Aguttes

Aguttes are an auction house in France with their headquarters in the Paris suburb Neuilly-sur-Seine.

Set up in 1995 under the direction of Claude Aguttes, they have expanded their specialities and now conduct dedicated auctions in areas such as furniture, modern paintings and Asian art.

They also hold sales in Paris at the Hôtel Drouot as well elsewhere in France at Lyon Brotteaux and Deauville.


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Sale of Maradona Ballon d’Or halted over ownership dispute

06 June 2024

The trophy was set for sale on June 6 but an appeal from the Maradona family has suspended proceedings

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Diego Maradona’s 1986 World Cup Golden Ball to go to auction

10 May 2024

The player was named player of the tournament after winning the World Cup for Argentina

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Pierre Soulages in a dark mood (again): two previews

06 November 2023

The career of the French artist Pierre Soulages spanned over 80 years. He died in 2022 at the age of 102.

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Mansion once owned by marquis furnishes desirable lots

16 October 2023

On November 8 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Aguttes will auction contents from La Maison Sémonville.

Movers and Shakers

New specialists at auction houses in Birmingham, France and New York

31 August 2023

A round up of appointments across the world of art and antiques.

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The incredible story of Aristophil

08 May 2023

Involving a string of spectacular works, the saga of the collapsed French firm is worth a novel itself

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Study for decoration of château emerges at Paris sale

13 March 2023

A selection of drawings will feature in Aguttes’ March 28 sale at Drouot of Old Masters.

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Flemish tapestry hunted down after wartime wrongs

21 November 2022

A rare early 16th century Flemish tapestry that was part of an impressive imperial commission is coming up for sale in France in early December.

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Watch collection offered in French saleroom included examples dating back to the 16th century

31 October 2022

A single-owner collection of watches assembled over many decades and spanning 500 years of horology was offered by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) in Neuilly-sur-Seine near Paris.

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Vietnamese artists make their mark at French auction houses

24 October 2022

The growing interest in inter- and post-war works by Vietnamese artists - particularly those alumni of the Ecole des Beaux Arts d’Indo-Chine - means that France, as a former colonial power in the region, is well supplied with examples.

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Soulages from 1981 on offer

24 October 2022

Among the potential highlights in Aguttes’ Contemporary Art auction in Neuilly on November 2 will be this work by Pierre Soulages (b.1919), 30 mai 1981.

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Time waits for no-one at French auction

05 September 2022

'Une histoire du temps' (a history of time) is the title of the sale to be held by Aguttes in Neuilly on September 28.

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Murillo’s youthful good shepherd tops estimate in Paris sale

25 July 2022

The Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) Old Masters auction on June 28 at Drouot was led by a Murillo oil on canvas depicting the Christ child as The Good Shepherd.

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Vasarely on repeat

25 April 2022

The catalogue cover lot for the sale of Contemporary Art at Aguttes in Neuilly on April 28 will be this 2ft 7in x 2ft 5½in (78.5 x 75cm) acrylic on panel from 1983 by Victor Vasarely (1906-97) titled Pereg.

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Simple Strawberries come to life

11 April 2022

Paintings by Old Masters bear fruit as new artist auction highs are set in Parisian sales

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Moillon’s still-life special talent

21 March 2022

One of the potential stars of the sale of Old Master paintings and drawings held by Aguttes at Drouot on March 25 is this still-life by Louyse Moillon (1609/10-1696), a 17th century Parisian artist who specialised in this particular genre.

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Marie Antoinette portrait and sketch now united

21 March 2022

A sale of Old Masters held by Aguttes (25/23% buyer’s premium) included this portrait of the youthful Marie Antoinette.

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Bonnard docks at Aguttes

08 November 2021

One of the highlights of the sale of Impressionist and Modern Art at Aguttes on November 16 in Neuilly is this work from 1901 by Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947), 'La Charmille'.

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Volpi flies the flag

04 October 2021

A highlight of the Contemporary Art sale at Aguttes in Neuilly on October 25 will be this large 7ft 6in x 2ft 11in (2.3m x 89cm) painting in tempera on canvas by Alfredo Volpi (1896-1988).

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French state buys infamous Marquis de Sade’s manuscript with help from a wealthy banker

13 July 2021

France’s Ministry of Culture announced the acquisition by the state of the ‘120 days of Sodom’ by the Marquis de Sade and a number of other manuscripts.

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