Quimper, 6 September 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
On the Ouestfrance-Entreprises.fr website, the couple of auctioneers who built a new building for the Quimper auction room stated, “The market does not look bad. The crisis has not struck here yet”. According to them, this new building is larger and better adapted for audiences.
The concerned market is the auction market in which William Jaouen has invested. Co-manager of Quimper Enchères with his wife Nadine, auctioneer, has organised between 25 and 30 annual auctions since 2003, the year during which he settled in Quimper.
Thanks to the increasing turnover, Quimper Enchères is working out his own 600 m2 building (compared to the current 450 m2 surface). William Jaouen added: “I do not take advantage of people’s misery; we do not carry out compulsory liquidations but relocations, auctions of collections, and inheritance”. This new investment has two aims he explained: “To have space and especially to be better adapted for welcoming audiences and disabled people.”
Their principle: carrying out thematic auctions. From art from Papua to 15th century coins, without forgetting more “typical” objects such as Henriot pieces of earthenware or Breton costumes very popular among Anglo-Saxons.