Collins Antiques has published its autumn newsletter, which looks back over a year it dubs “extremely successful, as sales are back where they were before Covid”. It was marked by the purchase of two private collections, the major one being “rare and interesting items” of treen purchased in January.
“Sales on our website continue to grow both here and abroad owing to the recent weakness of the pound. We have been very busy with our American and Australian clients, who have been taking advantage of the situation”, it says.
Before the end of the year it stands at the IACF Shepton Mallet fair (November 11-13) and the Continuity Fairs event at Westpoint Arena, Exeter (November 19-20).
The Joy of Porcelain
Meissen and European porcelain dealer Alexandra Alfandary has launched a newsletter, The Joy of Porcelain, which highlights selected items of stock.
Art Advisory Group
Crispian Riley-Smith, founder of London Art Week and Master Drawings New York, has launched his fourth business, Art Advisory Group. It connects clients with specialists in collection-related services and advises on buying, selling and valuation.
The Canon Gallery
The Canon Gallery of Oundle, Northamptonshire, has launched its autumn exhibition. It comprises oils and watercolours by 18th-20th century British and European artists including Brangwyn, Cundall, Hemmy and Uglow. It is available to be viewed online.
Timeless Treasures: 10 Manuscripts to celebrate 10 years in New York has launched at Les Enluminures in New York City. The exhibition includes medieval Books of Hours, romances, philosophical treatises and fables, and runs at the East 73rd Street gallery until December 21.
London Contemporary art gallery Baldwin Projects has appointed Darren Bennett as senior sales director to expand the business.
The 48-year-old, who has joined from DeMontfort Fine Art where he worked for 10 years as a senior manager, will oversee expansion of the sales team as well as programming for new artists.
Baldwin Projects was founded by Adam Baldwin in 2018 and specialises in Contemporary art from a range of artists including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and David Hockney. It is currently holding an online exhibition called After Andy featuring artwork inspired by the effects of Warhol and the 1960s pop-art movement. It runs until November 10 and can be viewed online.
Parkin and Gerrish
Parkin and Gerrish, specialist in antique and vintage jewellery, is among the businesses exhibiting at A Chelsea Pop-Up: At Home. Held in Sloane Square until December 17, it also features Studio to Home (Christopher Brown) with linocuts, scarves and homeware and Hannah Sophia England offering clothing.
Dealer James Hyman is opening a non-commercial enterprise dubbed the Centre for British Photography in January.
The new institution at 49 Jermyn Street is based on the Hyman Collection of British photography and the Hyman Foundation, a registered charity devoted to supporting photography in Britain. It will feature photographs from 1900 to the present through exhibitions, events, talks, an archive and a library.
Hyman said: “We hope that through this initial work to make a home for British photography we can, in the long run, develop an independent centre that is self-sustaining with a dedicated national collection and public programme.”
A new London gallery for Nordic design dealership Modernity has opened in Newson’s Yard off Pimlico Road, west London.
The firm, which was founded in Stockholm and maintains premises there, has previously had London locations in Notting Hill and Marylebone.
However, this location, which opens on December 6, is set to be a permanent home for the gallery. It offers a range of 20th century works by Hans Wegner, Alvar Aalto, Arne Jacobsen among others.
Antiques expert Mark Hill appears at Pantiles Arcade, Tunbridge Wells, this weekend to give a talk, Curved, Coloured and Cool. It focuses on works of art from the last few decades that should be “coveted and desired” rather than “consigned to dusty shelves”. The lecture takes place Friday, November 25, at 7.30pm and again on November 26 at 5.30pm.
Admission is £20 per person and the event includes canapes and wine. Check the webiste below for more details.