Daily Management Review
Art & Art Market

In partnership with La Gazette Drouot International

Séverine Lepape Revives the Musée de Cluny in Paris

At the helm of the French National Museum of the Middle Ages and its renovation project since 2019, this eminent medievalist has just inaugurated the new layout, on May 12. Founded in 1843, the Musée de Cluny has long been overlooked in the Paris museum landscape. With no major renovations since...

Art Market Overview: The Rise of Günther Förg

According to Artprice, demand is high for works by German artists in general and Günther Förg (1952-2013) in particular. In 20 years, Günther Förg’s price index soared by 617%, Sigmar Polke’s 379% and Emil Nolde’s 37%. Several factors may explain this. Germany is one of the few countries whose...

Collecting History: “Œuvres Choisies” Celebrates Important Art Patrons and Collectors

The Hôtel Drouot welcomes visitors to the new installment of its regular collegial exhibition, known as the “Œuvres Choisies” (“Selected Works”). The exhibition presents some of the most exciting works to come up for sale in the upcoming months. This installment of the “Œuvres Choisies” exhibition...

The Creuzevault Collection, a Family Affair

Germaine Richier, Jean Dubuffet and Bernard Buffet are the names to remember from the collection gallerist Henri Creuzevault left to his children. It proves that it is not always quantity but rarity that counts. Success breeds success, they say. The children of Michelle Fagot, born Creuzevault,...

Art Market Overview: Oscar Murillo's Comeback

The Colombian painter is back in the market's good graces, after a resounding debut was followed by a dramatic decline in his performance at auction. After a dazzling debut in the auction room in 2013, marked by a record sale of $400,000 with Phillips New York for the 2011 Untitled (Drawings...

"The Bird Trap," a Flemish Bestseller from the Bruegel Dynasty

One icy winter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder painted his Brabant village, Sint-Anna-Pede. In this unique work, his son, Pieter Bruegel the Younger, delivers his version of the composition, one of the famous family’s most highly-prized works. The air is crystal-clear, the sky barely blue and the vague...

Sam Stourdzé: Towards the Rebirth of the Villa Medici

Sam Stourdzé, 49, has been director of the French Academy in Rome since September 2020. The photography and cinema specialist talks about his determination to make the Academy a place open to both contemporary creation and a revisited history of art. The Villa Médicis-Académie de France à Rome,...

The Middle Ages Under Angelic Protection

Held following a court order, this sale gave pride of place to the Medieval and Renaissance periods with sculptures and paintings. The imposing head of a French king or high priest, carved in limestone from the Ile-de-France in the second third of the 12th century, had previously featured on...

Phillips in the Hot Seat After the Invasion of Ukraine

Phillips auction house finds itself in a storm following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Since 2008, the auction house has belonged to Leonid Friedland and Leonid Strunin, the owners of Russian luxury group Mercury. Today, there are calls for its boycott. Contemporary art star Anish Kapoor...

François-Paul Journe: A New Star in Luxury Watchmaking

The most daring will sport it on their wrists; others will prefer to keep it safely hidden. With a six-figure estimate, this watch by François-Paul Journe consolidates the success the designer has enjoyed in recent years. It is not fragile and can be worn every day…which is reassuring. But only if...
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