Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Christie’s appoints Old Master drawing specialist in New York19 January 2017
Christie’s have appointed Furio Rinaldi as associate specialist in the Old Master Drawings department in New York.
Sotheby’s sues vendor of Italian Old Master as ‘fakes scandal’ reaches court17 January 2017
Sotheby’s is taking legal action to recover its losses over the sale of a ‘fake’ Italian Old Master.
10 highlights at the upcoming Old Master auctions in New York12 January 2017
The main series of Old Master auctions in New York traditionally take place in January. This year Sotheby’s are holding four sales while Christie’s are staging two – a sale of drawings and an auction of prints only – having moved its main paintings sale in this category to the ‘Classic Week’ scheduled for April.
15th century gold coin found by dog-walkers heads to auction in Cornwall06 January 2017
A rare European gold coin found by a dog-walker on a Cornish beach is to be auctioned in Penzance later this month.
‘Princess Diana’ auction of letters and mementoes at Cheffins draws huge media focus06 January 2017
Under normal circumstances, an auction in the English regions is unlikely to command the attention of the global media. But throw in a few letters, photographs and effects from Diana, Princess of Wales, then it’s an entirely different proposition.
Review of the Year 2016 - ATG’s Top Ten web stories31 December 2016
What stories commanded clicks this year? Here is ATG’s list of the most viewed articles on antiquestradegazette.com in 2016, highlighting key industry moments and trends.
Song Dynasty sculpture tops Raphy Star collection at Mossgreen auction28 December 2016
Australian auctioneers Mossgreen set an AUS$2m record for a single-owner sale of Asian Art sold down-under when they offered part of Raphy Star’s collection in Sydney earlier this month.
Whyte’s broker sale of William Orpen archive to National Gallery of Ireland21 December 2016
An archive of over 400 letters and drawings by Sir William Orpen (1878-1931) has been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland in a deal brokered by Dublin auctioneers Whyte’s.
Andrea del Sarto drawing chalks up €3.2m at auction in France20 December 2016
A rediscovered chalk portrait by Andrea d’Angiolo, called Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530), has set an record for any Old Master drawing sold at auction in France.
German drawing sells at auction for €1.7m following restitution15 December 2016
A remarkable drawing by German artist Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1794-1872) that was recently restituted to the family of a Holocaust victim has sold for €1.7m (£1.44m) at an auction in Berlin.
Watch auction of Chinese vase making house-record at Denmark’s Bruun Rasmussen15 December 2016
Copenhagen auction house Bruun Rasmussen posted a house record when an early Ming fruit meiping vase was knocked down at Dkr12m (£1.37m) – the highest price for any piece of porcelain ever sold at auction in Denmark.
Jordaens’ Holy Family leads Christie’s auction after Landseer and Goya withdrawals09 December 2016
The withdrawal of two key works dented the overall total at Christie’s evening sale of Old Masters last night. However, some spirited bidding did emerge on a number of lots which helped lift proceedings.
Bonhams sells John Constable’s Flatford Lock sketch at £720,00008 December 2016
A preparatory sketch by John Constable was knocked down for £720,000 at Bonhams earlier today.
Weaker supply means lesser names provide highlights at Sotheby’s Old Master sale08 December 2016
Sotheby’s Old Master evening sale in London last night was somewhat short of stellar works but the auction registered a decent performance for the material on offer.
Christie’s reaches 250-year milestone05 December 2016
Christie’s is officially turning 250 years old today.
Beethoven manuscript at centre of attribution debate fails to sell at Sotheby’s29 November 2016
A musical manuscript at the centre of a row over whether it was handwritten by Ludwig van Beethoven or a copyist has failed to sell at an auction at Sotheby’s.
Record for Ben Nicholson rounds off record year for Mod Brits at Christie’s25 November 2016
Christie’s auctions of Modern British & Irish art this week helped lift their annual total in this category to £68m, the highest figure the firm has ever posted.
Trade associations seek to amend bill in Parliament to ‘protect’ legitimate art market25 November 2016
Politicians and trade bodies have raised further concerns over how a new Cultural Property Bill could impact the art market.
Huge Hepworth bronze leads Sotheby’s Modern British art sale at £3.2m22 November 2016
A large-scale sculpture by Dame Barbara Hepworth led Sotheby’s evening sale of Modern British art tonight.
Anne Estelle Rice painting emerges at Folkestone auction22 November 2016
A still life by American painter Anne Estelle Rice (1877-1959) and a piece of early English furniture are among the top items on offer at Grand Auctions’ upcoming sale on December 12.