Tuesday - 09 February 2016

Art Market

20/21 art fair cancelled as venues dry up

09 February 2016

This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair, held in September for more than a quarter century, has been cancelled as no suitable London venue can be found.

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Mixed results for London Imps and Mods series

08 February 2016

In a week of varying results, the Impressionist, Modern & Surrealist Art sales at Christie’s and Sotheby’s London took £228.8m with premium in total (compared with £381.4m for the equivalent series last year).

Rothko forgery in $25m court case

08 February 2016

Expert witnesses were called to give evidence during legal proceedings between Domenico De Sole, chairman of Sotheby’s, and Ann Freedman, the former president of Knoedler gallery, over the sale of a fake Rothko painting.

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Sandby tops Hooton Pagnell dispersal

10 December 2015

Topping Bonhams Knightsbridge’s marathon nine-hour sale of items from Hooton Pagnell Hall in South Yorkshire was this 20½in x 2ft 5in (52 x 76cm) watercolour and gouache work by Paul Sandby (1730-1809).

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Russian art sales suffer from flatter demand

07 December 2015

The latest Russian art sales in London posted the weakest results in over a decade as a drop-off in both demand and supply brought a further downturn in the market.

 

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