Latest News Articles by Alex Capon

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Art Market: Pryse guide – artist’s estate bonanza

10 October 2022

Largest group of artist’s works to be offered was consigned to Essex auction house by daughter.

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Benois steps up in the saleroom

10 October 2022

A couple of ballet-related lots danced away for high prices over the summer.

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Single-owner collection takes Root in Bath instead of clinging on to London hotbed

26 September 2022

Does the Contemporary art auction market need levelling up?

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Wirth-Miller proves his worth in the saleroom

26 September 2022

Two abstract landscapes by Denis Wirth-Miller (1915-2010) were among the works in demand at the latest Post-War and Contemporary art sale held at Lyon & Turnbull (26% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh.

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Hambling and Long on offer

26 September 2022

Five works by Maggi Hambling (b.1945) will be offered at Cambridge saleroom Cheffins on October 27.

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Bidders on Kew for the chance to buy a Berg

26 September 2022

Modern and Contemporary art was one of the sectors that seemed to experience an uplift of interest during the lockdown as people had more time to search online for works they like.

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Pitch perfect for Ruskin’s tower

19 September 2022

Watercolour of Oxford by the Victorian arbiter of taste benefits from attractive estimate.

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Dutch works by mystery artist land well in the saleroom

19 September 2022

Two large 18th century paintings of figures at the port of Antwerp drew plenty of comment when they went on display at the South Cerney saleroom of Dominic Winter in the run-up to its July 21 sale.

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Clutterbuck’s temple benefits from Indian summer

19 September 2022

Most watercolours by Violet Esther Drury Clutterbuck (1869-1960) tend to fetch a few hundred pounds or less at auction.

William MacDougall

Co-founder of Russian art auction house William MacDougall dies

17 September 2022

William MacDougall, the co-founder of London Russian art specialist auction house MacDougall's, has died.

‘Going to the Match’ by LS Lowry

Lowry’s ‘Going to the Match’ reappears at auction with £5m-8m estimate

14 September 2022

Christie’s is offering one of LS Lowry’s most famous works, ‘Going to the Match’, two decades after it last sold at auction.

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Art Market: Squirrell takes a trip from East Anglia to the big city of London

12 September 2022

Artist’s huge and intrictately detailed watercolours depict famous capital landmarks

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Former factory worker and miner became Pro artist

12 September 2022

Scenes of rural life in the Outback are the most common subject of the prolific and highly inventive Australian painter Kevin ‘Pro’ Hart (1928-2006).

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Sheila Fell work climbs to third-highest price

12 September 2022

One of the highest prices for a work by Sheila Fell (1931-79) came at Newcastle saleroom Anderson & Garland’s (25% buyer’s premium) latest Country House & Fine Interiors auction.

Juan Manuel Grasset

Old Masters from the Grasset collection to be offered at Sotheby’s

10 September 2022

Sotheby’s has announced that it will offer a group of Old Master paintings from the collection of Juan Manuel Grasset later this year.

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Art Market: Isabel Goldsmith gems come to market

05 September 2022

Notable examples of Victorian art sell at Christie's as renowned collector downsizes

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John Banting bleeds for his art

05 September 2022

Among the works commanding decent interest at Christie’s Isabel Goldsmith sale this summer were handful of lots from the Modern British category.

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Langley ladies ponder a quiet life in Newlyn

05 September 2022

Pictures of old women from the fishing community of Newlyn are among the most prevalent works by Walter Langley (1852-1922).

Thai Photo Album

Diplomat’s historic photos of Thailand bring demand at Winchester sale

31 August 2022

A group of photographs, letters, documents and objects relating to early 20th century Thailand appeared in a recent online sale at Winchester saleroom Rushbrooks Auctioneers (22.5% buyer’s premium including VAT).

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Private buyer picks up a Pelican at auction

29 August 2022

Marks painting was also one of the highlights at auction where La Thangue sold at six figures