Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Loppé pays homage to Mont Blanc19 April 2021
Two studies by the climber/artist/photographer are bought by London dealer Mitchell
Bidders sense a Schlesinger saleroom opportunity19 April 2021
Five paintings representing the five senses by Henri Guillaume Schlesinger offered by Bonhams boasted a French royal provenance.
View of the Thames by Victorian artist stuns market with six-figure sum at Bonhams12 April 2021
Lesser-known painter Alice Boyd emerges via Cheyne Walk at London auction
Sister act – Augustus John portraits12 April 2021
Depiction of one McNeill sister sets a record while portrait of her sibling also appears at another auction
Top sum for a van Gogh drawing at Christie's12 April 2021
An eight-lot sale in New York titled A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud raised a premium-inclusive total of $25.3m (£18.2m).
Archibald Thorburn seagulls fly high at Tennants12 April 2021
It is often said there is a strict hierarchy for the prices of game bird pictures by the great ornithological artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).
Proud Yorkshireman’s view of God’s Own Country12 April 2021
Tennants offered a well-received 70-lot sale dedicated to views mostly of Yorkshire from a private collection last month.
Mountbatten family collection raises £5.6m at Sotheby’s05 April 2021
Sotheby’s reported 1400 bidders from 55 countries participating in the auction of the collection of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (1924-2017).
Dutch dealers strike out on their own with online fair01 April 2021
Dealers from the Royal Dutch Fine Art & Antique Dealer Association (KVHOK) have joined forces to launch an online fair which opens this month.
Realism dawns as Parker enjoys record sale29 March 2021
A private collection of pictures helped Parker Fine Art Auctions to its highest total since opening in Farnham last year.
Banksy: far from anonymous in the art market29 March 2021
For people who follow the art market, Banksy (b.1975) is now impossible to ignore.
Banksy mania: Why the artist's screenprints are flashing up on investor’s dashboards29 March 2021
Famous for the sort of graffiti that morphs into street art and critical acclaim, Banksy is now bringing in big money in the form of screenprints
Let us spray: an original rarity29 March 2021
While Banksy prints abound at auction, the number of original works that emerge is understandably much less.
Having a laugh but delivering serious prices29 March 2021
Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) has been offering works by Banksy for some time now in a number of different sale types including Contemporary art auctions and specialist print offerings.
Trolleys carries on giving29 March 2021
Among the Banksy works sold outside London recently was a screenprint of Trolleys that made £40,000 at Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn in North Yorkshire.
Keep a watch on ‘Walled Off’29 March 2021
This image of children swinging along a watch tower was part of Banksy’s ‘Walled Off’ project that relates to the West Bank barrier between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Rat packs sale punch in several versions29 March 2021
A number of Banksy’s earlier prints from the early 2000s feature the subject of a rat.
Comet interest proves to be a vendor’s streak of good luck22 March 2021
View of The Great Comet by George Buchanan Wollaston flies high at London saleroom Roseberys
Journey that is far from over22 March 2021
Bonhams holds faith with specialist travel and exploration auctions
Designer Stuart Weitzman’s treasures at Sotheby’s could set records for any coin and stamp16 March 2021
Sotheby’s is staging a three-lot sale of exceptional items from the collection of luxury shoe designer Stuart Weitzman this summer.