France remains a great attic of works of art Drouot has always been a unique place to buy rare pearl. Less to sell, because information is not often of promotion and media coverage, unlike Sotheby’s, Christie’s or Artcurial. It is well-known. Insiders come here to make their market and, in particular museums. Proof is the record rate of préemptions: “224 this year, by 86 different institutions”, said Alexandre Giquello, president of Drouot Heritage.

The Museum of the Louvre has acquired, for 685.300 euros two amphorae are assigned to the group of Léagros (circa 520-500 av J.-C) at Pierre Bergé & Associés. The BnF has taken 364.000 euros Memoirs of a madman by Gustave Flaubert, autograph manuscript, and the city of Charleville-Mézières in the poem autograph of Arthur Rimbaud, Patience. One summer , from the collections Aristophil to 187.500 euros (it was argued in 38 times its pre-emption right of which 20 are both in sales Aristophil).

Attended by 700,000 visitors (41% of foreign buyers), Drouot comprising 62 auction houses is still in the race with a result that is nearly identical to last year

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