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18th October

Liberté Enchères is the first inDeauville sales company: we were delighted to meet them

Freedom auction has just been born. This sales company will organize auctions in Deauville, Trouville, Honfleur and Paris in heritage places emblematic of each city. The themes of each sale will echo the news of the cities - events, activities, festivals. So much for the concept. In the background, a long history of friendship and a communicative enthusiasm for everything related to art.

Freedom Auctions: the name is the affirmation of a desire for a flexible professional life free from the constraints of large structures.

Eléonore Chalmin is a graduate of the Ecole du Louvre. She very quickly chose to work for the world of auctions where she was able to live without constraint her passion for the art of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. After a few years at Tajan, she took charge of the development of Deauville Auction (Artcurial), branch of the French thoroughbred sales agency, where she made sales on the theme of horses and sales of modern paintings. Then it will be Daguerre where she acts as a consultant until very recently, there too, to organize sales in Paris as in Deauville, always on the same theme.

September 1, 2019 marks the end of this very enthusiastic period in the service of these large auction houses. She chooses to create her own company by partnering with her lifelong friend, known on the benches of the Louvre school, Olivier Collin de Bocage, founder of "Paris Enchères". He was the youngest auctioneer in France, the first also to open an auction room a few steps from Drouot. They remained friends and retained the desire to work together. From their friendship is born Freedom Auctions. The name is the affirmation of a desire for a flexible professional life free from the constraints of large structures.

For their first sale, they chose to settle at Normandy Barrière in Deauville and to offer photographs echoing the Festival Planche (s) Contact.
Each year, two sales will be devoted to photography, two others to jewelry and watches. A sale will be dedicated to design, a second to modern paintings, a third to the horse.
Liberté Enchères will offer multiple services for its customers: jewelry can be made to the size desired by a buyer for example. For works of art, sellers can have them restored, cleaned and delivered.
They joined the inDeauville network which will allow them to rely on a powerful internet platform to announce their calendar. For their part, they will promote the events associated with their sales beyond our borders and in particular in Paris.

Mauritius 1996, vogue cover, 3/8JB Lorieux
Naomi Campbell 1990 Albert watson
Naomi Campbell 1990 Albert watson

They dream of selling:

A work that everyone thought was gone, that we could rediscover.

They love their job and especially:

The so-called castle sales: expression which designates the auctions carried out in the houses of the sellers. They love this special contact with their customers and the stories that unfold behind each item on sale.

This is their region!

The word freedom and the dove which symbolizes peace is a tribute to Normandy, land of the struggles for freedom.

Two privileged places:

The André Malraux museum in Le Havre for the wall of works by Eugène Boudin ... and soon Les Franciscaines ...
Deauville beach, an invitation to paint.

Contact Us

Freedom Auctions
Paris Auctions
Tel: 06 13 55 87 40

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