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Buying art at auction – an art lawyer’s guide

With the summer auctions nearly upon us, Boodle Hatfield’s Becky Shaw has put together an art lawyer’s guide to buying art at auction. Our first and fundamental tip is research! In an auction, a binding contract is made when the gavel falls, so you need to have done all of …

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Simon De Pury establishes new online auctions

Two and a half years after leaving the auction house that took his name and which now belongs to the Mercury, Phillips de Pury & Company group, on 12 October 2015, Simon De Pury is to inaugurate his new website depurydepury.com. The platform will serve to organise online auctions, such as those …

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Mayfair’s future as the heart of the international art market

Mayfair is the historic home of the international art market, and remains perhaps one of the most concentrated art markets anywhere in the world. But change is in the air. Simon Fitzpatrick, a partner in the Art Law team at Boodle Hatfield and director of the Bond Street Association, both …

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Trust your instinct: Fabio Rossi on buying contemporary and classical Asian art

Rossi & Rossi was started by Anna Maria Rossi in 1985, her son Fabio Rossi later joined her at the gallery in 1988. With over 40 years of experience in the area, Rossi & Rossi are leaders in the classical and contemporary asian art. Fabio Rossi spoke to Private Art …

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Art weekend unlocks the mysteries of Mayfair

Advice for art collectors will be high on the agenda at the second Brown’s London Art Weekend, which takes place in the London district of Mayfair and St. James’s from July 3-5 2015. For 150 years Mayfair’s galleries and auction houses been a focus for art collectors. This event sets …

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Zhu Tian wins the Catlin Art Prize 2015

Zhu Tian has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Catlin Art Prize. The prize, now in its ninth year, provides a platform for the most promising art graduates in the UK. Participating artists are selected from The Catlin Guide 2015, a nationwide survey of recent art school graduates, …

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Interest in early 20th century Russian art increasing

Bonhams, the auction house, says they are seeing increased demand for 20th century Russian art. “At the moment collectors’ interest is shifting towards Russian artists who embraced modernism and who contributed to the artistic development of the early 20th century,” says Yelena Harbrick, Bonhams international director of Russian fine and …

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O’Keeffe ‘White Calla Lily’ on offer at Sotheby’s American sale

Georgia O’Keeffe’s White Calla Lily is to be on offer at Sotheby’s upcoming American art auction, which is to take place in New York on 20 May. Experts have speculated that the work by the American painter may break the record for the highest price fetched by a female artist at auction. …

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Warhol on Walton Street

This week an exhibition of Andy Warhol’s work opens at Andipa Gallery in London, running from the 6th May till the 13th June showcasing examples of some of his most recognisable works and series. The Knightsbridge gallery‘s new exhibition is set to bring together a collection of some of the …

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The three types of contemporary art collector

The department of research, forecasting and statistics at the French Ministry of Culture and Communication has recently published a report written by Nathalie Moureau, head lecturer of economic sciences at Université Paul-Valery in Montpellier, and elected vice-president of Culture; Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux, economist and research lecturer at the Université d’Angers; and Marion Vidal, doctor in economic sciences at the Université …

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