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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US auction house Morphy Auctions buys James D Julia

21 December 2017

Leading US regional auction house James D Julia is to become part of Morphy Auctions.


Former Bonhams vice president joins dealership Dickinson

19 December 2017

William O’Reilly has joined Dickinson in New York.


Hansons to hold London sales in 2018

18 December 2017

Derbyshire-based Hansons Auctioneers is opening a London saleroom, with plans to host fine art and antiques auctions once a month from February 2018.


Trade figures on the move

18 December 2017

With the closure of Christie’s South Kensington in July and restructuring at parent company Christie’s, many former staff were on the move in 2017. But, as this selection suggests, they were not the only ones trading places.

Richard Courtney and Victoria Borwick

English furniture dealer honoured for service to antiques trade

14 December 2017

West Sussex furniture dealer Richard Courtney has been awarded a distinguished service medal by the British Antiques Dealers’ Association.

Albertine Verlinde and Sarah de Clercq

Sotheby’s appoints ex-Christie’s specialist as MD in the Netherlands

06 December 2017

Sotheby’s has appointed Sarah de Clercq as managing director in The Netherlands. She was previously head of Old Master and 19th Century European art at Christie’s in Amsterdam and will start her new role in January 2018.

Patricia Stevenson

Ex-Tatler boss appointed chief executive of LAPADA

04 December 2017

LAPADA has reached outside the art and antiques sector for its new chief executive, appointing the former publishing director of Tatler magazine, Patricia Stevenson.

Editor’s comment: Let’s welcome an industry ‘outsider’

04 December 2017

When is parachuting in a leader from outside an industry a good idea?


Lee Young takes on MD role at Duke’s

27 November 2017

Lee Young, Asian art specialist and international director at Lyon & Turnbull, is joining Duke’s of Dorchester in December. He will assume the role of managing director.


Horse whispers and festive song at Hansons

13 November 2017

Not many new faces at salerooms can include among their experience “a trained horse whisperer”.

Asian Art in London party

Asian Art in London 2017 – 10 shots from the gala party

10 November 2017

‘Asian Art in London’ celebrated its 20th birthday with a gala party in the British Museum’s newly refurbished Sir Joseph Hotung Gallery last night.

Adrian Hailwood

Hailwood joins Woolley & Wallis as watch expert to boost firm's coverage of 'increasingly important' market

01 November 2017

Adrian Hailwood, former director at Fellows responsible for watches, has joined Woolley & Wallis as wristwatch specialist in the firm’s jewellery department.


Shop talk – Patrick Sandberg Antiques

30 October 2017

In our continuing series looking through the keyhole of ‘bricks and mortar’ shops in 2017, ATG talks to Patrick Sandberg, owner of the eponymous shop specialising in English furniture and works of art. Sandberg is one of the dealers exhibiting at the Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia (October 31-November 5).


5 Questions: Cornelia Perquin of Precious Flora

30 October 2017

Cornelia Perquin of Precious Flora deals in floral vintage and antique jewellery. She stands at art and antique shows as well as floral events. Her next event is the 'Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia'.

Bhupen Khakhar

Howard Hodgkin estate sale achieves £3.65m at Sotheby's auction

27 October 2017

Sotheby’s sale of works from the collection of the British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) raised a hammer total of £3.65m with 86% sold by lot in its Bond Street rooms on October 24.

Jane Oakley of Sworders

Sworders seeks to boost its fine art auctions with appointment of former CSK and Sotheby's specialist

17 October 2017

Sworders has appointed former Sotheby’s, Christie’s South Kensington and Bonhams picture specialist, Jane Oakley, to expand the scope and frequency of its fine art auctions.

LAPADA seeks chief to stand up for the trade

16 October 2017

LAPADA has begun the search for a new chief executive after the resignation of Rebecca Davies, prioritising a candidate’s ability to represent the trade’s interests to government.


Market meets the early music makers

16 October 2017

Bennie Gray of Grays Antique Market, has a love for early music. So where better to hold a series of weekly recitals than the Music Room, the small events venue which is above the market in Davies Street, Mayfair?

Rebecca Davies of LAPADA

LAPADA seeks new chief executive as Davies returns to the contemporary art world

11 October 2017

Rebecca Davies, chief executive officer of LAPADA, is to leave the trade body at the end of December after three and a half years in the role.


5 Questions: Ed Lake of Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers

09 October 2017

Ed Lake works at Jarndyce Antiquarian Booksellers, specialist in 18th and 19th century English literature and history. His parents opened the business in 1969 and it is based in Great Russell Street, across from the British Museum. The shop’s ground floor has been renovated to recreate a 19th-century bookshop.