Artprice by Art Market: Cimabue… another French success, along with the Lalanne sale last week and Paris Photo 2019 next week.

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A small painting depicting The Mocking of Christ, and attributed by Eric Turquin’s team of experts to Cimabue, sold at Senlis Auction House near Paris for no less than $26.8 million on 27 October 2019. This is the best Fine Art auction result hammered in France since October 2017 when Alberto Giacometti’s sculpture Grande femme II (1960) fetched $29.5 million.

According to thierry Ehrmann, Founder/CEO of, “this is the third time in just two weeks that France has hit Art Market headlines. After a sensational record at $22.3 million for Nicolas de Staël’s painting at Christie’s Paris during the Fiac, and then the huge success of the ‘Univers Lalanne’ sale at Sotheby’s, it’s a small panel attributed to one of the fathers of the Italian Renaissance and modestly estimated at $4.4 – 6.6 million that generated a sensational result in Senlis (not far from Paris) on…

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