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Scandal at Drouot, the Most Important French Auction House

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Niviere/European Pressphoto Agency/The New York Times

Bidders competed earlier this year at the Hôtel Drouot, France’s oldest, largest, most storied and most profitable auction house.

Scott Sayare has written a very interesting article entitled “Chatter of Swindles and Scams at Auction House” in the Europe section of The New York Times (online) looking at French Justice Ministry and Police investigations, and charges, leveled at the largest and most important French auction house, Drouot, including art-trafficking, theft, and price fixing by Drouot insiders.  A fascinating look into the realities of what has been described as a typical French lack of ethics, among other things…
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