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1-54 to exhibit works by Mary Sibande
19 June 2019 - 05:40
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By La Gazette Drouot

For its seventh edition (3 – 6 October 2019), the London fair will present an exhibition of new and celebrated works from one of South Africa’s most prominent contemporary artists, Mary Sibande, which will run through to 7 January 2020 at Somerset House, says the press release.

Jean-Paul Kahn's extraordinary library on sale at Drouot
19 June 2019 - 12:50
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By La Gazette Drouot

On 7 November at Drouot, Pierre Bergé & Associés will open the sales of Jean-Paul Kahn's estate. This unobtrusive painting lover assembled an outstanding collection of books, documents and objects connected with Surrealism. It will take two and a half years to disperse his impressive library.

Serpentine Galleries director Yana Peel resigns amid controversy
19 June 2019 - 10:05
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By La Gazette Drouot

The head of the Serpentine Galleries in London stepped down on Tuesday, 18 June, after the Guardian "revealed she is the co-owner of an Israeli cyberweapons company whose software has allegedly been used by authoritarian regimes to spy on dissidents", said the British daily newspaper. 

Tate Britain to exhibit William Blake
18 June 2019 - 05:24
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By La Gazette Drouot

From 11 September 2019 to 2 February 2020, the London museum will present the "largest survey of work by William Blake in the UK for a generation", through over 300 "rarely seen" pieces, says the press release. It will notably reveal the active role of his wife Catherine in his works' production. 

Early photography triumphs at Drouot thanks to Robert de Semallé
18 June 2019 - 11:36
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By La Gazette Drouot

Portrait and views of Beijing taken by the Embassy Secretary, Robert de Semallé (1849-1936), i.e. 1,419 collodion glass plate albumen prints, found a buyer at €245,760 with Tessier-Sarrou on Monday 17 June. Meanwhile another lot featuring their negatives garnered €640,000.

Gagosian to open gallery number 17 in Basel
18 June 2019 - 10:35
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By La Gazette Drouot

According to Artnet, the new gallery will be located in the same venue as Gagosian's pop-up, "Continuing Abstraction", staged during Art Basel. This will be his 17th permanent location worldwide and his second in Switzerland.

Sotheby’s to be acquired by French billionaire and Telecom titan Patrick Drahi in $3.7bn deal
17 June 2019 - 04:18
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By La Gazette Drouot

Sotheby’s today announced that it has signed an agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by telecom entrepreneur and art collector Patrick Drahi. Shareholders will receive $57 in cash per share of Sotheby’s common stock in a transaction with an enterprise value of $3.7 bn, says the press release.

€1.36 M for a Rembrandt Bugatti bronze with Rouillac in the Touraine region
17 June 2019 - 02:32
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By La Gazette Drouot

The many art lovers present on 16 June at the Château d'Artigny enjoyed a roaring 31st Garden Party, dominated by a record €1.36 M for a pair of panthers by Bugatti. The 1905 bronze had never left André Bernheim's family. Meanwhile, Rabelais and Gauguin garnered €607,600 and 99,000.

Throckmorton Fine Art (NY) to exhibit female nudes by Lucien Clergue
17 June 2019 - 10:18
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By La Gazette Drouot

On the 50th anniversary of the launch of the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles photo festival, which Clergue co-founded with Michel Tournier, the gallery will feature more than forty black and white and color images, including some of Clergue’s most acclaimed images, from June 27 to Sept 21, says the press release.

Phillips to offer works from the collection of baseball star Alex Rodriguez on 27 June in London
14 June 2019 - 06:33
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By La Gazette Drouot

Two works which have resided in his Florida home will figure prominently in the Evening Sale: Richard Prince's Mustang Painting (2014-16) and Jean-Michel Basquiat's Pink Elephant with Fire Engine (1984), says the press release.