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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.

Furio Rinaldi of Christie's

Christie’s appoints Old Master drawing specialist in New York

19 January 2017

Christie’s have appointed Furio Rinaldi as associate specialist in the Old Master Drawings department in New York.

Marc Porter

Christie’s former Americas boss Marc Porter begins job at rival Sotheby’s

13 January 2017

Christie’s former US president Marc Porter will begin his new role at rival Sotheby’s next week.

Phillips

Auctioneer Phillips bolsters Americas with hires from rival Christie’s

05 January 2017

Phillips has made two new hires in the Americas from rival Christie’s as it continues to expand in the region.

Nicholas Logsdail

London art dealer receives New Year Honour

03 January 2017

Lisson Gallery co-founder Nicholas Logsdail is among those who received recognition for their contribution to the art world in the New Year Honours list.

Clare McAndrew

Review of the Year 2016: Movers and Shakers

30 December 2016

Perhaps more than any other year in recent memory, 2016 was the year of the move. ‘Restructuring’ across all three major auction houses led to an unprecedented number of high-profile departures. Here is a summary of the key changes and the occasional game of employment musical chairs.

Richard Grant

Celebrity shopper boosts Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park

22 December 2016

A celebrity endorsement by actor Richard E Grant gave Sunbury Antiques Market at Kempton Park a boost in the run up to Christmas.

Julian Dawson

Gorringe’s long-serving partner to retire after 57 years as an auctioneer

20 December 2016

Julian Dawson is retiring from Gorringe's and held his last auction yesterday at the Lewes auction firm.

Harry Hyams' collection of art and vintage cars to be placed on public view

19 December 2016

Property developer and collector Harry Hyams, who died in December 2015, has left much of his £487m estate to a charity that will preserve his collection for the nation.

HK pirate painting

Dealer Roger Keverne donates pirate painting to Hong Kong museum

15 December 2016

Asian art dealers Roger and Miranda Keverne donated a Chinese export painting, depicting pirates on the China coast, to the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Patricia Barbizet & Guillaume Cerutti

Christie’s promotes Guillaume Cerutti to chief executive replacing Patricia Barbizet

15 December 2016

Christie’s Guillaume Cerutti has been promoted to become the auctioneer’s chief executive, replacing Patricia Barbizet who will become vice chairman.

Victoria Borwick MP

Victoria Borwick MP defends trade in antique ivory at House of Commons debate

14 December 2016

MP and BADA president Victoria Borwick has given a passionate defence of the antique ivory trade in Parliament, strongly arguing against a total ban.

David Erskine-Hill

Medal specialist David Erskine-Hill returns to Spink

09 December 2016

Medals specialist David Erskine-Hill has left Dix Noonan Webb to rejoin former employer Spink.

Gorvy

Contemporary art dealmaker Brett Gorvy departs Christie’s after 23 years

07 December 2016

Christie’s contemporary art chief Brett Gorvy is leaving the firm to become an art advisor.

Graham Lay

Tributes pour in for Antiques Roadshow militaria expert Graham Lay

30 November 2016

Antiques Roadshow expert and militaria specialist Graham Lay has passed away. A well-known personality on the show for more than 25 years, his death was announced by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow.

Marinello

Art Recovery Group’s database goes non-profit

16 November 2016

Art Recovery Group, founded by Chris Marinello three years ago as a rival to long-established The Art Loss Register, has split the firm to create a not-for-profit organisation called Artive.

Steve Cohen offloads his stake in Sotheby’s

15 November 2016

US billionaire investor and art collector Steven Cohen has sold his stake in Sotheby’s by offloading his remaining one million shares.

Chaucer statue

Canterbury Auction Galleries’ Anthony Pratt is ‘knighted’

28 October 2016

Anthony Pratt, managing director of The Canterbury Auction Galleries, has been portrayed as The Knight from the Canterbury Tales in a mural unveiled earlier this month in the Kent city’s high street.

Stijn Alsteens of Christie's

Ex-Metropolitan Museum curator joins Christie’s as head of Old Master drawings

27 October 2016

Christie’s have appointed the former Metropolitan Museum curator Stijn Alsteens as international head of the Old Master drawings department.

New valuations firm launched in London

27 October 2016

Well-known general valuers Rachel Doerr and Sean McIlroy launch a new UK valuations firm this month.

Alexander Payne of Phillips

Phillips promote head of design Alexander Payne to deputy chairman

06 October 2016

Phillips have appointed design specialist Alexander Payne as deputy chairman.

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