the fear of recession in 2024

Painting (Women, moon, stars)by Joan Miró, a work from the Colombe d’Or in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, reached 20.8 million euros. © Christie’s Images Ltd. 2023 The year 2023 marks a decline or…

Auctions: the revenge of the 18th century seats

Art market The Louis XV and Louis XVI seats fetched crazy prices in the Rothschild and Guerrand-Hermès sales, in New York and Paris. Decryption. The great return of the 18th…

a chair by Marie-Antoinette brings back the incredible affair of her furniture at Versailles

INVESTIGATION – The sale of Jacob’s chair for 3.5 million euros in December revives the memory of these two other armchairs, exhibited at the castle, which probably ped through Germany…

An unknown Fragonard fetches 3.2 million euros at auction

By Le Figaro with AFP Published 3 hours ago, Update 1 hour ago The Girl in the Hatan oval-shaped painting measuring 52 by 42.5 cm, comes from the same collection…

Justice validates the sale of the Fang mask purchased for 150 euros and resold for 4.2 million euros at auction

A couple of octogenarians wanted to cancel the exceptional sale of an extremely rare Gabonese mask that they had sold for 150 euros to a second-hand dealer. The Alès court…

Two tiny paintings by Rembrandt rediscovered

The little pair was purchased this year by one of the most powerful Dutch families. Rijksmuseum/Olivier Middendorp Still unknown two years ago, these portraits of friends of the artist are…

An original drawing of the Little Prince by Saint-Exupéry sold for 350,000 euros at auction

By Le Figaro with AFP Published 10 minutes ago, Update just now A watercolor by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry which was used in the original edition of the tale, was sold…

The original cover of Asterix and Cleopatra unsold at Millon, in Brussels

The opposition of Uderzo’s daughter to its sale, due to questionable provenance, tainted the enthusiasm of buyers. His complaint was ultimately dismissed. But the original gouache, signed but not dedicated,…

Old paintings: place for women artists

It is a tragedy with cheerful colors: young Athenian girls destined to be delivered to the Minotaur are drawn by lot. Remaining in the same family for a century, this…

The sale of an original Asterix cover maintained despite the complaint of Uderzo’s daughter

By Le Figaro with AFP Published just now, Update just now This 1963 drawing, used for the album cover, is a parody of the film poster Cleopatra by Joseph Mankiewicz…

The poem Eternity by Arthur Rimbaud is reborn on the market

From left to right: Paul Verlaine, Arthur Rimbaud and Elzéar Bonnier. Hervé Lewandowski / RMN-GP/ (C) RMN-Grand Palais (Orsay museum) / Hervé Lewandowsk NARRATIVE – Never released from a private…

From Fortnite to master paintings, the secrets of Lego’s insolent supremacy on the toy market

INVESTIGATION – Successful licenses, video games, exhibitions… Today, “Lego is really everywhere,” notes an expert in the sector. After a serious crisis, the Danish group has managed to rise to…

A portrait of Isabelle de Bourbon, signed Velázquez, estimated at $35 million

The painting, created by the Spanish master in the 1620s, will be the centerpiece of a Sotheby’s sale dedicated to the great masters in New York in February. A portrait…

Asterix and Cleopatra sow discord around an original cover

Designed in 1963, the original drawing of Asterix and Cleopatra for the cover is rare in that it is both the one which constituted the pre-launch of the album in…

Giacometti for sale at ridiculous prices

The collection of the Henson couple, a Fitzgerald duo, is up for auction on November 30 in Drouot. There are collections that tell the story of an era. That of…