Latest News Articles by Ivan Macquisten
Owners withdraw loans to German museums in response to culture bill25 July 2016
The Roemer and Pelizaeus Museum in Hildesheim has had to close a major exhibition after collectors withdrew their loans following the approval of Germany’s new Cultural Property Protection Act.
Insuring valuables in a changing world: the art and antiques market takes cover20 July 2016
Increased risk around compliance, global trade and even terrorism suggests antiques firms need to insure a wider range of activities. But how can they do so without breaking the bank?
University project launches with map of 2100 dealers16 June 2015
Leeds University launch two resources for research and study into the British art and antiques market this week.
Tad Smith gives clues on Sotheby’s future26 May 2015
Sotheby’s latest set of results give the first indication of how Tad Smith will direct the company.
Online market totals $2.64bn says survey11 May 2015
Global online art sales grew by 68% in 2014 to total $2.64bn, say Hiscox, the international specialist insurer, in their third annual survey of the market.
‘UK ivory ban would destroy my business’05 May 2015
A leading dealer in Japanese works of art says he will go out of business if sales of ivory in the UK are banned.
Tories pledge total ban on trade in ivory27 April 2015
The Conservative Party Manifesto pledges to “press for a total ban on ivory sales” despite recent assurances from the Government that they would not damage the legitimate antiques trade.
Dealers bring Scott’s ‘Golden Age’ clocks back to market24 April 2015
What is billed as “the best collection of English clocks that has come to the market in living memory” will go on sale later this year at Winchester dealers Carter Marsh.
What the great role swap at the top means for Sotheby’s and Christie’s24 March 2015
COMMENT: One is a marketing expert from outside the industry with a background in the media, luxury and entertainment sectors, the other is a career auction house professional with decades of service at the same company under his belt.
London/New York trade gap for pictures trebles in a year to £736m16 March 2015
Stable year-on-year values across art and antique exports as a whole mask major changes in influence among the UK’s trading partners in 2014.
Sotheby's name Tad Smith as new president and CEO16 March 2015
Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith, aged 49, as president and chief executive officer, effective March 31, 2015.
TEFAF Report 2015: Global art market grows 7% in 201411 March 2015
Post-War and Contemporary art accounts for almost half of total spend at auction
What the TEFAF Art Market 2015 Report tells us11 March 2015
COMMENT: The TEFAF Report shows that the art market has fully recovered since the 2008 financial crash, but still faces a number of challenges, such as late or non-payment.
Sotheby’s seek new growth in middle market09 March 2015
Sotheby’s year-end results for 2014 signal a refocus of activity to encompass much more of the middle market than in recent years.
Clash of brands at the top fairs enrages dealers03 March 2015
How do you prevent your own identity as a dealer being subsumed by that of the fair at which you are exhibiting?
RM deal puts Sotheby’s head to head with Bonhams in competition for the future of UK car market27 February 2015
Sotheby’s have taken a 25% stake in RM, the classic and luxury car auctioneer, renaming the company RM Sotheby’s.
It’s time to #BackBorwick27 February 2015
COMMENT: Former Olympia antiques fair director Victoria Borwick wants to be MP for Kensington & Chelsea. Let’s back her in our own interests, says ATG Editor Ivan Macquisten
Dulwich pays tribute to Ravilious as Jerwood turns spotlight on Burra24 February 2015
Dulwich Picture Gallery have announced a major exhibition dedicated to Eric Ravilious (1903-42) from April 1 until August 31.
Rivals raise the stakes over South African art13 February 2015
Bonhams throw down the gauntlet at Irma Stern Museum after Strauss & Co's China Girl TV stunt
Coin and medal sales double in a decade for UK10 February 2015
Sales of coins and medals at UK auctions have doubled in value over the past decade to £44.7m.