Unseen for 70 years, LS Lowry painting heads to auction

In 1916, artist British artist LS Lowry (1887-1976) looked out at the Acme Spinning Company’s Pendlebury mill and unexpectedly found inspiration. From that scene, Lowry painted The Mill, Pendlebury in 1943. It went on to hang in the Oxford rooms of Leonard D Hamilton, who played a key part in the discovery of the DNA […]

Lost early Yayoi Kusama works unearthed at The Smithsonian

We all lose things- socks, keys, letters, wallets. And as the people who run galleries are human too, they are just as susceptible to misplacing things of importance. And just as when you lose that sock and eventually forget about it, so too do correspondences and works get forgotten about after being lost in the […]

Sotheby’s tops out sales in Asia

Sotheby’s has reported its year totals in Asia and for the fourth year running, they are leading international auction houses. In total, Sotheby’s has reported HK$7.35 billion (US$936 Million) in sales over the course of the year. Their sales in Asia account for about 30 percent of their total US$4.8 billion in overall yearly sales […]

Sotheby’s Aboriginal Art sale brings in $2.8 million

When the Gagosian Gallery opened an exhibition of artworks by Indigenous Australian artists earlier this year, it was probably the first time a number of people took note of those artists and their works. The exhibition also made headlines because an unlikely celebrity owned a number of the artworks on loan to the gallery: Steve […]

When is a fake not a fake? Forgery fiasco involving Prince Charles highlights grey areas of the art world

In the wake of Prince Andrew’s controversial and ill-advised BBC interview, the British royal family has struggled to fend off unwanted media attention over his past and present conduct. The beleaguered prince braved a television appearance in an attempt to stamp out the flames of suspicion surrounding his relationship with disgraced financier and convicted sex […]

Hauser & Wirth to represent Avery Singer

After parting ways with New York art dealer Gavin Brown earlier this year, Avery Singer, a New York-based artist, will now represented by Hauser & Wirth. Among the top artists that the art world is watching, Singer is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after artists today. Prior to today’s announcement, it was rumoured that […]

Danish court sides with Tal R blocking watchmakers from cutting up his work

Yesterday, a Danish court sided with Tal R, a Denmark-based artist, ruling that a duo, who wanted to cut up a painting they owned by the artist to use in the manufacturing of their watches, would infringe copyright laws. The injunction was brought on by Tal R after Dann Thorleifsson and Arne Leivsgard released plans […]