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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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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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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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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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Preview: The May Auctions in New York: 8th-18th May 2018

The main feature of this auction season is unquestionably the sale of the outstanding Rockefeller collection which provides four days of auctions from 8th-11thMay. To pick out one highlight is nigh on impossible, but I suggest everyone keep an eye out for the price of Paul Gauguin’s La Vague (1888) which is jaw-droppingly good. There is …

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Preview: The New York Impressionist & Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions: 13th-17th November 2017

The auctions this Fall are amongst the strongest on record with 2000 works of art being offered over the course of five days. Between Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillip’s the range of works is astounding in terms of quality, period and price. Unusually a Leonardo da Vinci is offered alongside one of the finest of Van …

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Preview: The Impressionist & Modern Art Auctions: New York, 15th-18th May 2017

Taking place later than usual the Impressionist, Modern and Contemporary sales will be packed into one week. Next week promises to be busy for dealers, advisors and collectors alike. The catalogues for Sotheby’s and Christie’s Impressionist and Modern Sales boast nearly 700 lots. That said, the market prefers quality over quantity and as ever the …

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