This is a first in France.
On Wednesday, the international auction company, Christie's, decided to organize an event especially for female artists.
The idea is to "highlight them differently".
Books, paintings or even haute couture, many works are represented.
The initiative is original and rare.
This is the first time that an auction has celebrated women artists.
It will be at Christie's in Paris on Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.
Photos, paintings, sculptures and manuscripts from all eras ... a total of 110 works are on sale.
It is possible to discover them until Tuesday evening at 6 p.m.
A photo of Bettina Rheims,
Une nana qui dans
e by Niki de Saint Phalle and a breaking letter from Edith Piaf sent to Yves Montand.
The light is on women for this new auction from Christie's.
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In her letter, Edith Piaf signs for the last time "Pupuce", indicates Alice Chevrier, specialist in books and manuscripts at Christie's.
“Nevertheless, a few days earlier, she had received a telegram from Yves Montand, admitting himself that he considered himself too young for her. He was indeed six or seven years apart. to ask oneself who is really the one who leaves the other first ", tells Alice Chevrier.
"The history of art has not always given them the place they deserve"
Also on sale, beautiful original editions:
of Marguerite Duras or
The Second Sex
of Simone de Beauvoir.
“Women artists have always existed, of course, but the history of art has not always given them the place they deserve,” says Alice Chevrier.
"We also hope that with this sale, we will be able to highlight them differently," she continues.
The objective of this 100% feminine event, she assures, is to "represent feminine creation, from comics to haute couture, including the Fine Arts".
The sale is estimated between 2 and 3 million euros.