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The Drouot Quarter – Sixteen is the Key

Dedicated drawings auctions are always held at Drouot to coincide with the Salons. However, this quarter of Paris, just a stone’s throw from the Place de la Bourse where the Salon du Dessin is staged, has always been a busy area for galleries and auctioneers’ offices as well as the main Drouot centre building.

So, to capitalise on the drawing afficionados in town, auctioneers and dealers unite under the banner of Dessin Au Quartier Art Drouot (Drawing in the Drouot Quarter) to put on a bit of a show. It is an opportunity to root around the little galleries in the streets, courtyards and famous passages or quaint covered arcades that pepper this area on a parcours or trail and take in auction viewings and exhibitions at the same time.

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Antiques Trade Gazette is the essential publication for everyone with a serious interest in art, antiques and collectables. Every week it is packed with up-to-the-minute news on the market, with individual items beautifully illustrated throughout. Since 1971 it has been the most reliable source of information on what is really happening at auctions in the UK and around the world. Each issue is filled with auction advertisements and detailed auction reports written by expert journalists. The Dealer’s Diary section keeps readers constantly updated on what is happening at the fairs and markets and in the galleries and shops. Market professionals and serious collectors throughout the world rely on ATG to keep them informed on developments and issues which shape the art market. It is here that they learn about the prices achieved at auction in every area - from antiquities to pop memorabilia, from impressionist paintings to Chinese art. With 500 or more art objects pictured, every issue is a treat to the eye and a visual education. Whatever the topic Antiques Trade Gazette is well-informed, up-to-date and entertaining.

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