Iain Brunt
ART ADVISOR

Born England 1957

London: +44 207 193 4353
France/Geneva: +33 695 209 835
Mobile: +44 7557 400 728 

Email: iain@antiques.co.uk

about Me.

Having worked in the industry for over 35 years, starting my career under the personal supervision of Daniel Wildenstein, in his galleries in New York, London, Paris and Japan I created many exhibitions on Impressionism & Old masters.

During my career I founded, and still run, one of the largest European Internet portals www.antiques.co.uk with over 250,000 antiques and works of art online. I have chosen to represent modern day sculptors throughout London during the past few years including Park Lane Trafalgar Square Mayfair and Canary Wharf.

As an independent art advisor I continue to advise private clients, corporations and institutions on acquisitions and disposals of important works of art. This is becoming one the fastest growing industries globally as investments today involve many different aspects other than the object itself. Iain specialises in works of art that have a place in the market place for both their intrinsic and monetary value.

May 2019 update

May 17th 2019

This was a week to remember when records were broken yet again in the international art market.
There were some noticeable results as well as some causalities but the general mood was everyone is buying art and its getting better in quality with some new artists
emerging onto the auction market.
The first picture I ever sold nearly 35 years ago now was very similar to this one a single haystack when it was a surprise then to get over 2 million dollars for it.

Sotheby’s New York achieved a record for the artist when this fetched over 100 million dollars, which set a new record for the artist.

I also remember, when I was young, that we had great problems convincing collectors to buy the works by Gustave Caillebotte. Although still not a household name this work achieved over 14 million dollars

Of course the stable artists like Picasso’s never fail to go up in value. These two works fetched well over their estimates and it’s the first time I believe that a drawing fetched over 5 million dollars.

And finally the old favourite a Cezanne still life what else except for a Mont St Elmo could fetch over 50 million dollars.

This was a week to remember when records were broken yet again in the international art market.

There were some noticeable results as well as some causalities but the general mood was everyone is buying art and its getting better in quality with some new artists emerging onto the auction market.

The first picture I ever sold nearly 35 years ago now was very similar to this one a single haystack when it was a surprise then to get over 2 million dollars for it.

I also remember, when I was young, that we had great problems convincing collectors to buy the works by Gustave Caillebotte. Although still not a household name this work achieved over 14 million dollars

And finally the old favorite a Cezanne still life what else except for a Mont St Elmo could fetch over 50 million dollars.

So the market now gets ready for the summer auctions in London and you can still start collecting under 50,000 and less and from experience over the past 35 years there is never a better time to start collecting.

Sotheby’s New York achieved a record for the artist when this fetched over 100 million dollars, which set a new record for the artist.

Of course the stable artists like Picasso’s never fail to go up in value. These two works fetched well over their estimates and it’s the first time I believe that a drawing fetched over 5 million dollars.

London Impressionist Art Week

February 25th 2019
London hosts some major sales of impressionist art and here are a few guidelines what to look out for: Sotheby’s have the least this time but their big flagship work is by Claude Monet Lot 6 Le Palais Ducal. Although not very large this picture is expected to fetch over 20 million pounds. It’s a superb example of his work and one of my special artists whom I have studied over the years.

My other choice is the small Egon Schiele lot 9 Trieste fishing boat it has a wonderful history and for me invites you into a voyage of discovery.

They also have a good selection of surrealist works making a further part to their evening auction, which will be interesting to see how they perform

Christies have maybe a wider choice with a lot of works by Degas but this flagship lot (estimate on request so you need a fat wallet) Paul Signac Saint Tropez it is a stunning example of his work and we will see what the bids go up to.

Christies have managed to include two works by Giovanni Boldini, which is great to see lots 27 and 29 and not too expensive for such an accomplished artist.

My favourite though is lot 25 Felix Vallotton it’s small and expensive but what a wonderful subject with the child kicking her foot out.

There are more works in both auction house day sales and even though with not so high-ticket prices they are easily affordable.

The secret of visiting these auctions is enjoying them as a mixed show. If you are thinking of buying take advice and remember make sure you decide your maximum bid price before you enter the auction. When the adrenalin kicks in and the atmosphere of the room its quite easy to get carried away and also don’t forget the buyers premium on top its quite hefty these days.

There are other options of buying privately, without the pressure of an auction deadline, so take your time and for further information please visit my website.

Happy bidding Iain M Brunt www.antiques.co.uk
www.artadvisor.ch

London hosts some major sales of impressionist art and here are a few guidelines what to look out for:

Sotheby’s have the least this time but their big flagship work is by Claude Monet Lot 6 Le Palais Ducal. Although not very large this picture is expected to fetch over 20 million pounds. It’s a superb example of his work and one of my special artists whom I have studied over the years.

Christies have maybe a wider choice with a lot of works by Degas but this flagship lot (estimate on request so you need a fat wallet) Paul Signac Saint Tropez it is a stunning example of his work and we will see what the bids go up to.

There are more works in both auction house day sales and even though with not so high-ticket prices they are easily affordable.

The secret of visiting these auctions is enjoying them as a mixed show. If you are thinking of buying take advice and remember make sure you decide your maximum bid price before you enter the auction. When the adrenalin kicks in and the atmosphere of the room its quite easy to get carried away and also don’t forget the buyers premium on top its quite hefty these days.

There are other options of buying privately, without the pressure of an auction deadline, so take your time and for further information please visit my website.

Happy bidding Iain M Brunt www.antiques.co.uk
& www.artadvisor.ch

My other choice is the small Egon Schiele lot 9 Trieste fishing boat it has a wonderful history and for me invites you into a voyage of discovery.

They also have a good selection of surrealist works making a further part to their evening auction, which will be interesting to see how they perform

Christies have managed to include two works by Giovanni Boldini, which is great to see lots 27 and 29 and not too expensive for such an accomplished artist.

My favourite though is lot 25 Felix Vallotton it’s small and expensive but what a wonderful subject with the child kicking her foot out.