New book reveals how art dealer Léonce Rosenberg trod the line between salesman and Modern art's great champion

He declared the auction to be art’s true benchmark, but Rosenberg was also a committed promoter of the avant-garde

A date with Mona Lisa? A painting by Soulages? Louvre's fundraising auction offers all to the highest bidder

Online sale seeks to support a new space for art education and outreach that will open in the autumn of 2021

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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Drouot to close for FFr40 million revamp

Fury at likely choice of railway warehouse as temporary replacement

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Cautious sales in a buoyant French auction market

Good pickings for private collectors at Drouot auctions