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New venue helps art fair Fine Arts Paris expand

23 October 2018

'Fine Arts Paris', the new November fair in the French capital launched last year, celebrates its second staging in a new venue with an enlarged exhibitor list.

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Names to watch out for in Irish sculpture scene

22 October 2018

Representing just a fraction of the international art market and often overshadowed by the demand for 2D art, Irish sculpture has undergone a quieter recovery.

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Sales in France: Paris – Binoche et Giquello

22 October 2018

Tribal art is very much a strength of the Paris art market, with sales taking place throughout the year.

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Sales in France: Paris – Artcurial

22 October 2018

This little oil on canvas showing a seated lion watching the setting sun from the top of a rocky plateau is evocatively titled Les Deux Majestés and is a work by the 19th century Orientalist Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824-1904).

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Sales in France: Paris – Tessier Sarrou

22 October 2018

Fourteen unpublished paintings by Maurice Utrillo, the artist renowned for quintessential Paris street scenes, will be coming up for sale on November 23.

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Sales in France: Angers

22 October 2018

A newly discovered work by the 17th century French artist Jacques Stella (1576-1657) found by Xavier de la Perraudière of auction house Ivoire Angers in a local property is to be offered for sale on December 5.

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Sales in France: Paris – Christie’s

22 October 2018

The multi-talented Deco designer and artist Jean Dunand (1877-1942) is one of the names celebrated in Christie’s selected design sale in Paris on November 14 with around 20 pieces in different media.

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Chairs sit pretty in salerooms among furniture auction selections

22 October 2018

At a time when catering for niche interests is a profitable path for auctioneers, recent sales in Scotland, Ireland and England have shown that the furniture market can still come to life – provided it meets three criteria.

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Sales in France: Paris – Copages

22 October 2018

This small-scale, 17th-18th century, Italian vanitas of a skull carved from Cararra marble measures 7½ x 9½in (19 x 24cm).

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Sales in France: Paris – Coutau-Bégarie

22 October 2018

An ensemble of fans both Oriental and Occidental is the subject of the dedicated sale organised by Coutau-Bégarie that takes place at Drouot on November 19. Examples date from the 17th century through to the early years of the 20th.

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Sales in France: Paris – Sotheby’s/Pierre Bergé & Associés

22 October 2018

A sale of contents of four homes belonging to the late Pierre Bergé is to go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Paris rooms in association with auction house Pierre Bergé & Associes.

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Sales in France: Reims

22 October 2018

A classic Art Nouveau display cabinet by Emile Gallé is part of a collection of furniture by Gallé and Majorelle assembled over half a century ago to be offered for sale by Ivoire Reims on November 18.

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Looking out for fresh Irish art

22 October 2018

While demand is encouraging, a scarcity of high-quality work is hitting the supply side

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Etruscan bronze returned to Italy 30 years after disappearance

17 October 2018

An Etruscan bronze lar statuette has been repatriated to Italy after more than 30 years with the help of the Art Loss Register.

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Five auctions to watch this week (October 15-21 2018)

15 October 2018

From an Armada table to a Titanic return poster, here are five previews from upcoming sales this week.

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Wexford fair in tune with opera festival event

15 October 2018

Since the first Festival of Music and the Arts took place in 1951, the annual Wexford Festival Opera in the south-east Irish town has specialised in neglected works and has become one of the world’s leading opera festivals.

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Beautiful piscatorial plates go swimmingly in German sale

15 October 2018

Catching the eye in a German auction was a fine example of the most beautiful of all piscatorial plate books.

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Saleroom selection: Five pieces of furniture on offer at auctions this week (October 8-14)

08 October 2018

With plenty of material now available for a few hundred pounds or even below, here ATG selects six upcoming lots pitched between £200 and £3000.

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Marie Antoinette portrait in terracotta and wax heads to sale

08 October 2018

Geble auction house in Radolfzell, on the shores of Lake Constance, has an intriguing work by the renowned French craftsman Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751- 1843) in its October 20 auction.

British and Irish book auctions: October 9-20, 2018

08 October 2018

ATG’s calendar of book auctions taking place in the UK and Ireland from October 9-20, 2018.

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