Latest News Articles by Frances Allitt

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Coronavirus: Art & Antiques for Everyone cancels winter fair

22 September 2020

This year’s final edition of Art & Antiques for Everyone (AAFE) fair has been cancelled over coronavirus concerns.

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Clarion implements refund contingency for Winter Olympia fair

21 September 2020

A refund plan for exhibitors at the planned Winter Art & Antiques Fair Olympia has been announced by organisers should government restrictions make it impossible to run.

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Early English sea atlas among real sales at ‘virtual’ book fair

21 September 2020

An English translation of a Dutch 16th century sea atlas was among the standout sales at the recent online edition of Firsts: London’s Rare Book Fair.

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Cromwell Place: A new style of gallery space

21 September 2020

At a moment when dealers are exploring new ways to trade, Cromwell Place opens for business

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Mayfair Art Weekend to run during London's Frieze Week for 2020

21 September 2020

Usually running during the summer high season of late June, this year’s Mayfair Art Weekend takes place during another peak of the London calendar: Frieze Week.

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Frieze Week goes virtual as 200 exhibitors prepare to participate at online event

21 September 2020

Usually the centrepiece of the London art market in October, Frieze has had to rethink the format of its two mammoth fairs.

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Satellite events and exhibitions for the autumn season in London

21 September 2020

A selection of gallery events taking place this autumn in London that focus on Post-War and Contemporary art.

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Coronavirus: Two more French fairs called off this autumn plus Fine Arts Paris rescheduled

17 September 2020

Three Parisian fairs have been called off or altered due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Art gallery show will fund artist anthology

14 September 2020

Though best remembered for his work as an illustrator and printmaker, British artist Ethelbert White (1891-1972) was also a prolific painter of English landscapes.

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Czech tapestry mastery at Berlin art gallery

14 September 2020

This handwoven tapestry by Czech designer and architect Josef Místecký (1891-1957) is offered at Galerie Ulrich Fiedler’s exhibition Textile Moderne, which features Avant Garde carpets and textiles by European makers.

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5 Questions: antiques dealer Benjamin Aardewerk

14 September 2020

Dealer Benjamin Aardewerk has been in the trade for more than 25 years. He is the husband of Holly Johnson who recently opened a new showroom in Knutsford.

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The Fine Art Society gallery finds quirky Soho home

14 September 2020

Two years after closing its Mayfair base the gallery has reopened in lively Carnaby Street in London.

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The web shop window: Casaus' Spanish town scene

14 September 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Selling now: Exhibitors report “exciting” opening day at Petworth as dealers and buyers reunite after coronavirus lockdown

12 September 2020

Dealers at Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair, the first higher-end vetted fair to take place since lockdown ended, recorded sales within minutes of opening yesterday.

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London Art Week launches second symposium with focus on Raphael

12 September 2020

The second annual London Art Week Symposium celebrates Renaissance artist Raphael (1483-1520) on the 500th anniversary of his death.

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5 Questions: art and antiques dealer Anthony Woodd

07 September 2020

Anthony Woodd deals in natural history, military and sporting pictures and Scottish landscapes mostly from the Victorian era at his premises on Edinburgh’s Dundas Street. His wife sells antiques in the gallery downstairs.

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Photographer Terry O’Neill put in the frame at Hampstead gallery

07 September 2020

Exhibition focuses on photographer famed for his celebrity subjects from musicians to actors

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Tom Cruise Top Gun helmet makes top price

07 September 2020

A fighter pilot helmet made for Tom Cruise’s character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell in Top Gun topped the recent Entertainment Memorabilia auction at Los Angeles’ Prop Store, proving that there is still plenty of love for the classic aviation drama.

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The web shop window: rare Bergman chess set

07 September 2020

Thousands of items are available to buy from dealers online. Here we pick out one that caught our eye this week.

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Accessibility is central to oak dealer's relocation

07 September 2020

Furniture dealership Early Oak has moved from Burford in the Cotswolds to a more central location for all its UK buyers in Harringworth, near Northamptonshire’s border with Rutland.