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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Ceramics across centuries

16 September 2019

Stair Galleries’ Fine Sale in Hudson New York on October 26-27 will include a major collection of English porcelain and pottery from a New York collector.

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Big in America: Regional auction houses’ latest moves lead our market review

16 September 2019

In the US (the world’s single biggest art market) just like in the UK (the world’s second largest), positives have been taken from the much-documented changing focus of the international auction houses.

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Interview: The lawyer and coin collector in the eye of a storm over trading tariffs

16 September 2019

Peter Tompa, cultural property lawyer and coin collector, on the US rules around three key collecting areas

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Hadrianic Dionysos head offered at Cottone’s auction

16 September 2019

One of the highlights of Cottone’s sale in Geneseo, New York, on September 28 will be this marble head of Dionysos, a Roman copy of a late classical (4th century BC) Greek archetype.

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Classy cut glass comes to Kansas auction

16 September 2019

Woody Auction’s sale on September 21 in Douglass, Kansas will offer several hundred lots of American, English and Continental European cut glass.

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English country house, Virginia style at Bonhams

16 September 2019

Bonhams is to sell the Eric Steiner collection in its Los Angeles rooms on October 10, under the title The Contents of a Virginian Country House.

Artist's Resale Right: It’s so much simpler in Ireland

16 September 2019

Further to our article in this section in last week’s issue about who pays Artist’s Resale Right and how it applies to sales in the UK where the seller is an artist’s estate, ATG contacted Ireland’s collecting body The Irish Visual Artists Rights Organisation (IVARO) to clarify how this is dealt with in the Republic.

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Freeman’s new premises underlines vision for firm's future in Philadelphia says chairman

16 September 2019

After more than 210 years in business, Freeman’s of Philadelphia can claim a long and distinguished history in a changing US market. Its latest move – a physical one – underscores the firm’s future, chairman Alasdair Nichol tells ATG

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Doyle stages latest sale of canine and sporting art

16 September 2019

The Dogs in Art sale is a regular fixture in Doyle’s calendar.

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Yorkshire quartet in New York as Frank Meadow Sutcliffe photos offered at Swann

16 September 2019

Four works by the pioneering British photographer Frank Meadow Sutcliffe (1853-1941) will feature in Swann Galleries’ sale of Photographs in New York on October 17.

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Freeman’s of Philadelphia moves to modern salerooms

14 September 2019

America’s venerable auction house is relocating to contemporary gallery and auction room space.

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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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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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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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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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