For five decades Annabel’s has been the playground of the rich and famous, attracting Hollywood legends, rock stars, fashion icons and even royalty. The items of its interior will go on sale on 20 November. Highlights among the 250-plus lots include an Annabel’s table for eight (estimate: £1,000-1,500), comprising eight dining chairs with the quintessential […]Read More
Rare manuscripts and autographs of famous people, works of Russian art of the 19th and 20th centuries, vintage jewellery and luxury items from private collections from leading international brands.Read More
THIS WAS THE DULLEST Russian Auction Week anyone can remember…. Our International Editor Simon Hewitt presents a comprehensive overview of Russian art sales that have taken place in London earlier this June. With Anglo-Russian relations at an all-time low, there had never been a less encouraging time to consign. A number of Moscow collectors stayed […]Read More
Russian Auctions in London 4-6 June 2018 Statistical Summary. By our International editor Simon Hewitt.
AFTER A HEALTHY rebound last November, Russian auction sales jagged down 41% this week to total £23.9m. A lack of frontline consignments – rather than the absence of several heavyweight Moscow buyers due to visa difficulties – was the principal cause.Read More
Quite recently, we have witnessed the debut of Tbilisi Art Fair, which is now followed by the inaugural edition of the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA) The organisers aim to launch RIBOCA as an international biennial with the European focus and a strong regional profile. The main theme is Everything Was Forever, Until It […]Read More
On the 4th of June, Сontemporary art auction ALARM Salon will present works by emerging Russian London and Moscow-based artists graduated from top UK art schools such as Central Saint Martins, Royal College of Art, Chelsea College of Arts, Slade School of Fine Art and others. Among the artists are those who took part in projects at […]Read More
Over a frenzied 56-hour period from June 4-6 Christie’s, Sotheby’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams will be holding their usual spate of Russian sales – and hoping to pursue the market-upturn discernible last November. One difference this time out: MacDougall’s viewing and auction will take place at The Mall Galleries near Admiralty Arch, as their King Charles II Street premises are being redeveloped. Meanwhile Bruun Rasmussen will again be adding a continental take by staging their own Russian Sale in Copenhagen on June 8.Read More