jeudi 13 avril 2023 14:00
Salle 15 - Hôtel Drouot , 9, rue Drouot 75009 Paris
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Expert : Charlotte BARTHELEMY SAS

17 rue Drouot 75009 PARIS

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Tuesday April 11 11 am to 6 pm

Wednesday April 12 11am to 6pm

Thursday April 13th 11am to 12pm

Auctioneer :

Maître Yann le Mouel

7 rue de Provence 75009 PARIS



Argentic has marked the world of Parisian photography.

For 17 years, the website and then the gallery have exhibited the great names of photography, revealing a passionate look, that of its founder Eric Boudry.

It is this vision that will be offered to collectors during the auction of April 13, 2023 at the Hôtel Drouot by Maître Yann Le Mouël and Charlotte Barthélemy, photography expert.

The auction will feature works by Claude Batho, Édouard Boubat, Brassaï, Denis Brihat, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lucien Clergue, Jean Dieuzaide, Elliott Erwitt, Irina Ionesco, Izis, Jean-François Jonvelle, Josef Koudelka, Bernard Plossu, René-Jacques, Marc Riboud, Willy Ronis, Roger Schall, Jean-Pierre Sudre, Sabine Weiss, as well as photographs by Robert Doisneau from the Porcile Collection.

Exhibition: Tuesday, April 11 11am-6pm, Wednesday, April 12 11am-6pm and Thursday, April 13 11am-12pm

If I had to remember only one quote about photography, it would be the one by Paul Strand

at the opening of his 2006 exhibition at the Museum of American Art in Giverny:

I want to make big emotions out of small things...

This sentence sums up everything I love about the images I have collected for over 40 years

and it is always present in the work of the photographers that I had the honor and the joy to know and

to know and to exhibit.

It is my turn to pass on the baton, today, I am parting with the collection of the gallery

ARGENTIC, with the pleasure of being able to show you one last time these little things,

fragments of eternity.

I propose to you to find them in this catalog and in auction at the Hôtel Drouot.

Thanks to you, these photographs will continue their lives towards other horizons. Because, after all

after all, it is not we who look at them, but they who look at us.

Eric Boudry

Founder of the website and the gallery ARGENTIC (2005-2022)

Robert Doisneau

François Porcile Collection

François Porcile is a film director and film historian, born in Paris on March 3, 1944. He has

more than 150 films, short and feature films, fictions and documentaries, for cinema and

and television, including two with Robert Doisneau.

- 1972 : " Le Paris de Robert Doisneau " which won the short film prize at the Colombo

of Colombo.

- 1981 : " Robert Doisneau, badaud de Paris, pêcheur d'images ".

For the realization of these two films, François Porcile and Robert Doisneau selected a little more than

For the realization of these two films, François Porcile and Robert Doisneau selected a little more than 300 prints, all made by the photographer, at his home in Montrouge.

All the photographs have in the center the reference of the negative, written by Robert

Doisneau and, for those used in the films, a number written in a corner by François


This collection, acquired in 2016 by the ARGENTIC gallery, is offered for sale here, for the

the first time.

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