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Art & Art Market

In partnership with La Gazette Drouot International

Anne-Marie Springer, Collector of Love Letters

On the occasion of Valentine's Day, the Swiss author of books dedicated to her collection of intimate letters, testifies to a passion born twenty-seven years ago. “Everywhere and all the time, it all comes down to the same story: loving and being loved,” says Anne-Marie Springer. Yet there is...

Brexit: It's a Done Deal!

The United Kingdom and the European Union managed to find common ground just in time—more than four years after a referendum whose consequences were exceedingly ill-prepared. What are the implications for the British art world? The deal of January 31, 2020, was primarily aimed at keeping the...

Louis-Philippe Returns to his Châteaux

With numerous preemptions of objets d'art connected with his family, a new chapter of history is being written for "Le Roi des Français." Welcome to the gallery of the Orléans. Scorned by all his political opponents during his reign, a favorite target for the press and long neglected by history,...

Georgina Adam: What's Next After Brexit?

After four years of hesitation and negotiations, Brexit is now a reality. Georgina Adam, an international art specialist, analyses the initial effects. Georgina Adam is the star editorial writer for the Financial Times and a key figure at all the talks, conferences and events in the art...

Cultural Goods Exports: Value Thresholds in France Reassessed

Art market professionals have won the day: on December 28, after a long consultation process, the French government adopted a decree raising the value thresholds above which a certificate is required to export cultural property (Journal Officiel publication no. 0314 of December 29, 2020). This...

Plundered Books: the "Shocking Dispersion"

Furniture and artworks were not the only items plundered during the Second World War. Books were also targeted and on a much larger scale. The figures speak for themselves: while specialists estimate that 100,000 cultural artifacts and items of furniture were stolen between 1940 and 1945 in France,...

Jean Dunand and the Normandie: A Temple of Art Deco

Eighteen monumental lacquer wall panels made by an extraordinary artist for the smoking room of the Normandie will soon go under the hammer in Le Havre. An ambitious man, Jean Dunand (1877-1942) entered the school of decorative arts with great expectations. He eventually found a project that made...

Art Market Overview: Gerald Chukwuma On the Rise

Born in Nigeria in 1973, Gerald Chukwuma (a graduate of the University of Nigeria, where he met El Anatsui) is now considered one of the most dynamic artists in his country. His large-scale sculptures are exhibited in Ghana, Cameroon, France, the Netherlands, Denmark, Turkey and the USA. As...

Deep-Sea Diving in Luxury

Rolex watches are omnipresent in auction rooms and increasingly sought-after, including as a safe investment. The Sea-Dweller is an example. The Submariner, Oyster Perpetual and Daytona rank among the flagship models of the Swiss luxury precision watch brand founded by Hans Wilsdorf in London in...

2021 Opens with "Drouot Déco"

The year’s first installment of "Drouot Déco", a regular exhibition co-organized by auction house experts, is on view in Room 2 through January 25th. It assembles an eclectic lot of accessibly priced furniture and art offered in upcoming sales. Not every art lover can offer themselves a ...
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