Latest News Articles by Alex Capon
Pulham conjures auction magic in South London22 January 2024
Roseberys (26% buyer’s premium) posted the second-highest auction price for Peter Rose Pulham (1910-56) at its most recent sale of Modern British & 20th Century Art.
Fedden in the pink and over the moon22 January 2024
Works by Mary Fedden (1915-2012) are a fairly common sight at regional auctions.
Velázquez portrait withdrawn from Sotheby’s Old Master sale18 January 2024
A Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) royal portrait due to be offered at Sotheby’s New York has been withdrawn ahead of the auction.
Artist Michael Morgan makes presence felt on auction market18 January 2024
West Country painter Michael Morgan’s (1928-2014) career as an artist took off rather late in life.
Six lots from upcoming auction of ‘legendary’ dealer’s collection10 January 2024
Maurice ‘Dick’ Turpin (1928-2005) was one of the best known antiques dealers of his day.
Six highlights selling at Dreweatts’ auction of artist’s collection09 January 2024
Items from the private collection of contemporary artist Pablo Bronstein (b.1977) formed a 289-lot dedicated sale at Dreweatts in Newbury.
‘Giant among ceramicists’: tributes paid to specialist and TV stalwart Henry Sandon08 January 2024
Tributes have poured in for the late ceramics specialist and Antiques Roadshow expert Henry Sandon who died aged 95 at the end of last year.
Art collector loved the excitement of bidding battles08 January 2024
One of the most eyecatching collections of Impressionist and Modern art sold at a provincial auction at the end of last year comprised 17 lots from the late Ralph Bateman.
Royal portrait rescued from a jumble sale is sold for £16,00008 January 2024
Tiny portrait thought to show a Spanish noblewoman was bought at a local school in the 1970s
Marie-Antoinette’s chair sets an auction record02 January 2024
Among the star attractions at the 60-lot evening sale of works from the collection of Hubert Guerrand-Hermès (1940-2016) at Sotheby’s Paris was a carved and regilded Louis XVI chair.
William Nicholson still-life doubles top estimate at west London auction02 January 2024
A still-life by Sir William Nicholson (1872-1949) that appeared in the final sale of the year at Olympia Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) “generated ripples of excitement among private collectors and the trade alike” according to the West London saleroom.
Romney screen stands out as an unusual offering02 January 2024
Bonhams’ (28/27% buyer’s premium) latest Old Master sale at its New Bond Street rooms was hard going, with almost half the lots unsold and two-thirds of those that did get away either going on or below their low estimate.
Rachel Ruysch attribution bears fruit02 January 2024
One of the Old Masters attracting significant interest at Lyon & Turnbull’s (25/20% buyer’s premium) latest Five Centuries sale in Edinburgh was a small still-life that drew strong competition against a £5000-8000 estimate.
Remarkable Rembrandt print prices as Christie's disperses Sam Josefowitz collection02 January 2024
Rembrandt prints were a prominent feature of the London Old Master sales in December.
London calling for two artists a century apart02 January 2024
A couple of views of London were strongly contested at the latest Old Master auction series in the capital.
Renaldi captures the imagination at London Old Master sales02 January 2024
Quirky subjects generate the most eye-catching results at the latest Old Master auction series
Five top artworks sold at auctions outside London this year30 December 2023
Among the lots bringing the best interest at regional salerooms in 2023 were a work by Uruguay’s most important painter and an enigmatic portrait of a man with a pickaxe. Here we pick out five of the best results which were covered in ATG.
Pylkkänen steps down from the Christie’s rostrum for the final time18 December 2023
Christie’s latest series of ‘Classic Week’ auctions were the last conducted by global president and lead auctioneer Jussi Pylkkänen before leaving the company to become an independent art adviser.
Bring me sunshine: Rare Cyril Power linocut in demand at Bonhams18 December 2023
Many of Cyril Edward Power’s (1872-1951) most sought-after subjects for his futurist-style linocuts involve different methods of public transport.
Muralist’s work impresses on a much smaller scale18 December 2023
The highest auction prices for Mary Adshead (1904-95) all came at Sotheby’s Olympia back in 2006.