French Actor Gérard Depardieu’s Collection Nets €4M

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The powerful 20th-century works mirror the actor’s personality. Sculpture and Eugène Leroy took center stage. Ossip Zadkine (1890-1967), Femme agenouillée (Kneeling Woman), 1922, terracotta monogrammed on the base, h. 34 cm/13.38 in.Result: €104,960 The two-day pre-auction public exhibition confirmed what everybody already knew: Gérard Depardieu’s collection was museum quality. He did not go in for easy pieces or surrender to the siren’s songs of a certain form of contemporary art. The collection was based on very high standards, as the auction house likes to say. The actor knew each of the works perfectly and could talk about them authoritatively. Even if it was

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