Gallerist Xavier Eeckhout Specializes in Animal Art, an Expanding Market

La Gazette Drouot
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Gallerist Xavier Eeckhout focuses on French, Belgian and Swiss animal artists between 1900 and 1950, a niche that may seem narrow but where discoveries pay off. © Galerie Xavier Eekhout Since 2005, you’ve specialized in animal art, a market that’s going through great changes. How do you explain this?For a long time, bronze animal sculptures were decorative objects and the relationship between the artist and founder or the rarity of a piece didn’t matter. After the Rembrandt Bugatti and François Pompon exhibitions at the Musée d’Orsay, several shows, like “La beauté animale” (“Animal Beauty”) at the Grand Palais and the one on the foremost

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