News in Brief


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.

Dame Magdalene Odundo

News In Brief – including news of Hepworth Wakefield buying a work by Magdalene Odundo

10 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that Hepworth Wakefield bought a work by studio potter Magdalene Odundo.

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News in brief: including Cromwell Place gallery hub update

03 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on a South Kensington gallery hub.

TEFAF Maastricht

News In Brief – including news of the postponement of TEFAF Maastricht

20 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that TEFAF Maastricht planned for March 2022 has been postponed.

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News In Brief – including news of the New York Met buying a bowl from a UK dealer

13 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that the New York Met has bought a bowl from a UK dealer.

Mask-wearing in auction houses

News In Brief – including news of masks to be worn in auction houses and shops

06 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that masks have to be worn in auction houses, shops and indoor fairs.

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News In Brief – including news of the record copy of the US Constitution being loaned to a museum

29 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that a copy of the US Constitution will go on loan to a US museum.

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News In Brief – including news of an Old Master soaring over 30-times estimate

22 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a 17th century French landscape bringing dramatic competition at a New York auction,

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News In Brief – including news of Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets selling at auction

15 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a sale in Switzerland of Marie Antoinette's bracelets containing 112 diamonds.

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News In Brief – including a picture authenticated on TV show 'Fake or Fortune?' selling for £75,000 at auction

08 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Jean-Léon Gérôme picture from 'Fake or Fortune?' selling at Sotheby's.

Diamond

News In Brief – including a 'car boot' find now offered at over a million

01 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a diamond bought at a car boot sale to be offered at auction.

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News In Brief – the 'petrifying' price of a coffee at Frieze Masters

27 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including how one visitor reacted to the price of a coffee at the Frieze Masters fair.

Fabergé pieces

News In Brief – including news of the sale of the Fabergé collection of the late Harry Woolf

18 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a dedicated sale of Fabergé works of art at Christie’s.

James Tissot's Quiet

News In Brief – including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by James Tissot

11 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by Tissot via the government’s Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

Britihs Museum exhibits

News In Brief – including a new exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society

04 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society.

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