Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz

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Christie’s Imp/Mod Sale Scores

At Christie’s Paris on May 20, the spring auction of Impressionist and modern art achieved strong results, bringing in a total of €5.7 million ($8.2 million). Read More

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Photography Sales Thrive After Shift to Paris Venue

Thanks to two years during which Sotheby’s Paris photography sales have outperformed those held in London, the house has transferred its photography sales from London to Paris. Read More

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Weiller Collection Soars Past Estimates at Paris Auction

The collection of Paul-Louis Weiller, a famous French war hero, aviator, engineer, industrialist and philanthropist, was sold at Drouot by the French auction house Gros & Delettrez in four events held April 5–8. By all accounts, the sale was a major success. Read More

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Salon du Dessin, Drawing Sales Highlight Vibrancy of Paris Market

From Old Masters to contemporary work, drawings were recently celebrated throughout Paris, where the Salon du Dessin, the Old Master drawing fair—now in its twentieth edition—ran from March 30-April 4 at the Palais de la Bourse-Palais Brongniart. Read More

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Eclectic Paris Offerings Draw Solid Prices

On March 23, at Artcurial-Briest-Poulain-F. Tajan in Paris, an auction of works from the School of Paris, 1905–39, yielded a total of €1.4 million ($2 million) and established five world records for the 179 lots on offer, of which 93 percent found buyers Read More

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French Police Seize Artwork From Wildenstein Institute

French police seized some thirty artworks from the Wildenstein Institute in Paris last month, including pieces by Edgar Degas and Berthe Morisot, that were long considered to have disappeared or been stolen. Read More

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Eclectic Abreu Collection Exceeds Expectations at Paris Sale

On Jan. 27, Christie’s France successfully auctioned off art and art objects—including author-autographed books and rare music—from the collection of Jean Claude Abreu (1922–2006). Read More

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Surprising Prices Mark End-of-Year Auctions in Paris

Several December auctions at Drouot in Paris that were otherwise quiet included some unexpected results. Read More

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Paris Auctions End Year on a High Note

The Paris auction market ended 2010 with a flourish, as sales of Postwar, contemporary and Impressionist and modern art at Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Artcurial all achieved strong total results. Read More

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Single-Artist Auctions of Brancusi, Utrillo Fetch Strong Prices

At Artcurial Briest, Poulain, F. Tajan in Paris on Nov. 30, two separate auctions with a focus on individual artists saw robust results. Read More

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Blue-Chip Artists Lead Christie’s Impressionist/Modern Paris Sale

Christie’s France held its Impressionist and modern art auction on Dec. 2, realizing €8 million ($10.5 million). Read More

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All 65 Images Snapped Up in Largest Avedon Photo Sale Ever

At Christie’s on Nov. 20, a sale of photographs by Richard Avedon (1923–2004) met with enormous success, with all of the work finding buyers and two images setting records for the artist. Read More

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Paris Photo Posts Solid Results As Participants Deem It Best in Years

Many observers and attendees of the 14th edition of Paris Photo, held Nov. 17–21, at the Carrousel du Louvre, said the fair was simply outstanding. Read More

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Haggling Over Monet

Why Paris has two Monet shows instead of one. Read More