The Michel Périnet sale, an event at Christie’s

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The catalog itself is a piece of art and the estimates of 1-2 million € modest apparently for some of the pieces from the Michel Périnet collection of African and Oceanian art, sold at Christie’s Paris by François de Ricqlès on June 23. Well known for his expertise as an auctioneer, Ricqlès was President of Christie’s France from 2010 to … Read More

Chantal Thomass puts her life’s creations up for auction and Kenzo’s furniture is also sold

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We mostly know Chantal Thomass  for her whimsical luxury lingerie which she sold for many years on rue des Petits Champs near the gardens of the Palais Royal but she started designing fashion at 20 with Dorothée Bis and was part of the trendy “Le Palace” crowd in the late 1970’s.  The auction organized by Millon at Hôtel Drouot on … Read More

Last minute, at Christie’s…for a great sale

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You have until this afternoon (Tuesday 30) at 4 pm to see the spectacular private collection of  “From Caillebotte to Calder“, constituted by a successful Parisian over the last forty years and auctioned at 5 pm at Christie’s by Cécile Verdier. I was very surprised to discover a few musical Dufy very similar to those exhibited at Musée de Montmartre in … Read More

Last minute for Le Tan’s auction at Sotheby’s

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This is your last chance to bid at Pierre Le Tan‘s auction of drawings and objects at Sotheby’s today. This wonderful illustrator who started working very young for the New Yorker,  died in December 2019. He left a very pretty collection of works by his contemporaries, but also Asian lacquer boxes, islamic art, fabrics, books. The intimacy of an artist … Read More

At Christie’s, Man Ray reigns supreme on March 2

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Lucien Treillard was combining two jobs, of teaching French and being assistant to Man Ray in Paris from 1960 to 1976. With his wife, Edmonde, they became the experts of the American artist and curated many shows of his works. Their collection of 188 lots, including 96 photographs and books illustrated by the master, is coming up for sale at … Read More

To do and not to do

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Two extraordinary auction sales are coming up: one features Charles Aznavour‘s decorated Steinway piano among many pieces of furniture that the singer held in his house outside Paris, the other is the collection of painter Balthus‘ young lover Frédérique Tison, who lived in the painter’s château de Chassy in the Morvan and was given drawings all her life in order … Read More