Art Market


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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £1000 including a Charles Collins' view of Cornwall

25 June 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, including an oil on canvas of Bude in Cornwall by Charles Collins (1851-1921).

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Mod Brit works in a league of their own

25 June 2018

Nearly 500 lots of Modern British and 20th century art went under the hammer at Woolley & Wallis (25/12% buyer’s premium) in Salisbury to notch up a total of £535,000 with three-quarters sold.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £800 including a work by Punch illustrator Arthur George Watts

18 June 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales, including a watercolour by Punch illustrator Arthur George Watts (1883-1935).

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Life on the open road with Cuneo

18 June 2018

“The open road, the dusty highway, the heath, the common, the hedgerows, the rolling downs!”

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Drake and Bell’s Pre-Raphaelite on plaster lead Skipton sale

18 June 2018

A plaster plaque of a mother and child drew multiple bids when it was offered at Hutchinson Scott (20% buyer’s premium) in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

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Battle for ‘celebrity’ artist in Sussex

18 June 2018

A quartet of oils by the contemporary British painter Sherree Valentine-Daines (b.1959) produced multi-estimate prices when they went under the hammer in Sussex.

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Female Irish artists pack a punch at auction

11 June 2018

Though their output was dwarfed by their male counterparts, talented 20th century Irish female artists pack a punch in the saleroom when their art does appear at auction.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £1000 including a work by Moira Beaty

11 June 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales including a work by Moira Beaty.

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Sunny outlook for Irish art in Dublin

11 June 2018

John Magnier, the Irish horse breeder and art collector, reportedly made a five-fold return on his Amadeo Modigliani reclining nude when it sold at Sotheby’s New York last month for $139m (£102.2m).

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How mash-ups make successful mix

04 June 2018

Mod Brit and contemporary selection showing a swirl of influences ‘creates a buzz’.

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Nevinson soars but at an unsigned level

04 June 2018

A trio of unsigned First World War prints by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) sold for multi-estimate sums in a two-day sale at Dominic Winter (20% buyer’s premium) in Cirencester.

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Seago in kitchen cupboard gets clean away

04 June 2018

Of all the things you might expect to find in a kitchen cupboard, an original oil by Edward Seago (1910-74) is probably not one of them.

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Mughal emperor rides high to make a jumbo auction price

04 June 2018

Among several runaway lots at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) Asian Art sale in Dorchester was a 19th century Indian watercolour depicting the Mughal Emperor Akbar II on an elephant.

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Saleroom selection: Under £600

04 June 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales.

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Yiannis Tsarouchis in demand at Bonhams' Greek art sale

28 May 2018

An early work by Yiannis Tsarouchis (1910-89) topped Bonhams’ Greek Sale in New Bond Street on May 2, selling above estimate at £120,000 (plus 25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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Chadwick takes £22,000 at Chorley’s

28 May 2018

A trademark bronze sculpture by Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was the best-seller at a Modern and Contemporary Art & Design auction held by Chorley’s (20% buyer’s premium) at Prinknash Abbey Park in Gloucestershire.

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Provenance is key for Chinese art

28 May 2018

Chinese ceramics tend to dominate Asian sales in the UK, but occasionally other mediums get to share the limelight.

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Love of print format is in the Essex air

28 May 2018

British artists dominated Sworders’ (23% buyer’s premium) Modern & Contemporary prints sale in Essex, with works by Banksy, Patrick Hughes, Damien Hirst, Bridget Riley and Grayson Perry all getting away.

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Saleroom selection: three artworks under £500 including a Charles Lutyens oil painting

28 May 2018

Three modestly valued works in regional sales including an oil painting by Charles Lutyens.

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Pair portrays elegance of Yorkshire nobility

21 May 2018

Guided at £200-400, a pair of 17th century British school portraits (one pictured below) went on to fetch £1150 each at Halls (20% buyer’s premium) of Shrewsbury.

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