“Pierre Bergé & associés”

Pierre Bergé & Associés: an assessment

In the first half-year of 2016, Pierre Bergé & Associés produced a consolidated volume of 12.3 million euros in France, with 10.77 million euros in France and 1.53 million euros in Belgium. Apart from bibliophilia and design, archaeology enabled the auction house to make its greatest sales, with an Egyptian limestone stele going for 126,700 euros. Among art objects, a pair of Blaeu globes sold for 232,610 euros while in the jewellery sector, a fine pearl necklace went for 176,540...

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Collection of Mr. and Mrs. ‘X’ on sale at Pierre Bergé & Associés

The auction house Pierre Bergé & Associés is to put the collection of Mr and Mrs ‘X’ up for sale on 19 March. An exhibition of a vast selection of previously unseen photographs will be held at Drouot on 17 and 18 March. This exceptional collection consists of almost 1,500 both old and modern photographs, and includes the works of 138 artists, including 95 19th-century and 43 20th-century artists. The collection is so rare that it includes 141 photographs that have never before been put up for public sale. The couple made their first purchase in 1976, and since then devoted themselves to amassing a vast collection, focusing on looking for avant-garde works. The 19th century is represented by 95 photographers, including Gustave Le Gray, Charles Marville, Charles Nègre, Auguste Salzmann, Alphonse de Brébisson, Edouard Baldus and Camille Silvy. The 20th century photographers include André Kertesz, Man Ray, Jean Moral, Sherril Schell, Maurice Tabard, Sasha Stone...

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Frank Cohen gives away part of his collection

Paris, 20 February 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). British collector Frank Cohen is putting on sale at Pierre Bergé & Associés a part of his collection. The auction is scheduled for 25 February 2013. The sale should fetch at least €865,000 and includes works by young artists such as Jonathan Callan, Nathaniel Mellors and Jane Simpson, Ian Monroe, Baker, Armen Eloyan as well as designers Zaha Hadid, Thomas Heatherwick, Ron Arad and Campana brothers. The special highlight of the sale is a sculpture of Frank Cohen himself produced by Japanese artist Suwuki Tomoaki estimated between €4,000 and €6,000. Altogether 143 artworks will be offered on auction. Cohen seems to be turning away from contemporary art. Last year, he declared to The Daily Telegraph: “The world of contemporary art became crazy. There are too many artists or future artists whose prices are artificially elevated”. Frank Cohen is often called the “Northern Saatchi”, in reference to famous gallery owner of Iraqi origin. Currently, the collector living in Manchester, is interested in British Modern...

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Auction sale in support of the victims of the Syrian conflict

Paris, 18 January 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). The Pierre Bergé & Associés auction house organises graciously a charity auction in support of the victims of the Syrian conflict on 21 January evening at the Institut du Monde arabe in Paris. Dozens of artists from the Arab world — of which a considerable number of women among which Meriem Bouderbala and Lalla Essaydi — have given one or more of their creations: paintings, drawings, photographs… Altogether, 66 artworks have been gathered for the sale and they are exhibited to public from Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 January. This initiative came from a former journalist of Libération, José Garçon and Agnès Levallois, specialised on the area. “Our idea is double. Make a humanitarian action in aid of the civil victims in Syria to fight indifference. Rally together artists originally from the Arab world to reject the stasis and underline our support to the country”, explained José Garçon, interviewed by the AFP. According to the AFP, 40% of the sale ‘s revenue  will be given to the Fédération  internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme (FIDH) for actions in Syria. The rest will be split among three Syrian ONG, mainly in support of medical...

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Pierre Bergé & Associés to develop its activity in Brussels

Paris, 23 September 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA). Following the auction house’s creation in 2001 by Pierre Bergé, Pierre Bergé & Associés is now looking to slow down its French activity in order to benefit its antenna in Brussels. The company will soon be leaving its offices on rue Drouot for a private hotel on avenue Iena. Its vice–president, Frédéric Chambre, explained to the media that there was one sole reason for this relocation: to have a bigger impact in both the modern and contemporary art and design sectors in Brussels. Nevertheless, the auction house wishes to finish its sales already planned at Drouot in 2011. Pierre–François Dayot, previously furniture expert at Sotheby’s, will handle the French clientele. Pierre Bergé & Associés moved to 12 rue Drouot in 2002 and organises several auctions every month in various specialities, including modern and contemporary art; art deco and design; tribal art; books; jewellery; photography and much...

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