Christie’s London may be a miserable place to work at the moment as droves of staff prepare to leave their offices ahead of the closure of its South Kensington branch. But the auction house can still preen its feathers with the announcement that it has retained market share from its rival during the first six months of 2017. This morning, the company announced global auction sales of £2.2 billion, up 29% from last year’s total.
These two sales, which included British Impressionists, were dominated by British buyers, but Edward Seago’s normally popular windswept Suffolk views and French ports, favourites with the Royal Family and professional classes in Britain, were underperforming as were lovable dog paintings by Alfred Munnings, Briton Riviere and John Emms. Are these signs that middle England is feeling a post-Brexit pinch?
On the invitation card to Tate Modern’s Art in the Age of Black Power, which opens this week, is a 1966 self-portrait by Barkley L Hendricks, then aged 21, wearing just his shades and a Superman t-shirt. Like most African American artists, Hendricks had a completely marginal position in the market during the period covered by the exhibition (1963-1983), and for years after.
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Selecting a term
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