Art Market


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The £36,000 tale of Maud Lewis and her $10 oils

24 May 2021

A group of naive oils found boxed up during a house move drew strong interest at Hanson Holloway’s Ross (25% buyer’s premium), making a combined £36,000.

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Owner was key to Strong demand

17 May 2021

Works from either a distinguished collection or well-known owner offered with appealing estimates are an enticing prospect at auction.

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Artist destined to cover wildlife and nature

17 May 2021

As the son of an entomologist and ornithologist, the artist David Morrison Reid-Henry (1919-77) was destined for a career observing wildlife and nature.

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Swiss and German fine art highlights

10 May 2021

Recent stand-out lots from salerooms in Basel, Zurich, Constance, Stuttgart and Dresden

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A prime period Nicholson print sells at Dawsons

10 May 2021

'Five Circles' first appeared as part of Ben Nicholson’s (1894-1982) publication 23 Gravures in 1934 and was then released as a limited-edition print. The initial run of approximately 30 signed copies was followed by various reprintings.

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The Curwen Studio archive dispersed

10 May 2021

Among the publishing houses that helped put Modern British prints on the map was The Curwen Studio.

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Printing money: wall power and connoisseurship on a budget

10 May 2021

Modern prints can offer the chance to own interesting and eye-catching works, including those by well-known artists, without needing to invest large sums of money. This makes prints a viable option for collectors on a smaller budget as well as those just starting out.

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Learning the market for Grosvenor School

10 May 2021

The linocuts produced by artists from the Grosvenor School in London, which ran from 1925-40, have been one of the liveliest areas of the Modern British prints market in the last 15-20 years.

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A Polish printmaker in a Welsh mining village

10 May 2021

Most prints are closely connected with an artist’s wider oeuvre. A few good Welsh examples were on offer at Rogers Jones (22% buyer’s premium) in Cardiff on April 17.

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Old Masters impress in Berkshire

03 May 2021

The best competition at a recent mixed-category sale came for two Old Masters.

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Edward Seago: the artist favoured by the royal family

03 May 2021

Edward Seago was a favourite of the establishment, royals in particular, but has a wider appeal such as his views of Hong Kong

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Another white glove in the frame

26 April 2021

Another white-glove group of items featured at Parker Fine Art earlier this year when all 300 picture frame lots sold in its first sale of 2021, raising a hammer total of £38,400.

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Cloudy landscape gives a nod to Constable

26 April 2021

A Constable-esque landscape turned a few heads at Chorley’s (22.5% buyer’s premium) latest fine art and antiques sale.

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Collection fit to take centre stage

26 April 2021

Portrait of Sarah Bernhardt was one of the stand-out lots in a 300-lot white-glove auction.

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Loppé pays homage to Mont Blanc

19 April 2021

Two studies by the climber/artist/photographer are bought by London dealer Mitchell

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Bidders sense a Schlesinger saleroom opportunity

19 April 2021

Five paintings representing the five senses by Henri Guillaume Schlesinger offered by Bonhams boasted a French royal provenance.

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Top sum for a van Gogh drawing at Christie's

12 April 2021

An eight-lot sale in New York titled A Family Collection: Works on Paper, Van Gogh to Freud raised a premium-inclusive total of $25.3m (£18.2m).

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Archibald Thorburn seagulls fly high at Tennants

12 April 2021

It is often said there is a strict hierarchy for the prices of game bird pictures by the great ornithological artist Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935).

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Proud Yorkshireman’s view of God’s Own Country

12 April 2021

Tennants offered a well-received 70-lot sale dedicated to views mostly of Yorkshire from a private collection last month.

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