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Phillips to offer works from the collection of baseball star Alex Rodriguez on 27 June in London
14 June 2019 - 06:33
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By La Gazette Drouot

Two works which have resided in his Florida home will figure prominently in the Evening Sale: Richard Prince's Mustang Painting (2014-16) and Jean-Michel Basquiat's Pink Elephant with Fire Engine (1984), says the press release. 

Pieter II Bruegel the Younger lives it up to the tune of €1,152,000 in a night sale at Drouot
14 June 2019 - 02:39
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By La Gazette Drouot

Rivalling the glowing performances of Asian Week, this village wedding, an oil on panel of 1615, garnered over a million with Aguttes on 13 June. The eldest son of the Bruegel family specialised in this type of scene, with over thirty versions listed from between 1607 and 1626.

A gilt bronze Buddha from the Kingdom of Dali fetches €2.56 M
14 June 2019 - 10:29
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By La Gazette Drouot

A new trophy for the Asian Spring at Drouot: a large, rare Buddha seated in vajraparyankasana, right hand raised in vitarka mudra, was knocked down for the stratospheric sum of €2.5 M, well above its high estimate, with Delon-Hoebanx this Thursday, 13 June.

A little-seen Sisley up for auction in Basel on 19 June
13 June 2019 - 05:24
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By La Gazette Drouot

After remaining in a private collection for 50 years, La Seine au Point-du-Jour by Sisley, depicting a festive Sunday in Billancourt, is being sold by Beurret-Bailly-Galerie Widmer, with an estimate of CHF800,000/1.2 M. Painted in 1878 and sporting a fine pedigree, the oil on canvas had been sold at Drouot in 1896.

A miniature of Rodin spotted by a visitor in Madrid
13 June 2019 - 01:13
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By La Gazette Drouot

A miniature described as a portrait of Leopold II of Belgium, exhibited at the Lazaro Galdiano Museum in Madrid, has been identified as a portrait of Auguste Rodin by a casual visitor. Luis Pastor quickly reported his discovery on Twitter, and it was confirmed by the museum after comparative analyses.

Charlotte Perriand at the Fondation Vuitton in Paris
13 June 2019 - 10:33
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By La Gazette Drouot

To mark the twentieth anniversary of the passing of Charlotte Perriand, the Fondation pays tribute to this leading figure of the 20th-century design. The exhibition (12 Oct. 2019-24 Feb. 2020) retraces her architectural work thanks to faithful reconstitutions that include works of art, says the press release.

Rare Tintin cover sells for more than $1 M
12 June 2019 - 06:02
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By La Gazette Drouot

The first original cover art featuring Tintin from The Adventures of Tintin Vol. 1: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets sold for $1.13 M at Heritage Auction in Dallas on June 8. The ink on paper drawing from 1930 went to an anonymous bidder. Hergé's auction record stands at €2.65 M, set in 2014 in Paris (Artcurial). 

Collector and chef Leah Chase dies at age 96
12 June 2019 - 04:59
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By La Gazette Drouot

The civil rights activist and New Orleans-based chef, known as the "Queen of Creole Cuisine", died on June 1. In 1977, she became a member of the board of the New Orleans Museum of Art. Her collection was considered by many to be Louisiana’s best collection of African-American art, according to the New York Times.

Theater portraits and set designs lead illustration art at Swann in New York on 4 June
12 June 2019 - 11:10
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By La Gazette Drouot

The sale was led by Al Hirschfeld’s Paul Robeson as Othello published in 1942 in The New York Times, which captures Robeson in his groundbreaking moment as the first time an American production of Othello cast a black actor in the titular role.Sold for $68,750, it is the second-highest price for the artist at auction.

A landscape by Emile Claus up for sale at Sworders
11 June 2019 - 06:12
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By La Gazette Drouot

The painting, a beautiful pastoral scene, is estimated at £15,000/20,000 and will be available for sale on June 25th at Sworders Fine Art in Stansted Mountfitchet (UK). The picture was purchased by the seller's grandfather before the Second World War, says the auctioneer.