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Francis Outred

Christie’s Francis Outred to leave after a decade at the auction house

21 November 2018

Francis Outred, Christie’s chairman and head of post-war and contemporary art in Europe, is leaving the auction world after 20 years to take a break and pursue a new career away from Christie’s.

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Rembrandt fingerprints discovered on painting ahead of Sotheby’s Old Masters auction

21 November 2018

The fingerprints of Old Master artist Rembrandt van Rijn have been discovered on a 17th century oil sketch by auction house Sotheby’s.

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Flying Scotsman original locomotive nameplate soars to a record high of £64,500 at auction

21 November 2018

For what is probably the world’s most famous and popular steam engine, the Flying Scotsman has experienced a remarkably troubled history at times.

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Auctions showcase David Bowie as musician, artist and collector

20 November 2018

Not only was David Bowie a rather good musician, but he turned his talents to art as well. His diverse talents are encapsulated by two lots sold in separate UK auctions, with the first coming at Suffolk saleroom Bishop & Miller on November 10.

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Call out to the next generation of the art and antiques trade for November networking event

20 November 2018

BADA Friends holds its next Young Friends Dealer Networking Evening next week with the aim of bringing together the next generation of art and antiques professionals.

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Animal magic at Colchester auction house as a crocodile, cockatoo and walrus file into saleroom

20 November 2018

A menagerie of claret jugs, pepperettes, whisky tots and scent bottles is being offered for sale in Essex today.

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Bookshop goes viral on Twitter after selling book that had been on the shelf for 27 years

19 November 2018

A bookshop’s tweet announcing it had sold a book that had been on its shelf for 27 years went viral over the weekend.

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Preview: Dreweatts has high hopes for a pair of George III marquetry card tables and a Rodin cast this week

19 November 2018

Revitalised by the arrival in late summer of former Bellmans chief Jonathan Pratt as managing director, Dreweatts is preparing for two key auctions at its Donnington Priory saleroom this week on November 21 and 22.

Freya Simms

Art advisor association hires four new faces for UK board

19 November 2018

Art association Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has appointed four new members to its UK board including LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms.

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Appeal to trade to help locate furniture after antiques dealer’s van stolen in Walthamstow

19 November 2018

An antiques dealer is appealing to the trade to help locate stolen stock.

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Where to be: Dorset for Black Friday deals and more art and antiques

19 November 2018

Black Friday, this year on November 23, might be an import from the US where it takes place the day after Thanksgiving, but the shopping phenomenon has taken hold in the UK.

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Six auctions to watch this week (November 19-25, 2018) with lots including a Medieval manuscript and a large Delftware collection

19 November 2018

From manuscripts and Delftware to cabinets and combs, here are six previews from upcoming sales this week.

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They said what?! The week (November 12-18) in quotes from the art and antiques market

18 November 2018

“I can’t think of a more iconic piece of artwork from a British television show.” Find out what painting – going under the hammer soon – holds this illustrious distinction and more with our weekly quotes roundup.

Trumpeters

UK issues export bar for 18th century Indian watercolour miniature of “outstanding aesthetic importance”

17 November 2018

The UK government has issued an export bar for Nainsukh of Guler’s ‘Trumpeters’, valued at £550,000.

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Hockney record helps modern and contemporary auction series to $2bn total in New York

17 November 2018

The latest series of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary art auctions in New York generated an overall total of close to $2bn.

Art & Antiques for Everyone

ATG out and about: Art & Antiques For Everyone returns to Birmingham

16 November 2018

Art & Antiques For Everyone returned to the NEC in Birmingham this week with 194 exhibitors showcasing silver and porcelain to fine art and furniture.

Fallen Madonna

Famous ‘Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies’ painting from 1980s comedy ‘Allo ‘Allo comes to auction in Bristol

16 November 2018

One of the UK’s most famous ‘Old Master’ paintings is coming to auction in Bristol estimated at £5000-10,000. ‘Allo ‘Allo’s 'Fallen Madonna With The Big Boobies' is to be offered at East Bristol Auctions next month.

‘Portrait of an Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ by David Hockney

Auction record for a living artist as David Hockney swimming pool scene makes $80m at Christie's

16 November 2018

David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an ‘Artist (Pool with Two Figures)’ from 1972 became the most expensive work by a living artist when it was knocked down for $80m (£61.6m) at Christie's in New York last night.

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What lots caught bidders’ eyes this week? Five auction highlights including a ‘Rockefeller' pattern dinner service

16 November 2018

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights that sold at auction in the last week, including a ‘Rockefeller' pattern dinner service went over seven-times estimate.

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Box clever: Five boxes coming up at auction this month

16 November 2018

Whether you are a collector of silver boxes or cigarette cases, a variety of shapes and sizes are on offer at auction. Here is a selection coming up at auction next week.