Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Henry Moore heads strong Mod Brit showing18 October 2021
Small bronzes form part of a group of sculptures underlining the market demand at regional salerooms.
‘Exceptionally rare’ Tippett works at auction18 October 2021
Another studio sale bringing attention to an artist whose work rarely appears was held at Dreweatts (25% buyer’s premium) via a timed online auction of pictures by Bruce Tippett (1933-2017) that closed on September 16.
Barns-Graham personal collection on offer18 October 2021
Among the highlights in terms of Mod Brit sales this autumn, Lyon & Turnbull will offer the personal collection of Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) .
Whone works in demand, whether Glasgow or Yorkshire18 October 2021
A number of works by musician-artist Herbert Whone (1925-2011) have generated notable interest over the course of 2021.
Sex education: female artist focus at London auction18 October 2021
Bonhams becomes latest saleroom to hold auctions dedicated to works by women.
How a studio sale can transform the market18 October 2021
It is certainly not unheard of for a studio sale to transform the market for a Modern British artist.
Prints trigger Rego’s imagination18 October 2021
A Paula Rego (b.1935) print was among the works bringing interest at a charity sale held by Dorchester saleroom Duke’s to support a disability centre.
Banksy’s shredded canvas ‘Love is in the Bin’ fetches a record £16m at Sotheby’s14 October 2021
The half-shredded Banksy painting ‘Love is in the Bin’ returned to auction, bringing a fervent competition and making a record £16m at Sotheby's.
Stanley Gibbons starts shared ownership for collectables11 October 2021
Stanley Gibbons’ plans to offer shares in the world’s most expensive stamp are set to become a reality with the launch of a new fractional ownership website.
Hungarian reality and fantasy11 October 2021
Striking composition of artist who fused themes and styles is sold to Budapest gallery.
Look east for a duo of top performers11 October 2021
A couple of eastern European pictures were among the top-performing works at the Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) 19th and 20th Century art sale.
Dancing peasants entrance bidders11 October 2021
Sourced from a private property south of Bristol, this street scene with peasant women engaged in a trance-like dance sold at a local auction house.
Rustic slice of life in the Croatian countryside11 October 2021
Works by the Croatian painter Nikola Mašić (1852-1902) have appeared at UK auctions on only a handful of occasions in the last 20 years.
Jewish portrait bought by Jerusalem bidder11 October 2021
Portraits of rabbis and Jewish subjects are a prominent feature in the oeuvre of Austrian artist Alois Heinrich Priechenfried (1867-1933).
Sotheby’s adjusts sale categories in time for upcoming New York auction series08 October 2021
Sotheby’s has tweaked its sale categories for its flagship 20th and 21st century art auctions and will apply the changes at its upcoming New York series in November.
Pick of the week: Small Old Master packs a Canaletto price punch04 October 2021
A Venetian painting attributed to the great Canaletto (1697-1798) was offered at Gorringe’s (23% buyer’s premium) latest auction, selling for £300,000.
Bernard Kay group tests state of the market04 October 2021
The English painter and engraver Bernard Kay (1927-2021) became an established name in the 1950s-60s British art scene but he has never had much of an auction presence.
A market on the move04 October 2021
Post-war and Contemporary art is increasingly boosting revenue at regional salerooms
Still-life sets a record for Aldridge04 October 2021
An auction record for John Aldridge (1905-83) was set at Lacy Scott & Knight (22.5% buyer’s premium) when a crisply painted still-life drew the attention of six phone bidders.
Tiepolo drawing emerges from safe at Sitwell family home ahead of Dreweatts' auction27 September 2021
A drawing from Giovanni Battista Tiepolo’s (1696-1770) Punchinello series is among the highlights of the contents of Weston Hall in Northamptonshire.