Talabardon & Gautier, the art of risk
Recognized for their taste for discovery, the duo of Parisian merchants is forced to sell their stock of old drawings and 19th century paintings, the fruit of more than thirty years of passion. A sale reasonably estimated at 5 million euros, on March 21 and 23 at Drouot.
In more than thirty years of activity, the two Bertrands, Talabardon & Gautier, named after their Parisian gallery, have written the great history of the French art market. That of an era of pioneers who enriched private collections and museums in Europe and America with their rare nuggets, often bought by taking financial risks, without always knowing what miracle they were going to discover. The very essence of a terribly sharp profession where the eye, knowledge and passion take precedence above all. The sale on March 21 and 23 at Drouot of their stock – i.e. 280 paintings and old paintings, scattered with sculptures and art objects – pays tribute to this outstanding tandem. Orchestrated by auctioneer David Nordmann (Dominique’s associate at Ader), it will take place during the design and its salon at the Paris Stock Exchange, an event that has become an institution attracting all the international elite and of which the duo was a founding member in 1999.
It’s that taste of…