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Auction Houses: The Year at a Glance
Mary Cassatt the Franco-American
Mary Cassatt was not only a great artist, but also played a crucial role in the Franco-American dialogue and the promotion of French art across the…
Do French Artists Export Well?
We revisited the terroirs and figures of France with painters in love with their region or their inhabitants such as Martin, du Puigaudeau or Villon.…
Sculpture in the Age of Cathedrals
Treasures from the Pierre and Claude Vérité collection were sold in Alençon, including a majestic Romanesque Virgin by the Auvergne school.
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…
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…
Bold Volumes by Sanyu
Sanyu's modernity: a question of angle…
Étienne Dinet's Very Promising Outlook
A group of little girls by Étienne Dinet greatly appealed to fans of this brilliant Orientalist painter.
That's All, Folklore! At the Centre Pompidou-Metz
As the planet and the debates on cultural appropriation heat up, the Centre Pompidou-Metz celebrates the eternal return to favour of folk arts and…
Artists' Visions: Picasso and Montézin
Picasso and Montézin reveal two facets of art at the turn of the 20 th century
A Record for Marie Guillemine Benoist’s Psyche
In Bordeaux, the woman who painted Les Adieux de Psyché à sa famille ( Psyche Bidding Farewell to Her Family ) enjoys well-deserved success.
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,…
Michael Likierman: A Knight in Shining Armour for Alpes-Maritimes Heritage
The British consider that anyone who succeeds ought to "give something back" to society, in terms of time or money. A principle applied to the letter…
Cyrille Sciama: A Ground-breaking Curator
Since his appointment as head of the Musée des Impressionnismes, he has breathed new life into the Giverny museum. And the health crisis has in no…
Venini and Roger Capron: 1950s Design
In Marseille, the spotlight was on 20th-century decorative arts and their sometimes unusual forms, in a summer sale with dazzling French and Italian…
Tunisia, Orientalism and Beyond
Alexandre Roubtzoff and Étienne Dinet were the two champions of this sale dedicated to Orientalism and Asian art.
The French Art Scene Has Lost a Staunch Defender, Pierre Nahon
César and Arman’s dealer died on 10 September aged 84. Faced with the American juggernaut, he defended the French scene.
Gabrielle Chanel and Philip Guston: The Museums Are on the Horns of a Dilemma
Two countries, two cultures, a world of difference: The coincidence between the Philip Guston retrospective’s postponement and the naming of the new…
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.…
King Philip the Fair in Gold
There was no devaluation for this florin d’or à la reine , which, on the contrary, broke a world record.
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France pioneered this highly desirable specialty, which is increasingly popular with collectors.
Eugène Lami: The First Modern Interior Designer
Magnificently restored, the Duc d'Aumale's apartment in Chantilly, decorated by Eugène Lami, reminds us that the eclecticism of the Second Empire was…
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.
Père Lachaise: Birthplace of the Modern Resting Place
Père Lachaise Cemetery welcomes 3.5 million visitors each year to wander the graves of past and present celebrities. Few are aware of the revolution…
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…
Turpin de Crissé’s Dream of Antiquity
This pictorial testament by the neoclassical painter takes us on a wonderful journey back in time. The sweeping panorama attests to his virtuosity…
Chantal Thomass: Beyond the Bustier, the Fashion!
The sale of the French designer's archives at Drouot traces the journey—more complex than it looks at first sight—of a woman whose fame went beyond…
Silverwork Sets the Table
Marcel Sztejnberg’s silverware collection received just recognition for a noble, beautiful passion, as well as a preemption.
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Composer Pascal Dusapin Loves Old Books and Modern Art
The world-renowned French contemporary composer has created a permanent sound installation for the Pantheon, inaugurated at the end of 2020 alongside…
Art Market Overview: The Internet and Auction Houses
On February 7, the Conseil des Ventes, France’s public auction watchdog, released the findings of a survey on French auction houses’ online bidding…
Père Lachaise: An Unlikely Source of the “Manif”
Across its history, Père Lachaise has reverberated with political rallies. Intended for the humble residents of western Paris, the cemetery soon became…
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…
The Louvre: Intrigue at Court
The reappointment of Jean-Luc Martinez as head of the Louvre was dictated by a certain logic. With a determined spirit that gained him not a few enemies,…
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King François I: The Embodiment of the French Renaissance
Posterity has been kind to the king who embodied the French Renaissance, making him a legend.
Fragonard's New Philosopher
A painting by the great Jean-Honoré Fragonard was discovered by Mr. Petit, in Épernay, and the Cabinet Turquin. This Philosopher has not been seen…
At Home with Fabienne Verdier
A few days before her first exhibition in London, the artist welcomes us into her den. A place of light and shadow, sheltered from the tumult of the…
B for Berain
Trained as an engraver, Jean Berain explored the freedom of an art form that led him to the elegant work we know. His flexible line quickly influenced…
Art Market Overview: The Consecration of Claire Tabouret
Claire Tabouret (b.1981) has just become the art market’s highest-priced living French artist and been ranked the ninth-highest valued French artist…
French Painter Gabriel Ferrier’s Invincible Hope
This cryptic work by Gabriel Ferrier (1847-1914) opened a breach in traditional academicism.
Josephine Bonaparte’s Gardens at Malmaison
Josephine and Napoleon I reigned as a power-couple, keenly attuned to the importance of image building to stake their claims to sovereignty. Both descendants…
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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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Receives Gift of 9 Works by Bill Taylor
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Art Brut Gallerist Christian Berst Puts his Catalogs Online
07 May 2021 - 13:03
Chantilly Castle Pays Tribute to Vatel, Louis XIV’s Pastry Chef
07 May 2021 - 11:59
DDessin Show Will Return in June
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