Market Report

A Review of The European Fine Art Fair, Maastricht, 2020

This year heralded an off-colour TEFAF Maastricht as the Coronavirus prevented the fair going to the full 10 days. Visitor numbers were down by about 20% on the first day but visitor numbers are never the best barometer for sales – and there were certainly some decent acquisitions made. Overall the quality of the works …

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The Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London, 4th-14th February 2020

The Auctions this term are smaller than normal but there are still some real highlights on view over the next few weeks. The reason for the diminutive sale season is almost certainly due to the uncertainty caused by the 12th December election and the late, short, business getting period in the run up to an early …

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Happy New Year!

2020 promises to be a fascinating one for the art market and for countless museums shaping up to bring us some sensational shows this year. The strong stock market, the steady cash-creation of central governments and the consequent keen hunting for top calibre works of art at the close of 2019 means that the early …

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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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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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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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