Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz

Rembrandt's L'Enfant a la bulle de savon, or Child with soap bubble,
was stolen in 1999 from the municipal museum in Draguignan, France. 
©MUSEE MUNICIPAL D'ART DE D'HISTOIRE, DRAGUIGNAN.
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French Rembrandt Thief Lives Real-Life Version of ‘Goldfinch’ Story

Man who stole painting for love and hid it for 15 years gets surprise when he comes clean Read More

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Calle Me Maybe

A chronicle of Sophie Calle’s encounter with a mysterious stranger finally resurfaces
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Fabrice Hyber with his painting Emmêlé, 2011.
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Hyber’s Hybrids

Whether making the world’s largest soap bar or paintings of viruses, Fabrice Hyber infuses wit and mischief into his art projects Read More

Corot experts Martin Dieterle and Claire Lebeau are preparing the sixth supplement to the artist’s catalogue raisonné.
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‘If It Doesn’t Dance, It’s Not Corot’

A family steeped in Corot uses connoisseurship and instinct to distinguish the real paintings from copies and fakes Read More

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Bugatti Sculpture Stars at Christie’s Design Sale

At the Christie’s Paris auction of 20th-century decorative arts and design, held on May 31, two new records were achieved. Read More

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Contemporary Art Sales Cap Robust Paris Auction Week

Sotheby’s auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art sales, May 29–30, realized healthy and, at times, stunning, results with combined sales bringing a total of €35 million ($43.8 million). Read More

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Private Collection Cachet Fuels High Prices at Paris Sales

Two days of auctions at Christie’s Paris, held May 22–23, achieved strong results for Impressionist and modern art, with combined sales achieving a total of almost €13 million ($16.3 million). Read More

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Paris Auctions: Eclectic Offerings Meet With Healthy Bidding

On May 11, Christie’s Paris held a sale of antique books, artists’ books and manuscripts. A total of 224 lots were presented, with 177, or 80 percent, finding buyers. Read More

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Vibrant Demand at Christie’s Sale of Victor Hugo Collection

Christie’s Paris celebrated the 210th anniversary of the birth of French writer Victor Hugo with the auction of “The Hugo Collection,” held on April 4, featuring artwork and memorabilia. Read More

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Loeb Collection A Sell Out At Sotheby’s Paris

In an auction on April 5, Sotheby’s Paris presented Sources et Affinités, auctioning works from the collection of Florence Loeb, the daughter of Pierre Loeb, the visionary Paris dealer and founder of the Galerie Pierre in Paris, which closed in 1963. Read More

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Brisk Sales at Salon du Dessin

The 21st edition of the Salon du Dessin, the prestigious, annual, antique drawing fair, was held March 28–April 2 at the Palais de la Bourse, the city’s former stock exchange. Read More

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Private Collections Shine at Paris Contemporary Auctions

Two contemporary art sales at Drouot-Richelieu in Paris, with works from two high-profile collections, yielded strong results for artists including Yves Klein, Eduardo Chillida, Joan Miró and Mark Tobey. Read More

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New Leader Breathes New Life Into Art Paris Fair

This year’s edition of the Art Paris art fair, held at the Grand Palais from March 29–April 1, presented artworks by 120 galleries and welcomed a total of 48,000 visitors. But, whereas attendance remained stable and was comparable with 2011 levels, this year’s fair promoted change—new leadership under fair manager Guillaume Piens, the former artistic director of Paris Photo who took over from Lorenzo Rudolf—and a focus on renewed quality and coherence of the works on display. Read More

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Paris Auctions: Vibrant Market for 19th-Century, Old Master Drawings

Three sales held by Sotheby’s, Christie’s and ArtCurial that coincided with the city’s prestigious Old Master drawing fair, the Salon du Dessin, pointed to a lively and vibrant market for Old Master through modern drawings. Ketty Gottardo, director of the department of Old Master and 19th-century drawings at Christie’s France, said: “Old Master and 19th-century drawings once again inspired vivid interest in international collectors, who expressed a particular taste for masterpieces from the 17th and 18th centuries, such as drawings by Claude Lorrain.” Read More