Latest News Articles by Laura Chesters

Australian artist Herbert Badham’s Snack Bar

Australia bans UK-based collector from taking home painting bought at auction

14 September 2016

A UK-based art collector has been banned from exporting a World War II era painting from Australia.

Mallett's Pall Mall home

Dealers Mallett to move with Fine Art Auction Group to Pall Mall

14 September 2016

Pall Mall is known for its members clubs but The Fine Art Auction Group, parent company of Dreweatts-Bloomsbury and Mallett, are to set up a London hub on the street in a bid to relaunch their interiors business.

London Auctions, the new name of High Road Auctions

High Road Auctions renamed by new owner

14 September 2016

High Road Auctions will be relaunched as London Auctions after a refurbishment by the new owner of the Chiswick based saleroom.

Print of Lowry’s The Beach

Lowry and Vicari in the mix at Kent auction

13 September 2016

A collection of Lowry prints and a painting by Andrew Vicari, previously known as one of the richest living artists, are up for auction at Grand Auctions in Folkestone next week.

A rare 95 per cent complete dodo skeleton

Rare dodo skeleton comes to Sussex auction

13 September 2016

This rare dodo skeleton – the first almost complete specimen in nearly a century – carries an estimate of £500,000 at Summers Place Auctions’ November 22 sale.

Bellmans new saleroom in Winchester

Bellmans expand auction business to Winchester

12 September 2016

West Sussex auction house Bellmans have expanded over the border to Hampshire and will hold their first sale in their new home tomorrow.

Bueche Girod gold watch

Memorabilia from rock band The Who to be auctioned

11 September 2016

A gold watch given by The Who drummer Keith Moon and John Entwistle’s Anello & Davide tan suede heeled boots are among the lots up for sale in the Film & Music Memorabilia Auction at Aston’s Auctioneers on September 15.

Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress

Marilyn Monroe’s famous dress to be auctioned

10 September 2016

The skin-tight sequined dress worn by Hollywood star Marilyn Monroe when she sung ‘Happy Birthday’ to the then-US President John F. Kennedy at a 1962 gala will go on sale at an auction in November with a £2.25m estimate.

Ivory and silver trophy

Vendor of ‘unworked’ ivory tusk trophy prosecuted

09 September 2016

The vendor of the ‘unworked’ elephant tusk trophy that Christie’s offered for sale against CITES rules in 2015, has himself been prosecuted.

Still life 'Roses' by Henri Fantin-Latour

Still life painting once owned by Chelsea Flower Show founding father up for auction

08 September 2016

A painting once owned by Sir Harry Veitch, founder of the Chelsea Flower Show, will be offered for sale at Bonhams’ in London later this month.

Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell

Islington issues £20,000 plea to buy collage by Joe Orton's lover

07 September 2016

Islington Museum has issued a public plea to help it raise £20,000 to buy a screen collage by Joe Orton's lover and killer Kenneth Halliwell at auction later this month.

New firm of valuers launched after Pall Mall Art Advisors quit London

07 September 2016

Pall Mall Art Advisors have closed their European operations, shutting their offices in St James’s, London and Amsterdam. Meanwhile former UK managing director Rachel Doerr has launched her own firm with six colleagues called Doerr Valuations.

Morton & Eden founder retires after 47 years in the coins business

07 September 2016

Coin specialist Tom Eden is to retire from Morton & Eden after 47 years in the industry.

Stamford antiques dealer admits to fraud

06 September 2016

Stamford dealer Stuart Porter has admitted to fraud charges in court following a long-running probe into his Lincolnshire antiques business.

Mallett's Ely House set to become contemporary art gallery

11 May 2016

A top European contemporary art gallery is set to take over the Mayfair premises of troubled dealership Mallett.

View of Cork Street showing the two developments

Galleries fear higher rents in Cork Street redevelopment

25 April 2016

Fears are growing that independent London art dealers will be priced out of new premises being built in Cork Street as property developers have started targeting high-end international galleries.

“Life after Cork Street” as Alan Cristea announces move to Pall Mall

12 April 2016

Alan Cristea, owner of the eponymous Contemporary art gallery on Mayfair’s Cork Street, is to become the latest departee from what was once a major London hub of art galleries and dealers.