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Glory Days of Paris – Guided Tour of the Destribats Collection

2 July, 2019 @ 09:00 - 10:30


We are delighted to announce that an event has been added related to the second Glory Days of Paris lecture, on Dadaism and Surrealism. Christie’s has agreed to give us a private guided tour of the outstanding Destribats collection, at Christie’s Paris, at 9am on Tuesday 2nd July.

The Books Department of Christie’s, in partnership with experts Jean-Baptiste de Proyart and Claude Oterelo, are arranging the sale of the Avant-Garde Library collected by Paul Destribats (1926-2017).

This exceptional jewel of books and manuscripts has been kept jealously for sixty years – only a limited number of researchers and a few friends have had access. The Avant-Garde Library comprises 6,000 books, leaflets and manifestos from the 20th Century. The first three sales will include more than 600 titles spanning from 1910 to 1945 including many works by members of the Dada and Surrealism movements in Paris. The sales will take place on 3rd, 4th and 5th July in Christie’s Paris. A fuller description, in French, can be downloaded here.

This really is a special opportunity to see these works that have been kept secret for so long and you can attend the guided tour whether or not you come to the lecture on Friday 28th June.


2 July, 2019
09:00 - 10:30
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Christies’s Paris Office
9 avenue Matignon
Paris, 75008 France
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Cambridge Society of Paris


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