Online portals

1stdibs targets Europe after buying up Online Galleries

17 September 2012

1stdibs, the global online marketplace for high-end art, antiques and decorative objects, has wholly acquired Online Galleries, the British-based portal favoured by LAPADA, the BADA, SLAD and CINOA.

Watch out for catalogues with 360° coverage

09 July 2012

Fellows auctioneers are going full circle to make life easier when using their online catalogue.

Skinner launch online-only fixed-time auction platform

16 April 2012

LEADING US regional saleroom Skinner are to launch an online-only auction platform.

Online advisers directory

12 December 2011

PROFESSIONAL Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has launched an online directory of professional members.


UK auctioneers forge Chinese links via epaiLive

07 November 2011

A NEW live auction platform which will give UK auctioneers direct access to Chinese bidders has been launched in Beijing.


Figaro venture now brings the-saleroom to France

03 October 2011

This week sees the launch of Figaro Enchères, a joint venture between ATG Media and French national newspaper Le Figaro.

IPhone App out for Asian art

01 November 2010

AN iPhone App has been launched to guide vistors around the galleries, auction houses and museums during Asian Art in London which runs from November 4 to 13.

Sotheby’s go retail with wine in New York

04 October 2010

SOTHEBY’S have launched a retail and online wine business based in New York.


Christie’s gain first consignment via iPhone ‘app’

06 September 2010

TECHNOLOGY is increasingly important in the art market but a pair of oils by the Anglo-Australian artist William Blamire Young (1862-1935), is believed to be the first significant work identified and consigned to auction through Christie’s iPhone application.

ATG Media to power lot-tissimo

10 May 2010

ATG’s parent company, ATG Media, has agreed to provide the technology for the first live internet bidding site in Germany.


Taking the green antiques message to the next level

29 April 2010

SINCE the last ATG conference in May 2009, the vision that Nigel Worboys outlined is now a reality, with many businesses following his lead.

Christie’s raise the stakes in Artprice claim

01 March 2010

AS court proceedings draw closer, Christie’s have upped their long-running damages claim against Artprice from 2m euros to a hefty 63m euros. The auction house originally filed the suit against the French art database in 2008, saying that the reproduction of e-catalogues on their website constitutes copyright and trademark infringement.

Online auctioneer of the year shortlist

09 November 2009

EIGHT UK salerooms have been short-listed for the ATG Online Auctioneer of the Year award.

Bonhams switch general catalogues to the web

02 November 2009

THE familiar Art and Antiques mini-catalogues synonymous with Bonhams' regional general sales are to disappear at the end of the year.


Green campaign on a roll

05 October 2009

THE Antiques are Green campaign, launched by Beaconsfield dealer Nigel Worboys earlier this year, is gaining momentum. Now we want as many people to back it as possible.

Interpol launch online database for stolen art

18 September 2009

IN a fresh attempt to help the fight against the illicit art trade, the international police organisation Interpol has made its database of stolen art available to access online.

ECC launch database of UK ceramics

22 June 2009

THE English Ceramic Circle’s annual loan exhibition marks the launch of a major research project to record dated and documentary English pottery and porcelain on their website.

Christie’s continue Minor courtroom drama

08 June 2009

CHRISTIE’S have launched legal action against US Internet entrepreneur Halsey Minor. Minor took Christie’s to court last December, accusing the auction house of fraud and a number of other torts after pictures he consigned to Christie’s dealership Haunch of Venison in May 2008 were not returned “in a timely fashion” when they failed to sell.

Former Sotheby’s jewellery chief looks to corner online antique silver market

08 June 2009

A NEW website has been launched which aims to do for antique silver what has done for the antiquarian and secondhand book trade.

EBay call on antiques industry to help them beat counterfeits

08 June 2009

EBAY UK have launched a new anti-counterfeit campaign and want to work closely with the antiques industry to beat the fakers.