Dealers' Diary


Marlborough London stages Gillian Ayres exhibition

27 September 2021

Dynamic and gestural, this vast 5ft 6in x 11ft 3in (1.67 x 3.45m) oil on canvas, below, was painted by Gillian Ayres (1930-2018) during the 1980s.

Female sculptors make a mark

27 September 2021

Waddington Custot is one of the latest galleries to celebrate the work of pioneering 20th century women.

5 Questions: Ian Grutchfield

27 September 2021

Ian Grutchfield is venue director of Hadleigh Old School, a new art space in Suffolk.

John McLusky's 007 comic strip drawings offered at Abbott and Holder

27 September 2021

Coinciding with the new (and long-awaited) release of James Bond film 'No Time To Die', Bloomsbury gallery Abbott and Holder is holding an exhibition of original drawings made for the serialisation of Ian Fleming’s novels in the 'Daily Express'.

Dealer John Bly starts a new chapter

27 September 2021

To mark its 130th year in business, long-running antiques and decorative arts specialist John Bly has launched a new venture.

Brought out from a deep freeze

27 September 2021

Following two years of enforced online activity only, art fair makes its long-awaited return

Vetting? It’s ‘90% diplomacy, 10% knowledge…’

27 September 2021

‘Polite’ and ‘charming’ are the top characteristics for a successful vetter, according to veteran committee member Richard Falkiner.

The web shop window: Henri Hayden landscape painting

27 September 2021

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

Textiles made with spider silk weave their magic at Oliver Hoare gallery's latest show

27 September 2021

Unexpected, unusual and often overseen objects are the stock in trade of art gallery Oliver Hoare.

Climate change collection sounds the alarm

27 September 2021

With the UN Climate Change Conference 2021 (COP26) on the horizon, rare books specialist Peter Harrington is using Frieze Masters to launch an ambitious new collection of books and original manuscripts charting the history of climate change and environmentalism.

Leon Kossoff’s London calling

27 September 2021

King’s Cross on an ordinary, busy afternoon in March is the subject of this 1998 work by the late Leon Kossoff (1926-2019).

Hodge and his horses

27 September 2021

Available to buy for £2800, this 12 x 18in (30 x 45cm) oil of a grey Andalusian horse in a landscape by Marcus Hodge (b.1966) forms part of a new show dedicated to the equine artist’s latest works.

Guy Peppiatt offers view of Bristol burning in 1831

20 September 2021

This dramatic scene depicts the burning of a warehouse in Wapping Wharf during the Bristol Riots of 1831.

5 Questions: Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar

20 September 2021

Jane Sanderson of The Antiques Bazaar is a new exhibitor at The Northern Antiques Fair, which runs from September 30-October 3.

The many faces of Walter Sickert emerge at Piano Nobile exhibition

20 September 2021

Nearly 80 years after Walter Sickert’s (1860-1942) death and ahead of a major retrospective planned at Tate Britain in 2022, London gallery Piano Nobile is bringing together over 40 of the artist’s figure paintings for an autumn show.

Dealer spots “dirty and unattributed” portrait and sells it back to historic mansion

20 September 2021

This recently discovered 18th century portrait was painted by John Vanderbank (1694-1739) and depicts Holles St John of Lydiard Park.

The web shop window: Heal’s oak chest of drawers

20 September 2021

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

A harvest jug festival: new book is first of its kind

20 September 2021

The first dedicated published study on the harvest jug tradition of North Devon and the West Country goes on sale this September.

‘Harrogate’ fair gathers pace in Leyburn

20 September 2021

After enforced absence Northern Antiques Fair returns to the calendar at new venue

Remembering the glyphic arts

13 September 2021

In addition to its uniqueness and connection to the past, a big attraction to owning a piece of ancient jewellery is that it can still be worn.

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