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Three Questions for Hubert Duchemin
The painting and drawing expert Hubert Duchemin likes to approach market ethics in the light of his own experience. We talk to a militant in terms…
A Minister Magnified by Ingres
"Degas Danse Dessin"
To mark the centenary of Edgar Degas' death, the Musée d'Orsay in Paris is paying tribute to him in an exhibition where the main theme is the little-known…
Fine Arts Paris: First Round
A new player in the antique art fair arena, Fine Arts Paris is counting on both beginner’s luck and its organising team’s expertise to score its first…
A Virtually Polyglot Salon du Dessin
It took a little under thirty years for the Paris fair to achieve a perfect balance between French and foreigners. Is Paris finally polyglot?
Marina Lochak: The Art of Risk-taking
Marina Lochak, founder of the Proun gallery in 2007 and in charge of programming for Moscow's Manege culture centre, took over as the Pushkin Museum's…
The Beauty of Line
Two Collections Dedicated to Michaux
A Matter of Attribution
A metal point sends the price of an Italian Renaissance drawing soaring.
Drouot Mourns the Loss of Olivier Aaron, Great Collector and Scholar
Son of antique dealer Didier Aaron and brother of Hervé Aaron, who chaired the Syndicat national des antiquaires and the Salon du dessin, Olivier Aaron…
Moonlight on Korea
At Drouot, on Friday 26 April, this gouache by Kim Whan-ki with its poetic subject of a stag, a mountain and the moon, fetched €84,320.
Pierre Brissaud at the Top of the Bill
The French illustrator took centre stage with a series of original drawings, including a cover illustration for the American magazine House & Garden…
Fantasy Versions of Versailles
Here we see things that never happened, but might have, with the many faces of Versailles: residence of sovereigns from Louis XIV to Louis-Philippe.…
Jean Joubert Joins the Louvre
This sale included works by Jean-Paul Alaux, Mathurin Méheut and Jean Joubert, whose gouaches made for Versailles were pre-empted by the Louvre.
Ink: A Big Future in the Art Market?
The Asian market is mad about this traditional medium, so conducive to hybridisation and technical innovation, and Western museums and collectors are…
Record for a Drawing by Carmontelle
The meeting between Vivant Denon and the Chevalier de Cossé, drawn by Louis Carrogis Carmontelle, captured everybody’s attention and broke the world…
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…
Zix: Chronicler of Napoleon's Conquests
A sketchbook and twenty-eight drawings by this French artist provide priceless testimony of the advance of Napoleon I's army through Europe.
A Charming Character
A pastel of a charming milliner landed a world record for a work on paper by Émile Friant.
Not Just One, but Two Lemoynes!
While Versailles carried off a study by François Lemoyne for the ceiling of the Salon d'Hercule, a pair of Sèvres vases, one decorated with an antique…
Roses for Jeanne Baudot and a Beautiful Italian Girl
A young woman friendly with artists was given a delightful hat by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, while Matisse limned an ode to a beautiful odalisque.
Chagall Promotes Harmony
Yielding to no one, the two goats of the fable moved towards success beneath a crescent moon.
The Panache of English Drawings: A World Record for Cosway
Six old drawings, including two English ones, from the collection of a French professor of surgery swept away their estimates.
A Drawing by Ingres and a Louis XIV Chest
An extraordinary drawing by the brilliant herald of neoclassicism stood out in this diverse group.
Baccio Bandinelli Triumphs in Le Havre
The little-loved sculptor and painter took his revenge with a dizzying bid before a graceful sconce by Jean Royère calmed things down.
Hubert Looser: A daring and Intuitive Collection
With rigorous standards and determination, the collector and philanthropist has built up one of Switzerland's most important private art collections…
Old Masters drawings, from Crabeth to Oudry
Entitled "L'Esprit créateur", this auction based on "The Creative Spirit" was held in two parts because of the circumstances: one live, the other as…
Louis de Bayser: A Thoroughly Parisian President
In the wake of deconfinement, Louis de Bayser, who heads Fine Arts Paris, reveals the strategies adopted by this influential fair to adapt to the new…
The Louvre Embroiled in Controversy Over Acquisition
The museum is under fire for buying, at a high price, drawings "attributed to Fragonard" at the end of a tumultuous process. Here's some perspective.…
The Picasso Case: A Couple Convicted of Handling Stolen Art Works
On November 19, 2019, the Lyon Court of Appeals upheld the convictions of Picasso's electrician and his wife. The landmark case was an opportunity…
Militaria and Well-rewarded Sports Accessories
A two-day auction in Cannes spotlighted rare weapons as well as athletes and celebrities’ historical memorabilia.
A Sombre Drawing by Kees Van Dongen
In this singular year, Drouot decided to play extra time, continuing sales until the end of July. So the season ended with a sad young woman drawn…
Joseph Sima’s Victorious Return
Fascinated by Greek mythology, the Bohemia-born painter tackled the eventful life of Theseus, while Guillaumin preferred the landscapes of the Creuse…
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.
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Cartoonist Jean Jacques Sempé is Inspired by Paintings and Pianos
The French cartoonist, known throughout the world thanks to the adventures of Petit Nicolas, is a lover of painting and music. His heroes: Duke Ellington…
Jean-François Millet, Portraitist
Millet and Puvis de Chavannes were ambassadors of the 19th century through their drawings.
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 tête-à-tête between Brancusi and Matisse
The two 20th-century giants expressed themselves in the works presented at this auction: one through the unexpected medium of photography, the other…
Preemptions for the Dreyfus and Zola Trials
Most of Feuillet's drawings of these key moments in contemporary French history will go to a major Parisian museum.
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.
Magritte High on the List
The Belgian master cultivated mystery, making play with different levels of interpretation. Some famous American faces appeared beside him.
The Salon du Dessin and Drawing Now Art Fair Come Together
Two French fairs are joining forces to boost their impact on a market yearning for a return to normality.
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.
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…
Taddeo Zuccaro, a Mannerist Revelation
This small drawing in which the Roman Mannerist Taddeo Zuccaro skillfully combined various scenes fetched the highest bid in Angoulême. Art-lovers…
Dalí's Version of the Assumption
When the wildest of all Catalan artists reinterprets a Christian episode, it's a blast!
Drawings from the Louvre: Fragonard in Doubt
Leading Fragonard specialist Jean-Pierre Cuzin contests the attribution to the artist of fourteen drawings bought by the Louvre.
Rubens: Illustrator of Science
A preparatory drawing from the Marquis of Lagoy’s fabulous collection reveals a little-known facet of the Antwerp master: he was also a vignette illustrator.…
A Record for a Bernini Male Nude
The drawing by the master of Baroque art, recently discovered by the Compiègne auction house and making its debut at auction, was bound to light up…
Odilon Redon: A Fresh Enigma
The French symbolist painter and engraver captured the attention of collectors in Senlis under the troubling auspices of this woman's face.
Rubens and Vouet’s Virtuosity Crowned with Success
Two painters from the triumphant 17 th century, Simon Vouet and Pierre Paul Rubens, also made works on paper. Beautifully crafted objects complemented…
Jean-François Millet Goes to Sea
A rare seascape from the Count Doria collection met with success.
Alphonse Osbert, Master of Pastel
A pastel by Osbert pays homage to woman, seen here from behind, while Matisse lingered on a face in charcoal.
Parisian Artistic Life with a Touch of the Bosphorus
While Turkish collectors were the first to revive interest in artists from their country who came to Paris to spice up modern art, they are now facing…
A Red Chalk Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre
A graceful drawing by Jean-Baptiste-Marie Pierre—a study for the painting of L'Enlèvement d'Europe ( The Rape of Europa )—enchanted bidders.
François-Xavier Lalanne and Alberto Giacometti: Winning Bids at Drouot
Watches, Cars and a Record for Ettore Bugatti’s Mido Watch
A Historic Toulouse-Lautrec
Precious Chartreuse from France and Spain
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