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The Creuzevault Collection: Ernst, César & More

Published on , by Claire Papon
Auction on 20 November 2020 - 15:00 (CET) - 10, rue Rossini - 75009 Paris

About 40 works attest to the choices and tastes of the bookbinder-turned-gallerist and his daughter. Ernst, Richier, César and Matta are likely to arouse a great deal of excitement, like that of post-war Paris.

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête d’homme au chapeau (Head of a Man with a Hat), 1971,... The Creuzevault Collection: Ernst, César & More

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), Tête d’homme au chapeau (Head of a Man with a Hat), 1971, black and color felt-tip pen drawing with white chalk highlights on grey cardboard, 31.9 x 22.4 cm.
Estimate: €130,000/150,000

This new, and probably last, appointment with gallerists Henri and Colette Creuzevault is as eagerly anticipated as the one on December 11, 2019, which totaled €2,582,164 at De Baecque & Associés. "It’s sad but moving to see these memories leave the walls of the 16 th arrondissement townhouse gallery and the Montfort-l’Amaury family home, where they’ve been seen so often," says Henri’s grandson Benoît Fagot. d espite his calling as a painter, he learned the craft of leather gilding and joined his father Louis Lazare Creuzevault’s bookbinding workshop. After military service in the Middle e ast he took charge of carrying out the decorations the workshop was asked to do while running the business and designing his first dummy books. In 1936 his bookshop and deluxe book-publishing house moved to rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré. Mobilized in 1939 but declared…
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Friday 20 November 2020 - 15:00 (CET) - Live
10, rue Rossini - 75009 Paris
De Baecque et Associés
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