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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...

Art Market Overview: The NFT Boom

Will the recent misadventures of non-fungible tokens, especially the hacking of many collectors’ virtual portfolios, dampen the meteoric rise that began in 2021? In any case, the art market will remember 2021 as the year NFTs burst upon the scene. Some 307 lots were sold at auctions in 2021,...

An Abstract Score by Richard Mortensen

Some €50,000/80,000 will be needed for The Yellow Sound, a series of 91 gouache and graphite drawings by the Danish painter Richard Mortensen (1910-1993). Mortensen created this work in 1957, basing it on Wassily Kandinsky's eponymous 1909 libretto for the stage. While the latter, captivated by...

Louvre Curator Yannick Lintz: An Islamic Art Tour de France

The director of the Department of Islamic Arts at the Musée du Louvre reveals what is at stake with 18 exhibitions deployed throughout France to show the public all the beauties of this civilization. In 2003, President Jacques Chirac expressed his political determination to bring a new civilization...

A Clever Monkey Cigar Lighter by Fabergé

Although the imagination and craftsmanship of Fabergé goldsmiths no longer need proving, their timeless creations always make an impact. Sovereigns have seldom been wrong about art. Manuel II (1889–1932), the last king of Portugal, which became a republic on October 5, 1910, was no exception: he...

Dubuffet and Kopac: An Obsession with Material

An oil painting by the master of Outsider art speaks of his friendship with the Croatian painter, whose work is poised for rediscovery This painting, Petit paysage avec personnages (Small Landscape with Figures), sheds an interesting light on the friendship between Jean Dubuffet...
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