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Twelve pieces of Post-War and Contemporary art coming up in autumn 2020

21 September 2020

Twelve pieces of Post-War & Contemporary art from upcoming auctions taking place in the UK and overseas.

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Wrapping the Pont Neuf – three times

21 September 2020

Christo (1935-2020) is famous for the series of monumental projects to wrap landmarks around the world undertaken with his wife and collaborator Jeanne-Claude (1935-2008).

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Cromwell Place: A new style of gallery space

21 September 2020

At a moment when dealers are exploring new ways to trade, Cromwell Place opens for business

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André Masson paintings from a V&A curator bring interest at Dominic Winter

21 September 2020

The works of French painter André Masson (1896-1987) are regarded as a bridge between Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism.

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Strong response to mixed media works at Roseberys

21 September 2020

A notable of feature of the Post-War and Contemporary art market is the wide variety of mediums employed.

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Market for authenticated Banksy screenprints flexes its muscles at specialist London sale

21 September 2020

Interest from overseas bidders appears to be lifting the market for Banksy (b.1974) prints to a higher level.

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Mayfair Art Weekend to run during London's Frieze Week for 2020

21 September 2020

Usually running during the summer high season of late June, this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend takes place during another peak of the London calendar: Frieze Week.

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Maintaining a gold standard: Coins market focus

21 September 2020

Coinex, the traditional autumn focus for the numismatic world, is cancelled this year.

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Works of international appeal fire London market

21 September 2020

A work on paper by Czech artist Mikulas Medek (1926- 1971) drew strong competition at Chiswick Auctions’ (25% buyer’s premium) latest British & European Fine Art sale.

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Frieze Week goes virtual as 200 exhibitors prepare to participate at online event

21 September 2020

Usually the centrepiece of the London art market in October, Frieze has had to rethink the format of its two mammoth fairs.

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Reclusive Woodrow emerges in Yorkshire

21 September 2020

North Yorkshire saleroom Tennants (20% buyer’s premium) has a solid track-record with the artist Joash Woodrow (1927-2006). Eight of his top 10 auction prices are held by the Leyburn saleroom (source: Artprice by Artmarket).

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‘A key figure in London’s Caribbean Artists Movement’

21 September 2020

The auction record for modern Guyanese artist Aubrey Williams (1926-1990) was broken three times at auctions in the south of England this summer.

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Satellite events and exhibitions for the autumn season in London

21 September 2020

A selection of gallery events taking place this autumn in London that focus on Post-War and Contemporary art.

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The normal new: Contemporary art remains at the core of auction and retail market

21 September 2020

To seasoned observers, the market for Post-War and Contemporary art might not seem as novel as it once did. Sales in this area are now a core part of the auction calendar and the field has been regarded as having the highest potential for growth for over two decades.

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Grayson Perry’s 'The best of British' taken to new high at Phillips

21 September 2020

An auction record for Grayson Perry’s (b.1960) 'Britain is Best', a limited edition coloured embroidery depicting five loyalists from East Belfast, was set at Phillips (25% buyer’s premium) in London on September 10.

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Antiquities: The impressive body of bidders at ancient art auctions

14 September 2020

Not just whole figures but parts such as feet and hands are sought after by collectors in the antiquities market, as evident at a vast six-day auction in Essex

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Vintage Seiko watches make waves at auction

14 September 2020

The Japanese battery-powered watches once viewed as cheap and lacking soul are now being taken seriously at auction despite collector snobbery

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Omega Speedmaster with ‘TV’ dial sells at Richard Winterton

14 September 2020

Perhaps the quirkiest of all of the many Omega Speedmaster models is this one with a cushion shape or ‘TV’ dial.

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Greek terracotta goddess doubles estimate at Christie's

14 September 2020

This exceptionally preserved Greek terracotta seated goddess retaining much of its stylised red slip decoration emerged as one of the highlights of the summer antiquities sales in London.

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Egyptian bronze falcon sarcophagus emerges in Salisbury auction

14 September 2020

A dozen lots of Greek, Roman and Egyptian artefacts once owned by Ferdinand Mainzer (1871-1943), a German-Jewish gynaecologist turned historical author, will open Woolley & Wallis’ tribal art and antiquities auction in Salisbury on September 22.

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