Art Market Magazine

Editorial

The art market is not simply a matter of dispassionate records - it also has a wealth of fascinating stories. Like the truly extraordinary adventure that befell an enthusiast, who wishes to remain anonymous, we are told. For the tidy little sum of $2.22 M, our hero of the hour sold a bowl he had picked up in a yard sale nearly six years ago, closing the deal for a mere three dollars. This infinitely elegant piece of tableware turned out to be a Chinese piece from the Song dynasty: the only other example of its kind is in the British Museum in London. But happy ends like this are not as uncommon as all that, and though they may not all attain such dizzy heights, they make the art economy a sector where you can still dream on. So let's not deny ourselves the pleasure!



.Content - Number 24

Will the latest Salon do better than the previous ones? It's hard to say, especially in an economic downturn. But the Paris fair has succeeded in setting the bar ever higher over the years. In 2012, the professionals unanimously acclaimed a positive result, marked by a higher attendance rate, good sales, and the return of American buyers, while the presence of representatives from the top museums confirmed the excellence of the works on offer.

EVENT

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In April, sales of drawings flourish with a little help from the Salon du Dessin in Paris. Here is a selection of the best pieces of the moment, not to mention key dates in the season like the sales of Kachina and pre-Columbian art collections at Drouot.
This marvellous portrait "Jenny de Lavalette" by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres is the star of a sale of paintings and drawings staged by the Piasa auction house.

UPCOMING

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Bids in March pay tribute to 19th century painting, jewellery, books and Chinese art.
World record for the artist Philippe Jacques Van Bree, “Interior of Jan Franz Van Dael's Studio at the Sorbonne”.
La Rosa by Pissarro: this sensitive portrait of the young Rosa was highly appreciated by enthusiasts.
The seller of this Ding bowl had every right to feel content.

RESULTS

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TEFAF 2013 report: the world's most famous non-specialist art fair suffers from bad weather this year.

ART FAIR

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The first major retrospective of an auction room star since the 1980 show in New York, the Eileen Gray exhibition at the Centre Pompidou fulfils all its promises.

EXHIBITIONS

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Greek billionaire George Economou has given a new dimension to his collection by creating an art centre, with a programme focused firmly on contemporary art

MEETING

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Clémence d’Ennery's passion inspired a collection of Far Eastern art that became a life's work, together with the mansion housing it.
The Howard Greenberg collection is exposed to Paris (photography and digital video capital).

DISCOVERY

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