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Museums & Galleries In British Columbia Duped
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Museums & Galleries In British Columbia Duped

Recent news reports revealed that British Columbian art dealer Steve Hoffman, based in Langley, has been supplying fake indigenous art to Canadian museums and art galleries. The works, supposedly by artist Harvey John, have been on the market for years. … More…

British & European Art: Christie’s, London
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British & European Art: Christie’s, London

On July 15th, Christie’s presented a big sale of British and European art, which faired a little better than their competition’s. While things opening up in the UK helped bring in more material, the problem still seems to be sourcing … More…

Sotheby’s Attempt At A European & British Sale
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Sotheby’s Attempt At A European & British Sale

Auction rooms need to start paying attention to what works and what does not. Putting together a large sale of ‘nothing too great’ is just not going to cut it today. On July 14th, Sotheby’s presented one of these sales. … More…

A Better Day For The Old Masters – Christie’s
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A Better Day For The Old Masters – Christie’s

On July 8th, Christie’s presented their Old Master evening sale, and this one did just a little better than their main competitor’s.  My only question for the saleroom is: why did you put a Burne-Jones in this sale?  Burne-Jones was … More…

B.J. Eastwood Collection – Christie’s
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B.J. Eastwood Collection – Christie’s

This month, Christie’s presented a small sale (30 works) featuring sporting and Irish art from the collection of B.J. Eastwood. Eastwood, who passes away last year, acquired most of the works decades ago. This was a perfect storm; a collection … More…

Harrison Ford’s Fine Fedora
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Harrison Ford’s Fine Fedora

Do you fantasize about living the life of a movie star? Maybe go back in time or take a leap into the future; or perhaps be as fearless as some of the great action heroes in your favorite movie? Well, … More…

Size Does Not Always Matter
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Size Does Not Always Matter

Christie’s London celebrated the classics this week as they auctioned antiquities through 20th-century works of art and an assortment of other objects. A highlight of Classic Week  was included in their Exceptional Sale, which focused on European decorative arts as … More…

Picasso & Mondrian Recovered
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Picasso & Mondrian Recovered

The city of Athens is celebrating the recovery of two important stolen paintings. On January 9, 2012, it was believed that a gang broke into the National Gallery in Athens, stealing Head of a Woman by Pablo Picasso, Stammer Windmill … More…

Old Masters – Sotheby’s, London
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Old Masters – Sotheby’s, London

It is Old Master week in London, and the action started at Sotheby’s with their evening sale, which began at 6 pm, so it was an actual evening sale. The sale consisted of 50 lots, and the top work was … More…

20th/21st Century: Christie’s London Evening Sale
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20th/21st Century: Christie’s London Evening Sale

Following Sotheby’s lead, Christie’s presented their evening sale (which started at 2 pm London time, breakfast time in New York) on the 30th. As with Sotheby’s, this was a mixed sale of works ranging from 19th-century Impressionist to living artists. … More…