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Nazi-looted paintings by Pissarro and Signac that entered the Musée d’Orsay to be offered at Sotheby’s16 January 2020
Three Impressionist paintings believed to be worth over £14m that were taken by the Nazis during the Second World War but recently restituted to the heirs of a French-Jewish art collector will be offered at Sotheby’s in London next month.
Lawyer’s new book published covering the ‘nuts and bolts’ of art market law14 January 2020
A recent addition to Elgar Practical Guides – a series of handy, concise and practical guides to a range of legal practice areas – has been penned by Martin Wilson, the chief general counsel at Phillips Auctioneers.
US tariffs on Chinese art “diverts market elsewhere”, says Sotheby’s08 January 2020
Sotheby’s has added its weight to the art market’s response against President Donald Trump’s imposition of import tariffs on Chinese works of art in the US.
Top stories this week – including our pick of 10 outstanding dealer sales in the last year05 January 2020
The most popular stories on this website over the last week included our selection of the most unusual and wonderful objects that dealers sold in the last 12 months.
France blocks export of €19.5m Cimabue panel following sale to overseas buyer03 January 2020
The French government has blocked the export of ‘The mocking of Christ’, a medieval panel by Cenni di Pepo (known as Cimabue) that sold in October for €19.5m plus premium at auction house Actéon.
Six top Old Masters sold at auction in 201930 December 2019
This year has seen some notable action in the Old Master market including some major rediscoveries which led to some extraordinary bidding at auction. Here ATG picks out six highlights sold across 2019.
Jeremy Lamond conducts last sale at Halls12 December 2019
Jeremy Lamond’s final auction as Halls’ fine art director took place this week with the annual Christmas sale in Shrewsbury.
Old Master’s new look: Met Museum pays €5m after X-ray reveals the original work09 December 2019
In the third multi-million-pound sale this year of a rediscovered Old Master at a provincial French auction house, a late Gothic panel offered at Cortot & Associés of Dijon brought a dramatic competition late last month.
Miracles of Saint Clare lift Old Masters series09 December 2019
Two recently restituted panels by Sienese artist Giovanni di Paolo (c.1399-1482) lifted the latest series of Old Master auctions in London.
Top stories this week – including news of another antiques show being launched by the BBC08 December 2019
The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of the launch of a day-time TV show called 'The Bidding Room' hosted by Nigel Havers and featuring art and antiques dealers.
Jack Butler Yeats dominates auction of Ernie O'Malley collection in Dublin02 December 2019
One of the highest-ever totals for an art auction in Ireland was set last week when the sale of the Ernie O'Malley collection held by Dublin saleroom Whyte's in association with Christie's raised a premium-inclusive total of €5.42m (£4.65m).
Suprematism tops solid ‘Londongrad’ sales02 December 2019
London’s Russian week of auctions put in a consistent performance last week with the sales at four salerooms generating a combined £37.5m with fees. This compared to £39.2m for the equivalent series last year and the £35.8m raised at the June series.
Vilhelm Hammershøi interior scene sets record for a painting sold in Denmark28 November 2019
Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen has set an auction record for any painting sold in Denmark.
Charlton Heston’s 1673 copy of Macbeth returns to the market at Bonhams’ New York sale27 November 2019
A 17th century copy of Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ formerly owned by Charlton Heston (1923-2008) is reappearing at auction only three years after it sold from the actor’s collection.
Rediscovered Pissarro takes €280,000 at Paris auction house Ader27 November 2019
A previously unrecorded painting by French Impressionist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) sold above estimate at a recent auction in Paris.
Bust of leading French statesman by the king’s sculptor fetches £2m in Paris auction22 November 2019
A rare early 17th century bronze bust of a French statesman discovered in a French country house was knocked down at €2.4m (£2.07m) hammer at the Drouot auction centre in Paris this week.
Hindman sets auction record for copy of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species’08 November 2019
A record for a copy of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species came at Hindman’s sale of the library of a Midwestern collector in Chicago earlier this week.
Sculpture of Emperor Hadrian reigns supreme in Christie's Classic Week04 November 2019
Christie’s latest ‘Classic week’ in New York raised a premium-inclusive $59.9m (£46.8m) from nine separate sales.
Irish auction house Whyte’s teams up with Christie’s to disperse the Ernie O’Malley collection04 November 2019
Dublin auction house Whyte’s will be offering works from the collection of leading Irish revolutionary Ernie O’Malley (1897-1957) on November 25. The sale is held in association with Christie’s and will take place at the Royal Dublin Society.
Top stories this week – including news of a 13th century panel found hanging in a kitchen selling for over £20m02 November 2019
The most popular stories on this website over the last week included news of a rediscovered panel by Cimabue (c.1240-1302) drawing dramatic competition at a French auction house.