Vincent Lecuyer's stand at the Salon du Dessin (Image: Tanguy de Montesson)
A sluggish economy and fears of terrorist attacks have hurt attendance at Paris art fairs in the past year but the Salon du Dessin, which closed on Monday, bucked that trend.
The private collection of the late philanthropist and land conservationist Chauncey Devereaux Stillman (1907-89) made auction history in 1989, when Jacopo da Pontormo’s Portrait of a Halberdier (1528-30) sold at Christie’s New York to the J. Paul Getty Museum for $35.2m (over $69m today, adjusted for inflation).
That record still holds for an Old Masters sale in the US after nearly 30 years. In the coming months, the auction house will dip into that well again, when it offers a selection
PAD, the Paris art and design fair (until 26 March), has lost its vetting committee, the panel of experts that screens all the works offered by dealers, with a right to veto any objects they find to be questionable. Soon after the opening of the fair’s 20th edition
When the artist Yoko Ono made the film Bottoms in 1967, officials at the Royal Albert Hall in London refused to show the 80-minute piece which consists of nothing but close-up shots of 365 bums. According to the UK newspaper, the i, Marion Herrod, the venue secretary, was enflamed by the proposal, saying: “We
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