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Art & Art Market

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The Art Market Day 2021: Energy-Guzzling NFTs vs. Market Ecology

On November 16, NFTs, cryptoart and the art market’s environmental impact were the themes of "The Art Market Day" at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. After a year of online viewing rooms (OVRs) and closed-door webcast auctions in 2020, the third edition of "The Art Market Day" focused on a burning...

Fourth Sale of the Kahn Collection: Old Masters, 19th-Century Books and Surrealism

Before it closes in the first half of 2022, the Kahn library will be providing a fourth chapter full of discoveries, with Old Masters and books, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, paintings and collages from the 19th and 20th centuries. "A Thousand Nights of Dreams," the title given to this...

Gallerist Patrick Lee Appointed Head of Frieze Seoul

Frieze has just named Patrick Lee director of its new art fair in Seoul, which is expected to take place in September 2022. The current executive director of Seoul’s oldest gallery, Hyundai, which Park Myung-Ja founded in 1970, was formerly a partner and head of One and J., a space Mr. Lee joined...

Art Fairs in Miami's Sunshine

The traditional procession of December fairs in Miami is back, apart from the satellite fairs Aqua Art Miami and Volta, postponed to 2022 in response to post-epidemic recovery. The end of the year's key event, Art Basel Miami Beach (December 2 to 5), will be the first physical fair held in Miami...

In Search of Chartreux’s Secrets

This sale of French wines and liqueurs in Beaune, Burgundy, was focused on a secret recipe that is closely guarded by the monks of the Isère monastery. No less than 620 lots of fine wines and spirits were sold in the Burgundian town for a total of €597 000. For once, highly sought-after vintage...

Charles Cordier, Orientalist Sculptor

The sculptor of the Second French Empire, Charles Cordier, produced a large number of Orientalist busts and statues. Our two master models were used to create emblematic works. They have not left the artist’s family for over a hundred and fifty years, and we hardly dared imagine their existence:...

Amin Jaffer: Curator of the Al Thani Collection

The delights of the fabulous collection of Sheikh Hamad Bin Abdullah Al Thani, cousin of the Emir of Qatar, are now on display for the next 20 years in the Hôtel de la Marine, the former French Royal Garde-meuble. Its chief curator looks back at its origins and explains why it ended up in Paris....

Cartier, Lord of the Ring

All eyes were on this Art Deco creation: an extremely refined piece of jewelry made by the New York branch around 1925. Louis Cartier ’s (1875-1942) passion for non-Western art led to a style that spread like wildfire around the world. An exhibition now at the Musée des Arts...

Art Market Overview: Historic Sales in New York

Between them, Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips set ten records between November 9 and 18, 2021. These sales garnered some $2.5 bn, including $1.33 bn for Drahi's auction house alone: another all-time record for Sotheby's, with 96% of lots sold to bidders from 48 different countries. It set a...

Childhood Personified by Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel made this emotional portrait just after losing her child and renouncing motherhood. Camille Claudel  presented this sculpture in 1894, first at La Libre esthétique ("The Free Aesthetics", an artistic society founded in 1893) in Brussels under the title of Contemplation,...
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