Contemporary Art

The wide and varied world of Post-war and Contemporary art has become a major part of the art market and a key sector for the leading auction houses.


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Bloody good or bloody bad

24 October 2022

The Austrian artist and composer Hermann Nitsch, who died earlier this year at the age of 84, had as many detractors as followers.

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Series idea born after a friend’s pregnancy

24 October 2022

Since 1969, when it was sold at a gallery exhibition in Munich, one of Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) well-known Nanas had belonged to a south German collector.

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Rage against the perfect machine

24 October 2022

The complex and sometimes bizarre machines that the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely (1925-91) constructed during his long career belong to the most distinctive examples of kinetic art.

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The web shop window: Francis Bacon poster for Tate 1962 exhibition

17 October 2022

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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Something in the Scottish air

01 October 2022

Jon Scheuler, an American Abstract Expressionist known for his depictions of Scotland, is the subject of two Waterhouse & Dodd exhibitions next month.

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Modern and Contemporary specialist to head Lyon & Turnbull sale

26 September 2022

Auction house Lyon & Turnbull is to add a new sale to its London calendar led by newly appointed Modern & Contemporary art specialist Simon Hucker.

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Prints present affordable art options

26 September 2022

Multiple editions can make Contemporary art more accessible to the masses.

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Freud viewed from inside out

26 September 2022

Interior Life, Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert’s exhibition celebrating Lucian Freud’s centenary, offers a glimpse at the artist’s collecting habits.

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International interest boosts African art

26 September 2022

The rise in Contemporary African art sales is reflected in the market and wider art world this autumn.

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Bake merry

26 September 2022

A new gallery has opened in Chipping Campden.

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A little contemporary thinking

19 September 2022

Sections catering to primary market Contemporary art are launching at the British Art Fair and the Decorative Fair.

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Give it some STIK

12 September 2022

'Laugh now but one day we’ll be in charge' is a Christie’s auction from September 7-21 celebrating editions created in the 21st century by ‘leading artists and sought after new talents’.

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Burlingham in tune with the house mix

29 August 2022

Nestled in 400 acres of land in Hampshire is Heckfield Place, a Georgian manor house masterfully restored and renovated into a luxury hotel.

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British Art Fair sets out its fresh staging

22 August 2022

The British Art Fair is boosting its Contemporary profile for its first outing under Ramsay Fairs next month.

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Contemporary works in demand at Cotswolds fair

22 August 2022

A pair of Contemporary mixed media works by Yorkshire artist Susan Brown were among the standout sales at the Cotswolds Decorative Antiques & Art Fair.

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BADA Friends supports contemporary museum acquisition

16 August 2022

The Friends of the BADA has given £500 to support the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in the acquisition of a new work.

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Year of the Dealer organiser Mark Westgarth joins BADA Prize judges

28 July 2022

More big names from the art and antiques world have joined the judging panel for the BADA Prize.

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Collection of Aboriginal art offered in Los Angeles

25 July 2022

Aboriginal art from the collection of Richard Kelton (1929-2019) will be offered by Abell of Los Angeles in an auction on July 28.

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Art dealer influenced by social media

18 July 2022

This is one of the pictures offered in Stow Art House’s one-man show featuring British artist Tim Woolcock (b.1952).

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Hockney stars at Thirsk Hall this summer

18 July 2022

Accessible art is the aim of North Yorkshire dealer who hopes to enthuse a younger crowd

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