Айвазовский И.К.
Шишкин И.И.
Маковский А.В.
Маковский В.Е.
Кончаловский П.П.
Фальк Р.Р.
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Зверев А.Т.
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Paris auction house opened after quarantine
ARTinvestment.RU   28 мая 2020

The first auctions in the halls and in the presence of the public, showing good results

One of the first trading "podkarantinnoy era" — auction items interior of XX century, held in Paris, the halls of the house Artcurial, has fetched a total of €1 million to This result more than twice exceeded the average estimate directory — €464 thousand In the day left 87 % of the lots, which is also well above the average results of the auction house before the start of the pandemic. One of the items whose total price is much ahead of estimate, it became a lot of a pair of tables-маргариток famous designer Hubert de Galia: the subject went to a new owner almost €34 thousand from the start €8 thousand.

the majority of bets were made online and by phone, but some collectors were present in the hall. Especially for them it has been allocated 10 places they could take, respecting the conditions of social distancing.

Commenting on the results of the auction, Sabine Doll, specialist of the Department of design and interior Artcurial, said: "During the quarantine, the appetites of buyers will not only not diminished, but rather increased. The number of offerings on the market fell sharply, the market has slowed, but demand from buyers — no. On our first auction after the quarantine on the phone and to participate online in real time has attracted more than 400 people".

the Auction house is very happy about this enthusiasm on the part of customers. This week Christie's will hold three offline-аукциона in Paris: auction of decorative-прикладного of art, rare books and manuscripts, as well as auction schedules of old masters and artists of the XIX century.

Cecile of Verdier, President Christie's France, said: "last Thursday Conseil des Ventes Volontaires (the organization representing the auction house) received from the government a message that the auction house can be opened to the public and to accommodate more than ten persons, subject to the social distances between them of more than 1 m and carrying their masks. This means that we can start to work by appointment only. On the day of our opening, we received 60 people who were happy to see the art in person, not online."

the Policy of "open doors" Christie's not yet have used other major auction houses: Sotheby's first physical auction's Paris, representing jewellery and scheduled for June 10, will be held by appointment only.

Source: theartnewspaper.com

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