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.

Jane Oakley of Sworders

Sworders seeks to boost its fine art auctions with appointment of former CSK and Sotheby's specialist

17 October 2017

Sworders has appointed former Sotheby’s, Christie’s South Kensington and Bonhams picture specialist, Jane Oakley, to expand the scope and frequency of its fine art auctions.

LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade

16 October 2017

LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.


Market meets the early music makers

16 October 2017

Bennie Gray of Grays Antique Market, has a love for early music. So where better to hold a series of weekly recitals than the Music Room, the small events venue which is above the market in Davies Street, Mayfair?

Rebecca Davies of LAPADA

LAPADA seeks new chief executive as Davies returns to the contemporary art world

11 October 2017

Rebecca Davies, chief executive officer of LAPADA, is to leave the trade body at the end of December after three and a half years in the role.


5 Questions: Ed Lake of Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

09 October 2017

Ed Lake works at Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, specialist in 18th and 19th century English literature and history. His parents opened the business in 1969 and it is based in Great Russell Street, across from the British Museum. The shop’s ground floor has been renovated to recreate a 19th-century bookshop.


Pick of the Week: Yongzheng dish serves £230,000

09 October 2017

Hansons Auctioneers in Etwall, Derbyshire sold a Yongzheng (1723-35) mark and period dish for £230,000 (plus premium) on September 29.


Christie’s rising star takes top spot in novice auctioneer test

09 October 2017

“Only a Rizla paper between them,” is what judge Philip Arnold declared as he announced the winner of the 2017 NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the year.


News in brief: Appointments

02 October 2017

A round-up of appointments in art and antiques industry from the previous seven days.

Chinese dish

Charles Hanson sells Chinese dish for seven times estimate at Derbyshire auction

29 September 2017

A Chinese dish, once valued on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’, has sold at Hansons Auctioneers for £230,000.

Grosvenor and Dabiri

Dealer Bendor Grosvenor discovers Rubens' Duke of Buckingham in Glasgow

25 September 2017

Dealer Bendor Grosvenor’s returning series ‘Britain’s Lost Masterpieces’ has discovered a work by Flemish artist Sir Peter Paul Rubens in a National Trust property in Glasgow.


Julian Thomson takes the helm at Anderson & Garland

25 September 2017

Newcastle auction house Anderson & Garland is under new ownership after Julian Thomson and Fred Wyrley-Birch bought out the previous owner Andrew McCoull.


5 Questions: Stephen Welbourne

25 September 2017

Stephen Welbourne, a specialist in 18th-20th century British art for the past 30 years, will stand at the upcoming Esher Hall Antiques & Fine Art Fair by ADFL.

Charles Graham-Campbell of Bonhams Scotland

New managing director for Bonhams Scotland

21 September 2017

Bonhams have appointed Charles Graham-Campbell as managing director of its operations in Scotland.

Taylor stamp

Horologist and inventor Dr John C Taylor honoured with stamp series

18 September 2017

Horologist, inventor and clockmaker Dr John C Taylor OBE will have his life celebrated with a set of postage stamps in the Isle of Man where he lives.


BBC Antiques Roadshow: 40 years of getting an antiques show on the road

18 September 2017

With the BBC’s hit series now 40 years old, we find out producer Simon Shaw's views on its success ahead of the broadcast of his last Roadshow series.


Tributes paid following the death of French arts patron Pierre Bergé

08 September 2017

French fashion businessman and patron of the arts, Pierre Bergé, has died aged 86.


Interview: SNA president Mathias Ary Jan on meeting the challenge for the Paris Biennale

04 September 2017

The Biennale has restructured as the fair evolves into an annual event. ATG talks to chief organiser and SNA president, Mathias Ary Jan, to hear how the changes are not just practical but cultural as well...


Auction house opens a new sales chapter

28 August 2017

Dawson’s Auctioneers is a relatively fresh-faced newcomer to the auction house scene but is keen to open new chapters of business as soon as possible.


Mid-century gives musician much to chew on

28 August 2017

This is the story of how James Watkins went from being half of the electro-pop duo Chew Lips, performing at music festivals across Europe including Glastonbury – “we were the sort of late afternoon band you don’t really listen to” – to running an online business selling mid-century design, particularly furniture.


Andrew Sim: a dealer who thinks outside the box

28 August 2017

Andrew Sim favours artists and images that have slipped through the system. Ahead of his appearance at the upcoming '20/21 British Art Fair' he talks to ATG about chasing the unknown...