Art Market


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Fierce negotiator who had a sharp eye for artistic talent

04 March 2024

Roseberys’ sale of Modern British & 20th Century art on March 12 will include works from the collection of Bernard Sheridan (1927-2007).

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Modern British works from artistic sources boost Colchester sale

04 March 2024

A group of four pictures on offer in an Essex auction came from a vendor whose grandmother was part of the Fitzrovian set - the Bohemian group of artists and intellectuals centred around Charlotte Street in London, just north of Soho, in the 1920s-50s.

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Hopper print emerges from the shadows in Los Angeles

26 February 2024

American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is known for his moody views of his native New York, his paintings often imbued with garish light and contrasting bright and muted colours.

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Frederick Austin: an artist of the old school

26 February 2024

Group of works by a maker who used mostly traditional techniques creates a secondary market test

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Le Brun stars in stellar works on paper selection

19 February 2024

Some of the strongest demand at the latest Old Master auctions in New York came among the works on paper sales.

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Old Masters: Supply lines come under strain

19 February 2024

Market shows strength only for select works as sourcing high-quality material proves inceasingly difficult

Hubert Robert pipe-clay dish

Hubert Robert's range on show at Old Master sales

19 February 2024

Both Sotheby’s and Christie’s offered notable works by French artist Hubert Robert (1733-1808) at the latest Old Master auction series in New York.

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun self portrait

Sotheby's sets record for a work on paper by a female Old Master

14 February 2024

Some of the strongest demand at the latest Old Master auctions in New York came among the works on paper sales.

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Gray’s apocalyptic vision of Glasgow acted as anti-nuclear bomb protest

12 February 2024

A shot in the arm for the picture market of Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) came at the start of the year when one of his most momentous paintings emerged at auction and set a major record for the Scottish artist and writer.

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West Country painter Michael Morgan's work offered en masse for first time

12 February 2024

Core group of 14 works by the artist on offer could represent significant moment in secondary market

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Many happy returns for Mod Brit investors

05 February 2024

Canny buyers who invested in works by female artists are now reaping the rewards in salerooms

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Art Market: Cadell captures the Cassis light

29 January 2024

Scottish Colourist likened the French port to Iona – but with more time to paint given the weather

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Allan Ramsay the royal favourite

29 January 2024

The precise and sensitive portraiture of Allan Ramsay (1713-84) earned him widespread acclaim, aided by his prodigious intellect and social flair.

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Two rare Bessie MacNicol works appear at auction in a week

29 January 2024

Works by Glasgow Girl Bessie MacNicol (1869-1904) – who died in childbirth aged 34 – are represented in many public collections, especially in Scotland.

Edward Hopper's etching Night Shadows

Edward Hopper etching tops Bonhams’ print sale in Los Angeles

25 January 2024

American artist Edward Hopper (1882-1967) is known for his moody views of his native New York with his paintings often imbued with garish light and contrasting bright and muted colours.

Alasdair Gray's Glasgow Triumph of Death

Major record for Alasdair Gray as apocalyptic canvas turns heads in Edinburgh auction

24 January 2024

A shot in the arm for the picture market of Alasdair Gray (1934-2019) came at the start of the year when one of his most momentous paintings emerged at auction and set a major record for the Scottish artist and writer.

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Charity gifts that keep on giving when sold at auction

22 January 2024

Spotlight on a couple of shop donations that both ended up making £20,000 hammer prices

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Pulham conjures auction magic in South London

22 January 2024

Roseberys (26% buyer’s premium) posted the second-highest auction price for Peter Rose Pulham (1910-56) at its most recent sale of Modern British & 20th Century Art.

Michael Morgan painting

Artist Michael Morgan makes presence felt on auction market

18 January 2024

West Country painter Michael Morgan’s (1928-2014) career as an artist took off rather late in life.

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Lost poignant wartime painting by Matania lives on in the form of a copy

15 January 2024

A copy of a lost painting that has been described as one of the most haunting and poignant depictions of Irish involvement in the First World War attracted a flurry of bids at Clevedon Salerooms (22% buyer’s premium) in Bristol.

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