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1) Five places to see and buy art in London this month

From Old Masters to contemporary portraits there is plenty of art to find at various commercial institutions around the capital this month.

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The Affordable Art Fair at Hampstead Heath runs from May 9-12.

2) Rare book dealer Bernard Quaritch heads north to Holborn

Book dealership Bernard Quaritch is relocating to the Holborn area of London, from Mayfair.

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Bernard Quaritch's new home: a five-floor late seventeenth-century townhouse at 36 Bedford Row.

3) Online art and antiques marketplace 1stdibs to close sister company Online Galleries

Dealer portal Online Galleries is to close on July 1 with its US owner choosing to focus instead on growing the art, antiques and vintage online marketplace 1stdibs.

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1stdibs bought Online Galleries in 2012.

4) Italian side tables, Horatio Nelson prints and Chinese jades – six auction highlights that caught bidders’ eyes in the last week

ATG’s selection of hammer highlights over the past week includes a pair of North Italian side tables from a distinguished collection and a group of prints relating to Lord Horatio Nelson.

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A pair of 18th century North Italian walnut and olivewood serpentine side tables – £8500 at Dreweatts.

5) Birmingham gallery acquires marble sculpture with support from Tomasso Brothers

UK dealership Tomasso Brothers Fine Art has helped a Birmingham gallery to acquire a 19th century sculpture by the ‘Landseer of marble’.

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Joseph Gott’s Greyhound with Puppies has been acquired by The Barber Institute of Fine Arts for £55,000. © The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

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