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Baselitz, Richter, Polke, Kiefer to meet in Hamburg
17 July 2019 - 09:07
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By La Gazette Drouot

Focusing on the "early years" of each of the four German masters, the Deichtorhallen Hamburg exhibition will feature an ensemble of 100 works from September 13, says the press release. It is curated by Götz Adriani, a close friend of the artists.

The Prado announces generous donation from German Donor
17 July 2019 - 12:28
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By La Gazette Drouot

German businessman Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier has donated 11 works of late-19th century and early-20th century art to the Prado Museum in Spain, including Eduardo Chicarro’s Bayaderas Indias and Joaquín Sorolla's portrait of Ella J. Seligman. 

TEFAF, Masterpiece and Frieze Masters are the most attended fairs
17 July 2019 - 10:25
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By La Gazette Drouot

According to the recent Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) members survey, only 5% of respondents said that they did not exhibit at fairs, a figure down from the 18% reported in 2016. TEFAF Maastricht topped the list of most attended followed by Masterpiece and Frieze Masters, as reports the Antique Trade Gazette. 

Gallery owner Vincent Lécuyer dies at 57   
16 July 2019 - 05:45
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By La Gazette Drouot

This key figure in the Carré Rive Gauche opened his gallery in 1986 near the Hôtel Drouot, later moving it to Rue de Lille. He had a taste for large-scale decorative art tinged with the uncanny, rare iconographies and forgotten artists. The Musée d'Orsay bought two paintings by H.C Danger and H.P Motte from him.

Hauser & Wirth participates for the first time in Paris Photo
16 July 2019 - 04:50
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By La Gazette Drouot

The Swiss mega-gallery will make its Paris Photo debut in November with a solo booth dedicated to August Sander, according to the press release. 

Parisian gallerist Oscar Graf to open new space in London
16 July 2019 - 04:25
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By La Gazette Drouot

Established in 2010, the Oscar Graf gallery is devoted to French, British and American furniture and works of art from 1870 to 1914. The new space will be located in Mayfair, 23 Mount Street. 

Art collector and patron Frieder Burda dies aged 83
16 July 2019 - 10:48
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By La Gazette Drouot

The founder of the Museum Frieder Burda in Baden-Baden passed away on July 14, after a long illness. At the end of the 60s he began to collect works by Pollock, Picasso, Beckmann and Polke. "The art world loses one of its great collectors", the museum said in a tribute. 

Tate acquires archive of British surrealist Ithell Colquhoun
15 July 2019 - 04:20
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By La Gazette Drouot

The British painter, occultist, poet and author (1906-1988), whose work was affiliated with surrealism, is still little-known outside Germany and Britain. "With the acquisition of a huge archive, Tate is hoping that the artist will finally get the credit she deserves" says the Guardian.

Yayoi Kusama at the FIAC
15 July 2019 - 12:33
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By La Gazette Drouot

After Paul McCarthy (2014), Ugo Rondinone (2016) and Elmgreen & Dragset (2018), it's the turn of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, famous for her multi-coloured dots, to move into Place Vendôme for the 46th FIAC. This is taking place from 17 to 20 October at the Grand Palais, with 197 galleries, including 26 first-timers.

Drouot to be a guest at the Biennale Paris!
15 July 2019 - 10:45
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By La Gazette Drouot

It's a first in the Biennale's history: for its 31st edition (13-17 Sept.), the event is joining forces with the sale room "to further the transformation of the international art market," says Mathias Ary Jan. There will be a preview exhibition of the key lots coming up in the second half-year.