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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 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.
The Coronavirus Disrupted This 2020 Edition – One That Featured a Wealth of Major Works, too.
The 2020 TEFAF edition will go down in history: offering both quality and quantity, it managed to save the day in an unprecedented context.
"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…
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…
An Extraordinary 16th-century Germanic Altarpiece
Its rareness and quality make this devotional work exceptional. Never before seen on the market, its discovery is an event.
Tempus Fugit, Time Flies
Among the Larminet-Davioud Collection’s 16 th -century pieces, ivory and wooden sculptures drew the most interest.
Caesar of the Antonine Dynasty
A faun was expected, but it was a Roman emperor who reached Olympic heights far ahead of fine quality antique furniture.
Assyrian Statue Takes the Lioness’s Share
The motto "So Unic" made a strong impression with this beast carved by Assyrians in gold-speckled blue lapis lazuli.
Spotlight on Hoffmann
André Lurçat, Max Ingrand, Gilbert Poillerat and others successfully showcased the modernity of 20 th -century decorative arts.
The Tranquility of Amphitrite According to Michel Anguier
The sea goddess’s graceful pose emanates great serenity. This bronze is one of Michel Anguier's "best-sellers", appreciated by connoisseurs of both…
"Œuvres Choisies": An Imaginary Menagerie and More
You never know what awaits you in an "Œuvres Choisies" exhibition, the collectively organized shows of objects that most excite dealers in their upcoming…
A Carved Miniature from the Workshop of Adam Dircksz
This tiny boxwood miniature, a specialty at the beginning of the 16 th century, is the work of Adam Dircksz's workshop in the County of Holland. Intended…
The Rodin Museum and Its Bronzes
Like all cultural institutions, the Rodin Museum in Paris is struggling with Covid-19’s repercussions. But the museum has a unique asset enabling it…
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 Carp, the Lioness and the Chicory: From Lalanne to Majorelle
Largely devoted to 20 th -century decorative arts, the Chantilly sale featured pieces by Lalanne, Guyot and Majorelle based on nature and animals.…
Tetsumi Kudo: Portrait of the Artist in a Cage
The Japanese artist’s disturbing work still unleashes passions, as witness the very high bid in Entzheim (east of France) for this piece reflecting…
Rhine Gold: Sumptuous 16th-century German Altarpiece Steals the Show
Marquetry furniture and an altarpiece featuring the Dormition of the Virgin, in which saints and devotional objects surround the sleeping Virgin Mary,…
Léonard Gianadda, Creator of the Foundation in Martigny
In French-speaking Switzerland, Martigny, where Julius Caesar covered himself in glory, there lives another conqueror: Léonard Gianadda, who set up…
François-Xavier Lalanne’s Happy-Go-Lucky Duck
François-Xavier Lalanne’s oversized Grand canard ( Big Duck )—an ode to playfulness, which we could use in these trying times—sprang from his whimsical…
Delacroix and a Qianlong Bronze
This auction featured a bronze deer and an Oriental watercolor, both superb.
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…
Black Panther Study Sets Record for Pompon
This Black Panther , a study for a bronze, is signed by François Pompon and has achieved a world record for a work on paper by the artist.
A World Record for Pompon
In his fables, the 17th-century French poet Jean de La Fontaine never imagined a meeting between the King of the Forest and the Paschal lamb... The…
The Modulor, Le Corbusier’s Ingenious Idea
The architect’s indispensable silhouette took a new direction.
François-Xavier Lalanne and Alberto Giacometti: Winning Bids at Drouot
At €1,963,000, the bid for this unique web-footed bird was the highest bid of the year at Drouot, yet again acclaiming the success—and talent—of François-Xavier…
Chinese Artworks Reigned Supreme
China, an outsider at this complete auction of several specialties, reigned supreme.
Philippe Costamagna: Napoleon's World of Art
The Director of the Fesch Palace Museum, curator of Ajaccio’s museums and authority on 16th-century Italian painting has written a fascinating book…
Rembrandt Bugatti’s Hungry Lioness
Bidders had the choice between a bronze lioness cast by Hébrard, abstract paintings, designer objects and collector cars.
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