1 Dec - 15 Dec 2020 | Online 20148

Bid for the Louvre: contemporary art, unique luxury pieces and once-in-a-lifetime experiences sold to benefit the Louvre social and educational programs

Paris

1 Dec - 15 Dec 2020

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Please note that there will be no buyer’s premium applied to the hammer price for all lots in this sale.

The Musée du Louvre and Christie's, with the support of the Hôtel Drouot, are pleased to join forces to organise Bid for the Louvre, an unprecedented online auction. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Louvre social and educational programs and the Studio, a new space dedicated to artistic and cultural education that will open in the fall of 2021.

For the first time, the Musée du Louvre is auctioning 24 exceptional lots: once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the heart of the Palais, bespoke services inspired by the Louvre, exclusive experiences created by some of the world’s leading luxury brands, and unique works of art kindly given by contemporary artists close to the museum, including Johan Creten, Candida Höfer, Eva Jospin, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Pierre Soulages and Xavier Veilhan. Some of the offered lots are quite unique and comprise world premieres such as the privilege of attending the annual examination of the Mona Lisa outside her display case, or the chance to walk through the rooftops of the Palais du Louvre in the company of the artist JR.

Virgil Abloh, multi-disciplinary creator, or Houses such as Cartier, Christian Dior Couture, Le Meurice, Le Ritz Paris, Louis Vuitton, Moët Hennessy, Parfums Christian Dior and Vacheron Constantin, are amongst the prestigious participants — all sharing a strong bond and special history with the Louvre, and heavily involved in the choice and design of the lots for this auction. Behind each work of art, each creation, each experience offered in this sale, there is the generosity of an artist, a partner company or a patron of the museum.

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Veuillez noter qu’il n’y a pas de frais acheteurs applicables pour cette vente.

Le musée du Louvre et la maison de ventes Christie’s, avec le soutien de Drouot, sont heureux de s’associer pour organiser « Bid for the Louvre, Enchérissez pour le Louvre », une vente aux enchères en ligne inédite dont les gains seront entièrement consacrés à des projets solidaires et éducatifs du musée du Louvre et au Studio, nouvel espace dédié à l’éducation artistique et culturelle qui ouvrira à l’automne 2021.

Accéder à l’inaccessible, acquérir des œuvres d’art ou des créations spécialement réalisées pour cette occasion, redécouvrir le musée du Louvre autrement, vivre des moments hors du commun, c’est ce que propose cette vente unique.

Pour la première fois, le musée du Louvre propose ainsi aux enchères vingt-quatre lots d’exception : des œuvres d’art offertes par des artistes contemporains proches du musée comme Johan Creten, Candida Höfer, Eva Jospin, Jean-Michel Othoniel, Pierre Soulages ou Xavier Veilhan, des expériences exclusives au cœur du Palais, des services de personnalisation inspirés par le Louvre ou encore des rencontres privilégiées. Parmi les expériences proposées, certaines sont particulièrement uniques ou spectaculaires, des premières mondiales, comme le privilège d’assister à l’examen annuel de la Joconde hors de sa vitrine ou encore celui d’arpenter les toits du Palais du Louvre en compagnie de l’artiste JR.

Virgil Abloh, créateur multidisciplinaire ou de grandes Maisons comme Cartier, Christian Dior Couture, Le Meurice, Le Ritz Paris, Louis Vuitton, Moët Hennessy, Parfums Christian Dior et Vacheron Constantin, tous ont un lien fort, une histoire particulière avec le Louvre et se sont fortement impliqués dans le choix et la conception des lots. Derrière chaque œuvre, derrière chaque création, derrière chaque expérience proposée lors de cette vente, s’esquisse donc la générosité d’un artiste, d’une Maison partenaire ou d’un mécène du musée.

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