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New Spanish art fair puts focus on the avant-garde and surreal

23 February 2019

A new fair showcasing avant-garde and modern art, including works by Salvador Dalí, Marc Chagall and Fernand Léger, opens in Madrid next week.

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Armorial parchment given to Columbus on his return to Spain offered in Madrid auction

12 December 2018

On March 15, 1493, Christopher Columbus disembarked from his ship in Palos and headed straight to Barcelona where he recounted tales of his discovery of America to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain.

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Colonial silver portable altarpiece consigned to San Sebastian sale

12 November 2018

Anteo Subastas in San Sebastian, Spain, is offering an example of a Mexican colonial silver devotional altarpiece in its next auction on November 28.

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Sorolla portrait emerges in Madrid auction

24 September 2018

Portraiture was not the preferred genre of the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923), but early in his career he recognised its value as a reliable source of income and persisted with it throughout his lifetime.

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Sorolla portrait of Spanish marquesa up at auction in Madrid

02 July 2018

This portrait of Maria Luisa Maldonado, Marquesa de Torneros (1907) by the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923) is a highlight of the next auction series at Ansorena to be held from July 17-19.

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Mattia Preti painting of St Sebastian emerges at Madrid sale

04 June 2018

This canvas of the martyrdom of St Sebastian by the Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti (1613-99) is closely related to one of his most famous works of the same subject, in the Capodimonte Museum in Naples.

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Orientalist view of the Pyramids emerges at Madrid auction

14 May 2018

In its auction series in Madrid from May 22-24, Segre Subastas will offer 'The Pyramids of Giza' by the Orientalist artist Charles-Théodore Frère (Paris 1814-88).

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Thomire candlesticks offered at Duran Subastas sale

14 May 2018

This pair of ormolu candlesticks by Pierre-Philippe Thomire (1751-1843) will feature in the May 24 auction at Duran Subastas in Madrid.

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Domenico Tintoretto's 'Supper at Emmaus' emerges in Madrid

02 April 2018

Domenico Tintoretto (1560-1635), trained in Venice in the workshop of his renowned father, Jacopo.

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Flemish Proverbs – Abel Grimmer painting with a tale to tell at Madrid auction

15 March 2018

Alongside his series of months and seasons, and his representations of evangelical parables, the Flemish painter Abel Grimmer (c.1570-1618/9) created many works depicting proverbs, which were popular in an era shaken by the Counter-Reformation.

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Murillo painting emerges at Madrid sale

19 February 2018

An oil on canvas by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville, 1617-82) which has recently been examined and published by Dr Benito Navarrate Prieto, and incorporated into the body of Murillo’s work, is a highlight of the next paintings auction at Ansorena, Madrid, on March 6-8.

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Madrid auction offers sumptuous walnut, the Bargueño desk

29 January 2018

Bargueño desks, designed to hold documents and money, originated in Renaissance Spain and remained popular through the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.

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Trio of Madrid auction previews

04 December 2017

Paintings and an unusual form of 17th century entertainment are potential highlights at three Madrid suctions.

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Madrid sale to offer virgin and child by Murillo

18 September 2017

A painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo will feature in the next auction at Alcalá Subastas on October 4-5.

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Ethiopian art from private collection stars at Madrid auction

28 August 2017

After a summer break, the next auction session at Duran Subastas in Madrid on September 21 will feature a special section of 33 lots of Ethiopian art, including intricately decorated wooden crucifixes, bibles, paintings and thrones, all coming to auction from a private collection.

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Spanish police recover stolen Francis Bacon paintings after tip-off from the Art Loss Register

24 July 2017

Three Francis Bacon artworks stolen in Madrid in 2015 have been recovered by Spanish police near Barcelona.

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Auction previews from the US, France and Spain

26 June 2017

ATG's selection of upcoming sale highlights.

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Sorolla stars in Madrid sale

30 May 2017

The year 1884 was very significant for the Valencian artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863-1923). Aged only 21, he travelled to Madrid for the third time, where he was awarded a second-class medal at the National Exhibition of Fine Arts for El Dos de Mayo 1808, and he received a grant to study in Rome for four years.

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Francis Picabia female figure sketch on offer in Madrid

08 May 2017

Francis Picabia (1879-1953) famously declared that he wanted to change his ideas “as often as one would change one’s shirt”, and he embraced many different artistic styles throughout his life.

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‘Early Velázquez’ notified by state brings Spanish record

02 May 2017

A Spanish oil billed as an early work by Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) sold for €8m (£7m) at the Madrid auctioneers Abalarte on April 25.