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Adventures with Van Gogh

Only joint letter from Van Gogh and Gauguin—recording their brothel visits—comes up for sale

Vincent describes his artist friend as having the “instincts of a wild beast”

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World's largest collection of manuscripts from bankrupt firm Aristophil to be sold in Paris

Auctioneer Claude Aguttes will sell the collection of historic books and manuscripts across 300 sales over at least six years as part of liquidation

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Removing French trade barriers still leaves London auction houses with upper hand

Five years ago, France finally allowed outsiders to hold auctions in the country by ending the 400-year-old monopoly of state-appointed auctioneers

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The 11-kilo, seven-volume, great-grandpa of art sales indexes

The original work is a listing, in French, of paintings, drawings, prints, pastels, enamels and fans sold at auction during the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Leading investment companies in bidding battle to take control of Drouot, the auction house that groups all the Parisian auctioneers

Investment companies bidding as Bergé drops out

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Arms giant Dassault backs “cultural and artistic hub” for French auction Market

Briest allies with Artcurial

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Drouot to close for FFr40 million revamp

Fury at likely choice of railway warehouse as temporary replacement

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An overview of Paris’s top five auction houses at the turn of the millennium

Tajan and PIASA lead the list

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Drouot reports 14% increase in turnover after another strong year in the market

End of auction monopoly still awaited

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With Sotheby's and Christie's allowed to hold sales in Paris for the first time, can Paris regain its lost place in the art market?

A new French revolution?

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Cautious sales in a buoyant French auction market

Good pickings for private collectors at Drouot auctions