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Aznavour sculpture sells for $2.3 million

 

Agence France-Presse

Paris, France  /  Thu, June 6, 2019  /  12:07 pm
Aznavour sculpture sells for $2.3 million

French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour poses during a photo session in Paris in November 2017. (AFP/Joel Saget)

A bronze sculpture of a bullfighter owned by the late singer Charles Aznavour has sold for 2.1 million euros ($2.3 million), Christie's said.

The French crooner, one of the great singer-songwriters of the last century, was a passionate art collector.

He amassed a large collection at his home in southeast France, where he died in the bath last October, aged 94.

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"La Tauromachie" by the French sculptor Germaine Richier shows a torero with a bull's head.

It is one of series of 11 made by the pioneering woman artist, with others on display at the Guggenheim in Venice and Museum of Modern Art in Brussels.

A second sculpture from Aznavour's collection by the French artist Cesar also went under the hammer for 72,000 euros in the Tuesday evening sale.