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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Art hub suits flexible approach

22 February 2021

Just before England entered a third lockdown, the John Martin Gallery squeezed in a solo show of artist Andrew Gifford’s (b.1970) work at new art hub Cromwell Place in London.

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Art from collection of Mrs Henry Ford II offered at Christie's and Doyle

22 February 2021

Property from the collection of Mrs Henry Ford II is being offered by more than one auction house this year. Christie’s has sales in New York on March 30 and London on April 15, and Doyle (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) held a single-owner selection in its New York rooms on January 25.

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An L of a good Blackburn group

22 February 2021

The largest contingent of works by British abstract painter John Blackburn (b.1932) ever to come to auction will be offered at Cheffins of Cambridge on February 25.

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Judd’s art shapes up with a box and tube

22 February 2021

The American artist Donald Judd (1928-94) abandoned painting in the 1960s and devoted himself to producing three-dimensional objects.

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The web shop window: Julie Held acrylic on canvas

22 February 2021

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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5 Questions: Modern British art dealer Christopher Kingzett

22 February 2021

Christopher Kingzett, a former vice chairman of SLAD and owner of the eponymous dealership in south London, specialises in 20th century British paintings, drawings and sculpture.

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Eileen Agar works lead the Freer collection at Chiswick Auctions

22 February 2021

A large group of works from the collection of Allen and Beryl Freer has been consigned to Chiswick Auctions.

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Christo coverage leads to market upturn

22 February 2021

It is well known that the death of an artist often leads to an upsurge of market interest and that has certainly happened with the Bulgarian Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, who died last year.

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It’s a country house by Bawden, in Essex, but a puzzle otherwise

22 February 2021

Essex auction house Sworders is asking ATG readers to help identify the manor house, also in Essex, featured in this Edward Bawden (1903-89) watercolour.

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Go solo: a selection of dedicated shows

22 February 2021

Four online Post-War & Contemporary art exhibitions organised by dealers.

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Michaux uses mescaline as his extra inspiration

22 February 2021

Among the surprises at a Contemporary art sale at Ketterer (25% buyer’s premium) in Munich was the result for a work by the painter-poet Henri Michaux.

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Iraqi artist's work emerges in Norfolk

22 February 2021

Keys’ forthcoming Modern Art and 20th Century Design Sale on February 24 includes a painting by Iraqi artist Faraj Abou (1921-84).

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Frieze launches ‘pop-up gallery’ space

22 February 2021

Frieze is opening No 9 Cork Street, an initiative housed in two converted townhouses that will accommodate visiting galleries throughout the year with a focus on Modern and Contemporary art.

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Timeless Archipenko and Gormley studies

22 February 2021

A drawing by Alexander Archipenko (1887-1964) will be among the lots on offer at Sworders’ sale of Modern British & 20th Century art on April 20.

John Blackburn abstract art

Cambridge’s Kettle’s Yard to sell donated abstract art collection at auction

18 February 2021

The largest contingent of works by British abstract painter John Blackburn (b.1932) ever to come to auction will be offered at Cheffins in Cambridge on February 25.

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Wynn Cato on the way to Cheltenham

15 February 2021

Miles Wynn Cato, a specialist in traditional Welsh and British art, is closing his gallery in Ludlow and relocating to Cheltenham.

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Edouard Manet dog portrait emerges at Paris sale

15 February 2021

This canine portrait 'Minnay' by Edouard Manet (1832-83) will be offered for sale by Drouot Estimations on February 26.

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5 Questions: Old Master and British art dealer Lawrence Steigrad

15 February 2021

Lawrence Steigrad deals in Old Master and British paintings, drawings, and sculpture

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Monk and satyr both answer prayers of vendors

15 February 2021

Two pieces of sculpture – both catalogued as 19th century copies – made much higher than expected prices in the UK regions last month.

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Barbara Jones sketchbook offered at Firsts online winter edition

15 February 2021

A sketchbook by English artist and muralist Barbara Jones (1912-78) is among the items for sale at 'Firsts Online: Winter Edition'.

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