Elspeth Moncrieff

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A rising market: contemporary decorative arts

Is it design, or art, or craft? Who cares. One thing is certain: the British are best at it


Interview with Simon de Pury: “Photography may slacken off; design has great potential”

Phillips’ international star talks about plans for the future, guarantees and what happens to those unsold pictures

Survey of Sarah Raphael's work to open at Marlborough Fine Arts

The artist was a darling of the contemporary art world when she died in 2001

What's On: Vuillard frenzy in London

In accordance with a major show alighting at the Royal Academy, Wolseley Fine Arts have arranged a show of his pastels and drawings

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The Dulwich Picture Gallery organises sponsored walk to meet £100,000 shortfall in annual budget

Museum director will don Clarks shoes and fill his pockets with Kendal Mint cakes for the 150-mile trek


Interview with a British dealer Pat Jordan Evans on her gallery's 30th anniversary

An out-of-town gallery thrives on showing gentle, figurative painters

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Diary of a London dealer: Alistair Sampson. Yes, trade is dreadful at the moment

Leading specialist in early English decorative arts expects a slow improvement in trade

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Christie’s Picasso sale saw prices soar; but the highest-priced lots were the least desired

Most of the unsold lots were high-value items unlikely to attract new buyers

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Works of St Ives School artists continuously increasing in popularity

Leading the pack are Nicholson and Hepworth, while prices for Lanyon, Hilton and Heron are rising dramatically

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Sotheby’s allies with eBay

Sothebys.com will be operated by the auction giant

Rare chance to buy Warhol's Mao pieces

Mao was perceived as an icon by Warhol

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Demand for prints and multiples has increased with the rise of the contemporary art market

Are today’s “limited edition prints” really original, and will they gain in value? Probably not


Best ever Scottish sale at Christie's

Six of the richest Scots and international collectors bid on the collection of the Fleming merchant bank

Boulle ancient and modern

An exhibition of classic French marquetry coincides with the completion of a contemporary cabinet-maker’s work with the same technique—but cut by laser


Books: Henri Vever's Bible of French jewellery studies

The Vasari of his field, Vever was himself a jeweller—though like Vasari he is better known for his writing


What's on in London: The house that crashed on Japan and other urban dilemmas

Bacon lithographs at Coskun, Euan Uglow at Browse and Darby and Albers at Waddingtons

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Art Deco furniture rules the auction houses and a new sales record was set as the style replaces 18th-century furniture

Prices are rocketing, but perhaps not everything is right in this field with many experts questioning the authenticity of some pieces

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People prefer new rugs

Valentine’s Day sale for Davide Halevim’s farewell to the carpet trade


A new head of Asian art at Phillips: Interview with Colin Sheaf

“London remains a huge centre for collectors all over Europe”

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At Asian Art Week in London dealers, scholars and collectors congregate for major shows and great parties

Fifty-two participants will exhibit everything from Indian statue jewels to Islamic tiles