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.

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Trading places: people moves at Mossgreen, Roseberys and Freemans

28 April 2016

The latest moves and appointments from around the art and antiques industry.

Pledge for Parity with BADA

09 March 2016

The British Antique Dealers’ Association is backing this year’s International Women’s Day (March 8) campaign, #PledgeForParity, by celebrating women who have successfully challenged gender stereotypes in the traditionally male-dominated fine art and antiques sector.

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Wyndham to leave as more staff exit Sotheby’s

07 March 2016

The shake-up at Sotheby’s continued last week as more key senior employees – including Henry Wyndham – depart the company.

Rupert Powell resigns at Bloomsbury Auctions

07 March 2016

Rupert Powell has resigned as deputy chairman of Bloomsbury Auctions where he has worked for 31 years. He will work out a notice period.

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ATG Media appoint new chief executive

07 March 2016

ATG Media, parent company of the Antiques Trade Gazette, has appointed former PayPal senior executive John-Paul Savant as chief executive officer, succeeding Anne Somers who moves to become deputy chairman.

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Melanie Clore to leave Sotheby’s

23 February 2016

Melanie Clore, Sotheby’s European chairman and co-chairman of Impressionist & Modern art, is leaving at the end of February after 35 years at the auction house.

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Sotheby’s acquire art advisors AAP

18 January 2016

The competition between auction houses to expand their private sales operations took a new twist with the announcement last week that Sotheby’s had bought art advisory firm Art Agency, Partners (AAP).

Sir Norman Rosenthal on the trade

05 October 2015

Sir Norman Rosenthal, one of the art world’s best known historians and curators, has described the trade side of the business as “a huge mechanism for preserving knowledge and value”.

Chief executive of Sotheby’s France Guillaume Cerutti to join Christie’s

17 August 2015

Guillaume Cerutti, chief executive of Sotheby’s France and European deputy chairman, is to leave and join Christie’s as president for London, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India.

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Matthew Girling assumes global role at Bonhams

11 August 2015

Bonhams have announced changes in their senior management structure.

Goodman and de Pury launch web-only auctions with promises to keep down fees

23 June 2015

Two senior members of the international auctioneering profession launch separate online-only ventures this week.

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Liebermann restituted from Gurlitt cache comes to auction

04 June 2015

Max Liebermann’s ‘Zwei Reiter am Strand nach links’ (Two Riders on a Beach) has become the first painting to be sold from Cornelius Gurlitt’s hoard of art.

Tad Smith gives clues on Sotheby’s future

26 May 2015

Sotheby’s latest set of results give the first indication of how Tad Smith will direct the company.

Sotheby’s former owner Alfred Taubman dies aged 91

20 April 2015

Former owner of Sotheby’s A. Alfred Taubman – and central figure in the auction price-fixing scandal – has died aged 91.

Sotheby's name Tad Smith as new president and CEO

16 March 2015

Sotheby’s have appointed Tad Smith, aged 49, as president and chief executive officer, effective March 31, 2015.

Ruprecht's passing at Sotheby's is the harbinger of something much bigger

21 November 2014

COMMENT: As the saying goes, turnover is vanity, profit is sanity. Hold that thought as you consider the announcement that Bill Ruprecht is to stand down as CEO of Sotheby’s after nearly 15 years.

Sotheby’s look for new CEO as Ruprecht quits

21 November 2014

BILL Ruprecht is to stand down as chief executive, chairman and president of Sotheby’s as soon as they find a replacement.

World's top collector dies aged 48

10 November 2014

Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed Al-Thani, once considered the world’s biggest art collector, died at his London home on November 9 aged 48.

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Falcon swoop for art loan market

24 October 2014

Simon de Pury took to the podium at the top of London landmark the Gherkin to launch Falcon Fine Art on October 13.

Is this a record for the slowest selling lot ever?

30 June 2014

Auctioneer Richard Madley believes he may have set a record for the longest time ever taken to sell a single lot.