“Patti Smith Buys Rimbaud’s Replicated Childhood Home in France” – ArtNet, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
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“Patti Smith Buys Rimbaud’s Replicated Childhood Home in France” – ArtNet, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

News article and photo from ArtNet/Getty Images Photo Credit: GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images   Patti Smith, writer and musician extraordinaire, has bought a reconstruction of the childhood home of her life-long idol, the French poet Arthur Rimbaud. The reconstruction, spearheaded by Jacqueline Kranenvitter and Paul Boens, became a pilgrimage site for fans of the writer and enfant terrible, … Continue reading

“5 Takeaways From the February 2017 Auctions” – ArtNet News
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“5 Takeaways From the February 2017 Auctions” – ArtNet News

News article by ArtNet News Photo Credit: Sotheby’s Paris / ArtNet News   ….. The top selling decorative art lot in February was a hand-written poem, “The River of Cassis,” by Arthur Rimbaud. The 1872 manuscript sold for €283,500 ($303,468) during the Sotheby’s Paris “Books and Manuscripts” sale on February 8….  – ArtNet News Read the complete … Continue reading

“Important Medical Books and Rimbaud Manuscripts to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s Paris” -Fine Books
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“Important Medical Books and Rimbaud Manuscripts to be Auctioned at Sotheby’s Paris” -Fine Books

News article and photos from Fine Books & Collections   Paris, January 2017—The sale of books and manuscripts on 8 February will open with an extremely fine selection of antique books on Medicine (including the last books from Jean Blondelet’s library), Natural Science and Literature. The sale of three remarkable manuscripts in Rimbaud’s hand will … Continue reading

“Gun that almost killed Arthur Rimbaud sells for €435,000 at Paris auction” – The Guardian
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“Gun that almost killed Arthur Rimbaud sells for €435,000 at Paris auction” – The Guardian

News article and photo from The Guardian Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images   Seven-millimetre revolver poet Paul Verlaine used in failed attempt to kill his lover fetches more than seven times its estimate. The most famous gun in French literary history, used by Paul Verlaine when he tried to kill his lover and fellow poet Arthur … Continue reading