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Stories in a bottle
Perfume bottles recount a wealth of many-hued stories. Here are a few of them.
Victory for a Chinese Bell
The Middle Kingdom largely dominated an eclectic session.
On the road again
The French Expressionist
A masterpiece by Gen Paul is eagerly awaited at Saint-Brieuc: a 1928 painting from the finest Expressionist period of this gifted but little-known…
Ruben Sobol, photographer of the Roaring Twenties
A painstaking search resulted in a major donation to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF): around 300 prints by a Parisian portrait photographer…
Velickovic at top speed
The Serbian-born painter vaulted every hurdle and garnered a world record, alongside two highly original 20th century figures, Dado and Antonio Segui.…
On Wednesday May 6, live on the Internet, Pestel-Debord continued its connection with the world of watches and jewellery.
Zingg: in praise of the rural world
The summer with its harvests outweighed the wintry weather at the sale of seven works by Jules-Émile Zingg from a private collection
One sale; one work (1 and 2)
During the lockdown, the Millon auction house took the initiative of staging private sales featuring a single work.
A triumphant promenade in the Paris region for Carmontelle
Two days of sales with some remarkable and varied lots, like a commode in highly exotic wood, a monumental fountain and a famous "transparent"…
A library's hour of glory
The one belonging to Robert Beauvillain contained precious illuminated manuscripts that decidedly lit up the bidding.
While the Chirico exhibition was supposed to open on April 1 at the Orangerie, Paris under lockdown turned into a positive Chirico painting, to the…
Lalique in precious settings
As many as four items whet buyers’ appetites in this sale of precious finery.
Picasso: the face of the 20th century
Apart from Pierre Jeanneret and his two easy chairs, sold for €14,375, Picasso was the winner in this 20 th century special on Saturday, June 27 at Fontainebleau…
Étienne Dinet's very promising outlook
A group of little girls by Étienne Dinet greatly appealed to fans of this brilliant Orientalist painter.
Renoir and the Sea
A small painting by Renoir depicting a timeless Mediterranean, once owned by Vollard, charmed beyond expectations.
Anne Gruner: the quiet philanthropist
Creator of the Fondation des Treilles, Anne Gruner Schlumberger devoted her life to artists and built up a collection of works by Dubuffet, Arp, Ernst,…
A voyage crowned with success for Yeats
This painting by the Irish artist was eagerly awaited at auction, as his work with its powerful style is not often found this side of the Atlantic.…
Lalique: An expression of love
René Lalique's love ring: a refined celebration of Art Nouveau modernism.
Upside down. The underside of history at the Musée de Valangin
Tunisia, Orientalism and beyond
Alexandre Roubtzoff and Étienne Dinet were the two champions of this sale dedicated to Orientalism and Asian art.
Indulge yourself at the exhibition "Drouot Déco"
After months of confinement, reimagine your surroundings with a visit to "Drouot Déco", a selection of the most extraordinary – and affordable – art…
Living with Modern Art: The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection
On long-term loan to the Princeton University Art Museum , the Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection encapsulates the enduring legacy of a collector fascinated…
A Pierre Jeanneret Conference Table from Chandigarh
Pierre Jeanneret took the lead in this "20th-century special" with this conference table.
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Ceramics of Jean Lurçat
French painter Jean Lurçat is mainly known for reviving the art of tapestry in the 20th century, but he also tried his hand at ceramics.
Jean Royère: Line, Form, Color
The temptation was too strong to resist: what do you when you have around 60 pieces by Jean Royère (1902-1981), including some major ones? Hold an…
The Château de la Mercerie, the “Versailles of Charentes”
Seven years after reopening to the public, the Château de la Mercerie, the work of two eccentric brothers, is still undergoing its metamorphosis. Here’s…
Boutet de Monvel reaches the top
16 th -century illuminated manuscripts and Boutet de Monvel’s modernism achieved this two-day auction’s highest prices.
Soulages and Senghor: An Eagerly Awaited Duo
Two famous names and a work with flawless aesthetics and a perfect pedigree sparked a bidding war ending at over one million euros.
Marquet and Lépine’s Vibrant Homage to Bordeaux
The fifth sale since 2015 in the now highly popular "Bordeaux Paintings" auction series has again attested to the city’s vibrant creativity.
Gallé's Mantis and Chale's Table
Highly original furniture, both antique and modern, performed brilliantly at this sale in Auxerre, as did naturalist glassware by the magician of Nancy.…
Perriand's Minimalism at its Height
The radically simple work of the outstanding architect and designer continues to produce impressive scores, as witness three iconic pieces in this…
The Need for an Art of Living
Gathered and restored over ten long years, the collection currently on show – both online and in-person – at the Galerie Meubles et Lumières in Paris,…
The Sublime Dystopian Visions of Superstudio
Their sublime, dystopian visions of the future were extreme and unbuildable, but they influenced a whole generation of architects. Fifty-five years…
Triumphal Bids for Jean Prouvé’s Furniture
The French architect-designer’s prices are still riding high, as the outstanding sale of furniture he made for his daughter has just proven.
Émile Bernard: Looking Back
The return to the classical order of a former fervent avant-gardist was acclaimed by the bidding.
The Flight of Jean Dunand's Horses
In carved lacquer on a gold background, this group of three mares captured in full gallop far exceeded expectations. They were accompanied by a mythological…
Abstraction and Spirituality with Geer Van Velde
Two days were devoted to a sale evoking modern and contemporary sensibilities, from the transcendence of the Dutch master to the imagination of Picasso…
Tanguy and Royère: A Winning Duo
Yves Tanguy and Jean Royère, each stars in their own field, lit up the bidding with their organic forms.
The Poetry of Fontanarosa, the Energy of Combas
These two days in Lille highlighted the work of Lucien Fontanarosa and Georges Mathieu, and the creativity of Combas and Speedy Graphito.
The Carp, the Lioness and the Chicory: From Lalanne to Majorelle
Largely devoted to 20 th -century decorative arts, the Chantilly sale featured pieces by Lalanne, Guyot and Majorelle based on nature and animals.…
Tetsumi Kudo: Portrait of the Artist in a Cage
The Japanese artist’s disturbing work still unleashes passions, as witness the very high bid in Entzheim (east of France) for this piece reflecting…
Camille Claudel and Two Chinese Thangkas Steal the Show
Used for personal meditation and channeling divine energy, these sacred paintings took the lion's share, but a bust by Camille Claudel also weighed…
František Kupka: At the Crossroads of Two Eras
A horse trots through this scene, timeless yet highly modern, while fine furniture by Parisian cabinetmakers also set the tone.
A Renoir from the Ambroise Vollard Collection
This small work by the great master unsurprisingly took first place in this sale followed by many lovers of modern painting, Rodin's bronzes and the…
François-Xavier Lalanne’s Happy-Go-Lucky Duck
François-Xavier Lalanne’s oversized Grand canard ( Big Duck )—an ode to playfulness, which we could use in these trying times—sprang from his whimsical…
Photographer Charles Kroehle's Peru
Photographs from the turn of the 20 th century reveal images of an Amazonia now lost and yet not necessarily a paradise.
Strike MoMA Begins Dismantling One of NYC’s Flagship Museums
The World of Decorative Arts from Giacometti to African Sculpture
Chagall, Jeanneret, Ruhlmann: A Veritable Who's Who of Twentieth-Century Art and Design
Louis Benech, the Chameleon Gardener
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