International (print edition)


No kidding: goat bank coins it in at US auction

24 July 2017

Multi-consignments from single-owner collections and a smorgasbord of different collecting categories provided bidders with a huge choice of vintage toys in specialist auctioneer Bertoia’s (20% buyer’s premium) sale on June 2-3.


Asian art and a continental drift of sales

17 July 2017

Dealers in and collectors of Asian art were spoilt for choice around the middle of June in Europe. As well as the Asian sale series in Paris (see last week’s ATG, No 2300), a vast selection of works came up for sale in Zurich, Cologne, Brussels, Salzburg and Stuttgart.


Weeks of Bamberg art and antiques charms

17 July 2017

Bavaria is the most popular tourist destination in Germany and for more than 20 years the historic city of Bamberg has hosted a summer event in which a dozen prestigious dealers and galleries take part in a joint sales exhibition, held in their own premises.


French sales figures: Christie’s in Paris pole position as first-half 2017 results appear

15 July 2017

A number of the French auction rooms have released their sales figures for the first half of the year, with Christie’s Paris operation taking the top slot.


Asian art in Paris: Jades joy in summer sales

10 July 2017

Like many of the world’s major art markets these days, Paris concentrates activity in the Asian art field into series at specific times of the year in an attempt to attract those all-important buyers from Mainland China.


Asian art in Paris: Military scene on silk generates bidding battle

10 July 2017

At the Drouot auction centre in June around 3000 items of Asian art went under the hammer in a series of 20 auctions that were either dedicated sales or featured substantial Asian sections.


Picture reveals history of French auctions hub

03 July 2017

It is high season for sales in Paris and the Drouot auction centre, home to 75 firms, is busy with its usual roster across all disciplines.


D-Day relics fly high in US sales

03 July 2017

Original D-Day invasion flags may be fragile and rare but a spate of them has appeared on the market recently in the US.


Beatles memorabilia keeps it reel at auction

03 July 2017

A well-provenanced collection of Beatles and other rock memorabilia will be a highlight in one of Butterscotch Auctioneers’ tri-annual estate auctions at its Bedford, New York, saleroom on July 16.


Panthers go on the prowl in Paris

26 June 2017

The panther is a big cat much favoured by sculptors – not only the animaliers but also those who searched for a stylishly sleek motif during the early 20th century, where it can be seen depicted on screens and vases as well as in the round.


Auction previews from the US, France and Spain

26 June 2017

ATG's selection of upcoming sale highlights.


Tribal art at Paris auction from Dadaist artist collection

19 June 2017

The tribal art auction to be held at Drouot by Binoche et Giquello on June 22 features a mix of African and Oceanic artefacts and will include two lots that formerly belonged to the artist Tristran Tzara.


Polikoff ceramics collection comes up at Boston auction

19 June 2017

On July 13 Boston saleroom Skinner will be offering the Victor & Muriel Polikoff Collection comprising nearly 300 lots of 18th and early 19th century ceramics.


Serene and strong Chinese general leads in Lisbon

19 June 2017

This Chinese gilt-bronze figure of Guandi is the catalogue cover lot for the next auction at Veritas in Lisbon, on June 27-28.


Art Nouveau and Art Deco pioneer inspires joint Paris auction

19 June 2017

Alain Lesieutre was one of the dealers and authors who pioneered the revival of interest in Art Nouveau and Deco in the second half of the 20th century.


From America’s heartland - interview with Chicago auctioneer Leslie Hindman

19 June 2017

Leslie Hindman’s curriculum vitae encapsulates the changing American auction scene across four decades.


Asian auctions make a ‘Gexit’

12 June 2017

German salerooms move series to Austria and Belgium in the wake of cultural goods law...


Bidders battle for Old Masters in Vienna and Cologne

12 June 2017

Recent Old Master paintings in Vienna and Cologne have yielded some predicted but also unexpected results including a high price for a work by a German better known for his poems and plays than his paintings.


Malaysian artist makes rare visit

12 June 2017

The Malayan artist Cheong Soo Pieng (1917-83) is hardly a household name in Europe. Virtually all of his paintings that have sold at auction in recent decades came under the hammer in Hong Kong or Singapore.


French film stars collection up for auction in Paris

05 June 2017

Yves Montand (1921-91) and Simone Signoret (1921-85) were famous French husband-and-wife actors with starring roles in many French films.