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Willem de Kooning painting stolen 30 years ago resurfaces in US antiques shop

15 August 2017

A $160m (£136m) masterpiece by Dutch-American abstract-impressionist painter Willem de Kooning (1904-1997) that had been stolen from a US museum 30 years ago has been discovered in an antiques shop.


New data protection law: art market warned to overhaul marketing practices

14 August 2017

Lawyers are warning UK art market businesses that they must overhaul their direct marketing to consumers ahead of seismic changes to data protection law from May 2018 – or risk hefty fines.

Art Business Conference 2017: Brexit and its likely effects set to dominate agenda

08 August 2017

The impact on the art market of the UK's withdrawal from the EU is likely to be the key talking point at this year’s Art Business Conference on September 6 in London.

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BAMF chief: ‘We’re gathering data to make EU-national hiring case to government’

01 August 2017

Art market leaders are gathering facts and figures on the sector’s need to retain and hire staff from the EU after Brexit to present to the Home Office.

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US antiques dealers plead guilty to selling modern elephant ivory objects

27 July 2017

Two New York antiques dealers, owners of an upmarket Manhattan antiques shop, yesterday pleaded guilty to selling modern ivory objects and uncarved elephant tusks worth more than $4.5m.


Nic McElhatton leaves Christie’s South Kensington for hybrid role

24 July 2017

Nic McElhatton, former chairman of Christie’s South Kensington, is leaving to set up his own business that will see him move between the worlds of auctions and private sales.


Roseberys pitches for new business with trio of CSK hires

24 July 2017

Roseberys has made a swoop for senior Christie’s South Kensington former heads as the south-east London auction house signals its mid-market ambitions.


In Pictures: A rousing farewell to CSK

24 July 2017

The farewell party for Christie’s South Kensington, around the corner from Old Brompton Road at The Kensington Hotel on July 19, was a melee of former staff, clients and friends of the auction house. So packed was the room, moving from one end to the other was tricky.


Interview with Nic McElhatton: CSK chairman’s pride in the legacy

24 July 2017

Christie’s veteran Nic McElhatton believes the CSK model will be hard to replicate...


Roseberys puts faith in CSK talent

24 July 2017

South London auctioneer seizes chance to hire specialists as it looks to plug gaps in its offer...

Inside the tent: Five people in the art market’s little black book

17 July 2017

All industries need to have the ear of people close to political decision making, particularly now that Brexit has shifted policy makers’ priorities. Here ATG highlights some people in the corridors of power who are key to the art and antiques market.

Editor’s comment: Quiet diplomacy will be heard

17 July 2017

Anthony Browne is girding his loins… with facts and figures on the art market.


SOFAA dinner 2017 in pictures

10 July 2017

Temperatures are usually high in London when the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers (SOFAA) hosts its biennial dinner and this year was no exception. The heat outside didn’t dissuade attendees from donning black tie and high heels to the event at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge on June 30.


Jon Baddeley, head of Bonhams Knightsbridge, on the importance of maintaining two salerooms in London

10 July 2017

Bonhams Knightsbridge is keen to assert its place in London’s evolving auction scene, managing director Jon Baddeley tells ATG.


TEFAF takes first steps towards launching e-commerce platform

03 July 2017

TEFAF is to trial its own online selling platform at the fair organisation’s autumn New York event, with a view to building a permanent e-commerce presence.


What a week it was… round up of London’s high season as seen on social media

03 July 2017

London’s summer season was in full swing last week with major fairs, auctions and the start of London Art Week and Mayfair Art Weekend. We enjoyed seeing many great objects, though a pair of broken mirrors by installation artist Jim Hodges at Sotheby’s did not impress everyone…

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Auction record for Beckmann at Christie’s as 'Birds' Hell' sells for £32m hammer

27 June 2017

Max Beckmann’s terrifying image of hell, representing the horror of the Nazi regime in Germany, has sold at Christie’s for a record-breaking £32m hammer price to dealer Larry Gagosian.


Early sales at summer Olympia open 45th anniversary edition

27 June 2017

The 45th annual Art & Antiques Fair Olympia opened last night to bustling crowds and some early sales.


As Olympia fair faces anti-ivory protest, fair organisers stress abhorrence of modern poaching

26 June 2017

The organisers of the Olympia fair, which starts today (Monday 26 June), have reiterated their support for efforts to stop the illegal trade in poached ivory as the event faces a protest by elephant campaigners on Saturday, 1 July.

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New world record price achieved for Australian artist at auction

26 June 2017

A painting by UK-born Australian artist Sir Russell Drysdale (1912-1981) has fetched AUD$2.97m when it was sold by Mossgreen in Adelaide on Sunday 25 June. The price is the fifth highest at auction for any Australian artwork.