Dealers' Diary


Masterpiece fair looks to broaden visitor appeal for eighth showing at Royal Chelsea Hospital

19 June 2017

‘Come one, come all to 'Masterpiece', buying ground for the best and rest.’ Such, in essence, is the rallying cry of Harry Apter, co-founder of the premier London fair, which has its eighth run from June 29-July 5.


Traditional ‘POP’ art: dealing duo stage show of portraits and objects from the past in Knightsbridge

19 June 2017

Forget Michael Jackson and Madonna: this summer Timothy Millett and Claudia Hill are the king and queen of pop. Taking into account, that is, the title of their upcoming exhibition, 'POP: Portraits and Objects from the Past'.


Paris exhibition focuses on André Maire’s take on ‘cultural’ Vietnam

19 June 2017

A selection of drawings by the French painter-explorer André Maire (1898-1984) comes to the Dumonteil Gallery in Paris for the exhibition Indochina, Meeting Men and Gods.


5 Questions: Barbara Chalk of Rare and Antique Books

19 June 2017

Barbara Chalk runs Rare and Antique Books, an online book dealership, with her husband Robert.


London Art Week shines the summer spotlight on galleries

19 June 2017

London Art Week kicks off a host of events on June 30. Based in Mayfair and St James’s, LAW brings together more than 40 galleries as well as three auction houses in a celebration of historic painting, sculpture and drawing.


Fame & promise at Bohun Gallery

19 June 2017

In its ongoing exhibition, the Bohun Gallery includes emerging artists alongside leaders in the British art market such as Elisabeth Frink, John Piper and Mary Fedden.


Shop talk: Rippingales Antiques and Collectables

19 June 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Paula Rippingale Mills, who runs Rippingales Antiques and Collectables in Suffolk.


Olympia fair draws out designs for life

12 June 2017

Sue Norman is a practised hand at The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia (June 26-July 2). As an exhibitor at this west London event for 36 uninterrupted years, she knows the show well, is familiar with the crowd it attracts and approaches it strategically.


Dealers join forces on Cotswolds campaign

12 June 2017

Manfred Schotten and Christopher Clarke Antiques join forces this summer for their regular Cotswolds exhibition which takes place every second year.


Emporium is added to Asian art empire

12 June 2017

Asian art dealer Gerald Davison has taken a selling space in The Emporium in Berkshire, which he plans to run as well as his current space at Acreman St Antiques & Interiors.


Frost creates warm atmosphere

12 June 2017

Boats, breasts and bright colours are key features in the exuberant works of Terry Frost (1915-2003).


Q&A with Olympia returner James Brett

12 June 2017

Norwich dealer James Brett vowed to continue dealing when he sold 300 pieces of stock at a Sworders sale in 2010. He has been good to his word and this year returns to Olympia for the first time in seven years. ATG spoke to Brett about his business and the wider market.


5 Questions: Matt Dixon of TallBoy Unique Interiors

12 June 2017

Matt Dixon of TallBoy Unique Interiors, specialises in a mix of taxidermy, architectural salvage, religious artefacts and other items. He will stand at the upcoming Salvo 2017 (June 23-25).


Harry Moore-Gwyn offers Sir George Clausen works on paper at Olympia

12 June 2017

Harry Moore-Gwyn Fine Art brings a selection of 20 works on paper by English artist Sir George Clausen (1852-1944) to mark the 45th anniversary of The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia.


Furniture collectors make quality count in Suffolk

05 June 2017

Andrew Singleton’s first of two annual exhibitions this year opens on June 10, and he is prepared for a rush of interest in early furniture.


Mayfair gallery exhibition shows that Rodin sculpture is readily available to start a collection

05 June 2017

On the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s (1840-1917) death the French sculptor is still much in evidence.


Austrian dealer moves into former Mallett premises

05 June 2017

White walls, harsh lighting, edgy urban location: this is the usual checklist for global contemporary art galleries, writes Laura Chesters.


5 Questions: Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books

05 June 2017

Mark Skipper of Cheltenham Rare Books talks about opening a shop, travelling as a dealer and the importance of fairs.


Castle looms over local Ludlow show

05 June 2017

A view of Ludlow Castle is one of the works included in Miles Wynn Cato’s ongoing exhibition.


Gallery gains Barns-Graham estate artworks

05 June 2017

More than 35 works by the artist Wilhelmina Barns-Graham populate Waterhouse & Dodd’s retrospective from June 7-July 8.