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News in Brief – including London Art Week's Raphael symposium

14 September 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the announcement of the second annual London Art Week Symposium.

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News in Brief – including the British Museum buying a collection of Katsushika Hokusai drawings

07 September 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a group of 103 small drawings by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760- 1849) being acquired by the British Museum.

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News in Brief – including government grants made available to arts businesses

31 August 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a £1.57bn fund being made available by the UK government for commercial arts businesses, which include art and antiques galleries and fairs.

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News in Brief - including a Madrid gallery selling major works to Texan museum

24 August 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a gallery in Madrid selling five works to The Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas.

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News in Brief – including a Bronze Age hoard found in the Scottish Borders

17 August 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a discovery made by metal detectorists that has been described as of national significance for archaeology.

News in Brief – including a new ‘interiors’ fair launched in Wimbledon

10 August 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Sunbury Antiques Market, organiser of the bi-weekly Kempton Park Racecourse fair, launching a trial Sunday event in Wimbledon.

News in Brief – including Flints launching jewellery auctions

03 August 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including auction house Flints expanding into the fine jewellery market.

News in Brief – including Frieze London and Frieze Masters being cancelled

20 July 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Frieze London and Frieze Masters fairs being cancelled this year.

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News in Brief – including an ancient pair of canine sculptures being blocked from export

13 July 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a pair of Celtic hounds sculptures being temporarily prevented leaving the UK by the government.

News in Brief – including Christie's merging its flagship art departments

06 July 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Christie's merging its Impressionist and Modern Art and Contemporary Art teams.

News In Brief - including the arrest of five antiquities specialists in Paris

29 June 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the arrest of antiquities dealers and experts in Paris relating to looted Middle Eastern artefacts.

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News In Brief - including the sale of a letter from Van Gogh and Gauguin

22 June 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale of a letter by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in Paris.

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News In Brief – including a high price for Ivan Aivazovsky at Sotheby's Russian art sale

08 June 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the highest individual price for a painting sold at an auction so far during the international lockdown at Sotheby's.

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News In Brief – including a Star Wars action figure making 50-times estimate in Newbury

01 June 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Star Wars action figure droid from 'The Empire Strikes Back' making over 50-times estimate.

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News In Brief – including the National Gallery acquiring three Old Master portraits

25 May 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the National Gallery in London taking ownership of pictures by Jean-Etienne Liotard, Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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News In Brief – including Sotheby’s launching a new hybrid sale format

18 May 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Sotheby's launching “a silent auction combining the discretion of a private sale with the dynamism of an auction” in Hong Kong.

News In Brief – including the 'Firsts' book fair running as an online event

11 May 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including 'Firsts, London’s Rare Book Fair 2020' being cancelled and replaced with a digital version.

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News In Brief – including a photographica collection being stolen in north London

04 May 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the theft of a collection of cameras, photographs and accessories put together by a private collector for over 45 years.

News In Brief – including Bonhams Australia launching online sales

27 April 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Bonhams Australia planning its first live online-only auction on May 13 which focuses on Asian art.

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News In Brief – including a gift of 100 pieces of studio pottery to Wakefield gallery

20 April 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including two collectors of British studio pottery bequeathing 100 pieces from their personal collection to The Hepworth Wakefield gallery in Yorkshire.

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