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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Dealers taking part in downsized Masterpiece Pavilion at Fine Art Asia revealed

12 September 2019

The management of Masterpiece has unveiled the dealers who will participate in a showcase that replaces the planned 24 stands at Fine Art Asia (October 4-7) in Hong Kong because of continuing public unrest in the city.

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TEFAF New York Fall adds collaborative element for fourth edition as exhibitor line up is announced

10 September 2019

Old Master dealer Colnaghi and antiquities specialist Cahn are among exhibitors participating in series of curated booth collaborations debuting at the fourth edition of TEFAF New York Fall.

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Father and son’s exceptional collection of vintage motorbikes to be offered in Chartres sale

10 September 2019

A collection of 64 vintage motorbikes and seven bicycles that a father and son have spent 50 years assembling and restoring is to be sold at auction in France.

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Hong Kong fair will be ‘held as scheduled’ with pared-back Masterpiece presence

09 September 2019

The organisers of Fine Art Asia in Hong Kong have confirmed the event will proceed as planned, despite the ongoing anti-government protests in the city.

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Head of French statesman: Country house discovery of bronze ‘Bordoni’ bust emerges after 400 years

09 September 2019

A rare early 17th century bronze bust of a French statesman has been discovered in a French country house and will be offered for auction at Drouot in Paris in November with an estimate of €500,000-800,000.

British and Irish book auctions: September 10-26, 2019

09 September 2019

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from September 10-26, 2019.

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Down Under: Special report from the AAADA Sydney fair

09 September 2019

A pair of Wedgwood kangaroo figures brought to the recent AAADA Antiques & Art Fair Sydney by The Antique Guild proved appropriately attractive to buyers.

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Florence attracts new faces from London for 31st staging

09 September 2019

The Biennale Internationale dell’Antiquario di Firenze (Florence Biennale) opens this month for its 31st edition – celebrating 60 years of showcasing and selling art and antiques in the city.

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Read all about it: the Fairfax sale at Bonhams Sydney

09 September 2019

Selection of contents from Sydney house of media family comes to auction in Australia

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5 Questions with Aeneas Bastian

09 September 2019

Aeneas Bastian is director of Bastian gallery in Berlin and London. It was founded by his parents, Céline and Heiner, in 1989 and expanded to Mayfair earlier this year.

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Shareholders approve sale of Sotheby’s to Patrick Drahi

05 September 2019

Sotheby’s shareholders have approved a $3.7bn deal to sell the company to media and telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi.

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Fine Art Asia, with Masterpiece Pavilion, to go ahead in Hong Kong despite city’s political protests

04 September 2019

The organisers of Fine Art Asia and Masterpiece have confirmed the event, featuring Masterpiece's debut presence in the Far East, will proceed in Hong Kong in October, despite the city's anti-government protests in recent weeks.

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Antiques firms urged to register for EU trade permit as potential no-deal Brexit looms

03 September 2019

Trade associations are urging their members to apply for the required permit to continue importing and exporting with EU countries following Brexit on October 31.

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US tariffs on Chinese art widened to include books and increased to 15%

02 September 2019

A tax on imports into the US of art, antiques and objects made in China took effect today.

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Pick of the week: Maiolica renaissance as basin from Italian workshop makes £100,000

02 September 2019

Dealers from France and England contributed to a protracted bidding battle for a rare Renaissance maiolica dish offered at an auction house in Saxony.

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Family of marine artists featured in Paris exhibition

02 September 2019

The Galerie Delalande, which specialises in maritime artefacts, is holding a selling exhibition at its rue de Lille Left Bank gallery devoted to the Roux dynasty of specialist marine painters who hailed from Marseille.

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Paris galleries in the mix bringing harmony

02 September 2019

The Galerie François Léage, the Right Bank dealer specialising in 18th century furniture and objets d’art, has joined forces with the art dealer Galerie Daniel Gervis to produce a co-curated exhibition titled 'Harmonie'.

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Astronauts mark fact from fiction

02 September 2019

The highest prices recorded in a Space Exploration sale on July 20 were for video recordings and documents relating to the Apollo 11 mission that featured the first moon landing, but a much earlier, fictional account of a lunar expedition also impressed.

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French art world back in gear

02 September 2019

Capital comes to life after summer break with fairs, auctions and numerous gallery shows.

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On the trail of French ceramic treats

02 September 2019

A traditional feature of the ‘rentrée’ for the Paris art market in September is the Left Bank, gallery-based Parcours de la Céramique et des Arts du Feu.

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