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Rheims, Mauricelocked

(b Versailles, Jan 4, 1910; d Paris, Mar 6, 2003).
  • Lee Sorensen

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French auctioneer, art collector, and writer. The son of a high-ranking officer in the French army, Rheims earned degrees in art history from the Ecole du Louvre and the Sorbonne. He got his first positions in appraising and later in auctioneering at several smaller auction houses. His talent for the performative aspects of auction sales, together with an excellent eye, attracted the Hôtel Drouot to seek an association with him in ...

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