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Cresson Chairs Enter the Louvre
The Société des Amis du Louvre has made a splendid catch in buying six chairs by Michel Cresson from the Steinitz Gallery in Paris, meaning that one…
A Remarkable French Primitive
The De Baecque & Associés auction house certainly celebrated its tenth anniversary in style, for the star of its sale on 12 November was none other…
Two Attic Amphoras Pre-empted by the Louvre
With a grand total of €1,294,178, this archaeology sale recorded the highest endorsement of the field since the beginning of the year at Drouot. It…
Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Desert Gem
The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi on November 11, was a success, thanks to both its architecture and a display exploring meeting points between different…
Preemption by the Louvre Beneath Akhenaton's Gaze
A total of €1,677,546 for the two days devoted to classical archaeology by Pierre Bergé & Associés, and considerable satisfaction with the Musée du…
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.
Becca Cason Thrash: The Million-dollar Lady
In a dozen years, she has made it possible to raise over $15 million for the Louvre. The Biennale Paris has now asked her to join its committee, banking…
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.
Prud’hon: The Gift of Les Amis du Louvre
The Société des Amis du Louvre ends the year on a high note with the acquisition of Prud'hon's L'Âme brisant les liens qui l'attache à la terre : the…
The Crown Diamonds
Part of the fabulous collection of the kings of France, which was dismantled in the 19 th century, is once again glittering at the Louvre’s newly refurbished…
Hieron and Lycurgus: from Faiyum to the Louvre
A virile atmosphere reigned in Nancy, where two mythological figures painted in the 2nd century rubbed shoulders with a shirt worn by another god,…
Géricault’s Star is on the Rise
Disparaged during his lifetime and mourned after his death, Géricault still haunts auction houses.
New Life for Massacre at Chios
No longer sullied by layers of varnish, Delacroix's masterpiece reappears in all its glory. A real revelation.
A Demure and Elegant Figure of the Renaissance
With this fine pre-emption, the Louvre adds a key piece to its Renaissance bronze department.
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.…
Back to the Museums for the Duke of Luynes
Some of the archives once belonging to the ardent archaeology advocate and French museum donor were auctioned. These important documents did not leave…
Sold! Works by Jean-Léon Gérôme and Jean Limosin Reap a Bountiful Harvest
Records and preemptions were on the agenda, with examples in a variety of artistic disciplines reaching high prices.
Jean-Luc Martinez: Bid for the Louvre!
The chairman and director of the world's largest museum takes us behind the scenes of an "online only" auction designed to finance "projects to support…
Mobilizing for the Louvre and Art
"Bid for the Louvre", an online auction conducted by Christie's and Drouot, was tremendously successful, obtaining a total result of €2,365,000.
The Louvre and Cy Twombly: The Ceiling of Discord
The squabble between the Louvre and the Cy Twombly Foundation over the renovation of the s alle des b ronzes, whose ceiling the artist frescoed in…
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.
Drouot and the Louvre: Partners in Research on Provenance
Alexandre Giquello and the museum have signed an agreement to open up the Hôtel Drouot’s archives and create an award for young researchers.
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,…
Jean-Luc Martinez: Reopening the Louvre’s Royal Apartments to the Public
The controversy over altering the Louvre’s Greek and Roman Bronze Rooms erupted at the end of a building project that occupied an entire wing of the…
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…
Did Leonardo da Vinci Paint Salvator Mundi? The Louvre Has an Answer.
La Gazette has obtained a copy of the Louvre’s scientific paper confirming Salvator Mundi ’s attribution to the Florentine painter.
Dorville Sale: French Government Rejects Restitution
Contrary to the beliefs of several media outlets, the French government has rejected the principle of restituting works coming from the wartime sales…
Heroic Drawing by Fontaine Goes Back to the Louvre
It is only fitting that this work by Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine has returned to the museum for which it was made: the Louvre.
Restitutions: France Is Still Putting Up Resistance
Over two decades ago, France’s representative to an international conference in Stockholm on the restitution of Nazi-looted artworks told me that the…
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts: Beauty and Provenance
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