Daily Management Review
Art & Art Market

In partnership with La Gazette Drouot International

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,...

A Treasure of Gold Coins Found in Brittany

In 2019, a couple and three stonemasons found a trove of coins dating from the reigns of Louis XIII and Louis XIV. This wonderful discovery will soon be coming to auction. This is a tale about the incredible discovery of a buried treasure—the kind of adventure everyone dreams about. It...

A is for Azulejos

Unlike what might be commonly thought, azulejos take their name not from their traditional blue color but from the Arabic al zulaydj, meaning a small enameled polished stone intended to copy ancient mosaics. Portugal gave them a unique artistic and monumental grandeur. The Iberian peninsula’s...

A Louis XV Provence Style Chest of Draw Sparks Interest

On August 4th, a Louis XV Provencal chest of drawers went up for sale with the Ivoire Nîmes auction house. A fine example of 18th-century furniture, it features a strongly curved front and sides, two drawers and typical openwork crosspieces (88.5 x 135.5 x 67.5 cm/34.8 x 53.4 x 26.6 in). Click...

Restitution: Amsterdam’s Example

In the Netherlands, the restitution by the Stedelijk Museum of a Kandinsky landscape signals a reversal of policy towards the victims of the Nazi regime. The gesture is an example worth noting. In 2018, Amsterdam refused to return a Kandinsky painting to the heirs of collector Emanuel Lewenstein....

The Hôtel Drouot Reopens for the Season with the “Oeuvres Choisies”

The opening of the Drouot season is marked by "Oeuvres Choisies", on view from September 21 – 23 in Room 9, a particularly sumptuous selection of aristocratic finery as well as some choice memorabilia from French celebrities past and present. Two great collections of French silver literally shine...

Collecting Art: Morozov and the Russian Art Connoisseurs

On display at the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris this fall, the Morozov collection is one of most remarkable, yet not the only one of its kind: the collection is in keeping with a long tradition of Russian art connoisseurs. Russian collectors were an integral part of the late 18th and early...

Against All Odds, Art Basel Will Take Place

Following Art Paris, Photo London and the Armory Show, it is Art Basel’s turn to return to the fray from September 23 - 26. The traditional five satellite fairs will return to accompany the iconic art fair. However, in order to gain access to Messe Basel, you will have to prove your...
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