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Art & Art Market

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Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann: A Passion for Sculpture

In their 30-year career, Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann have become the go-to dealers in the antique sculpture market. In June, they are taking part in BRAFA, and, for the first time, in TEFAF Maastricht. Did your move to Quai Voltaire in 2019 affect the way you work? Gabriela Sismann. We moved to...

The Schlumpf Collection, a Passion for Automobiles

The National Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, France, which opened on July 10, 1982, is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary—an opportunity to (re)discover the unusual history of the museum, which attracts lovers of beautiful cars every year. Nicknamed “the Louvre of the Automobile” by Amédée...

The Edmonde and Lucien Treillard Collection: Man Ray and His Fellow Surrealists

In this second sale of the Treillard Collection, photos, screen prints and Surrealist objects by Man Ray will go hand in hand with pictures by several of his artistic collaborators, including Jacques-André Boiffard. Lucien Treillard was far more than Man Ray's assistant: he was his last...

The Secrets of Claude-Siméon Passemant’s Clock

Claude-Siméon Passemant’s astronomical clock has been entirely taken apart, studied and restored for an autumn exhibition at Versailles featuring Louis XV’s interests and passions. Painstakingly arranged and numbered circles and spheres—the insides of the crystal ball that ordinarily crowns...

BRAFA: More Appealing Than Ever

For its 67th edition, BRAFA is leaving Tour & Taxis for Brussels Expo, while maintaining its highly successful eclectic, across-the-board approach. In June 2022, Brussels is the place to be, especially at BRAFA! The reputation of the fair created in 1956 has grown so impressively in the last...

A Rembrandt Bugatti Captivated by the Elephant

One of Rembrandt Bugatti's most iconic animals comes from the collection of René de Knyff, a racing driver and friend of his no less famous brother, Ettore. In 1926, Ettore Bugatti  chose as the radiator cap for his legendary Bugatti Royale a work by his brother Rembrandt (who had died...

Berthe Morisot in Brittany

Three works by Miró, watercolors by Dufy and paintings by Utrillo and Renoir will surround this oil on canvas by Berthe Morisot. In the 1860s, it took an overnight train journey to travel from Paris to Saint-Brieuc in Brittany and another five hours by bus to reach Saint-Quay-Portrieux. In...

Chinese Automaton Clock: An Eighteenth-Century Gem

This clock made in China in the 18th century to please the Qianlong emperor not only gives the time—it comes alive from top to bottom to pay tribute to the sovereign. On May 27, 2008, in Hong Kong: Christie’s dispersed a beautiful collection of fifteen late eighteenth-century Chinese automaton...

Sheep Are Making Their Mark

Alone or in flocks, sheep have left their mark on European history. It is not well known but, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, sheep were weaponized in the trade war between France and England. Spain had the finest breeds, which were jealously guarded. But in 1786, King Carlos...

Photography Market is Losing Steam

International auction houses are planning another week of photography sales even as some, like Sotheby's, Christie's and Phillips, have posted mixed results. In April, the usually sought-after prints, such as Irving Penn’s The Children of Cuzco and Helmut Newton’s emblematic Sie...
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