12 November 2018

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Paris Photo Closes 22nd Edition With Robust Sales And Optimism 

Paris Photo, the well established fair dedicated to the photographic medium, closed the doors to its 22nd edition on Sunday 11 November

4 November 2018

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EMPIRE 2 Project Moves To Paris – Jude Cowan Montague

As one of the participants in the globe-trotting EMPIRE 2 project, exhibiting the moving image on a world tour, I came to Paris for the project’s opening at Le100Ecs, an artist centre at 100 Rue de Charenton.

25 October 2018

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Diebenkorn Ocean Park Masterpiece From Mary Tyler Moore Collection Auctioned At Christie’s

Christie’s NY will be offering a large Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park series painting from 1985 on November 15.

13 October 2018

Discredited Banksy Mural To Go Under The Hammer In LA

An iconic secondary market Banksy mural that was hacked off of a wall in London is to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in LA.

8 October 2018

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg Blue Loses Its Lustre At Christie’s

Jeff Koons Cracked Egg (Blue) a large two-part stainless steel sculpture from the Celebration Series, which began with Balloon Dog in 1994, is the first of five versions, each one rendered in a vivid colour.

5 October 2018

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Grenfell Victim Khadija Saye Estate Prints Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

Two works by Grenfell victim Khadija Saye are to go under the hammer today at Christie’s

4 October 2018

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Has Frieze Become More About Instagram and Less About Art?

I’m what you could call a seasoned Frieze regular. I may have missed the first London fair but I was soon sucked into the great black hole of mega-international art fairs and beamed myself out beyond London to Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach, not to mention the first Frieze in New York. Galleries […]

23 September 2018

Frank Dunphy: Damien Hirst Manager’s Art Collection Sells For Millions At Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s, London, have sold the collection of Damien Hirst’s business manager, mentor and ‘partner in crime’, Frank Dunphy for a total of £10,088,125 million

17 September 2018

Edward Hopper: Controversial Chop Suey Painting To Be Auctioned At Christie’s

Edward Hopper’s Chop Suey, 1929, one of the most important works by the artist, still in private hands, is to controversially go under the hammer at Christie’s NY

14 September 2018

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David Hockney’s £80m Splash To Go Under The Hammer At Christie’s

One of David Hockney’s most important paintings from the 1970s is to go under the hammer at Christie’s.

5 September 2018

Bonhams Auction House Acquired By Epiris Fund II

Epiris Fund II a private equity company has announced that has agreed the acquisition of Bonhams, the global auction house, from private shareholders.

10 August 2018

Sotheby’s Announces Second Quarter 2018 Results And It’s Not Great

Sotheby’s has reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2018.

25 July 2018

Christie’s Record £3bn Half-Year Figures Eclipses Sotheby’s

A 26% rise has been reported at Christie’s with overall sales to almost £3bn ($4bn, up 35%) compared to £2.35bn in the first half of 2017.

Unseen John Virtue Paintings To Be Unveiled At Fortnum’s X Frank 2018

Fortnum & Mason will be continuing their annual artistic collaboration Fortnum’s X Frank 2018 (FXF18), 10th September – 20th October

7 July 2018

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Masterpiece 2018 An Eclectic Set-Up – Zoltan Alexander

With friend, Paul Freud, we took a golf car at the entrance of Chelsea Bridge Road to drive to the 9th edition of Masterpiece at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the ultimate glitzy meeting place colliding with the Mayfair Art Weekend.

3 July 2018

Art Athina 2018 – Curatorial Strategies Support Strong Artistic Statements – George Micallef Eynaud

Art Athina 2018: When a city like Athens, Greece, is undergoing some form of economic crisis, a paradoxical trend tends to emerge.

3 July 2018

Lucian Freud Landscape Discovered Under Suffolk Sign Painter’s Canvas

A landscape painting depicting trees and a bridge over a stream attributed to the British artist Lucian Freud has been uncovered after conservators painstakingly stripped off layers on a picture by a Suffolk artist acknowledged as a friend of Freud. The work of art is thought to have been painted over after World War II. […]

28 June 2018

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Masterpiece London – Affair To Remember – Or Not – Edward Lucie-Smith

The initial omens are not good. As you go into Masterpiece 2018, the first thing that greets you – though ‘greets’ is the wrong word, it stands there as if trying to block your entry

27 June 2018

New Record For Lucian Freud Painting At Sotheby’s London

A painting by the British Artist Lucian Freud from his ‘last great nudes’ series, Portrait on a White Cover has sold at Sotheby’s London for £a record 22.5million / $29.8 million.

21 June 2018

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Government Earmarks £20m For Culture and Creative Industries In England

Arts Minister Michael Ellis has launched a £20 million fund aimed at helping culture, heritage and the creative industries to benefit towns and cities across England.

31 May 2018

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FIAC Paris Announce Exhibitors List For 45th Edition

FIAC, the leading international Contemporary and Modern art fair, held each year in Paris has announced their exhibitor list for the 45th edition.

19 May 2018

Christie’s Record $1.79 Billion Spring Auction Season

Christie’s Spring auction series in New York achieved a grand total of $1.79 billion across two weeks of sales, marking another crowning achievement in the company’s more than 250-year history.

16 May 2018

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Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale Totals $415,852,500

Another successful Christies Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale has topped expectations with record prices for Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957) and Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935).

15 May 2018

Picasso Self Portrait Belonging To Casino-Boss Steve Wynn Damaged by Christie’s

A Picasso self-portrait belonging to the Las Vegas casino-boss Steve Wynn has been seriously damaged ahead of a Christie’s sale.

15 May 2018

Modigliani Nu Couché Tops Sotheby’s Highest Ever Record Price At $157m

Amedeo Modigliani Nu Couché has become the most valuable work ever sold at Sotheby’s—selling for $157 million in the 14 May Impressionist & Modern Evening Sale.

9 May 2018

Rockefeller Sale Misses Billion Dollar Mark Despite Monet And Matisse Records 

It wasn’t the billion dollar sale that Christie’s optimistically predicted but it was an evening of fierce bidding and record prices for both Matisse and the stalwart of Impressionism Monet. 

24 April 2018

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Modigliani Nude Predicted To Break Artist’s $170m Auction Record

Sotheby’s has unveiled plans to auction Amedeo Modigliani’s largest painted work, Nu couché (sur le côté gauche).

16 April 2018

Slowing Growth: Hiscox Online Art Market Report Reveal £3B Sales

Based on the current growth trajectory, the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, published today, reveals that the value of the online art market could reach $8.37 billion by 2023.

12 April 2018

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Anne Vierstraete Art Brussels Director In Conversation With Paul Carter Robinson

Anne Vierstraete, the Managing Director of Art Brussels in conversation with Paul Carter Robinson ahead of the opening of the fair next week. 

6 April 2018

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London Dealer Richard Nagy Ordered To Return Stolen Egon Schiele Drawings

Two works on paper by the Secessionist artist Egon Schiele stolen from a Jewish family by the Nazis in the late 1930s have been ordered to be restituted to the heirs of an Austrian Holocaust victim.

31 March 2018

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Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 What The Dealers Had To Say

Art Basel Hong Kong 2018 saw a strong collector turnout and vigorous sales across all sectors of the market.

22 March 2018

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Will Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Sold In 2012 For £10m Flip For £50m?

Liz Taylor’s Van Gogh Vue de l’asile et de la Chapelle de Saint-Rémy is back on the market again after selling in an auction at Christie’s in February 2012 for £10,121,250.