Alexandre Lafore

Articles

  • A Mars by Giambologna crosses the Atlantic

    Très admiré à Londres en juillet 2023 puis à Maastricht en mars 2024, le très beau Mars de Giambologna que proposait Stuart Lochhead ne pouvait qu’intéresser les grands musées nord-américains et c’est…

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  • A drawing by Laurent Guyot for the Mobilier national

    This sheet by Laurent Guyot, which took pride of place at the centre of the Madrid gallery owner José de la Mano’s stand at the opening of the last Salon du Dessin, could not fail to interest the…

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  • A terracotta by Pierino da Vinci for Cleveland

    In February, a complex and fascinating sculpture joined the rich collections of the Ohio Museum, which was able to acquire it from Stuart Lochhead thanks to funding from the Leonard C. Hanna Jr.…

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  • A first Boilly for the Musée de l’Armée

    This is an atypical drawing for Boilly, who rarely painted military subjects, but it is also a reminder that the artist was rather discreet from the start of the French Revolution, during which…

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  • The Louvre preempts a masterpiece by Claude Beissonat

    Discovered in autumn 2023 in Paris during its first exhibition at Alexandre Lacroix and Élodie Jeannest de Gyvès, this Immaculate Conception immediately established itself as the most beautiful…

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  • Jean Mayodon. Precious earth

    Only enthusiasts of 20th-century decorative arts are likely to be familiar with the exceptional pieces by Raymond Subes and Jean Mayodon housed in Sens: the two friends, who probably met at the…

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  • Two drawings for the Musée de la Marine

    Full of life, these two large sheets greeted visitors to the exhibition organised by Artcurial ahead of last week’s sales and seemed so destined for the Musée de la Marine that we were surprised…

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  • A new 18th-century biscuit for Sèvres

    Visitors to the excellent exhibition "La Manufacture des Lumières" will no doubt not have forgotten the fine collection of terracotta models, many of which were little known because they were…

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  • The "Semaine du Dessin" in Paris galleries (2)

    The enigmatic but impressive self-portrait by Nicolaus Ritter Junior will take pride of place for a few more days in Jonathan den Otter’s fine exhibition at Benjamin Peronnet on rue de Louvois,…

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  • Tefaf: a Sequeira masterpiece returns to Portugal

    Although it is not yet known in which museum the work will soon be unveiled, the most important thing is to know that its repatriation is at least temporarily assured: the splendid Deposition of…

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