Oliver Shuttleworth

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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Frieze Week Review 2018

Last week (1st – 7th October) was one of the busiest of London’s calendar as international galleries and collectors flocked to the Big Smoke. The main events were Frieze and Frieze Masters Art Fairs in Regent’s Park as well as the major Post-War and Contemporary sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s. Both the Frieze fairs were …

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Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy – Tate Modern, London, until 9th September 2018

Of all the exhibitions I was lucky enough to view over the Summer this wonderful Picasso show was truly the most brilliant. His work in the early 1930s is sculptural yet elegant, light of composition and tender in colour. Picasso’s deep devotion to Marie Therese Walter is a huge part of the exhibition but the …

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Market review: The London Impressionist & Modern Art Sales 19th-21st June 2018

Perhaps the most surprising factor of this sale week has been the sheer desire for works of art in light of the huge sales that we saw recently in New York in May. Despite the strong overall sales results Sotheby’s had a tricky evening sale with only two thirds selling in a small auction of …

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The Impressionist & Modern and Contemporary Sales review: 8th-18th May 2018

Despite the vast quantity of works of art available for sale over the last two weeks it has been a triumph across the board. Whilst many thought that auction fatigue would set in after the first week of sales there was still a remarkable buzz around each and every Evening sale. Christie’s sales of the …

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