International

About 80% of the global art market by value takes place outside the UK. The largest art market in the world is the US with China in third place (after the UK) followed by France, Germany and Switzerland.

Many more nations have a rich art and antiques heritage with active auction, dealer, fair, gallery and museum sectors even if their market size by value is smaller.

Read the top stories and latest art and antiques news from all these countries.

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Boudin goes with the flow in Cannes

25 July 2022

Besch Cannes Auctions holds its summer sale series in Cannes from August 13-16.

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Cotes on for a fashionable portrait

25 July 2022

Among the paintings on offer in Bruneau & Co’s August 1 online sale of fine and decorative arts in Cranston, Rhode Island, will be this framed oil on canvas of a dark-haired lady in a white dress applied with pearls.

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TEFAF Maastricht returns – but not in March

25 July 2022

A portrait of a boy with a white cravat by Michaelina Wautier (1604- 89) was among the highlight sales at TEFAF Maastricht.

Matthew Haley

Promotions and appointments – the latest Movers & Shakers across the world of art and antiques

20 July 2022

A new boss for Bonhams’ Knightsbridge saleroom is among the latest updates.

Phillips New York

Auction house Phillips to open Los Angeles gallery after record half year results

19 July 2022

Phillips reported total sales of $746m for the first half of 2022, up 37% on the previous year.

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Rare map of Florida from 1829 sold at Doyle

18 July 2022

The Map of Florida shown here was issued in 1829 to encourage settlement following its still recent acquisition from Spain.

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Christie's Givenchy makeover: Buyers look for sophisticated blend of old and modern at marathon sale

18 July 2022

After a world-wide pre-sale tour that took in three continents, a five-day public viewing in Paris and over two weeks of live and online sales, on June 23 the curtain finally came down on Christie’s Paris (26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) summer auction series of the collection of Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018).

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A Rolex chronograph rarity surfaces in Italy

18 July 2022

The reference 3330 antimagnetic is one of the rarest pre-Oyster chronographs made by Rolex.

Handwritten letter by J.R.R.Tolkien

Handwritten and signed Tolkien letter comes to US auction

16 July 2022

A handwritten autograph letter signed by J.R.R. Tolkien is to be one of the centrepiece offerings in Heritage Auctions’ Rare Books Signature Auction in Dallas, Texas, July 27-28, estimated at $10,000+.

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First ever complete Gorgosaurus dinosaur skeleton comes to auction in New York

14 July 2022

The first ever complete Gorgosaurus skeleton is to be offered at auction by Sotheby’s.

Christie’s Jussi Pylkkänen

Christie’s confident for rest of year despite challenging climate after hitting £3.3bn in half year sales

13 July 2022

Christie’s released its first half results for 2022, reporting total sales at £3.3bn ($4.1bn), up 34% on the previous year.

Ashley Gallant

Appointments at BADA, Bishop & Miller and Elstob & Elstob – a round up across the art and antiques sector

12 July 2022

Our latest news on hires includes new faces at auction houses and a dealer association.

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Contents of home designed by English decorator come to Chicago sale

11 July 2022

Property from a Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, home designed by the English interior decorator David Hicks will highlight Hindman’s July 19 sale of European furniture and decorative arts in Chicago.

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Classical Flora statue from Cologne’s botanical garden emerges in Massachusetts auction

11 July 2022

Featured in the European Décor and Design auction at Bonhams Skinner in Massachusetts from July 24-August 3, this classical allegorical marble figure of Flora by the German sculptor Anton Werres (1830-1900) is estimated at $10,000-15,000.

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Mantel clock from Bordeaux emerges in New Orleans

11 July 2022

Crescent City Auction Gallery in New Orleans is holding a two-day summer estates sale on July 15-6 which will include French, English and American period furniture and decorative objects, porcelain, clocks, jewellery and original works of art by noted regional artists.

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BRAFA fair report: Bright start for new Brussels venue

11 July 2022

BRAFA’s new Expo base hailed as a success as Belgian fair returns to face-to-face business

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Moves and appointments including Sotheby’s opening a new permanent Monaco gallery

11 July 2022

A round up of recent international moves and appointments

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The spy who loved merchandising

11 July 2022

Single-owner group offers 007 toys and gadgets mainly from the Sean Connery era

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Houdini captured for once

11 July 2022

Pictured here is one of two very successful lots relating to the career of Houdini that were sold in a Chicago auction.

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Gujarat casket holds lots of appeal for buyer

11 July 2022

The third sale from the eclectic collection of Jim Dixon was held online by Bonhams Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium).

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