Author Archives: Laurie Hurwitz

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Innovative Changes Boost Energy, Sales at Art Paris

This year’s Art Paris fair, held March 18–22 at the Grand Palais, was the first organized by Lorenzo Rudolf, the event’s new general and strategic director. Read More

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Loewy Sale: Small Collection Brings Big Prices at Paris Auction

The Alexandre and Odile Loewy Col­lection of modern art, which was sold on March 24 at Sotheby’s in Paris, brought in a total of E3.2 million ($4.2 million), with 19, or 90.5 percent, of the 21 lots sold and a remarkable 99.5 percent sell-through rate by value. Read More

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Paris Art Expert Sentenced In Drawing Forgery Case

Christian Parisot, an art historian and specialist on Amedeo Modigliani who had been convicted on fraud charges in Paris, was sentenced in mid-January to a two-year suspended sentence and a E50,000 ($70,000) fine by a French court of appeals. Read More

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French Experts Find Art Resale Tax Raises Thorny Issues

French journalists, collectors, galleries and auction houses continue to debate the future of the droit de suite—a royalty payable to an artist or his or her heirs when a work is resold, either during the artist’s lifetime or for a 70-year period following his or her death. Read More

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Exceptional Offerings Fuel Demand At Paris Asian-Art Sales

Rare offerings yielded impressive results in two auctions of Asian art at Sotheby’s and Christie’s late last month. Read More

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Strong Prices for Blue-Chip Names At Winter Imp/Mod Auctions

On Dec. 9, Sotheby’s held a sale of Impressionist and modern art, which realized a total of E10.8 million ($15.9 million) for 108 lots offered. Read More

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Private Offerings Fuel Demand At Paris Contemporary Sales

On Dec. 8–9, Sotheby’s held a two-part sale of contemporary art from prestigious collections. The auction brought in a total of E10.6 million ($15.75 million), far above the overall high estimate of E8.4 million. Read More

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New Record for Ilse Bing Photo

On Nov. 16 at Drouot Montaigne, Millon Cornette de Saint Cyr held a sale of photographs by the German-born Ilse Bing (1899–1998). Read More

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Strong Prices Continue at Second Auction of Saint Laurent Collection

The four-day part-two sale of the Collection of Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé held by Christie’s (in association with Pierre Bergé & Associates) at the Théâtre Marigny on Nov. 17–20, nine months after the historic €373.9 million ($483.8 million) part-one sale at the Grand Palais (ANL, 3/3/09), was highly successful. Read More

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Drouot Employees Targeted in Art-Theft Investigation

The Hôtel Drouot auction house was the center of scandal earlier this month, when French police raided Drouot, its warehouses and the homes of some of its employees, and detained and questioned a dozen people—including a prominent auctioneer, eight of Drouot’s commission agents and three of their family members—on suspicion of trafficking in stolen works of art. Read More

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Uneven Sales at Paris Photo

This year’s Paris Photo fair, held Nov. 18–21 at the Carrousel du Louvre, posted record attendance, with long, serpentine lines of visitors waiting for tickets to view a mix of ­19th-century, modern and contemporary photography, shown by 102 exhibitors from 24 countries. 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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FIAC Exhibitors Report Significant Sales, Strong Attendance

The 36th edition of the Foire Inter­nationale d’Art Contemporain, held Oct. 22–25 at the Grand Palais, the Cour Carrée of the Musée du Louvre and the Tuileries, was highly successful, exhibitors said. Read More

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Photos a Highlight of Strong Sale of Private Paris Collection

On Sept. 23, the season at Sotheby’s began with the auction of an eclectic private collection of contemporary art, photographs, furniture, and works of art from a flat on avenue Montaigne. Read More