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“For the first time in France, we are offering handpicked items for a fixed price without having to bid.”  

Edouard Boccon-Gibod, managing director of Christie’s France on the firm’s venture into retail with a pop-up shop.

“I had a sense that it was an interesting 16th-century drawing that required more work.”

Thaddée Prate, director of the Old Master department at Tajan recalls the time when he first saw the drawing which has now been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.

“We’re livening it up and bringing out the fact that items at the fair are objects you can bring to the home, live with and love.”

Madeleine Williams, director of BADA 2017, on the new identity of the BADA’s annual fair.

“It is a fair for specialists, only for fine art dealers.”

Louis de Bayser, organiser of Fine Arts Paris on how the event, which debuts in 207, is different from the Paris Biennale.


The late art critic Brian Sewell on John Minton’s Jamaican Village, which he had tried to buy. It sold at Christie’s to a private UK buyers for £240,000 over a high estimate of £150,000 in November.