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‘Pope’: Francis Bacon’s painting seeks new home

A Francis Bacon painting titled Pope, dated 1958, is being “deaccessioned” from The Brooklyn Museum. In plain English that means it is being sold and will be offered at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on November 14, 2019. Also going up in that week’s auction is Monet’s Charing Cross …

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Monet’s ‘Charing Cross Bridge’ from a private collection to go up for auction

One of Claude Monet’s paintings of London’s Charing Cross Bridge is expected to fetch between $20 million and $30 million at a Sotheby’s evening auction, in New York, on November 12. The auction will showcase Impressionist and Modern art from various private collections. Other prominent lots include works by Marc …

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Can chimps become one of the art market’s new champs?

In what appears to be an emerging theme in the art world, these past few weeks painting and chimpanzees have shown they have more in common than one might normally assume. In London, art industry professionals have spent their time – and no doubt money – on art fairs and …

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How to run a West London art gallery: Emma Moir, owner, Box Galleries

Private Art Investor caught up with the owner of Box Galleries, a Chelsea-based gallery, which has seen previously exhibited the works of Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, Russell Young and Andy Warhol.

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The dealers at Masterpiece – an interview with Steven Beale, Trinity House and Dario Mottola, Scultura Italiana

Masterpiece is arguably the biggest date in the UK art lover’s diary. Of course, the 2016 fair coincided with another key date, occurring in the direct aftermath of Britain’s historic “Leave” vote in the EU referendum. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art, takes the temperature at …

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The financier at Masterpiece – an interview with Tim Hunter, Falcon Fine Art

While Masterpiece is the dealer’s domain, it attracts a whole host of fascinating and important players. Certainly, art financiers play a crucial role – pumping liquidity into the art market, and facilitating purchases across the industry. Tim Hunter, Vice President of art financier Falcon Fine Art – a co-partner of …

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Art Dubai appoints former journalist Myrna Ayad as fair director

Art Dubai has appointed Myrna Ayad to its senior management team in the role of fair director. She will take up her post on 1 May this year and start working on the eleventh event alongside VIP relations director Lela Csáky and international director Pablo del Val. The current director …

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Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel invests in Frieze art fair

Ari Emanuel the co-chief executive of the Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG that represents clients including Oscar-winners Matthew McConaughey and Kevin Costner has confirmed he is to invest in this year’s Frieze London art fair. He is the first outside investor in Frieze that was set up as a private venture …

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To buy, or not to buy – and what are the questions? Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015

The art market panel held by Falcon Fine Art at Masterpiece 2015 discussed what questions and considerations collectors must address when buying artworks Masterpiece 2015 once again opened its doors in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital, hosting over 34,000 visitors looking to buy art (or perhaps just looking). …

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Skate’s Art Fairs Report, Summer 2015

Q2 art fair attendance jumped by 8.8% and gallery participation increased by 1.4% according to Skate’s Art Fairs Report, Summer 2015. The report includes data on 15 events conducted in nine countries over the calendar Q2 2015. The report found that during that period about 0.5 million art lovers visited 15 …

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