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A Bibliophilic Gem
The works selected for this fourth sale of Pierre Bergé's library bore witness to the constant love he felt for the book: not only the text itself,…
A Multi-award Winning New York Collection
On 20 and 21 March, Binoche & Giquello held these two auctions, which were eagerly awaited by all the specialists because the programme was so dense…
The Malatier Collection
During a two-day exhibition at Drouot, everyone came to admire the objects assembled by Jacques Malatier (1926-2017). The erudite spirit imbuing this…
A Brilliant Showing by Artists' Jewellery
The artists' jewellery market has been on the up for the last ten years, with help from several specialist galleries. These miniature works of art…
A Roundly Acclaimed Book of Hours
Combining the furniture of a private mansion and two European collections, the sale fulfilled its promises by totalling €1,200,547, while producing…
Asian Treasures From a Diplomat
A large collection of Asian artworks was assembled by a high-ranking international judge, also a member of the UN and UNESCO delegation. This diplomat…
The Berjonneau-Munoz Collection Fulfilled All its Promises
What flowed from this shamanistic cup was not deer's blood, but a rich result of €142,399… The sale of the Berjonneau-Muñoz collection of pre-Columbian…
Karl Lagerfeld: The Colour of the 18th Century
To pay tribute to the couturier who died on 19 February, La Gazette has decided to focus on the collector, particularly his love for the French 18th…
Two Collections Dedicated to Michaux
Two private collections featuring Henri Michaux (1899-1984) were on offer at this sale: those of René Bertelé, the protean artist's publisher, and…
Roxane Debuisson's Collection: A Beloved Pachyderm
The Musée Carnavalet pre-empted eight specimens from the rare group of signs lovingly assembled by the collector Roxane Debuisson throughout a life…
Howard Greenberg: From Archive to History
With the passing decades, the New York gallery owner has established himself as a major 20th-century photography specialist, representing key names…
The Bührle Collection: The Confused Story of a Collector
It took over half a century for Paris to open its exhibition spaces to the outstanding Bührle collection. Now housed in Zurich, this unique group of…
Aristophil: Fourth Sale
With eight catalogues for seven auctions, the fourth session of sales of the Aristophil collection garnered €11 M, and continued to attract institutions,…
Gien Glazed Earthenware in All its Glory
The two-day dispersal of Jean-Marie and Chantal Jacquet-Gaultier’s impressive Gien glazed earthenware collection made news in Saint-Herblain (western…
Pascale Mussard, Art and Materials
The woman who launched the "Petit h" collection at Hermès has always had a passion for fine craftsmanship. Today she is sponsoring an auction devoted…
Jean Riechers Collection: Reviving the Still Life
Starting in the 1950s, impassioned scholars Yvonne and Jean Riechers assembled a collection of Old Master paintings, seeking out little-known or forgotten…
René Huyghe: An Academician's Collection
The great art historian's academician's sword is pre-empted by the Musée Zadkine, while drawings and mementos from his collection remain in private…
A Triumphant Art Deco Sale
Printz and Fjerdinstad: two highlights in a sale dedicated to Art Deco, where yesterday's one-of-a-kind pieces met with success at auction today.
MoCo: A New Art Ecosystem in the South of France
In Montpellier, a new entity aims to reshuffle the cards of contemporary art on a national and global scale, starting with the renovation of a private…
The Princely Collection of Amaury Taittinger
Three princes of France with tragic destinies, a collection stamped with memories and results reflecting the historical significance of pieces, particularly…
A Fine Harvest of Fruit and Portraits
The paintings in the Yvonne and Jean Riechers collection mainly featured the early 17 th century still life genre in France. The more unobtrusive portraits…
Memories of the Pausa Villa
Friendly ghosts of famous people and a magical setting overlooking the Mediterranean led to results that exceeded expectations.
An Outpost in Versailles for the Osenat Auction House
Fontainebleau, Paris, and now Versailles: Jean-Pierre Osenat aims to bring the 17 th and 18 th centuries back into the limelight by setting up in the…
The Aurance Collection: Sold Under the Aegis of the Aztec Goddess
Collectors were undeterred by uncertainty over the holding of the sale, after Mexico's request to the French government for it to be cancelled, and…
Triumph for a Rare Louis XIII Coin
Bidding for an outstanding Louis XIII gold coin soared at the auction of an important collection of French royal coins formerly owned by a Bordeaux…
Alana Collection: The Italian Exception
The very rare and exquisite Alana collection is on show at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris. An overview of Italian painting from Gothic art to…
Success for the Jean-Claude Delauney Collection
Ten pre-emptions and a world record for Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen. Assembled by three generations with the same passion and high standards, the…
The Exquisite Pierre Moussa Collection
The banker, who died this summer, created his collection from pieces he fell in love with. A passion clearly shared, as a stream of fine results poured…
Landscapes from Russia
This auction house’s first sale at Drouot was successful, with 98% of the lots sold. It also proved interest in Ilya Kabakov, an artist who is rare…
Erté Revisits the Château of Beauty and the Beasts
The sale of this dream-like world, a group of decorative items from an east Paris château, produced positively stratospheric results.
The Kahn Library: From Dreams to Reality
A huge success awaited the extraordinary bindings and illustrations in the library of Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn.
The Thomas Vroom Collection Put in Perspective
This group embodying the birth of modern architecture, no less, was greeted with honour beneath Drouot's dome.
The Kolchak Archives, a Well-turned Page of Russian History
The documents come from the family of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the head of the White forces.
The Brölemanns’ Treasures, from an Arabic Bible to Venetian Festivities
This successful "white glove" auction netted €372,000. All 259 works collected by the famous dynasty of Lyon bibliophiles found buyers.
The Hieraticism of Teotihuacan
Several collections devoted to pre-Columbian arts, belonging to Mr M., Mr B. and Gérald Berjonneau, took place among showcases dominated by a hardstone…
Robert Tibbles: Friend of Young British Artists
After spending thirty years building up a consistent group of three hundred pieces, Robert Tibbles has reached the end of a chapter involving the Young…
The Biron Collection: A Sound Taste for the 18th Century
Renée and Louis Biron's collection achieved a splendid €1 M, led by a fine portrait of Houdon by Restout and a rare group of silverware featuring regional…
With Boudin and Renoir, Like a Longing for the Sea, Changing Skies and Light
Drouot’s first major event of the season lived up to expectations with a total result of €1,430,508.
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
A Singular Collection Featuring a Particular Period
A passion for historical artists of the 20 th century led to a collection of works marked by rigorous choices and a sharp eye.
Vincent Lécuyer's Longing for Other Worlds
A glittering reward for the rigorous eye of this well-known gallery owner, popular among his peers and the museum world.
A Perfect Pair and 18th-century French Craftsmanship
The 18 th century made a triumphant return to Drouot with a beautiful suite of furnishings from major French collections, for a conclusive result flirting…
Gaston Diehl: A True Champion of Post-war Art
An advocate of contemporary painting and sculpture in the post-war years, the art critic and historian is now the hero of auctions. Thirty works from…
A Library's Hour of Glory
The one belonging to Robert Beauvillain contained precious illuminated manuscripts that decidedly lit up the bidding.
Dürer, Rembrandt and Fragonard: Titans of the Print
Awaited impatiently since its adjournment on 27 March, the sale of part of the former collection of Marcel Lecomte (1914-1996), a Parisian art lover,…
From the Serenissima to Thirties Paris
A collection of period bindings provided a recurrent theme through centuries of bibliophilia.
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,…
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…
Behjat Sadr and the Abstract Movement from Iran
A well-deserved reward for Behjat Sadr, pioneer of Iranian abstraction and star of the collection of a pair of Parisian aesthetes.
The Vuitton Collection: The Majestic Art of Hunting
The stag, the king of the forest, proudly watched over the white-glove results of the Patrick-Louis Vuitton Collection.
A Masterful Art Deco Ensemble by Eugène Printz Crowned
In the 1930s, the Art Deco cabinetmaker created a complete set of furniture commissioned by an avant-garde woman for her Paris flat. Preserved intact…
The Kahn Library: Honouring Surrealism
Like causes produce like effects. This idea was confirmed by the second Kahn Library sale, punctuated by almost surrealist surprises and preemptions.…
The fragile, exquisite glass collection of Barbara Wirth
By responding with nearly €1 million in sales, the market decidedly honored the choices of Barbara Wirth: the gardener with a passion for antique glass.…
The Oscar Kokoschka Collection: An All-encompassing Curiosity
This cosmopolitan artist traveled the world in search of art, as the 300 objects in his collection attest. The foundation illustrates all the painter’s…
Exquisite Automatons and Treasures of Science
A box with automatons attributed to Frères Rochat and a Maghreb astrolabe top the bidding.
New Building Design for the Princeton University Art Museum
The Princeton University Art Museum reveals the design for the new building that aims to be “all fronts and no backs”: an accessible and inclusive…
Discover the World’s Largest Architectural Library: Columbia University’s Avery Library
The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University is the world’s largest architectural library, a collection that continues to grow…
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…
The Julie Reinach-Goujon Collection
Precious snippets of this collection, from Delacroix to Rodin and Puvis de Chavannes, relate the passion of a learned family linked to the history…
André-François Petit: A Passion for Surrealism
The Stéphane Petit estate sale boasts precious Surrealist works passed down from his father, providing an opportunity to pay tribute to a discrete…
The Art Institute of Chicago Explores the City’s Enduring Love of Monet
The exhibition "Monet and Chicago", currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago, focuses on the connection between the Impressionist painter…
Royal Memories of Saint-Cloud
This padlock is moving evidence of a highly prominent royal residence, unfortunately now destroyed. A small object with a big story.
Simon Baker: From the Tate to the MEP
With the acquisition of forty-six prints by Irving Penn and three thousand contemporary books, the former curator of the Tate, now director of the…
The Creuzevaults Chose Ernst, Picasso and Richier
This avant-garde father and daughter shared a passion for contemporary art and made dazzlingly successful choices.
Triple success for Sanyu
Three flowing watercolors by the Chinese-born painter brought the highest bids during the auction of Paul Marceau Villain’s collection.
A Paris Collector’s Very Chinese Tastes
Heeding René Grog’s advice, in the 1960s a Frenchman collected Chinese artworks that went against the grain, especially imperial porcelain.
The Art Institute of Chicago Looks Towards the Future
The Art Institute of Chicago, one of the largest museums in the U.S., is among cultural institutions working towards accounting for histories of exclusion…
The Roger Passeron Collection to be Sold at Drouot
Roger Passeron started out with a passion and turned it into connoisseurship. The first two sales of his large, emblematic collection span the history…
Juan Gris & Léonce Rosenberg: a Painter and his Dealer in Wartime
In this still life from the middle of the First World War, we can see the new directions taken by the Cubist artist. His dealer and close friend Léonce…
Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collecting in Midcentury L.A.
We spoke with Mark Nelson, William H. Sherman, and Ellen Hoobler, the authors of the recent book Hollywood Arensberg: Avant-Garde Collecting in Midcentury…
Hollywood Arensberg: Retracing the Life of a Singular Collection
A new book, published by the Getty Research Institute, reconstructs the Los Angeles home of Louise and Walter Arensberg, offering an intimate portrait…
Pierre Rosenberg the Collector
The collections of the leading art historian, which he recently donated to the Hauts-de-Seine département for the future Musée du Grand Siècle in Saint-Cloud,…
A Leonora Carrington from the André-François Petit Collection
Surrealist painters were the stars here, and for once a woman, the magnificently provocative Leonora Carrington, took center stage.
The Last Splendors of the Crédit Foncier de France Collection
With Old Master paintings, objects, furniture and tapestries, a hundred-odd works are leaving the Parisian headquarters of this credit institution.…
The Palazzo Butera: A Place of Exchange
In Palermo, a couple that loves old and contemporary art is giving the palace of the Branciforti dynasty, the Princes of Butera, a new lease on life.…
Plundered Books: the "Shocking Dispersion"
Furniture and artworks were not the only items plundered during the Second World War. Books were also targeted and on a much larger scale.
Marcel Sztejnberg: A Collection that Reads like an Encyclopedia of French Silverwork
This collection devotedly assembled over many years has a wealth of assets in terms of the range of pieces and jurisdictions, the legibility and identification…
Ger Luijten Channeling the Spirit of Frits Lugt
After 10 years as head of the Custodia Foundation, Ger Luijten’s enthusiasm remains undimmed. We asked him about his acquisitions.
Crystal Bridges: The Museum that Walmart Built
Initially criticized for its links to the retail giant, ten years on the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has surprised many in the world of…
Kanak Art: A Lifelong Passion
Emblematic Kanak cultural objects collected by a descendant of one of New Caledonia’s oldest colonial families are on the market for the first time.…
"Croesus Crozat" Sets Off to Montpellier
The Musée Fabre scored yet another bull's eye by carrying off this portrait of Antoine Crozat by Alexis-Simon Belle, presented at the sale of the last…
Frits Lugt: A Life Devoted to Art
Dutch art historian and collector Frits Lugt died fifty years ago. The Fondation Custodia he created in Paris houses one of the most extensive collections…
French Empress Eugénie: Patron and Collector
When Emperor Napoleon III announced his decision to marry Eugénie María de Montijo de Guzman, Comtesse de Teba in 1853, the imperial family, European…
Cosmos of Collectibles: A Database for Numismatists
A new project will facilitate any future research by coin experts and collectors. Its name: Cosmos of Collectibles.
A Caravaggesque Christ by Simon Vouet
Perhaps the more appealing of the two drawings from the Marquis of Lagoy's collection up for sale is not Rubens' project for a vignette for Franciscus…
The Hidden Treasures of the Banque de France
The vagaries of history enabled the bank to build up a remarkable collection of art works, presented in the reception rooms of the Hôtel de Toulouse…
White Glove Treatment for Egyptian Feline in Bronze
The Sylvia Wildenstein estate sale took place under the goddess Bastet’s protection.
Jean-François Millet Goes to Sea
A rare seascape from the Count Doria collection met with success.
Italian Renaissance Sculpture: An Opportunity for Rediscovery
Disrupted by the lockdowns, the exhibition "Le corps et l'âme" ("Body and Soul") at the Louvre, which will travel later to Milan, could be an opportunity…
Bruno Petitcollot Collection: An Inspiration to Travel
On April 23, collectors will have a chance to eye some sailing instruments, globes, half-hulls and boat models, engraved sperm whale teeth and paintings…
The Master of the Aeneid: The Glory of the Enamels of Limoges
This polychrome painted enamel plaque from the Porgès collection (passed down through the family) is part of a huge museum-worthy group produced during…
The Walters Art Museum Confronts Its Founders’ Confederate Legacy
The origins of the Walters Art Museum date back to 1931, when Henry Walters bequeathed to the city of Baltimore an extensive art collection started…
The Dark Eye of Odilon Redon: Dreamer of the Infinite
Four drawings by Odilon Redon, bought by Louis-Charles Libaude at the time, encapsulate a brilliant, unclassifiable artist, and are scheduled to take…
A Record on Paper for Nicolas de Staël
Designed to illustrate the cover of a collection of poems by critic and poet Pierre Lecuire, this gouache was the most sought-after object in his wife's…
The Guerlain Estate: Spotlight on Leonor Fini and Modern Sculpture
The collector's choices, ranging from the surreal baroque of Leonor Fini's paintings to powerful 20 th century sculptures, were roundly acclaimed.…
The Cligman Collection at Fontevraud Abbey: The Art of Conversation
Martine and Léon Cligman have donated their 900-work collection to the Royal Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud (Anjou), creating a unique modern art…
Well-Honed Results for a Group of Japanese Swords
Assembled between 1930 and 1940, a private collection of Japanese swords caused a stir.
Redon and Soulages: A Marriage for the Better
Two artists and prophets of their time, one was collected by Louis-Charles Libaude (1896-1922), the other appeared with an unexpected bronze, an alliance…
From Marquet to Buffet: A Collection Full of Provencal Sunshine
From Charles Camoin to Albert Marquet and Bernard Buffet, the paintings collected by a vineyard owner originally from Bordeaux reflect his taste for…
A Young Woman in the Sun by Renoir
At the height of his career, the Impressionist master made one of his most beautiful and vibrant paintings of women. A provenance punctuated by the…
The Torlonia Collection’s Marbles Unveiled in Rome
This large private collection of marbles from antiquity amassed during the 19 th century includes outstanding pieces, some of which were reproduced…
The Heart of French Cabinetmaking During the Ancien Régime with Boulle and Roussel
Among the furniture in René Simeoni's collection, three top names in French furniture stand out: André-Charles Boulle, Bernard II Van Riesenburgh (B.V.B.R.)…
The Pierre Maurs Collection: From India to the Fauves
In search of the most innovative forms and colors, Pierre Maurs collected works by avant-garde artists such as the Fauves and the 1900 generation.…
The Kaplan-Makovskis Collection: An Iconic Couple of French New Wave Cinema
These two figures, a shining couple of the French New Wave and liberated, engagé cinema, died in 2020. Their collection reflects an unconventional…
James Joyce Led the Kahn Collection’s Odyssey
Part three of the sale of Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn’s library lived up to expectations.
The Bernard De Leye Collection: The Quest for the Exceptional
“Objects do not belong to you,” says Bernard De Leye. “They are just passing through.” The time has come for the Belgian antique dealer and former…
On the Road with André Becker’s Carriage Collection
The auction of André Becker’s carriage collection is a major event in a highly specialized market.
Covetable 18th-Century Furniture: Bemberg Foundation Acquires B.V.R.B. Cabinet
The Simeoni collection, containing museum-quality 18th-century furniture by Bernard II Van Risen Burgh (B.V.R.B.), Boulle and Pierre Roussel, received…
Olmec and Maya Artworks from Distinguished Pre-Colombian Collection Take Off
Collectors were attracted to the traceable provenance of this outstanding pre-Colombian art, notably from the Olmec and Maya cultures.
Toulouse-Lautrec Prints Come Out on Top
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s prints from a historic Paris gallery’s collection met with complete success.
Under the Floral Spell: Art, Architecture and Roses at Bagatelle
Every year the gardens of Bagatelle, in Paris, attract rose gardeners from around the world to judge the beauty of the queen of flowers. The roses…
The Becker Collection’s Fancy Horse-Drawn Carriages
Industrialist André Becker’s horse-drawn vehicles have left his carriage house for new destinations.
The Aristocratic Yusupov Collection Enchants Collectors
Prince and Princess Yusupov’s last mementos and those from other provenances bedazzled bidders beyond France’s borders. Imperial Russia captures the…
Fabienne Grasser-Fulchéri: Working for a Collection Dedicated to Art Concret
Labeled an art center of national interest in 2020, the Espace de l'Art Concret, in Mouans-Sartoux, in Provence, is celebrating its 30th anniversary…
Nazy Vassegh: Reinventing the Traditional Art Fair with Eye of the Collector
We spoke to Nazy Vassegh in advance of the opening of the inaugural Eye of the Collector at the historic Two Temple Place in the middle of London.…
Henri Lebasque at the Seaside
Two works from the turn of the 20 th century lent a holiday air to Joigny Enchères-Joigny Estimations auction house on Sunday, August 29. Scène de…
An International Rare Book Fair: Beautiful Books on the Champ-de-Mars, in Paris
In association with objets d’art experts, the 33rd Paris Rare Book Fair promises to whet our curiosity—a welcome antidote to the ongoing health crisis.…
The Hôtel Drouot Reopens for the Season with the “Oeuvres Choisies”
The opening of the Drouot season is marked by "Oeuvres Choisies", on view from September 21 – 23 in Room 9, a particularly sumptuous selection of aristocratic…
Mariane Ibrahim Champions Contemporary African Art In Paris
The Chicago-based Franco-Somali gallery owner is opening a Parisian branch on the highly desirable Avenue Matignon. We welcome the return of the prodigal…
Success for Inaugural Edition of Eye of the Collector
We visited the Eye of the Collector’s inaugural edition at Two Temple Place in the heart of London (September 8-11). Immersed in 6,000 years of art…
The Finest Empire Silverware in One Collection
Doctor Vincent had a real passion for the French Empire and more particularly for lavish table settings when silversmiths were finally back in business.…
Camille Bryen, the Forgotten Glory of Saint-Germain-des-Prés
A prominent figure of the post-war Parisian art world, Camille Bryen remains understudied and underestimated today. Regularly appearing at auctions,…
The Discreet Luxury of French Regional Silverware
With this second sale, the success of the highly original silverware from Marcel Sztejnberg's collection continued unabated.
Signac the Collector, from Van Gogh to Seurat
The musée d’Orsay’s “Signac the Collector” show, curated by Marina Ferretti and Charlotte Hellman, the painter’s great-granddaughter, offers an insider’s…
Amin Jaffer: Curator of the Al Thani Collection
The delights of the fabulous collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, cousin of the Emir of Qatar, are now on display for the next 20 years…
Retrogaming: A Booming Market
Eight years after starting up in France, the retrogaming (also known as classic gaming) market is consolidating and setting record sales. The tenth…
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Beauty and Provenance
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