Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz


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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


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Fabius Collection Lends Cachet to Paris Sale

The most important ensemble of 19th-century sculpture ever to be offered at auction was sold in Paris over two days (Oct. 26–27) in an auction staged by Sotheby’s in association with PIASA. Read More


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Eclectic Private Collection Takes $11M at Tajan Paris Auction

On Oct. 22, Tajan auction house in Paris held an auction of works from the eclectic collection of Jorge de Brito, the well-known Portuguese banker and businessman, who passed away in 2006. Read More


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Buyers Flock to FIAC Paris

The 38th edition of the FIAC (International Fair of Contemporary Art), held in Paris at the Grand Palais (Oct. 20–23), drew big crowds and major buyers. Read More


Looking at Art
Anselm Kiefer's installation La Berceuse (for Van Gogh), 2010, was in a room devoted to Rembrandt's The Night Watch, 1642.  MYRA MAY

Kiefer on Night Watch

The German artist does Rembrandt, by way of van Gogh. Read More


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Paris Spring Series Score New High

Sotheby’s Paris held two days of vibrant auctions May 31–June 1. Read More


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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