Sculpture, marble and bronze auctions combine art with materials like wood, terracotta, plaster, stone, ivory, marble, metal and bronze. These online sales feature numerous classical sculptures, from bronze statuettes from the italian renaissance to Jean-Antoine Houdon's portraits in white marble and Augustin Pajou's terracotta busts.no-one could stay stony-faced before this profusion of wood carvings, plaster heads, stone busts, antique lost wax castings, statues of the madonna and child and animals by Antoine-Louis Barye, Rembrandt Bugatti and François Pompon. Modern and contemporary sculptors also provide delights for initiates in these online sculpture, marble and bronze auctions, which feature Auguste Rodin, Camille Claudel, Aristide Maillol, Alexander Calder, Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely, Arman, César, and the star of the auction room, Alberto Giacometti. Did you know? A hundred years after the death of Auguste Rodin, a patinated bronze proof of the brilliant sculptor's eternal spring fetched €2 million at Drouot.
Composed of several subsidiaries, the Drouot Group is a major player in the art market. Hôtel Drouot, located in the heart of Paris, has been the world's largest public auction center since 1852. 15 salerooms are available to more than 70 auction houses. The emulation generated by an annual offer of 230,000 artworks from 21 major specialities - from Antiquity to street art - attracts some 3,000 visitors every day. The Group's digital platform, Drouot.com, offers digital sales - Live auctions (live broadcasting and participation in auctions), Online-only auctions (dematerialised auctions) and Buy Now sales (sales of lots at fixed prices). Nearly 2 million items are offered annually by 600 auction houses. Auction news is reported every week in La Gazette Drouot, the leading weekly magazine for the art market and culture published by Auctionspress.