The good health of the French market, in contrast with the sad mood of the country, in the midst of a civic revolt to serious consequences. Art, investment, taxation always advantageous, could he suffer? The threats are recurrent, of a return to the ISF undermine the morale of the collectors.

The climate does not want to outsiders – “75 % of buyers for lots in excess of 50. 000 euros” according to Artcurial – to come to the capital. The year 2019 is therefore full of uncertainties, even if the auction houses are trying to reassure them, by announcing beautiful rendezvous to reentry, such as the sale of the wardrobe of Yves Saint Laurent to Catherine Deneuve (Christie’s), the collection Twentieth of Pierre and Marianne Nahon (Sotheby’s) or the one, unique, 181 helmets of F1 drivers (Artcurial).

With the “yellow vests”, the situation has not been easy for the trio of head, Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Artcurial, all within the scope of the protests, between the avenue Matignon, the Elysée and the …

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