Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz


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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


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Paris Auction Roundup: Picture of a Lively Market

The Artcurial | Briest – Poulain – F. Tajan auction house in Paris held several sales in March with solid results. Read More


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Trove of Drawings Takes $2M at Artcurial Paris Auction

At Artcurial | Briest – Poulain – F. Tajan in Paris on Feb. 14, an exceptional collection of drawings by writers, from the private collection of book editors Pierre and Franca Belfond, achieved excellent results. Read More


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Another Round of Robust Prices Wraps Up Paris Auction Year

The Paris auction market capped off a strong year with several end-of-year auctions featuring an eclectic mix of objects that brought strong prices and several new records. Read More


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De Staël Nude Soars Above Expectations at Paris Auction

Amid the solid—at times stunning—prices attained in Paris this month, Artcurial auction house also had its share of success at its last major sales of the year. Read More


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Blue Chip Works Bolster Christie’s Paris Sales

Christie’s Paris, also saw robust results at its December sales, starting with its auction of Impressionist and modern art on Dec. 1, which brought a total of €14.4 million ($19.4 million) compared with an estimate of €14 million/20 million. Read More


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Paris Auctions End Year On A High Note

December auctions of Impressionist, modern and contemporary art at Sotheby’s and Christie’s Paris saw vibrant bidding and yielded excellent results despite continued economic turmoil in European currency. Read More


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Paris Auction Roundup: Private Collections Bring Big Prices

On Nov. 21, at Drouot in Paris, auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr organized a sale of the estate of Kimiyo Horiuchi Foujita, the late widow of Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, a painter and printmaker born in Tokyo who settled in France in his late twenties and died in 1968. Read More


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Historical Images Boost Sotheby’s Paris Photo Sale

Sotheby’s France held a photography auction on Nov. 11, which brought a total of €1.9 million ($2.6 million) for the 147 lots offered. Read More


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Top-Flight Works Fire Record Prices at Photo Auctions

Christie’s held several auctions to coincide with the Paris Photo week—including a mixed-owner selection on Nov. 12, as well as a private collector’s holding of works by Irving Penn, and works from Henri Cartier-Bresson’s archives. Read More


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New Exhibitors, New Energy Bolster Paris Photo Fair

For the 15th edition of the Paris Photo fair (Nov. 10–13), the event moved from its former location, in the mall underneath the Louvre museum, to the Grand Palais. Read More