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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Qing vase with six appeal

30 May 2022

Christie’s is holding an Asian art sale in Paris on July 6 and will be exhibiting works from the auction at the Pagoda during the Printemps Asiatique.

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Hubert de Givenchy collections to be sold in Paris auction series

30 May 2022

Collections drawn from two of Hubert de Givenchy’s residences are to be sold by Christie’s this month in a series of live and online auctions.

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Double Dublin Asian auctions

30 May 2022

Among the auction houses showing works at the Pagoda will be Irish firm Adam’s, previewing its two Asian spring sales taking place in Dublin on June 28-29.

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Busy Brussels: BRAFA and Civilisations fairs coming up

30 May 2022

From mid-June Brussels will be a hive of activity on the art and antiques front with plenty on offer to interest residents and draw visitors to the city.

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The progress of Bunyan’s work

30 May 2022

Copy printed in Boston in 1744 and now offered in Chicago was defective but a real rarity

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Great price for edition inscribed by F Scott Fitzgerald

30 May 2022

An inscribed copy of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 'The Great Gatsby' was the most expensive purchase in a held by Potter & Potter (20% buyer’s premium).

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Traders and buyers united by cross purposes

30 May 2022

TEFAF New York and Eye of the Collector are both cross-collecting fairs with an emphasis on Contemporary art but staged in historic buildings and also offering antiques.

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Paris plots a path to Asian art

30 May 2022

French capital follows the examples of New York and London for a dedicated week of events

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Seal specially commissioned by the Qianlong Emperor

30 May 2022

One of the highlights of Sotheby’s Asian art auction to be held in its Paris room on June 16 will be this jade seal carved with the imperial symbol of a dragon, estimated at €100,000-150,000.

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Elaborate Chinese timepiece on offer in Paris auction

30 May 2022

Aponem is holding a sale at Drouot on June 15.

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Four sales for Marteau collection

30 May 2022

On June 14 in Paris Bonhams will hold the first of four sales from the collection of Claude de Marteau which will be on view during the Printemps Asiatique Paris event.

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Artcurial offerings in Paris include Nguyen Khang and Sanyu

30 May 2022

One of the potential top lots in Artcurial’s Asian art auction in its Paris saleroom on June 8 will be a large 5ft 7in x 2ft 11in (1.72m x 89cm) lacquered wood panel by the Vietnamese lacquer artist Nguyen Khang (1912-89).

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New hires and an auction house expansion – the latest news from across the art and antiques sector

26 May 2022

Appointments at Christie’s New York and Bellmans are among the latest jobs news.

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Dealers on the Brexit effect: Oven ready trade or a half-baked mess?

23 May 2022

Special report looking at the experiences of art and antiques businesses after Brexit

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Michelangelo discovery brings €20m at Christie’s in Paris

23 May 2022

One of only a small number of drawings by Michelangelo still remaining in private hands sold for €20m (£16.9m) at Christie’s Paris last week.

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Man Ray sets the photographic record straight

23 May 2022

Man Ray’s 'Le Violon d’Ingres' has set a new record for a photograph, selling for $10.5m (£8m) at Christie’s in New York.

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Chinese imperial highlights at the double in Paris

23 May 2022

Pictured here are two examples of provenanced Chinese imperial works of art that achieved high prices in the French capital this spring.

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New York sales underline market strength

23 May 2022

Underlining the recovery of the post-covid art market, at the very top-end at least, the latest series of 20th and 21st century auctions in New York posted a record total for a flagship auction fortnight.

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Garden designer who collected carpets

23 May 2022

In Massachusetts, auction firm Skinner (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) held the first of a series of sales given over to the carpet collection of Jim Dixon with an online session from April 25-May 6 and a live sale on May 4.

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Meal time for two at Zurich auction

23 May 2022

Koller will hold a three-session sale of Asian art in its Zurich rooms on June 1.

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