Fine Art

Fine art is a staple of the dealing and auctioneering industry, featuring works ranging from Medieval art to traditional Old Masters, and right through to cutting-edge Contemporary art.

While oil paintings represent a large part of the sector, other mediums adopted by artists across the ages include drawings, watercolours, prints and photographs.

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Banksy mania: Why the artist's screenprints are flashing up on investor’s dashboards

29 March 2021

Famous for the sort of graffiti that morphs into street art and critical acclaim, Banksy is now bringing in big money in the form of screenprints

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Unrecorded Campagna bronze offered at Paris gallery

29 March 2021

Attributed to northern Italian sculptor Girolamo Campagna (1549-1625), this hitherto unrecorded model of Amphitrite, Poseidon’s wife, features in an exhibition of Renaissance sculpture under way at Galerie Sismann.

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Let us spray: an original rarity

29 March 2021

While Banksy prints abound at auction, the number of original works that emerge is understandably much less.

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Buyers throwing money around

29 March 2021

The live webcast auction of Urban and Contemporary art held by Tate Ward (25% buyer’s premium) on March 24 proved well timed, coming just a day after Christie’s sold Banksy’s 'Game Changer' for £14.4m.

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Having a laugh but delivering serious prices

29 March 2021

Bonhams (27.5/25/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) has been offering works by Banksy for some time now in a number of different sale types including Contemporary art auctions and specialist print offerings.

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Gott’s foxy lady gets in tune with a buyer

29 March 2021

Apprenticed to John Flaxman at the turn of the 19th century, Joseph Gott (1785-1860) travelled to Rome in 1822 on a pension from Sir Thomas Lawrence.

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Pru’s view of a gritty world

29 March 2021

Gravel pit subject was typical of artist’s move towards mundane subjects, as exhibition shows

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Trolleys carries on giving

29 March 2021

Among the Banksy works sold outside London recently was a screenprint of Trolleys that made £40,000 at Tennants’ (20% buyer’s premium) of Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

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Keep a watch on ‘Walled Off’

29 March 2021

This image of children swinging along a watch tower was part of Banksy’s ‘Walled Off’ project that relates to the West Bank barrier between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

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Regency marble busts resurface together at auction

29 March 2021

The Winter Antiques Sale at Duke’s (25% buyer’s premium) was topped by consecutive bids of £17,000 each for two Regency white marble busts.

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Washington: the head of state

29 March 2021

This bust of the first American president George Washington (1732-99) is titled to the base, and signed and dated 'R Trentanove Fecc in Roma, 1827'.

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Rat packs sale punch in several versions

29 March 2021

A number of Banksy’s earlier prints from the early 2000s feature the subject of a rat.

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Olympia Auctions backs cultural institutions in face of funding issues caused by coronavirus

25 March 2021

Olympia Auctions is planning to raise money for cultural institutions suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Comet interest proves to be a vendor’s streak of good luck

22 March 2021

View of The Great Comet by George Buchanan Wollaston flies high at London saleroom Roseberys

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Journey that is far from over

22 March 2021

Bonhams holds faith with specialist travel and exploration auctions

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There once was an artist called Lear…

22 March 2021

…whose painting skill is now clear… as a first selling exhibition for 30 years underlines

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Mars mission: bronze figure emerges at Drouot auction

22 March 2021

A bronze figure of Mars from the studio of Giambologna will be one of the highlights in a sale of furniture, paintings, sculpture and works of art to be held at Drouot by L’Huillier on April 2.

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Sickert view of ‘Kikely’ offered at Essex gallery

22 March 2021

Walter Sickert (1860-1942) first met Cicely Hey at a public lecture in 1923. The very next day Hey arrived at his studio in Fitzroy Street and continued to sit for Sickert over the next decade.

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Still life by Dutch golden age female artist emerges in French auction

22 March 2021

This elaborate still-life featuring a vase containing a rich variety of flowers including roses, peonies and tulips, is a work by Maria van Oosterwyck (1630-93), a 17th century Dutch golden age female artist who specialised in still-life subjects.

Obituary: photography collector Janette Rosing

22 March 2021

The photography collecting world has lost one of its longest established members, greatest advocates and one of its true individuals.

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