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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.

Laomedon Refusing Payment to Poseidon and Apollo

Art detectives needed for the nation

28 November 2016

Do you know who this bespectacled gentlemen is? Or whose hand is behind this painting of ‘Laomedon Refusing Payment to Poseidon and Apollo’? If you think you do, you could become an art detective for the nation.

Marinello

Art Recovery Group’s database goes non-profit

16 November 2016

Art Recovery Group, founded by Chris Marinello three years ago as a rival to long-established The Art Loss Register, has split the firm to create a not-for-profit organisation called Artive.

Steve Cohen offloads his stake in Sotheby’s

15 November 2016

US billionaire investor and art collector Steven Cohen has sold his stake in Sotheby’s by offloading his remaining one million shares.

Chaucer statue

Canterbury Auction Galleries’ Anthony Pratt is ‘knighted’

28 October 2016

Anthony Pratt, managing director of The Canterbury Auction Galleries, has been portrayed as The Knight from the Canterbury Tales in a mural unveiled earlier this month in the Kent city’s high street.

Stijn Alsteens of Christie's

Ex-Metropolitan Museum curator joins Christie’s as head of Old Master drawings

27 October 2016

Christie’s have appointed the former Metropolitan Museum curator Stijn Alsteens as international head of the Old Master drawings department.

New valuations firm launched in London

27 October 2016

Well-known general valuers Rachel Doerr and Sean McIlroy launch a new UK valuations firm this month.

Alexander Payne of Phillips

Phillips promote head of design Alexander Payne to deputy chairman

06 October 2016

Phillips have appointed design specialist Alexander Payne as deputy chairman.

Michael Newman

Tributes paid to Michael Newman

05 October 2016

Auctioneer, valuer and ‘Antiques Roadshow’ expert Michael Newman died last month, aged 80.

Adam Schoon

Antiques Roadshow's Asian art specialist joins Duke's

04 October 2016

Adam Schoon has joined Duke's in Dorchester to head its Asian art department.

Dr Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein

New BBC art show uncovers Flemish masterpiece in Swansea storeroom

28 September 2016

Dealer and art historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor is fronting a new series called ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ on BBC Four.

Daughter continues fight to keep family Chinese art collection together

28 September 2016

A large collection of 17th century Chinese porcelain could be broken up and sold after a family feud among the heirs of Sir Michael Butler, a former aide to Margaret Thatcher.

Joan Carlile portrait

Tate acquire early Joan Carlile portrait

26 September 2016

The Tate has acquired its earliest picture by a female artist.

Jean Dubuffet's Visiteur au chapeau bleu

Christie's announce highlights of Leslie Waddington's £12m art collection

26 September 2016

The art collection of the late Leslie Waddington, the pioneering contemporary art dealer, will go to auction next week and includes works by 20th-century icons such as Milton Avery, Josef Albers, Francis Picabia and Jean Dubuffet.

Wildenstein tax trial begins in Paris

26 September 2016

The long-awaited tax fraud trial of art dealer Guy Wildenstein has begun in Paris.

Hugh Edmeades

Christie’s gavel master Hugh Edmeades to become independent freelance auctioneer

23 September 2016

For gavel master Hugh Edmeades, remembering all the lots sold across a thirty-eight year career at Christie's could have been an impossible task if it were not for the fact he had kept a diary and written down everything he has ever sold.

Morton & Eden founder retires after 47 years in the coins business

07 September 2016

Coin specialist Tom Eden is to retire from Morton & Eden after 47 years in the industry.

Martin Klosterfelde sothebys

Ex-Phillips specialist joins Sotheby’s Contemporary art department in London

06 September 2016

Martin Klosterfelde, a former Berlin-based contemporary art specialist and director at Phillips, has joined Sotheby’s.

Cécile Bernard of Sotheby’s France

Cécile Bernard appointed managing director of Sotheby’s France

05 September 2016

Sotheby’s have announced the appointment of Cécile Bernard as managing director of Sotheby’s France.

Ian Goldbart of Sovereign Rarities

Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

Water wheel clock

Son of Yorkshire auction house owner reopens the business after two years

22 August 2016

Hutchinson Scott is set to hold its first sale in two years after the founder of the Yorkshire auction house came out of retirement and helped his son restart the family business.

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