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Bernar Venet: the colossus with feet of steel
France is devoting two exhibitions to Bernar Venet. A chance to take stock of his market: a rising curve.
€10.5 M for Asia at Drouot
Francis Maere, as busy as a bee
As President of the Royal Chamber of Belgian Antiques Dealers and a dealer himself, Francis Maere juggles two hats, promoting Belgian artists in his…
A rendez-vous with Subodh Gupta
Subodh Gupta is moving into the Paris Mint for his first ever retrospective in France. A chance to talk to the Indian contemporary art star about the…
The unrivalled Bernini
The Borghese Gallery is staging a red-letter exhibition that will long – if not always – be considered one of the most important ever devoted to Bernini.…
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…
1968, a creative year
Universal love by Indiana
One of Robert Indiana's signature works was successful, along with old porcelain birds from London.
Venus, Aphrodite… whether Greek or Roman, the goddess has lost none of her charms, expressed in marble through sensual forms and clinging drapes.
Two Bugattis are better than one!
French forest animals sculpted by Rembrandt Bugatti proudly lead the way in front of beasts from the savannah.
The strike force of pre-Columbian art
The magnetic gaze of a Mochica funerary mask from Peru was trained on an American collection of pre-Columbian art, also containing artefacts from Mexico…
Pegasus reaches the heights
Pegasus and his companion Bellerophon reached the heights at this auction, shattering a very low initial estimate but leaving doubt as to when the…
Art Deco icon
François Pompon’s Ours Polaire ( Polar Bear ) broke the world record for a model in Lens stone.
A Zamoyski bronze proves its mettle
A bronze head by Zamoyski becomes an icon of Polish Formism with a world record.
Spotlight on Rubens and the Buddha
A work by Peter-Paul Rubens and his studio does not come up on the market every day... So this Holy Family with St Francis and St Anne was eagerly…
Tony Cragg at Boboli
The combination of the extraordinary setting of the Boboli gardens and the monumental sculptures of Tony Cragg (b. 1949) works marvellously.
Arts of China and Japan: the sacred and the intimate
In Lyon, the arts of the Far East were represented in all their geographical diversity through netsukes, porcelains, bronzes and religious statues.…
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…
Fang ancestor and St John
African and religious art highlighted Gabon and the Middle Ages.
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Gallery Owner Gabriela Sismann Can’t Escape Classical Music
In 1994, Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann founded their gallery dedicated to antique sculpture: an occasion to celebrate 25 glorious years!
A world record for the late Huang Yong Ping
In presenting a large installation by Huang Yong Ping, knocked down for €411,920, this contemporary art sale became a form of tribute, as the Franco-Chinese…
Is a return to the Belgian art’s “Golden Age” possible?
Belgian abstract painting enjoyed a golden age in the post-war period that ended with the country’s regionalisation. The Royal Skating Rink in Brussels…
The fair that revives the fine arts
For its third edition, Fine Arts Paris is no longer focusing only on graphic arts and sculpture, hitherto its trademark, but is opening out to new…
Success for a devoted servant of the State
A splendid result! At over €3 million, it honoured the exemplary figure of the royal advisor Paul Phélypeaux: cause for rejoicing indeed.
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.
Canova, eternal beauty
The approach chosen by "Canova: eternal beauty" at the Museo di Roma focuses more on the relationship between the sculptor and his adopted city, Rome.…
The power of Sabavala, the grace of Maillol
Eagerly awaited on La Croisette, this work by an Indian master rarely represented in France paved the way for other gems by Maillol and Rivière.
Childhood Visions of Vietnamese Painters
Two of the greatest artists from the Hanoi College of Fine Arts painted intimate, poetic works.
"Bêtes de scène à Paris" Animals in contemporary sculpture
In search of lost works by Alberto Giacometti
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 vengeance of an Egyptian bull deity
A change of epoch in no way detracted from the powerful attraction of this head of Apis.
The universal nature of an Olmec statuette
The lion's share of the fourth sale of this major New York pre-Columbian art collection was devoted to Mexico, particularly the Olmecs.
Direct carving of Calder
Two female figures by Calder and Jeanne Hébuterne won unanimous acclaim at this decidedly modern sale.
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…
High-Quality High Gothic Art
An altarpiece group in oak, enamel, bronze and carved stones reflects the variety of styles in Europe during a rich period.
From Van Goyen to Jean Marais: outstanding works on La Croisette
Dutch painting notched up first place in the three-day marathon held at Palm Beach in Cannes, while some expressive sculptures illustrated the great…
A Grand Tour of the Italian Renaissance
With paintings by Cecco di Pietro and the figures by Mino da Fiesole and Giambologna, the whole of Italian Renaissance art is unveiled in Neuilly.…
François-Xavier Lalanne, under the sign of the fish
A creation from François-Xavier Lalanne’s witty bestiary dominated this auction’s 20 th -century tone.
A Manifesto Work by Camille Claudel and a Lady by Rigaud
Two outstanding lots illuminated the sale in Bordeaux; a moving bronze by the tormented sculptress, and the triumphant effigy of a great lady portrayed…
Sculpture in the Spotlight with an Anonymous Christ
An unexpected sculpture created a sensation – this 18 th -century Christ Crucified, as beautifully carved as a remarkable panel by the Paris sculptor…
Vietnam on the Banks of the Garonne
Continuing its breakthrough in the Asian arts market, the Toulouse auction house achieved great successes, especially thanks to artists Mai-Thu and…
Sculptor's François Pompon's Turkey
The farmyard also had its attractions for passionate animal-lover François Pompon, who sculpted animals from this milieu as lovingly as his famous…
Rodin’s Eve at the Gates of Hell
This extraordinary masterpiece by Rodin was hotly disputed in Lyon, its power tempered by the presence of two paintings with softer female models.…
Traditional African Arts on Top
This sale devoted to the traditional arts of Africa, Oceania and America totaled €1,111,513, with several historiated pieces reaching six–figure bids.…
The Apotheosis of Carolingian Art
The rarity and extraordinary workmanship of this late 9 th -century ivory binding plate accounted for a result in the millions.
The Creuzevaults Chose Ernst, Picasso and Richier
This avant-garde father and daughter shared a passion for contemporary art and made dazzlingly successful choices.
Marino Marini and the Angel's Phallus...
This plaster sculpture sheds light on the origins of a myth: that of Marino Marini's The Angel of the City , known all over the world through the provocative…
A Zamoyski Bronze Goes Home to Poland
Success for an avant-garde bronze by Auguste Zamoyski, a sculpture emblematic of Formism.
The Animals of Marini and Lalanne
Two sculptures, one by Marino Marini of a man on a horse, the other a bird by François-Xavier Lalanne, were the highlights of this decorative arts…
Jean Dunand and the Normandie: A Temple of Art Deco
Michelin-Starred Chef Alain Ducasse Is a Collector of Objects
The Beauty of Late Gothic Sculpture from Champagne
Alexandre Giquello and Brice Pescheteau Badin: Drouot Shifts into High Gear
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