Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz

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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

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Asian Art Stars at Cornette Contemporary Sale

A number of contemporary paintings and works on paper surpassed their high estimates at a sale held on April 13 at Cornette de Saint Cyr in Paris, with the star of the auction being the Indian painter Syed Haider Raza (b. 1922), who lives and works in France. Read More

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Sculpture a Strong Point at Tajan

An auction of Postwar and contemporary art at Espace Tajan in Paris on May 5 brought in a total of E1.3 million ($1.7 million) for 175 lots, with excellent results for several artists. Read More

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Exhibitors Report Healthy Profits at Salon du Dessin Paris

The 19th Salon du Dessin, held March 24–29 at the Palais de la Bourse, the former Paris stock exchange, was “even more profitable than last year’s,” according to the drawings fair’s president, Hervé Aaron, of the Didier Aaron gallery. Read More

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Paris Roundup: Robust Demand For Eclectic Drouot Offerings

On April 2 at Drouot Richelieu in Paris, auctioneer Claude Aguttes organized a sale of modern art featuring an important ensemble of ­20th-century European and Russian art. Read More

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Auction Roundup: Paris Sales Point to Thriving Middle Market

Two sales at Tajan in Paris last month yielded a number of surprisingly strong results for individual works. Read More