Nearly 200 people met together on Monday, November 7, in the auditorium of the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, for a study morning on "Provenance Research: A New Requirement for the Art Market".
For Alexandre Giquello, president of Drouot Patrimoine, "we need to create virtuous dynamics.”
© Photo Cyril Bailleul
"Provenance research can no longer be ignored!" was the leitmotiv of this morning's session co-organized by INHA (National Institute of Art History), Drouot and the Conseil des Ventes (Auction Market Authority). Stakeholders from the art market, academia and the spheres of law, research and expertise provided an overview of this highly topical issue, ranging from the current situation to the challenges involved. A New Requirement For Alexandre Giquello, president of Drouot Patrimoine, provenance research now needs to be part of "new moral and political requirements" for the art market. Auctioneer Victoire Gineste pointed out that for many years, Christie's has had a research and restitution department consisting of "full-time researchers" based in London, New York, Berlin and Vienna. On the government…
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