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“Lots of works have been made in the style of LS Lowry… These are not even copies of original works.”

Harry Howcroft of Bolton Auction Rooms on the auction of paintings by convicted faker Shaun Greenhalgh that are inscribed ‘Shaun Greenhalgh after LS Lowry’.


“Many of van Gogh works are either not affordable or not available... These are the second best option to owning a van Gogh.”

Willem van Gogh, great grand-nephew of the great artist, on the launch of the Van Gogh Museum’s high-tech print series.


“Despite the uncertainty in wider economic and political environments, the art market maintained momentum.”

Christie’s CEO Guillaume Cerutti on its 2016 sales results.


“Few selections are so comprehensive. It is the result of collectors who are interested in specific things, which is rare to find today…there are only a few young collectors who focus on specific objects nowadays.”

Antonia Agnew of Stockspring Antiques on a collection of 18th century ceramic-handled cutlery that Stockspring will exhibit at their gallery next month.


"I can’t think of a more ravishingly beautiful Italian Old Master painting remaining in any private collection in the United Kingdom."

Aidan Weston-Lewis, member of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, on the export bar issued on a Parmigianino.