Industry urged to give views on gun laws

27 July 2015

The antiques industry is being called on to take part in a consultation to reform the law governing the sale and ownership of antique firearms.

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15-07-24-2101NE04A john olsen sothebys australia.jpg Legal challenge to Sotheby’s Australia who pictured work in catalogue without artist’s permission

The Australian copyright collection agency Viscopy has begun court proceedings against Sotheby’s Australia accusing them of infringing the copyright of one of its clients, the artist John Olsen.

Rare August UK antiques fairs north and south

29 July 2015

As dealers’ and buyers’ thoughts turn more to Pinot Grigio by the pool than art and antiques in August, only a few fairs rattle around to provide solace for those eager to earn or spend some money.

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Petitioners protest at German rule change

24 July 2015

Opposition to controversial new laws governing cultural heritage in Germany is gathering pace. Auctioneers, dealers and collectors are backing a petition ‘preserving the right to privately collect’ and calling for German the government to rethink its proposals.

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Art dealer sentenced for paintings fraud

24 July 2015

An art dealer from Cornwall has been sentenced after pleading guilty to seven counts of fraud relating to the sale of fake paintings, including works he claimed were by Alfred Wallis (1855-1942).

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