Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz


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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


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Buyers Flock to FIAC as Dealers Report Best Results in Years

Those attending the 37th edition of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC), held in Paris Oct. 21–24, appeared to leave all their fears about the financial crisis at home. Read More


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Paintings Lead Christie’s Paris ‘Interiors’ Sale

At an “Interiors” sale on Sept. 29 at Christie’s Paris, mainly of furniture and decorative art objects, the top prices were paid for modern artworks. Read More


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Private Collection Fuels Japanese Print Sale in Paris

At Drouot-Montaigne in Paris, a four-day auction, held Sept. 16–19, by Pierre Bergé and Associates, offered a selection of Japanese prints, some of which were from the collection of Paris dealer Huguette Berès. Read More


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Modern Art Collection of Prominent Paris Gallerist Brings $3M

On July 7, Christie’s Paris held a sale of artworks from the collection of U.S.-born dealer Darthea Speyer, a longtime fixture on the Paris art scene who recently closed her gallery, after 42 years. Read More


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Fashion Photos a Hit With Collectors at Sieff Sale

On June 30, Christie’s Paris held an auction of 67 works by the French fashion photographer Jeanloup Sieff (1933–2000). Read More


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Highs and Lows at Paris Sale of Vollard Trove

On June 29, Sotheby’s Paris auctioned off 139 works from the bank vault of the legendary Parisian art dealer and publisher Ambroise Vollard. Read More


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Hodler Stars at Sotheby’s Swiss-Art Sale

Sotheby’s Zurich sale of Swiss art brought in a total of CHF 15.85 million ($13.8 million) on June 14. Of 113 lots offered, 80, or 71 percent were sold. Read More


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Record-Breaking Modigliani Sculpture Leads Levy Sale

A rare stone sculpture of a head by Amedeo Modigliani sold for €43.2 million ($52.6 million) in the evening sale of Impres­sionist and modern art at Christie’s Paris on June 14, a world record for a work by the artist and a record for the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction in France. Read More


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Paris Auctions Fly Past Expectations

In early June, two sales at Sotheby’s Paris, one of Impressionist and modern art and another of contemporary art, achieved a total of E31.3 million ($38.5 million), far surpassing the overall estimate of E14.9 million/21 million. Read More