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.

Martin Klosterfelde sothebys

Ex-Phillips specialist joins Sotheby’s Contemporary art department in London

06 September 2016

Martin Klosterfelde, a former Berlin-based contemporary art specialist and director at Phillips, has joined Sotheby’s.

Cécile Bernard of Sotheby’s France

Cécile Bernard appointed managing director of Sotheby’s France

05 September 2016

Sotheby’s have announced the appointment of Cécile Bernard as managing director of Sotheby’s France.

Ian Goldbart of Sovereign Rarities

Five members of Baldwin’s staff leave Stanley Gibbons Group and join Ian Goldbart's new business

02 September 2016

Ian Goldbart, lifelong coin collector and former managing director of AH Baldwin & Sons, is launching a new numismatic dealership and auction firm in Mayfair.

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Son of Yorkshire auction house owner reopens the business after two years

22 August 2016

Hutchinson Scott is set to hold its first sale in two years after the founder of the Yorkshire auction house came out of retirement and helped his son restart the family business.

Claudia Dwek of Sotheby's

Sotheby's promote Claudia Dwek to European chairman of contemporary art

20 July 2016

Sotheby’s have appointed Claudia Dwek as chairman of contemporary art, Europe. She will remain as co-chairman of Sotheby’s Italy.

Karen Bradley MP

Trade associations aim for talks with new UK government

19 July 2016

British Art Market Federation chairman Anthony Browne has written to Karen Bradley, the newly-appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, in the hope of arranging a face-to-face briefing.

Nilson director of ADFL

Spend and be merry: Fair director urges buyers to do their part for the UK economy

13 July 2016

A letter from Ingrid Nilson, the director of the Antiques Dealers Fair Ltd (ADFL), published in today’s Financial Times encourages buyers to stave off economic crisis by continuing to spend.

BADA chief executive Marco Forgione

Plans to modernise BADA's operations get thumbs up from members

12 July 2016

Members of the British Antiques Dealers' Association have voted overwhelmingly in favour of plans to update the way the association is run, including a proposal to cut the size of its council to allow swifter decision making.

Helena Newman of Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s appoint Helena Newman as European chairman

11 July 2016

Helena Newman has been appointed as chairman of Sotheby’s Europe. She will hold the new role in addition to her current position as co-head of Impressionist and Modern art worldwide.

Ex-Sotheby’s duo Wyndham and Clore to set up in London as fine art advisors

05 July 2016

Two key figures who left senior roles at Sotheby’s earlier this year, Henry Wyndham and Melanie Clore, are setting up their own fine art company.

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Watch Charles Hanson selling Qianlong vase for £650,000 at Derbyshire auction

01 July 2016

A fine Chinese blue and white vase with a Qianlong seal mark sold for £650,000 at the auction held today at Hansons of Etwall.

Hannah O’Leary of Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s launch specialist auctions in London of Modern and Contemporary African Art

21 June 2016

Sotheby’s will start dedicated sales of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London next year. The decision underlines the growing importance of a sector in which Bonhams have stolen a march in recent years.

Dr Clare McAndrew

TEFAF to maintain annual art market report as Clare McAndrew joins Contemporary fair

21 June 2016

TEFAF have said they still will maintain an annual art market report despite losing the services of Dr Clare McAndrew who is joining up with Art Basel.

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner opens fourth gallery in Hong Kong

13 June 2016

Contemporary art dealer David Zwirner has announced plans to open a fourth gallery in Hong Kong in 2017.

Alex Rotter of Christie’s

Ex-Sotheby’s Contemporary art specialist Alex Rotter to join Christie’s

10 June 2016

Alex Rotter has been appointed as the new chairman of Post War and Contemporary art, Christie’s Americas, having left Sotheby’s after 16 years in March.

BADA members to voice trade history

26 May 2016

The British Antique Dealers Association (BADA) is launching ‘BADA Voices,’ an oral history of the trade as the first of their 2018 centenary initiatives.

Dominic Lyncker

H&H Classics appoint Dominic Lyncker as new managing director

25 May 2016

Classic car and motorcycle specialist H&H Classics is bringing in talent from outside the auction world to lead its next phase of development.

Sotheby’s head of sculpture Eric Bijzet leaves company to become a dealer

19 May 2016

Eric Bijzet has become the latest expert to leave Sotheby’s as he plans to set up on his own as a dealer back home in Amsterdam.

Cheyenne Westphal

Cheyenne Westphal heads series of appointments at Phillips

13 May 2016

Phillips have announced the appointment of Cheyenne Westphal as chairman, reporting to CEO Edward Dolman. Formerly Sotheby’s worldwide head of Contemporary art, she will start in her new role in 2017.

Max Girardo launches new London-based classic car brokerage

Classic car auctioneer Max Girardo sets up new London brokerage

13 May 2016

Renowned classic car auctioneer Max Girardo has left RM Sotheby’s to set up his own London-based brokerage, Girardo & Co, which will deal “in only the highest quality cars available to the market”.