Hôtel Drouot

Hôtel Drouot is a Parisian auction house, specialising in fine art and antiques. It is a business which includes 16 halls and 70 auction houses under the umbrella of Drouot.

Hôtel Drouot was founded in 1852 and is now owned by BNP Paribas; other locations include Monmartre, Vehicules, and Drouot-Montaigne. Weekly catalogues are published in the Gazette de l’Hotel Drouot, sold at newsstands throughout Paris.


French auction sales totals: A year of ‘expected stabilisation’ after bumper period

29 January 2024

Auction firms in France followed a more traditional course in 2023 according to the latest figures.


Fragonard the fashionable choice at Paris auction

15 January 2024

In one of the last auctions to take place at Drouot in 2023, a newly discovered portrait by Jean-Honoré Fragonard was pursued to €2.5m (£2.17m) at Boisgirard-Antonini (30% buyer’s premium).


Old Masters suit you down to a D

04 December 2023

Collection from unnamed vendor supplies some of the highest prices in a sale at the Drouot centre


Howard Hodgkin opens a Moroccan door

06 November 2023

The British artist Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) is well known as both a painter and printmaker.

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Drouot sells stake with an eye on digital expansion investment

17 July 2023

French auction business Drouot Group has sold a 30% stake to fund digital expansion.


Emile Gallé beaker gallops into French auction

12 June 2023

This conical beaker by master French glass maker Emile Gallé will feature in a mixed-discipline auction to be held by Copages at Drouot on June 26.


Van Dongen's depiction of Dolly comes to auction

12 June 2023

'Portrait de Dolly' by Kees van Dongen (1877-1968) comes to auction this month.


Albert Marquet's view of warships in Venice emerges at Drouot sale

12 June 2023

Mirabaud-Mercier’s sale at Drouot on June 16 will feature this Venetian view by Albert Marquet (1875- 1947).


Astronomical clock ticks tech boxes as innovative timekeeper offered at Drouot

12 June 2023

De Baecque & Associés will be selling this monumental astronomical clock standing 9ft 11in (3m) high on June 30.


Buffet treats keenly contested at Drouot

22 May 2023

Art from the collection of Christine Poirot-Delpech was the object of a sell-out single-owner sale at Art Valorem (28.8% buyer’s premium inc tax) at Drouot on April 6.


Gorky work from late on

22 May 2023

This late untitled drawing by Arshile Gorky (1904-48) in pencil and crayon on paper was the highlight of a sale of Modern and Contemporary paintings held by Digard (25/20/14% buyer’s premium) on March 28 at Drouot in Paris.


Van Dongen visits the beach

22 May 2023

This Normandy beach scene by Kees Van Dongen (1877-1968) from c.1948-49 will be offered for sale by Gros & Delettrez at Drouot in Paris on June 20.


The incredible story of Aristophil

08 May 2023

Involving a string of spectacular works, the saga of the collapsed French firm is worth a novel itself


Flora proved to be a triumph approved by the French emperor

08 May 2023

Disputed sculpture was given the thumbs-up by the French emperor and then greatly admired


Picabia combined Fang and females

08 May 2023

This drawing by the Surrealist artist Francis Picabia (1879-1953) had several interesting associations in its provenance.


Well-preserved 18th century costumes fit the bill

08 May 2023

A section of period costume and textiles that featured in a general sale at Thierry de Maigret (24% buyer’s premium) on March 24 produced some notable results for several well-preserved examples of 18th century costume.


Fuseli study takes six-figure sum in Paris

08 May 2023

This work by Henry Fuseli (1741-1825) is a study for the figure of a kneeling figure of Caractacus’ daughter in the artist’s painting 'Caractacus’ speech before Claudius'.


Museum secures Ingres portrait from dealer’s sale

29 April 2023

The two-day sale of works from the French dealership Talabardon & Gautier was held at Drouot by Ader (28% buyer’s premium)


Real money for Lequeu’s fantasy at Drouot auction centre

17 April 2023

The Drouot auction centre was also celebrating drawing week with no shortage of drawings and works on paper on offer.

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Buzz returns to Paris drawing week

17 April 2023

Paris works on paper events draw a line under Covid as attendance figures bounce back