Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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New York series posts record auction total

16 May 2014

There was no slowing down in the Contemporary art market as the latest sales in New York posted a record for any auction series.

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Biggest auction total ever as Contemporary bubble continues to expand

14 May 2014

Christie’s posted a record total for any auction ever with a $745m (£462.7m) premium-inclusive total at their evening sale of post-war and Contemporary art in New York last night (Tuesday, May 13). It now begs the question: how much further can this boom keep going?

Law change could protect authenticators in New York

12 May 2014

Legislation designed to protect art authenticators from lengthy and expensive legal claims has been proposed in New York.

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Asian buyers prominent during New York sales

12 May 2014

A reported increase in Asian buying was the most notable feature of a somewhat underwhelming series of Impressionist & Modern art auctions in New York last week.

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Hemy’s oyster dredgers head home to Falmouth

02 May 2014

Appearing at the latest of the twice-yearly marine sales at Bonhams Knightsbridge was a painting by Charles Napier Hemy (1841-1917) which had local connections helping bring demand.

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Sotheby’s to sell Bob Dylan’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Like a Rolling Stone’

01 May 2014

A near complete working draft written by Bob Dylan for arguably his most famous song, ‘Like a Rolling Stone’, will be offered at Sotheby’s in New York this summer.

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Cleveley arrives at Bonhams this summer

01 May 2014

Bonhams will be looking for fair winds in July when the John Windeler Robertson collection goes under the hammer in New Bond Street.

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Stubbs’ big cats to headline Sotheby’s Old Master sale

02 April 2014

A rare painting of two big cats by George Stubbs will be offered for sale at Sotheby’s Old Master sale in London on July 9.

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Lowry collection raises £13m at Sotheby’s

28 March 2014

The stand-alone evening sale of 15 paintings by L.S. Lowry at Sotheby’s on March 26 raised £13m, with all bar two works getting away.

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Wartime prints marching to the fore

28 March 2014

Images and footage of the First World War seem to be featuring prominently on TV at the moment, no doubt part of the extra attention engendered by the marking of the centenary of the outbreak of the conflict in 1914.

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Lowry’s people on a promenade

14 March 2014

A sketch by LS Lowry will be offered at Peter Wilson of Nantwich in Cheshire on May 1.

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Old Master to headline in Shrewsbury sale

14 March 2014

A rare early work by the Dutch Old Master painter Dirck Van Delen (c.1605-1671) will be offered at Halls of Shrewsbury on April 16.

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Nevinson watercolour at fine art sale in Yorkshire

06 March 2014

This picture by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) is being offered at the Spring Fine Art Sale being held by Tennants in Leyburn, North Yorkshire on March 28-29.

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Christie’s to offer important Old Master drawings collection

27 February 2014

Christie’s has announced a major consignment of Old Master drawings which will be offered over the next two years in a series of sales in London, Amsterdam and Paris.

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Constable drawings emerge at Cambridge sale

20 February 2014

This pencil drawing by John Constable inscribed ‘Binfiled Decr. 6th 1816’ is believed to have made when the artist was staying in Binfield in Berkshire whilst returning from his honeymoon in Dorset with his wife Maria.

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Bacon helps set record for London Contemporary series

18 February 2014

The Contemporary art sales in London last week raised a hammer total of £254.6m, a record for an auction series in this category in the capital.

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Modern British art collection at Boningtons

12 February 2014

A single-owner collection of Modern British art will be offered at Boningtons’ sale of fine art, antiques and Asian works of art in Loughton, Essex on February 26.

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Colourful Gris tops London Impressionist & Modern series

10 February 2014

Leading the latest series of Impressionist & Modern auctions in London, a textbook Cubist still life by Juan Gris (1887-1927) sold for £31m at Christie’s.

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The Scream sets all-time auction record

03 May 2012

THE latest round of Impressionist and Modern art sales in New York will forever be remembered as ‘The Scream’ series.

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What makes the £58m walking man so special?

05 February 2010

IF the price paid for Alberto Giacometti's (1901-1966) sculpture L'Homme qui Marche I is anything to go by, then the art market is now striding out of recession. Selling for £58m (plus premium) at Sotheby's evening sale on February 3, it became the most expensive object ever sold at auction.