Category: art-auctions

5 things to learn about the back of a painting - Christie’s Expert Guides, July 2015

5 things to learn about the back of a painting - Christie’s Expert Guides, July 2015

Inside Christie's Expert Guides July 21, 2015 5 things you can learn from the back of a painting - The most overlooked aspect of an artwork is by no means the least important, as specialist Tom Rooth explains... Read more

John Jones & TM Lighting launch an innovative limited edition display case at Christie’s

John Jones & TM Lighting launch an innovative limited edition display case at Christie’s

John Jones were delighted to join forces with TM Lighting to host an engaging conversation ‘Displaying Art’ at the Christie’s South Kensington saleroom on 31st January 2015. The event coincideded with the stellar preview of Christie’s major South Kensington sale, Impressionism/Modern & Picasso Ceramics and provided expert insight into the effective art of display; incorporating framing, lighting and protection of artworks post-purchase. Read more

John Jones frame artworks for The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Benefit Auction

John Jones frame artworks for The Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation Benefit Auction

The second Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation ‘Arts for Human Rights’ Benefit Auction took place on 14th October at PHILLIPS Howick Place. The charity aimed to raise an estimated £500,000 through the Dior sponsored gala auction. With over £140,000 raised at silent auction by Paddle8 before the event they were well on their way to reaching their target. Read more

Phillips Upcoming Design Auction - 29th April

Phillips Upcoming Design Auction - 29th April

Phillips is set to auction 214 impressive interior design lots on 29th April at 2pm in their Howick Place premises. The sale will offer sensational pieces which range from unique 1930’s lighting fixtures to an unusual coat rack room divider. Read more

Auction Records for Post War Scandinavian Modern Design

Auction Records for Post War Scandinavian Modern Design

Appeal endures for Scandinavian designs produced between the period after the Second World War and the end of the 1960’s according to recent auction records. Read more

Swarovski Whitechapel Art Icon Award Winner announced as Howard Hodgkin

Swarovski Whitechapel Art Icon Award Winner announced as Howard Hodgkin

The inaugural Swarovski Whitechapel Art Icon Award was awarded to renowned British painter, Howard Hodgkin, for his services to contemporary art for over half a century, at Whitechapel’s Gala Dinner on 2nd April. Read more

Art in a Box; a Celebrity Art Project

Art in a Box; a Celebrity Art Project

Art in a Box are auctioning a series of artworks by celebrities to support Upbeat Music, an inspiring Mental Health Charity. The auction will raise funds for Upbeat Music which will enable them to continue their fantastic open mic nights and musical workshops. Read more

Prints and Multiple’s Sale at Christie’s 16th April

Prints and Multiple’s Sale at Christie’s 16th April

Christie’s upcoming auction presents Prints and Multiple’s ranging from traditional hand painted colour etchings produced in the 1700’s to Contemporary Art editions. Prints and Multiple’s coincides with the Royal Academy’s, Print Month, which includes events such as, the London Original Print Fair. Read more

Sotheby’s Auction 1st April - Made In Britain

Sotheby’s Auction 1st April - Made In Britain

Sotheby’s are celebrating quality Modern and Contemporary artworks which are, Made In Britain, for their upcoming auction on 1st April. The auction house will showcase 243 lots including the best of British artists' sculptures, photographs, prints and paintings. Read more

Tessa Kennedy Collection Interiors Sale at Christie’s

Tessa Kennedy Collection Interiors Sale at Christie’s

The upcoming interiors sale at Christie’s South Kensington on 18th March includes opulent art and furniture from the collection of renowned British Interior Designer Tessa Kennedy. Read more

Contemporary Season at Phillips Auctioneers

Contemporary Season at Phillips Auctioneers

As the Contemporary Season comes to a close for the art world’s top auction houses, the John Jones team have been reflecting on the records realised and the unfortunate no sales. Read more

Record-Breaking Art Sales Kick Off 2014

Record-Breaking Art Sales Kick Off 2014

2013 was a glimmering year for the art market with Christie’s seeing a 16% rise in sales which climaxed with the record-breaking sale in November of Francis Bacon’s triptych, snapped up by an anonymous bidder for a huge $142.4 million. The market is showing no sign of waning this year either, with record sales realised by both Sotheby’s and Christie’s this month. Read more

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 12th February

Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction on 12th February

Sotheby’s renowned Contemporary Art Evening Auction returns on 12th February at 7pm and offers a variety of interesting lots from contemporary greats. Highlights from the auction will be on display at Sotheby's London gallery from 2-5 February. Read more

Phillips’ Contemporary Art Sales

Phillips’ Contemporary Art Sales

On 10th-11th February, long standing John Jones client, Phillips auctioneers, will hold their esteemed Contemporary Art Evening and Day Sales at Howick House. There will be something for every art collector with the excellent variety of sculpture and painting on sale, from portraiture to the more abstract, all presented with the auction house’s signature showmanship. Read more

Christie’s Interiors Sales

Christie’s Interiors Sales

The Christie’s ‘Interiors’ department presents decorators and collectors with a unique opportunity to acquire one-of-a-kind objects and collectibles in virtually every style from antique to contemporary. Read more

Renowned artists donate work for auction to support academic freedom

Renowned artists donate work for auction to support academic freedom

A range of works by over 70 leading artists, including the likes of Jeremy Deller, Maggi Hambling and Quentin Blake, on the theme of oppression and freedom will go under the hammer on December 5th in support of the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics. Read more

Francis Bacon artwork makes world record sale!

Francis Bacon artwork makes world record sale!

Francis Bacon’s 1969 triptych depicting his friend Lucian Freud set the world record for the most expensive artwork ever sold at auction earlier this week, making a staggering $142.4 million. Read more

Dylan Lewis Sale at Christie’s

Dylan Lewis Sale at Christie’s

A Private Sale of sculptures by the renowned South African artist Dylan Lewis will be held at Christie’s until 20th December. Read more

The Auction room - Middle Eastern Contemporary Art Sale

The Auction room - Middle Eastern Contemporary Art Sale

On the 19th September, The Auction Room became the first London based auction house to host an online sale of contemporary art from the Middle East. Read more

Christie’s - Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design

Christie’s - Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design

Long-term John Jones client Christie’s auctioneers are gearing up to present Graphic Masterworks: A Century of Design, one of the most highly anticipated vintage poster sales in years. Read more

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