Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Hôtel des ventes DROUOT



Claude and I walked through the auction house's exhibition rooms of their upcoming auction objets d'art: paintings, furniture, antiques; etc. Hôtel des ventes DROUOT is located in Paris' 9th arrondisement.

Later, we watched a nearby, live painting auction at ROSSINI Auction House. Madame le Commissaire Priseur said "Les enchères de ce tableau débutent avec une mise à prix de 60,000 EUR. 61,000 à ma droite....65,000 à ma gauche...71,000 devant moi.... 80,000 au fond de la salle. 80,000 une fois; 80,000 deux fois; 80,000 trois fois! Clac! J'adjuge le tableau pour 80,000 EUR à Monsieur MONTAND assis au fond de la salle." (The sale of this painting begins with a price of 60,000 Euros. 61,000 on my right; 65,000 on my left; 71,000 in front of me; 80,000 in the last row. 80,000 going once; 80,000 going twice; 80,000 going three times! Bang! Sold for 80,000 Euros to Mr. Montand sitting in the back row.)



Chers internautes parisiens; désolé d'empiéter sur votre territoire! Votre ami Leif, EAGAN daily photo

4 comments:

  1. Hoi Hoi Leif

    Während ich dies schreibe, sitzt du noch im Flugzeug Richtung Eagan.......

    Dein Lieblingsfantasie-Girl Nr. 1 aus Ruggell

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  2. Mais, as-tu fait une offre pour les tableaux?

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  3. Great photos Safe Leif! Mein gott! 80,000 Euros? I think that's real money. Why didn't you outbid Mr. Montand?

    Got your card! Fantastic. We both loved it! Thank you very much! I shall treasure it!

    Hope all is well! I'd say you're having one hell of a good time!

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