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Bid Barometer: issue 2594

22 May 2023

ATG’s pick of auction lots bought by internet bidders on, featuring both the highest prices over-estimate and the top prices paid online.


Small Afnan works fly to four figures

22 May 2023

Flying over a £200-300 estimate at a recent sale at Dawsons (25% buyer’s premium) in Maidenhead were two small mixed-media works by Maliheh Afnan (1935-2016).


Gorky work from late on

22 May 2023

This late untitled drawing by Arshile Gorky (1904-48) in pencil and crayon on paper was the highlight of a sale of Modern and Contemporary paintings held by Digard (25/20/14% buyer’s premium) on March 28 at Drouot in Paris.


Previews: issue 2594

22 May 2023

Our selection of 13 upcoming auction lots from UK and Irish salerooms.


Brontë works hit saleroom heights

22 May 2023

Works by the three sisters including copies published under pseudonyms come to a Cambridge auction


Certainly worth a handshake at £23,000

22 May 2023

The artist Júlio Pomar (1926- 2018) is considered one of the most important modern Portuguese painters.


Get your claws into a Katz work

22 May 2023

The American artist Alex Katz (b.1927) is known for his large, brightly coloured and boldly delineated works.


Austen’s pride in her work

22 May 2023

Two of Jane Austen’s works, both from the same Wyoming collector’s estate, were stand-out lots in a May 11 sale held in Chicago.

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Martinware birds flock to Salisbury

22 May 2023

Salisbury auction house Woolley & Wallis is holding a Martin Brothers anniversary exhibition from June 13-22.


Indian works making good progress

22 May 2023

Two separately consigned Modern Indian paintings were among the notable performers at Chiswick Auctions (25% buyer’s premium) in the early spring, one fetching an expected price but the other making a sum that was more of a surprise.


Morandi keeps it simple

22 May 2023

A classic pale pastel toned still-life by Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) is one of the headline lots in a two-day sale of Modern and Contemporary Art at Farsettiarte in Prato in Italy on May 26-27.

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News in brief including an appeal to trace stolen Sheffield silver

22 May 2023

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an appeal to trace stolen Sheffield silver from a museum.


Washington signature thrills in Philadelphia auction

22 May 2023

One of the more remarkable results of recent weeks came in a May 3 sale at Freeman’s (26/21/15% buyer’s premium) of Philadelphia.


Monochrome marvels at Paris sale

22 May 2023

Artcurial has two days of sales devoted to Impressionist and Modern and Postwar and Contemporary art in Paris on June 7-8.


A lawyer writes: Why it is crucial to avoid crossing the line from being potential purchaser to adviser

22 May 2023

‘Substantial payout’ underlines the need for absolute clarity from experts

British and Irish book auctions: May 23-28, 2023

22 May 2023

Our regular listing of UK and Irish books and works on paper auctions


Olympia picture sales at the double

22 May 2023

French artist Nancy Delouis (b.1941) was born into an artistic family.

Obituary: Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville

22 May 2023

It would be hard to overstate Peter Brooke’s contribution to the British art market.


Work by metal worker Wesselmann emerges in Munich

22 May 2023

The composition and use of colour make 'Monica nude with Lichtenstein', which is being sold by Ketterer Kunst in Munich on June 9, instantly recognisable as a work by American pop-artist Tom Wesselmann (1931-2004).


Ben Nicholson's sense of purity helps generate demand

22 May 2023

This untitled work from c.1945 by Ben Nicholson (1894-1982) comprises a mahogany relief applied with oil paint. It was offered at Mallams (25% buyer’s premium) of Oxford on May 17-18 as part of its Modern Art & Design sale.