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

Ancient and modern marquetry at the Wallace Collection

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

Former Christie's director launches online venture eAuctionRoom.com

“We are a technology platform, not an auction house,” said Mark Poltimore in 2000. The onetime auction boss wants to make European sales more accessible to US and UK audiences


US trade embargo on Iran partially lifted

The textile trade, especially in carpets, will improve but metalworks and manuscripts are still restricted


A London Victorian watercolour collector sells up. “With contemporary art you know there will be another work around the corner”

An American financial market strategist has put together a major collection of nineteenth-century British watercolours.

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Christie’s close down Spink and take over the building for corporate headquarters

Serving a possibly premature coup de grâce to the oldest art dealership in the world

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Disappointing sales for sothebys.com

Only a quarter of the lots are selling, mostly at prices under $5000

Leslie Waddington: Always a Londoner

The welcome failure of droit de suite, the impact of internet sales and the future of YBAs and optimism about the Tate Modern

What's on in London: Gwen John times two, with lots of unseen work

Fontana moves from Hayward exhibition to commercial gallery, Basquiat’s drawings come to the City and the centenary of the charming Ardizzone is celebrated

Hanging around in London: monthly guide by Elspeth Moncrieff. Christmas shopping special

Abbot and Holder, Colnaghi, Maas Gallery, Lumley Cazalett Contemporary Applied Arts, Fine Art Society, David Black, Bloomsbury Workshop, Whitford Fine Art

Clarice Cliff collectors unite

A record-breaking sale and a forthcoming exhibition at Stoke-on-Trent

What's On in London: July '99 to see major Degas show and resurgence of Philpot

Carolyn Sergeant's energised flower studies and Peter Coke's seashell constructions will also receive exposure this month

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What's on in London: Glass extravagance at Mallett's and Richard Green’s cabinet of Dutch delights

Also on show are Ewan Uglow’s precise drawings at Browse and Darby and the diverse talents of Underwood at the Redfern Gallery

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What's on in London: Two Julian Trevelyan exhibitions mark a decade since his death and Toko Shinoda's first major show in the city

Shifting between figuration and abstraction with the St Ives school, Kitty North's residence-cum-gallery, Andrew Gifford's textured surfaces and Warhol's studio re-imagined

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Winners and losers of the market 1996-97

The art market strengthened and the salerooms saw their profits leap, however the pre-tax profits of dealers fell

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A marked improvement at Grosvenor House and Olympia

Collectors from all over the world turned up with lots of money and confidence—and so did the British


A famous collector sells up: punitive Spanish export laws induce me to sell, says Jaime Ortiz-Patiño

Golf is the new passion of millionaire who has sold Impressionists and French decorative art to the tune of $91.48 million since 1989


Sotheby's Old Master sale of '98 one for the books, trouncing Christie's with £30.9 million in proceeds

The old favourites - Italian views and Dutch landscapes - make record-breaking totals


State intervention on humanist manuscripts in Feltrinelli Library sale at Christie's

Top lots go to private collectors, but the Italian State and European dealers put up a fight

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The UK art market: A £2.2 billion industry

Report from the British Art Market Federation shows the UK art market employs 50,000 people

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A tribute to British savvy in a time of increasing globalisation

London may be the loser in the end, but the Brits brought it on themselves

Armory's International Fine Art Fair report: International dealers chase diverse US spending power

Sixteen French dealers join the Anglo-Saxons with Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern art

5,000 visitors in ten days to see Wartski’s tiaras

Sales of the catalogue have raised nearly £35,000 for the Samaritans

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A solid return of the Old Masters market, with the Dutch living up to their full potential

But heavy disappointment for collector Basia Johnson as recently acquired works failed to sell

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Volatile market evident at Christie's Sculpture and Works of Art sales '97 with bids few and far between

Too few collectors, and too specialised, to guarantee success even for masterpieces

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