Wednesday - 10 February 2016

General News

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Mallett sells up in Mayfair and Manhattan

10 February 2016

Troubled dealership Mallett are to look for new galleries in London and New York after putting the blue-chip leases of both of their current premises up for sale.

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TEFAF takes bite of the Big Apple

09 February 2016

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF), umbrella organiser of the world’s foremost art and antiques fair in Maastricht, are launching two boutique events in the Park Avenue Armory, New York.

20/21 art fair cancelled as venues dry up

09 February 2016

This year’s 20/21 British Art Fair, held in September for more than a quarter century, has been cancelled as no suitable London venue can be found.

UK dealer’s looted treasures discovered

08 February 2016

Roman and Etruscan antiquities believed to have been obtained from illicit excavations were found by police in 45 crates belonging to Robin Symes, a high-profile British art dealer who served seven months in Pentonville prison in 2005.

Rothko forgery in $25m court case

08 February 2016

Expert witnesses were called to give evidence during legal proceedings between Domenico De Sole, chairman of Sotheby’s, and Ann Freedman, the former president of Knoedler gallery, over the sale of a fake Rothko painting.

Conference dates announced for Antique Dealers Project

08 February 2016

Dr Mark Westgarth, lecturer in history of art and cultural studies at the University of Leeds, is confirmed as the keynote speaker at the upcoming Antique Dealers Project Conference, which will take place April 14-15 at Temple Newsam House, Leeds.

Blanchard found after 48 years

08 February 2016

A painting of a Parisian street scene stolen in New York has been recovered by the Art Recovery Group. The painting had been consigned to a Miami art gallery in November last year by a private individual.

All-time high for thesaleroom.com

08 February 2016

Thesaleroom.com, sister brand to ATG, has hit a milestone one million unique visitors in January, representing a 160% uplift on numbers for that period last year and an all-time high for the site.

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Export stop on Howard cabinets

04 February 2016

Culture minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on a pair of 17th century Italian ebony, ormolu and hardstone inlaid cabinets in the hope that they can be saved for the nation.

 

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