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Big dip in the work of David Hockney

February 15 2020 News

Known for his masterful work "A Bigger Splash", the artist David Hockney is the Parisian star this week: his work splashes the museum sphere and the world of auctions.

ELIO GUERIN as WATCH Specialist

THE AGUTTES auction house welcomes ELIO GUERIN as WATCH Specialist

November 19 2019 News

Aguttes is very excited about strengthening its Watches department with the arrival of Elio Guerin as a specialist. Elio is specialized in old and collectible watches and, more particularly, in diving watches, chronographs and with complications like this Patek Philippe in perpetually calendared white gold which will be ...

Brancusi broken and 22 million dollars

The fall of a Brancusi sculpture and hop! 22 millions of dollars

August 27 2019 News

A moment of inattention can cost you a lot. 22,5 million dollars specifically, according to the ArtNews.com website. This is the amount claimed by the collector Marc Baradel in the company Artemus managed by Asher Edelman. The French collector accuses the company of having broken a work of Constantin Brancusi, of which he is the owner: one of the ...

A ticket of 500 Francs ripped by Gainsbourg sold 5000 euros

24th June 2019 News

Memorable sequence, the 11 March 1984 when Serge Gainsbourg burns live a ticket 500 Francs (76 euros), it seems that Serge Gainsbourg repeated the scene in off as for this ticket 500 euros ripped auction 5000 euros at Sotheby's in Paris . The second part of the Ticket was ...

Patrick Drahi acquires Sotheby's auction house

18th June 2019 News

The auction house Sotheby's, aged 275, is sold to the Franco-Israeli businessman for about 3,7 billion. Sotheby's, founded in London in 1744, is the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. If the transaction is approved by shareholders and regulators, Sotheby's will become ...

A museum painting of Frans Francken II at auction

13 September 2018 News

This work by Frans Francken II (1581-1642), discovered by the Ivory Troyes auction house, is of museum quality. Exceptional in its format, it is the second most important painting in size of the artist after the now famous "Eternal dilemma of the man: the choice between the Vice and the Virtue" (1633), today with the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.