Events and conferences

Industry events for the art and antiques trade are often organised by dealer and auctioneer associations but others are managed independently and operate as commercial enterprises.


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Many ways to buy from annual St Ives show

23 March 2020

An exhibition of St Ives Modernism is to go ahead with all works available online.

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Ceramics show provides a more accessible Picasso price

16 March 2020

Representing around 25 years of the artist’s output, the ceramic creations of Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) represent a popular collecting field.

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Sim Fine Art offers rediscovered works by wartime hospital artist

16 March 2020

Dealer’s London exhibition showcases the ‘exceptional’ but forgotten work of Paul Drury.

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Growth in second-hand will ‘skyrocket’, conference hears

09 March 2020

The art and antiques trade should be able to tap into the desire by younger people to buy second-hand, delegates of the latest LAPADA Conference were told.

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Toys, trifles and trinkets in St James’s

09 March 2020

A rare Chelsea bodkin case in the form of a cauliflower spear is among the objects on offer at the Albert Amor exhibition 'Toys and Trifles', featuring a single-owner collection built up over 20 years.

Discover royal bedroom secrets with the help of Haughton

09 March 2020

Forget Harry and Meghan: go back in time to explore the private lives of historic royals at The Haughton International Seminar, which returns this summer.

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Dealers keep calm and carry on in the face of challenges as TEFAF Maastricht kicks off

06 March 2020

Despite the apparent loss of some major international buyers due to fears over Coronavirus, the 33rd edition of TEFAF Maastricht hosted more dealers than ever, many of whom stayed cool and made sales.

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How to promote the art and antiques trade and win new customers – LAPADA conference 2020

03 March 2020

How to best promote the art and antiques trade, take advantage of the worldwide focus on sustainability and win new customers were the themes for this year’s LAPADA conference.

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Flanagan hares leap into action at Waddington Custot

02 March 2020

'Moon Gold Hare' (2008) by Barry Flanagan (1941-2009) is offered at the Waddington Custot exhibition Alchemy of the Theatre for $725,000.

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New York dealers remain open for business for 'Asia Week' despite coronavirus alert

02 March 2020

The spread of coronavirus may have halted the auctions at this year’s 'Asia Week New York', but dealers are going ahead with the event as planned, bringing together more than 35 exhibitors and nearly 20 talks.

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More mellow side of John Martin at Gloucestershire exhibition

02 March 2020

Though best known for his epic depictions of fiery disaster, English Romantic painter John Martin (1789-1853) also produced a series of smaller, quieter works.

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Kensington Church Street dealer event takes royal theme for inaugural summer edition

26 February 2020

Dealers in Kensington Church Street are launching an event comprising a series of concurrent exhibitions.

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Interior designers and auction houses team up for spring sales

25 February 2020

This spring auction houses Dreweatts and Fellows plan events with interior decorators and designers Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler, Caroline Percy and architectural historian Oliver Gerrish.

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Call for exhibitors to join Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair

24 February 2020

Antiquarian book dealer Hugh Rayner is putting out a call for more exhibitors at the Bristol Vintage Photograph Fair.

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Art After Hours - charity event launches at new The Open Art Fair

21 February 2020

The Open Art Fair taking place next month at Duke of York Square in Chelsea will host a Next Generation party to raise money for charity.

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Exhibition staged in London by American dealer focuses on new wave of avant-garde photographic works

17 February 2020

Dealer Michael Shapiro’s exhibition of Modernist photography showcases works capturing a fundamental shift in style.

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Ingres portrait among sales at latest Master Drawings New York

13 February 2020

A portrait by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was among the sales at the latest staging of Master Drawings New York.

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Antiques trade 'lagging behind on promoting its green credentials', celebrity interior designer says

05 February 2020

A leading interior designer will tell a gathering of antiques dealers next month that the trade has been slow to promote antiques as reused items – at a time when sustainability and climate change dominate political and commercial agendas.

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Super-realist paintings on show in Cecil Court

03 February 2020

This acrylic on canvas, 8 Duncan Terrace (1977), by artist Graham Dean is on offer at Darnley Fine Art.

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Views of a vanishing world: Supply of mountain paintings begins to melt

03 February 2020

Nineteen years after launching the annual 'Peaks and Glaciers' exhibition, dealer William Mitchell reflects that as the snow on the peaks themselves has contracted, so too has the supply of topographical Alpine scenes.

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