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First Giacometti man strides out

14 November 2022

Two closely related bronze sculptures by Alberto Giacometti are among the highlights of the Modern and Contemporary sales on December 2 at Lempertz in Cologne.

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Eighteenth century flask sells for strong price

14 November 2022

Glassware with provenance to Augustus of Saxony takes five-figure sum

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Augsburg and Meissen mix help fuel demand for cutlery set at Metz auction

14 November 2022

The combination of Meissen porcelain and Augsburg silver proved to be a winning formula at a sale held by Metz (25% buyer’s premium) in Heidelberg.

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Venus sculpture triples estimate in Munich

14 November 2022

The sculptor Prosper d’Épinay (1836-1914) was a true cosmopolitan. Born in Mauritius, he later became a British subject, but is still often considered to be a French artist.

Chest of drawers

News in Brief – including Marie-Antoinette's furniture at Christie’s Paris

07 November 2022

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including items once in the collection of Marie-Antoinette coming to Christie’s Paris.

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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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Handy for a life of luxury

31 October 2022

A couple of weeks after the Aguttes watches auction another collection in the same category went under the hammer in Paris.

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Montmartre landmark building reaches to the sky

31 October 2022

'Paris Photo', the French capital’s annual fair dedicated to photography, holds its 25th edition at the Grand Palais Ephémère from November 10-13.

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Two French fairs become one

31 October 2022

First edition of 'Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale' resulting from a merger takes place in Paris this month

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Check out Whitney’s spontaneous design

24 October 2022

According to Munich saleroom Ketterer, the 3ft 4in (1.02m) square painting N. O. 9th . Ward, which is part of the sale on December 9, is the first work by the American artist Stanley Whitney (b.1946) ever to be offered at a German auction.

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Take a seat and have a discussion

24 October 2022

The central motif of Antoni Tàpies’ (1923- 2012) Personnage assis (Variation XI) has been the subject of many discussions among art historians.

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Twenty years of tribal art

24 October 2022

An Abelam hornbill sculpture from Papua New Guinea is among the highlights at the Tribal Art Fair in Amsterdam.

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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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Keep an eye out for Sanyu paintings

24 October 2022

Auction firm Art Research Paris will be offering two paintings by the Paris school Chinese-French artist Sanyu (1895-1966).

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Sale celebrates Cocteau and his artist friends

24 October 2022

A third sale featuring ceramics by Jean Cocteau took place in Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr’s (27.5%/26/20/14.5% buyer’s premium) Paris saleroom.

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Regular Lake Como villa visits left Hockney full of beans

24 October 2022

Watercolour given as thanks to his Heinz family host in 2003 now sells to a US collector.

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Marcks hoped for better

24 October 2022

The creative roots of this 22in (56cm) bronze figure, which was one of the highlights at Nusser (22.69% buyer’s premium), date back to the pre-war years.

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Bloody good or bloody bad

24 October 2022

The Austrian artist and composer Hermann Nitsch, who died earlier this year at the age of 84, had as many detractors as followers.

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Series idea born after a friend’s pregnancy

24 October 2022

Since 1969, when it was sold at a gallery exhibition in Munich, one of Niki de Saint Phalle’s (1930-2002) well-known Nanas had belonged to a south German collector.

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