Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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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.

Monet leads Christie’s Impressionist and Modern art sale at £9.6m

01 January 1996

Christie’s evening sale of Impressionist and Modern Art in London was led by Claude Monet's Iris Mauves as two telephone bidders battled it out over the £6m-9m estimate until the hammer fell at £9.6m.