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Frost is hot in a volatile climate

Artist’s vibrant oil is £65,000 star as sales test temperature of unpredictable Scottish market

Art market

A raft of contemporary and post-war art featured in the busy August schedule in Scotland.

Such art remains a picky and tempestuous market north of the border. The latest results were scattered with a mix of bullish and more subdued results.

“Unpredictable is the best way to describe the current market,” said Charlotte Riordan, head of sale for contemporary and post-war art at Lyon & Turnbull (25/20% buyer’s premium) in Edinburgh.

“Prices for some artists that suddenly blew up in our previous sale settled back down again in the latest auction, and vice versa. But the market seems quite strong and there is still a lot of private buyers.”

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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