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The Collection of Marie Bell: A Woman of the French Art Scene

From the theater to illustrated plates, Marie Bell's life reflects a time when artists of all kinds performed together. Marie Bell, whose real name was Marie-Jeanne Bellon-Downey, was a child of the 20th century born on Christmas Eve, 1900. She finally left the stage in 1985. She blazed through...

Rediscovering Claude de Soria, Sculptor of Cement

The Paris studio of the artist, who died seven years ago, has just opened to the public. Her splendid work, which fell into oblivion in the 2000s, raised cement to the rank of a noble material. For nearly 40 years, Claude de Soria (1926–2015) spent most of her time in a bright studio at 221...

A New Look Frieze Los Angeles

A new director and a new location for one of the most eagerly-awaited fairs in the western US. Frieze Los Angeles 2022 is back, starting on Thursday, February 17 and ending on Sunday, February 20, at 9900 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. At the helm is Christine Messineo, now director of Frieze...

The Directory of Art Market Players Under the Occupation is a New Digital Tool for Researchers

The Franco-German research program that focuses on the art market networks in Vichy France was established under the direction of Inès Rotermund-Reynard and Elisabeth Futwängler. It is now available online at the INHA website. On December 3, the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) , a...

Master Drawings New York: The Survivor

You'd almost have to see it to believe it. Despite a welter of postponements and cancellations, Master Drawings New York is indeed taking place until Saturday, January 29, in galleries lying mostly between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue. The event thus escapes the overcrowded calendar of the second...

Mikhail Piotrovsky: Director of an Expanded Hermitage Museum

Like all museum managers around the world, the director of the Hermitage in Saint Petersburg has had to deal with the pandemic's effects on the venerable Russian institution. He remains resolutely focused on the future. How would you describe the period we are living through? I think two things are...

The Hispano-Suiza H6: Limousine of Kings

About a hundred cars from different local collections will come up for sale during a three-day online auction. The frontrunner is a rare 1921 Hispano-Suiza H6. After an exhibition at the H. List aircraft factory, built by the Germans in 1941-1942 in Rhinau, Alsace, about 100 vehicles from different...

Great Burgundy Vintages

A report on a fine sale dedicated to nectars of Burgundy, staged by the Richard Auction House (Mr. Bernard) in Villefranche-sur-Saône on December 18. At this impressive auction (which totaled €1,784,360), an original case containing six bottles of Pomerol 2007 Château-le-Pin triumphed at €13,392....

Florent Paumelle Represents a Second Generation of Gallery Owners

A champion of abstract art, Florent Paumelle has been running the Oniris gallery in Rennes, which was founded by his mother when he was a teenager, since 2012. What inspired your vocation? Meeting the artists when the gallery opened in 1986 – I was 15. What is the greatest challenge you have...

In Fontainebleau, the Revival of Clocks

Since 2008, Rolex has been responsible for the maintenance and restoration of the Château of Fontainebleau's clock collection. After an extensive sponsorship campaign, the once-neglected timepieces are marking time at the site again. Fontainebleau's hours of glory are told through an outstanding...
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