Oliver Shuttleworth

The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London 18th-27th June 2019

The sales this June season were too close to the New York May sales to allow the auction house specialists to put together a really first-rate auction season. That said, the results for what was on offer, especially at Sotheby’s, were solid. Some major works were unsold including a fabulous Leger and Matisse at Christie’s. …

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The Summer Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London: 18th-26th June 2019

With only a handful of weeks between the May auctions in New York and this week’s London sales the auctions are really rather limited. Through no fault of the department specialists all the houses really struggled to put together good-sized auctions with quality in depth. There are one or two good blockbuster works but the …

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Auction Review: The New York Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Sale Week: 13th-17th May 2019

Despite anxiety over the amount of work being placed on the market over one week, this season saw tremendous results across the board. From Kaws to Monet the market is stronger than ever for fresh-to-market works of art. As with all markets: great prices lead to great supply and the quality on offer this season …

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The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Sales in New York: 13th-17th May 2019

The Auctions this week look as strong as ever and the previews have been well attended according to specialists at all the houses. There is no question that this season’s sales may be the best of the finest calibre I can remember in New York; certainly for a multi-owner series of sales without a Whitney …

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Review: The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Sales: 26th February – 8th March 2019

The auction results this season were pretty solid despite some bumps in the ‘Hidden Treasures’ auction at Christie’s. This was due to pushed estimates which repelled a savvy and price-sensitive group of bidders. However, there were some superb results elsewhere and those works with attractive estimates and great provenance fared wonderfully well. Sotheby’s Evening sales …

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Preview: The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London, 26th February – 8th March 2019

In recent years we have seen a stratospheric rise in the quality and quantity of top calibre works of art that have come to the rostrum at auction houses all over the world. Rising prices create a vacuum for great works to come to market but it also means that one needs to be very …

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Onwards & Upwards! Happy New Year & The Art World in 2019

This year promises to be an exciting one for collectors in every single collecting bracket. Economic headwinds caused by various international uncertainties seem to be the order of the day but here at Oliver Shuttleworth Fine Art we are keeping positive and upbeat because it is with shaky markets that opportunities arise! We will see …

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Review: The Fall Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Auctions in New York, 11th-16th November 2018

After several months of business-getting in the run up to 16 mammoth sales of Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary Art we saw two Billion US dollars-worth of paintings and sculpture go up for auction last week. Inevitably, the notable highlights were Edward Hopper’s Chop Sueyand David Hockney’s ‘Portrait of an artist (Pool with two figures)’ which …

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Preview: The New York Auctions (11th-16th November 2018)

Over the past few years the Fall auction season in New York has been the centrepiece of the art world calendar. The long business-getting period, from the late June Auctions in London to the mid-October catalogue sign-off, allows for the very finest works of art to be unearthed by the triumvirate of Sotheby’s, Christie’s and …

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