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How to vend it like Beckmann

Expressionist artist Max Beckmann (1884-1950) had a good 2017, his Birds’ Hell pictorial critique of the Nazi regime making £32m hammer at Christie’s in June while in his home country of Germany, his work lead sales of Modern art in May and June (ATG No 2303)

Fair shows 20/21 vision

Modern British art event 20/21 returned at a new venue after two-year break (ATG No 2306)

Now is the winter of his content

A snowy view by CRW Nevinson (1889-1946) sells for £27,000 at Roseberys, continuing the seemingly unstoppable rise in prices for work by the war artist (ATG No 2300)

Turning the page from Olympia

The 2017 Antiquarian Book Association fair at the National Hall, Olympia in June was to be the last one at the west London venue before the event moves to Battersea Park next year (ATG No 2293)

Surreal way to fill your Spare time

It was a year in which Modern British art was in high demand, with buyers looking beyond the familiar names to more unusual characters such as artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare, as covered in a Lewes auction report (ATG No 2313)