From Classicism to Contemporary Art, a Collection Assembled in Paris and New York

La Gazette Drouot
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From Classicism to Contemporary Art a Collection Assembled in Paris and New York-1

Marie-Régine Didier followed her tastes, mixing styles in her New York and faubourg Saint-Honoré apartments without caring about trendiness. Her eclecticism is highly appealing. Jean Paul Riopelle (1923–2002), C’est rocheux (It’s Rocky), 1974, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower right and numbered “AM 30”, 81 x 100 cm/31.88 x 39.37 in. Estimate: €100,000/150,000 Friends, who fondly called Marie-Régine Didier "Catoune", remember her as an elegant, cheerful and caring woman. Born in Valence in the South of France on July 20, 1936, as a little girl she would whisper, full of hope and desire, “another world awaits me”, says her friend Christian Leprette.

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