Impressionist and Modern Art

TEFAF (Maastricht), BRAFA (Brussels) and The June Auctions in London

The forthcoming June sales sit amongst a busy schedule for the trade, and collectors, as over the next two weeks I shall be visiting Brussels for BRAFA (NB. No longer at Tour & Taxis but in the NW corner at Heysel) and Maastricht for TEFAF. Both these wonderful fairs deserve to be well attended as they have been …

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Art Market Review: The Spring Auctions at Sotheby’s & Christie’s: 1st-4th March 2022

Another marvellous feat of salesmanship was shown by the two auction houses in a week of selective but consistent bidding which resulted in strong prices across the board. The fact that many works were sold to one or two bids, and often to Irrevocable Bids (IBs), was neither here nor there. It was a triumphant …

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Auction Preview: The Spring Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Art Auctions in London & Shanghai (1st – 4th March 2022)

Despite some headwinds I see no reason for the art market to take any kind of buffering in the next week of auctions. The calibre of the work on display is superb and the strength of Irrevocable Bid (IB) interest has been second to none. I was lucky enough to get a tour of the …

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Sotheby’s New York Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary Auctions, 28th October 2020: A Preview

This week will see the Sotheby’s November sales moved forward to 28th October to allow for the impending US election. The quality is very good and, as such, the prices expected are ambitious… but not unreasonable. There are a few real gems which I shall be keen to follow as they will prove good barometers …

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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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Art Market Review: The February 2016 Impressionist & Modern Art Sales

The general feeling in the art trade going into last week was one of slight paranoia about where 2016 was going to take us visit our website. As it happened there was adequate proof that the market remains strong for good, market-fresh kit and specifically in the mid-market range from 250,000-5m USD. Obviously, we do …

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Market Review: The Fall 2015 Sotheby’s and Christie’s Auctions, New York

Two significant sales formed the backdrop of the November sales this year: the Taubman collection at Sotheby’s and Christie’s curated sale entitled ‘The Artist’s Muse’. Overall it was a sensational couple of weeks – the figures are quite extraordinary – 2.2 Billion Dollar’s worth of art changed hands over the period. The Impressionist, Modern and …

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