Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo to auction the Hourdequins’ unique circus-themed collection

Throughout this week, fans and aficionados of the circus and circus arts will be able to explore a unique collection of paintings, sculptures and objets d’art belonging to Patrick and Krinou Hourdequin ahead of a grand auction on Thursday.

Amassed during the lifetimes of Patrick and Krinou Hourdequin, who shared an “unfailing commitment to the circus arts”, this extraordinary collection of items is a compendium of art works in all shapes and forms that is united by their treasured theme of the circus. 

From souvenirs and trinkets to musical instruments from circus days gone by, the Hourdequin Collection is the fruit of an enduring love for and appreciation of the circus, which allowed the couple to develop close ties to the Principality. 

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It thus seems only right that the auction be held in Monaco and it is set to take place on Thursday 25th January at the Hôtel des Ventes de Monte-Carlo on the Quai Antoine 1er at 2.30pm.

There will be public showings of the 300 lots from Monday 22nd to Wednesday 24th January from 10am to 1pm and again from 2pm to 6pm.  

To view the collection catalogue online, click here

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