News in Brief


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News in brief – including Gurr Johns launching a money lending arm

23 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that the owner of Dreweatts will start offering loans to collectors of art, luxury items and collectables

Ronati

News in brief – including a new marketplace guide for dealers

16 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that Ronati has partnered with LAPADA on its 2022 marketplace guide.

Maradona shirt

News in brief – including the auction of Maradona’s 1986 World Cup shirt

09 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the sale at Sotheby's of the World Cup shirt worn by Diego Maradona in 1986.

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News in brief – including a painting previously hung in the White House being offered at Christie’s

02 May 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Christie's offering 'Washington Crossing the Delaware' by Emanuel Leutze.

Poplars near Nuenen

News in brief – including a TEFAF grant for a museum to restore a picture by Vincent van Gogh

25 April 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a grant from TEFAF Museum Restoration Fund to restore a van Gogh oil painting.

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News in brief – including a cast of Rodin’s The Thinker on offer at Christie’s

18 April 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a bronze cast of Auguste Rodin’s The Thinker estimated at €9m-14m at Christie's.

Paris

News in brief – including a vintage fashion auctioneer launching a joint venture in Paris

11 April 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Kerry Taylor partnering with new Paris firm to stage vintage and luxury sales in the French capital.

Grand Palais Ephémère

News in brief – including the name revealed for a new Paris fair

04 April 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the new name and details of the planned fair in the French capital.

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Christie's King Street, London

News in brief – including a new head of Old Masters at Christie’s

21 March 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Andrew Fletcher joining Christie’s from Sotheby's.

Montefiore Mainz Mahzor

News in brief – including a recipient of the TEFAF Restoration Fund conserving a rare Hebrew illuminated manuscript

14 March 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a US museum receiving a TEFAF Restoration Fund to conserve a Hebrew manuscript.

The remaining three pictures of the set in Chastleton House

News in brief – including a missing saint picture from a National Trust property

07 March 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the search for a missing saint painting from the National Trust's Chastleton House in Oxfordshire.

Jim Spencer

News in brief – including another first edition copy of Harry Potter coming to auction

28 February 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a first edition copy of Harry Potter coming to auction at Hansons.

Somerset House

News in brief – including a new venue for The London Original Print Fair

21 February 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a new venue for The London Original Print Fair (LOPF) this May.

Fine Arts Paris

News in brief – including news of two French fairs merging

14 February 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a merger between to major fairs in Paris.

Pierre Adolphe Valette

News in brief – including news of a spate of art thefts

07 February 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a spate of art thefts.

Sir Kyffin Williams' Ynys Mon

News in brief – including Rogers Jones revealing its best-ever hammer totals

31 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Welsh firm Rogers Jones revealing its best-ever results in 2021.

Connect fair

News in brief – including news of the return of Connect Art Fair and BADA Week

24 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including two initiatives returning as in-person events

 L’empire des lumières

News in brief – including news of the auction of René Magritte’s 'L’empire des lumières'

17 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including Sotheby's offering René Magritte’s 'L’empire des lumières'.

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The death penny ‘issued in error’ to a deserter

17 January 2022

The ubiquitous First World War memorial plaques – the ‘death penny’ – need to have a posthumous recipient of note to sell for anything more than £50-100.

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