This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Raphael (1483-1520), one of the most acclaimed artists of the Italian Renaissance. Yet 2020 has also been marked by the unprecedented spread of Covid-19, the life-threatening respiratory virus that locked down entire countries, halted the art world and shrunk economies. Cautious optimism is now returning to Italy, as Rome’s blockbuster exhibition on Raphael is set to reopen for an additional three months from June. Continue reading
Along an inconspicuous hallway on Level C of Southampton General Hospital, now hangs a surprising new addition to the institution’s collection of artwork. The elusive street artist Banksy has paid tribute to the NHS for their role in fighting the coronavirus with an unusually small, but moving, piece called ‘Game Changer’. Continue reading
Pens down, Art Law & More quizzers!
It’s time to find out if you know your Maurizio Cattelan bananas from your Caravaggios, your self-destructing Banksy works from your diamond hoards as we reveal the answers to our first ever Art Law & More Quiz.
First off, a big, Art Law & More thank you for taking part. By playing along at home, you have helped us in continuing to support the vital and life-changing work of Boodle Hatfield’s Charity Partner of the year, The Rainbow Trust.
We hope you also enjoyed a little welcome, art-infused distraction from these unprecedented times and that you, your families and friends continue to stay safe and well. Continue reading
After suspending live auctions in March due to the pandemic, Sotheby’s is “actively preparing” to reopen its galleries in London and New York by next month. This announcement follows the release of a significant report that revealed the company owes an outstanding debt of US$467 million (£377 million, plus interest). Continue reading
The COVID-19 crisis has represented a steep learning curve for all of us in how to go about our daily lives and the art world has not been immune. Continue reading
This blog post is written by guest author, Ben Edge. Bed Edge is an artist who is predominately a figurative painter interested in folklore and storytelling. His paintings depict the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. He believes his interests originate from his childhood, where he grew up around colourful and eccentric family members who would tell him remarkable stories. Here, Ben explains his current project on folklore and takes us on a journey of folkloric customs accompanied by his paintings depicting the rituals. Continue reading
As the outbreak of COVID-19 has intensified, the UK art market, an inherently international industry, which thrives on both its domestic and global events, has felt the unprecedented effects. Despite this, the art market is proving a very resilient and flexible industry finding new and innovative ways to adapt to the ever-changing circumstances we are finding ourselves in.
Art Law & More brings you A View from the Market, a series of Q&As with figures from different realms of the art world as we uncover how they are adapting to the new normal, their reflections on how COVID-19 could change the future of the art market and the great importance of art and creativity.
We continue the series with Harvey Cammell, Deputy Chairman of Bonhams UK and Global Director of Valuations, Trusts & Estates. Harvey has a broad knowledge of fine and decorative arts developed over a 25-year career in the auction business. Harvey works with clients and their fiduciary advisors on the appraisal and long-term management of their collections and works closely on strategies for sale of individual items as well as large multi-category collections. Harvey has directed Bonhams’ largest and most successful 100% sold single owner collection auctions in its recent history, including The Juffali Collection House Sale in Windsor Great Park; The Jackie Collins Collection in Beverly Hills, and The Harlech Family Estate Collection. Continue reading
Over the past few weeks our Art Law & More Instagram account has been sharing many fascinating artworks that hang in the homes of the Boodle Hatfield team. Called #OurArtIndoors, the ongoing campaign shines a light on the importance of enjoying art as we all spend a lot more time in our homes. Continue reading