Daily Management Review

"Œuvres Choisies": An Imaginary Menagerie and More


You never know what awaits you in an "Œuvres Choisies" exhibition, the collectively organized shows of objects that most excite dealers in their upcoming sales. What immediately stands out in the current sampling, on view through March 4th, is its concentration of animal imagery.

by Bernard Zirnheld

© Julien Pépy
© Julien Pépy
Gallery 9 of the Hôtel Drouot has been transformed into a veritable menagerie with sculptures, objets d’art, and paintings that all feature animals. Ranging from ancient to modern times and from across the globe, these pieces are complemented by the usual rich offering of modernist design,18th-century silver and furniture, old master painting, and even prominent ‘street artists .’