derbyshire auctioneer Charles Hanson told ATG. “A client came along to our office in East Molesey carrying a cardboard box. Inside, wrapped in an old tea towel, was not one, but two, Fabergé flowers.”

Auctioneer Charles Hanson from Bargain Hunt and Antiques Road Trip

Watch auctioneer Charles Hanson selling his “most significant find ever”

14 June 2018

Two rare Fabergé flowers brought to a routine valuation event wrapped in an old tea towel were sold in a sale conducted by auctioneer Charles Hanson this week.

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Two rare Fabergé flower ornaments sell for £340,000 at auction

11 June 2018

A pair of delicate Fabergé flower ornaments stole the limelight at an auction in Teddington tonight.

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Art historians, a dealer and an auction house chairman among recipients of Queen’s birthday honours

11 June 2018

A vice chairman of Sotheby’s in the US, historians Professor Mary Beard and Professor Simon Schama and the boss of the Royal Academy of Art were included in the 2018 Queen’s birthday honours list.

Private equity firm takes stake in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

11 June 2018

US saleroom Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has hired a new chief executive and sold a stake to a private equity firm to help fund expansion.

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Movers and shakers: the latest arts and antiques appointments including TEFAF Maastricht's new chair of paintings

07 June 2018

From TEFAF Maastricht and a new CEO at a US auction house to a Mod Brit specialist and a porter who used to take tea with John Major - another ATG round-up of the latest appointments.

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Viney becomes the Master

04 June 2018

The picture below shows Paul Viney (on the left), chairman of Woolley & Wallis, receiving congratulations upon being installed as Master of the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars from Loyd Grossman, the outgoing Master (and now Deputy Master).

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BADA hosts Belgravia networking event for art market’s next generation

27 May 2018

A group of young trade members met for a networking evening earlier this week.

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Charles Hanson withdraws ‘Nelson’s telescope’ from sale "pending further investigations"

22 May 2018

Hansons Auctioneers has withdrawn from its July 2 sale a brass telescope purported to have been used by Admiral Lord Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805, after questions were raised about its authenticity.

Fabergé botanical studies at Hansons

“My most significant find ever” – Charles Hanson on discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers

22 May 2018

Auctioneer Charles Hanson has described the discovery of two rare Fabergé flowers during a routine valuation morning as his “most significant find ever”.

Pierre Lagrange

Hedge fund owner of Savile Row tailor plans online-only auction at Sotheby’s

14 May 2018

Savile Row tailor Huntsman & Sons and financier Pierre Lagrange are to hold an online auction at Sotheby’s later this month.

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