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€837,545 for A Precious Eighth-Century Umayyad Parchment!

Enriched with gold illuminations and intricate calligraphy, Islam’s holiest texts were available in sumptuous forms. However, it was a more sober version that attracted the most attention at a recent auction. The late 15th-century two-volume Quran is presumably from the India of the sultans. The...

Opening: South Korean Artist Lee Ufan in Arles

Lee Ufan Arles has just opened in the Hôtel Vernon, a hôtel particulier (private mansion) where his minimalist works are in their element. A look back at this sumptuous collection that embodies the essence of his philosophy. South Korean artist Lee Ufan  no longer needs an introduction....

The Rediscovered Frescoes in the Palace of Monaco

Sixteenth-century frescoes in the Princely Palace hidden under several coats of paint are undergoing an eco-friendly restoration, which will benefit research. About 20 frescoes lie beneath the ceiling of the marble alcove bedchamber in the Palace of Monaco. One millimeter after the next, chisels...

A World Record for French Sculptor Valentine Schlegel

There has recently been renewed interest in the sculptor and ceramist, who died last year at 96. The price of her works is rising steadily, as witnessed by the sale of her studio contents—with a world record to boot. The auction took place in the intimate world of the sculptor's studio-house on...

A Look Back: Jeffrey Sturges on Tom Wesselmann

Jeffrey Sturges is the Director of Exhibitions at the Estate of Tom Wesselmann. In conjunction with the exhibition “Tom Wesselmann: After Matisse” at the Almine Rech Gallery, we spoke with him about Wesselmann’s practice and the artist’s life-long admiration for Matisse. How and why did Tom...

The Richard Mille Polo-Proof Watch

The RM053 DLC is a unique piece made by Richard Mille for the Argentinian polo player Pablo Mac Donough, who is considered the world’s greatest player. The watch is designed for the needs of a sport both elegant and violent. When Richard Mille set out to create a tourbillon regulator watch...

Art Market Overview: The Dutch Market

The Zeeuws Veilinghuis Auction House has just held the Netherlands’ first €2M sale. On May 17, Zeeuws Veilinghuis sold a painting by Willem Gerard Hofker (1902-1981), Baliesche zusjes op’t tempelfest (1940), in Middelburg. However, the most successful year in the history of Dutch auction...

Egyptology Had a Natural Home with the Champollions

The museum of Vif-sur-Isère, housed in the former family home, accurately reproduces the intellectual emulation of two impassioned Egyptologists. On September 14, 1822, Jean-François Champollion uttered a virtually universal exclamation: "I've got it!". After years of research, the scientist had...

Simon Hantaï, the Centenary Exhibition at the Louis Vuitton Foundation

The Louis Vuitton Foundation kept its promise that the exhibition celebrating the centenary of the birth of Simon Hantaï (1922-2008) would be an event. The retrospective, which compliments the 2013 show at the Centre Pompidou, takes a fresh look at his work and pays him tribute in good...

Report: Art Basel Confirms the Market's Rosy Health

The 2022 edition of Art Basel posted record sales and splendid attendance. A return "to normal" welcomed by gallery owners. It’s a reliable gauge for the art market, and this year, Art Basel  turned out to be a fine vintage with plentiful sales and records galore. Above all, it confirmed...
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