London Art Week

Thanks to London art week, the heart of the city will be beating in time with art and the art market : a young event that has won its stripes… In fact, not as young as all that: this venture, which started up in 2013, actually brings together “Master Paintings Week”, now in its 6th edition, and “Master Drawings”, celebrating its 14th anniversary – two events that have successfully attracted an audience of connoisseurs and well-informed collectors in the past. The rediscovery of a painting by Lucas Cranach, sold by Colnaghi to a princely collection in Liechtenstein, was a highlight of the last edition. The concept – bringing together some of the top international galleries for a weekend or longer, and communicating on the unifying theme of expertise and quality – has become an alternative to the dominant larger fairs. The phenomenon appeals not only to professionals (who are hosts in their own premises and thus do not have to finance a stand), but also to private individuals: privileged guests invited to move around from gallery to gallery.

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The Louvre is thinking big. With its new spaces dedicated to art from Louis XIV to Marie-Antoinette, the Parisian Museum provides a lesson on style, paying splendid homage to the French way of life and expertise. From the strong hues of the absolute rule of the Sun King to the livelier, more varied colours of the "Beloved's" reign and the softer tones of his successor's times, the Musée du Louvre’s new rooms dedicated to the arts of three Louis of France lack neither panache nor typically French rigour as far as museography is concerned.…


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While the capital takes its summer break, auctions wend their way to the seaside. Monaco stages its traditional jewellery, vintage and modern/contemporary art sales, and Deauville a number of events focusing on the horse.



Asian week produced some substantial results, particularly with Chinese objects; also some excellent bids for ethnic and contemporary art.



At Blanche’s home in Giverny. After the studio and bedroom of Claude Monet, the set designer Hubert Le Gall has just redecorated that of the “Blue Angel”. Let’s take a tour.



The Musée du Quai Branly is exploring the world of tattooing, highlighting its artistic aspect with over 300 historical and contemporary works from all over the world.



For a week, the heart of London will be beating in time with art and the art market with London Art Week: a young event that has won its stripes… London Art Week, From 4 to 11 July, London, Mayfair and St James's



To mark the exhibition at the Petit Palais, Paris 1900: The City of Entertainment, the Gazette Drouot looks at some of the keepsakes from the City of Light that whet collectors' appetites…



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