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André-Léon Vivrel, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

AGE OF ELEGANCE: EUROPEAN PAINTINGS, FURNITURE AND SCULPTURE
HONG KONG

André-Léon Vivrel (1886-1976), FRENCH STILL LIFE

Source: Vivrel Still Life, Sotheby’s

This is an artist I did not know, but isn’t his work gorgeous? Apparently he exhibited with Bonnard, Lebasque and Picasso at the Galerie Th. Briant, and one of his works is at the Musée Eugène Boudin in Honfleur. There’s currently a wonderful seascape by him for sale by lesatamanes.com for a very reasonable price:

 

We’ve been busy this past week furnishing apartment 6 in building II. The tenant that was there got a job in Toulouse and had to go; not long after that a Spanish couple who’s relocating to Mazamet for work contacted us asking if we could provide a furnished apartment. We said yes and we’re nearly done. Ikea features heavily, but it looks fine. They arrive next week, which means we’re at 100% occupancy again. Hurrah 🙂

41 comments on “André-Léon Vivrel, Sotheby’s Hong Kong

  1. merilee
    June 1, 2019

    Never heard of him but LOVE the red still life❤️❤️

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      Me too! I’d kill to have that here 😀 The combination of colours, composition, brushstrokes- all wonderful.

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  2. jim-
    June 1, 2019

    I have a feeling your IKEA is better than anything I can put together. I’m horrible at decorating.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      How’s the house looking now? Has your daughter moved in? Did you fix the off centre light in the bathroom?????

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      • jim-
        June 1, 2019

        I did fix the off center light. I was worried you wouldn’t be getting any sleep. Hehe. Everybody is moved in and settled. Time flies. They were in it the first of October. Winter was a little tough and been putting in yard and garden space.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        June 1, 2019

        No more pictures of the finished product?

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      • jim-
        June 1, 2019

        I got lazy. I am pretty proud of the kitchen though. Black marble tops and a dimpled copper farm sink. Pictures don’t really do it justice though. Its all made out of repurposed barn wood. I’ll email you

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      • merilee
        June 1, 2019

        The dimpled copper sink sounds wonderful!

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      • jim-
        June 1, 2019
      • The Pink Agendist
        June 1, 2019

        Love it!!! The materials work really well together. GRIDS!!!!!!!! The small mosaic tiles meeting the larger black tiles, meeting the larger wood grids! And then meeting the floor grids. Excellent.

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      • jim-
        June 1, 2019

        Thanks. It worked out pretty well. With the pipe supports, sink and tile this entire kitchen was under $1000. I think I could build these for a living. Not too technical, built in place, and it took me one day. I really like the way it functions too. She wanted something she could climb on the counters to get to high cabinets. The Lowe shelves work like stairs.
        We are building a copper awning to go over the sink and window too, this summer.

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      • karenjane
        June 6, 2019

        That copper sink is gorgeous. I love your kitchen, very practical & attractive. And it’s a massive space.

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      • jim-
        June 6, 2019

        Thank you. I really like it. That empty space is now a multi-toned, oversized kitchen table made out of refinished barn wood too. It’s pretty sexy. I beat the hell out of it with a heavy chain to dimple it, sand stain and seal. It’s pretty cool.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      P.S. I’ll post pictures of the apartment once I’m done Monday or Tuesday. It’s basic but functional.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      You think? I suppose I’m probably de-sensitised to heavy frames. From the 40’s back, with the exception of the Georgian period, most framing was rather substantial.

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  3. Pene Stevens
    June 1, 2019

    Loving your blog. Am looking for house in mazamet area. Am over this week to look. Any advice? Pene

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      Thanks! How nice that you’re coming this way. What sort of home are you looking for? I keep an eye on what the agents are doing, so I can probably tell you which one of them might have something along the lines of what you’re interested in. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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      • Pene
        June 3, 2019

        Thank you so much. I wasn’t sure whether I could make such a contact. I am now in mazamet staying at maison de l’arnette and have first viewing with reberga this pm. Looking for 2/3 bedrooms with enough garden to put in a swimming pool!

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      • The Pink Agendist
        June 3, 2019

        Reberga have a great selection, and Pascale who will probably be the agent doing the viewing with you, is very nice and helpful. Our approach when looking was to contact all the agents which worked out as each one of them had things in exclusivity. Often people here only list with one agent (unlike Spain where everyone lists with at least 3.) Let me know how your visit goes! Our email is pink.agendist@yahoo.com

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  4. Helen Devries
    June 1, 2019

    I did not know of him, but Leo did…I would prefer the still life to the seascape, but that is down to the colours, I think.
    Looking forward to seeing the apartment as furnished…

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 1, 2019

      The reds are sublime. I prefer that one too. I’d love to see the nudes, as they say those were his prize winners, but I can’t find a picture of any of them online.

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  5. Kris Jennings
    June 1, 2019

    I bought art today!! It made me soooo happy, especially when I get to talk to the artist about her work. Such a joy!

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  6. john zande
    June 1, 2019

    Did you grow tired of Branyan?

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 2, 2019

      I was tired of Branyan the first time I ever read anything he had to say. But, on documenting his hate speech, I just had no time this past month. It was tax returns time here which kept me busy, and I’m setting up a new company to handle art sales 🙂

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      • john zande
        June 2, 2019

        and I’m setting up a new company to handle art sales

        If that’s not the opening line in the next Ocean’s Eleven film then I don’t know what is.

        And you’re right, Branyan is a special kind of boring. Astonishing, considering his career choice.

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      • The Pink Agendist
        June 2, 2019

        LOL! 😀 It’s much less exciting than that. It’s a purely bureaucratic operation for tax purposes.

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      • john zande
        June 2, 2019

        Of course it is, Danny.

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  7. Steve Ruis
    June 2, 2019

    There are oh so many paintings. It is your taste in them that is exquisite.

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 2, 2019

      That’s exceedingly kind of you 🙂 I have the impression exposure and taste are directly connected. The more we see (and compare) of art, the more we’re able to distinguish uniqueness and artistic ability.

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  8. karenjane
    June 6, 2019

    Am I the only one who prefers the landscape? It’s because when I see paintings, I tend to think where it would go in our house – & the seascape would look good in our bedroom (with a simpler frame).

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    • The Pink Agendist
      June 6, 2019

      I’m not saying no to either one of them!!! 😀 His seascapes are highly prized, “as stunning studies of water and skies.” I actually found a seascape of his which I’m seriously considering…

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