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2018: Another Record Year for
Sotheby's Paris

A total of €251.4m in sales made 2018 a third exceptional year in a row for Sotheby’s France.

Highlights include: 31 world auction records, 20 collections, the highest price for any works of art in France for a Yangcai porcelain vase sold for €16.2m, Qianlong mark and period.

The most important auctions were: "Pierre Bergé, From One Home to Another" (€27.4m) – highest total for any single owner sale in France this year, "Fine Chinese paintings, calligraphy and rubbings" (€10.6m), "The collection of Oscar Mairlot" (€7m).

Significantly, some of the most remarkable world record prices were achieved for works by major international contemporary artists, including Kazuo Shiraga (€8.7m) and Mark Tobey (€1.4m) as well as a mirror by Claude Lalanne commissioned Yves Saint Laurent’s (€909.000).

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Pierre Bergé. D'une demeure l'autre
(Pierre Bergé, From One Home to Another)

Sotheby's Paris | Exhibition view
Credit: © Sotheby’s / Micha Patault

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