Sculpture owned by late singer Charles Aznavour sells for $2.3 million | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

le chanteur Charles Aznavour arrive le 10 décembre 1998 à l'église Saint-Germain-des-Prés à Paris, pour assister aux obsèques du sculpteur César qui doit ensuite être inhumé au cimetière Montparnasse. L'artiste, âgé de 77 ans, est décédé le 06 décembre des suites d'une longue maladie. (Photo by Eric Feferberg / AFP)


A bronze sculpture of a bullfighter owned by the late singer Charles Aznavour has sold for 2.1 million euros ($2.3 million), Christie’s said.


The French crooner, one of the great singer-songwriters of the last century, was a passionate art collector.


He amassed a large collection at his home in southeast France, where he died in the bath last October, aged 94.


French and Armenian-born singer Charles Aznavour (C) waves his sculpture designed by Gerard Garouste, after receiving the 2011 Scopus Award, as Beate (2ndL) and husband, writter, historian and lawyer Serge Klarsfeld (L) and Florence de Botton (R), President of Jerusalem hebraic University (UHJ) look on at the Champs-Elysees Theatre during the 2011 Scopus gala on January 23, 2011 in Paris. All the profits of the evening will finance the “Edmond and Lily Safra” research laboratory in Jerusalem, dedicated to Parkinson disease. AFP PHOTO MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP)


“La Tauromachie” by the French sculptor Germaine Richier shows a torero with a bull’s head.


It is one of series of 11 made by the pioneering woman artist, with others on display at the Guggenheim in Venice and Museum of Modern Art in Brussels.


A second sculpture from Aznavour’s collection by the French artist Cesar also went under the hammer for 72,000 euros in the Tuesday evening sale.


Source: Agence France-Presse

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