Alexander Hayter


One of the biggest players in the UK fine art and antiques industry has unveiled a new international business that promises to break down ‘artificial’  barriers to benefit clients as they bring their property to market. Stephan Ludwig, former CEO of both The Fine Art Auction Group Ltd and, latterly, the antiques and fine art division of the Stanley Gibbons group, has launched Forum Auctions. Forum Auctions will operate out of London, Rome, Milan and New York in partnership with Philobiblon, the Contemporary art, books and works on paper specialists, bringing aboard some of the most respected specialists on the international scene. Technology, Client Focused Service and Key Industry Specialists Blend to Form Modern Collecting Experience Whilst initially focused on books, manuscripts, prints and photographs, Forum is planning to expand into a number of other ‘online friendly’ auction specialisations such as wine, watches, jewellery and numismatics. Ludwig is positioning the…