Editors Note: The below is John R. Walker’s response to the Australian Government’s call for submissions as part of their Post Implementation Review of the ARR scheme. The Australian Government will be dissolved in the first week of August, therefore, it is unlikely that the review process will be completed before caretaker mode, an election […]
I’ve been characterized by names (both good, and bad), but now I have been “recognized” by colleagues for my observations and opinions on how the auction process works in the art and antiques industry. Perhaps I should also have the additional titles of Mr. Antiques Show Vendetta and Mr. Dealer Vendetta. My criticism and comments […]
With thanks to Omri Shwartz of www.nazmiyalantiquerugs.com for sending us in this live footage from the auction floor.
The eigth edition of Design Miami/Basel (June 11-16) confirmed its position as the leading venue for design in Europe this week gathering about 50 prominent galleries from 13 countries. By the end of the first public day sales were strong, with many galleries reporting satisfactory results. The priciest item to sell (as far as we […]
The London gallery Blain|Southern will premiere a new work by the renowned video artist Bill Viola at this year’s Masterpiece London. Entitled ‘Lifespans, 2012’ (edition of 5 plus 2 APS), the high-definition video is presented on plasma display and mounted vertically on the wall, dimensions 155.5 x 92.5 x 12.7 cm. This is the first time […]
A pocket watch made for the illustrator and designer Paul Iribe – one-time lover of the legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel – will be among the lots in the Bonhams Fine Watches and Wristwatches Sale in New Bond Street, London, UK, today. The fine and rare 18ct gold open face automatic Breguet with power reserve […]
A few days after a Berlin Gallery Weekend, I was woken up in the very early hours to head over to France for the Bank Holiday weekend. I’ve always wanted to visit Giverny and, as it was only an hour off route (heaven forbid that I could just relax and enjoy French wine and […]