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Latest news about key people in the art and antiques market including top names who work at major auction houses; organisers of significant art and antiques fairs; antiques dealers; collectors; museum curators; heads of trade organisations; market and regulatory experts.

Chiswick Auctions

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including a new face at Chiswick

11 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across the world of art and antiques.

Victoria Beckham

Female focus for latest Old Masters tie-up between fashion designer Victoria Beckham and auction house Sotheby’s

10 December 2018

Auction house Sotheby’s teamed up with fashion designer Victoria Beckham on an Old Master art exhibition for the second time this year.

Richard Madley

Former Christie’s gavelmaster Hugh Edmeades has replaced ‘The Hammerman’ Richard Madley as the Indian Premier League auctioneer

06 December 2018

Auctioneer Richard Madley has been replaced with former Christie’s auctioneer Hugh Edmeades by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Muys Snijders

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including new faces at Bonhams and Sotheby’s

04 December 2018

Our latest look at moves across auction houses, dealerships and art and antique organisations.

Paul Martin

'Flog It!' presenter and dealer Paul Martin publishes buying guide and memoir ‘My World of Antiques’

23 November 2018

Antiques dealer and TV presenter Paul Martin took a break from his busy television filming schedule to host a book launch for his memoir of the last 17 years on BBC’s 'Flog It!', the daytime antiques show that was axed last month.

Francis Outred

Christie’s Francis Outred to leave after a decade at the auction house

21 November 2018

Francis Outred, Christie’s chairman and head of post-war and contemporary art in Europe, is leaving the auction world after 20 years to take a break and pursue a new career away from Christie’s.

Freya Simms

Art advisor association hires four new faces for UK board

19 November 2018

Art association Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) has appointed four new members to its UK board including LAPADA chief executive Freya Simms.

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BADA dinner 2018 in pictures

19 November 2018

Images from BADA dinner to mark 100 years of standing up for the art and antiques trade.

Simon Spero

Porcelain specialist retires after more than 50 years of trade

15 November 2018

Well-known English porcelain specialist Simon Spero is retiring after a professional career lasting 54 years.

Plowden & Smith
Clare O’Brien

Movers and shakers: the latest trade appointments including an automobilia specialist at Lawrences and a new CEO at Mall Galleries

03 November 2018

Our latest look at new moves across auction houses and art dealerships.

Vicki Wonfor

Auction house Roseberys promotes Vicki Wonfor to joint management role

22 October 2018

Auction house Roseberys has promoted Vicki Wonfor to joint managing director, working alongside chairman and joint MD Ian Cadzow.

Dudley Sutton

Tributes paid to actor Dudley Sutton - Lovejoy’s ‘Tinker’

17 September 2018

Actor Dudley Sutton, whose acting career on stage and screen spanned more than 60 years, has died aged 85.

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Collection of dealer Robert Barley up at auction

17 September 2018

More than 500 lots of pictures, sculpture, furniture, textiles, architectural features and artefacts spanning 2000 years from the collection of the late Robert Barley, will come to auction at TW Gaze later this month.

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Management team replaces Pratt at Bellmans

10 September 2018

West Sussex auction house Bellmans has reshuffled its top team following the departure of managing director Jonathan Pratt, who left to join Dreweatts last month.

Lucy Gregory

Line up for NAVA’s Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition revealed

05 September 2018

Auctioneers from Christie’s, Chiswick Auctions, Dreweatts and Brettells will take part in this year’s NAVA Propertymark Novice Auctioneer of the Year competition.

Kirstie Imber

Movers and shakers: new hires at auction houses Sotheby’s, Sworders and Kingham & Orme

03 September 2018

Our latest look at new faces across the art and antiques trade.

Hansons Auctioneers open office in London's Notting Hill

03 September 2018

Derbyshire’s Hansons Auctioneers is opening a second London location.

Tessa Lewis

Movers and shakers: new faces at Roseberys and Bristol Auction Rooms among the latest arts and antiques appointments

22 August 2018

Our latest look at new roles across the art and antiques trade reveals Roseberys, Bristol Auction Rooms and Bonhams have all made new hires this summer.

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Ex-Bonhams specialists launch new saleroom in Los Angeles

20 August 2018

Downtown Los Angeles has a new mid-market fine art auction house, formed by a group of ex-Bonhams specialists.

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