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The art and antiques market continues to grow its presence in the online sphere thanks to the development of online catalogues and auctions, dealer portal sites as well as giant trading sites such as eBay.


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Christie’s sales go ahead despite cyber attack

20 May 2024

Auction house Christie’s went ahead with its sales as planned despite suffering a ‘technology security incident’ that brought down its website.

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Christie’s website down, victim of apparent cyberattack

14 May 2024

Christie’s has been the victim of an apparent cyberattack that has brought down its website.

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Pop up vintage shop disguised as supermarket comes to Soho

18 April 2024

Online retailer Merchant & Found spent five years planning a new 'pop up' shop called The Vintage Supermarket.

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Cyber criminals target art and antiques dealers

04 March 2024

Dealers have been targeted by cyber criminals setting up copycat scam sites and tampering with existing websites.

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Drouot sells stake with an eye on digital expansion investment

17 July 2023

French auction business Drouot Group has sold a 30% stake to fund digital expansion.

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Virtual letter: What a chatbot told us about the digital art market

17 July 2023

Last month Sotheby’s announced it would be using the Dutch auction format – whereby the price starts high and is reduced until a buyer is found – for some sales of digital art, sparking a flurry of online media coverage. Its new Gen Art Program will start with an auction on July 26.

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Report reveals bidder views on timed sales

26 June 2023

When it comes to timed online auctions, timing is everything.

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Art market sales recover, topping pre-pandemic levels, as UK reclaims its second place globally

04 April 2023

Worldwide art and antiques sales increased 3% year-on-year to an estimated $67.8bn (£54.8bn) in 2022, according to the latest Global Art Market Report.

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Online marketplace 2Covet placed in liquidation

02 February 2023

The company behind dealer marketplace 2Covet and the Chelsea Antiques Fair has been placed into voluntary liquidation.

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Podcasts: Stay tuned for more art and antiques news

23 January 2023

Auctioneers are taking to the airwaves to promote their businesses and demystify what happens in regional salerooms.

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Online art buying fuels business growth

21 November 2022

The pandemic forced more buyers online and the trend has continued.

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The web shop window: A Bow figure of Juno with an eagle

07 November 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Dealer portal 2Covet will no longer run fairs

31 October 2022

The team behind 2Covet has closed its events division, abandoning all plans to run fairs.

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The web shop window: A children's Art Deco see-saw

12 September 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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French antiques dealer teams up with Christie’s to auction blockchain-recorded furniture

07 September 2022

Antiques dealer Benjamin Steinitz is to offer 58 lots of furniture and decorative arts at auction that will be registered and secured on a blockchain.

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The web shop window: Italian polychrome table

08 August 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: gothic pitch pine bookcase

18 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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The web shop window: a 19th century portrait of a smuggler

11 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Simon de Pury launches new Contemporary art sales

06 July 2022

Auctioneer Simon de Pury, who previously owned and ran Phillips and worked as an art advisor, has launched de-Pury.com with auctions planned for next month.

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The web shop window: Danish drop-leaf table

04 July 2022

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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