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Auction house Christie’s has announced plans to change its structure to “reflecting evolving market demand and the collecting habits of clients” Its Impressionist and Modern department will be merged with the Postwar and Contemporary department in a new hybrid sector called “20/21,” or “20th and 21st Century Art.” The decision is seen as a sign that auction houses are being forced to make changes to reflect the current state of the market both in terms...

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London Art Fair 2020 at the Business Design Centre in Islington concluded its 32nd edition on Sunday 26 January, reporting robust sales and an overall attendance of 23,000 visitors. Confidence in both modern and contemporary art was evident as the Fair opened with a Preview Evening on Tuesday 21 January, where collectors, institutions and art enthusiasts enjoyed a first look at presentations by 129 galleries from 14 different countries. Sarah Monk, Director of London Art...

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This Spring, Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Auction will open for the first time with seven consecutive works by female artists which speak to the theme of corporeality, female embodiment, and the treatment of the female form in traditional art historical dialogues. Speaking about the auction, Emma Baker, Head of Sotheby’s Contemporary Art Evening Sale, said: ‘This year’s sale opens with number of powerful works by female artists which, together, offer a new and compelling narrative...

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Sporting legends feature in John Nicholson’s fine art auction on February 27th, 2019. Stephen Doig (b.1964) is well known for his masterful pencil drawings and coloured sketches in pastels of royals, sporting heroes and other celebrities. As the winner of The Fine Art Guilds Artist of the Year in 1997, he has built up a formidable reputation, especially as a contemporary sporting artist. Now a selection of 57 of his works, including a signed composite...

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Heralding the latest development in the rapidly emerging field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) art, Sotheby’s will offer the first self-contained, generative work of Artificial Intelligence ever to appear on the market, as part of the Contemporary Art Day Auction in London on March 6. Titled Memories of Passersby I, Mario Klingemann’s groundbreaking installation comprises a wooden console table which hosts an AI computer ‘brain’, and two framed screens upon which the machine’s output – disquieting...

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