News in Brief


Dame Magdalene Odundo

News In Brief – including news of Hepworth Wakefield buying a work by Magdalene Odundo

10 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that Hepworth Wakefield bought a work by studio potter Magdalene Odundo.

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News in brief: including Cromwell Place gallery hub update

03 January 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on a South Kensington gallery hub.

TEFAF Maastricht

News In Brief – including news of the postponement of TEFAF Maastricht

20 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that TEFAF Maastricht planned for March 2022 has been postponed.

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News In Brief – including news of the New York Met buying a bowl from a UK dealer

13 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that the New York Met has bought a bowl from a UK dealer.

Mask-wearing in auction houses

News In Brief – including news of masks to be worn in auction houses and shops

06 December 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that masks have to be worn in auction houses, shops and indoor fairs.

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News In Brief – including news of the record copy of the US Constitution being loaned to a museum

29 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news that a copy of the US Constitution will go on loan to a US museum.

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News In Brief – including news of an Old Master soaring over 30-times estimate

22 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a 17th century French landscape bringing dramatic competition at a New York auction,

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News In Brief – including news of Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets selling at auction

15 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a sale in Switzerland of Marie Antoinette's bracelets containing 112 diamonds.

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News In Brief – including a picture authenticated on TV show 'Fake or Fortune?' selling for £75,000 at auction

08 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a Jean-Léon Gérôme picture from 'Fake or Fortune?' selling at Sotheby's.

Diamond

News In Brief – including a 'car boot' find now offered at over a million

01 November 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including a diamond bought at a car boot sale to be offered at auction.

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News In Brief – the 'petrifying' price of a coffee at Frieze Masters

27 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including how one visitor reacted to the price of a coffee at the Frieze Masters fair.

Fabergé pieces

News In Brief – including news of the sale of the Fabergé collection of the late Harry Woolf

18 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a dedicated sale of Fabergé works of art at Christie’s.

James Tissot's Quiet

News In Brief – including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by James Tissot

11 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of The Ulster Museum acquiring a portrait by Tissot via the government’s Acceptance in Lieu Scheme.

Britihs Museum exhibits

News In Brief – including a new exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society

04 October 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an exhibition by the Oriental Ceramic Society.

Gilgamesh Dream tablet

News In Brief – including the return of a Gilgamesh Dream tablet to Iraq

27 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the the return of a 3600-year-old tablet showing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh being handed back to Iraq by the US.

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News In Brief – including the outcome of the Guennol Stargazer court case in New York

20 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including the US ruling on whether Turkey could take ownership of the Guennol Stargazer.

Jade collection

News In Brief – including the conviction of a family behind the theft of Chinese jades

13 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including an update on the theft of £1.7m of Chinese jades.

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News In Brief – including the auction of medals once belonging to controversial media mogul Robert Maxwell

06 September 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a group of medals once belonging to Robert Maxwell coming to auction.

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News In Brief – including news of the New York book fair being postponed

30 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair (NYIABF) being cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic.

Gold coin

News In Brief – including news of a rare Anglo-Saxon gold coin discovered by a metal detectorist coming to auction

23 August 2021

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of a Saxon gold coin expected to fetch up to £200,000 at an upcoming sale.

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