François Tajan is confirmed dead at the age of 57.
François was best known as a French auctioneer.
Death was likely due to food poisoning.
RT @reiberpr: It is with great sadness that we announce our good friend and world-renowned auctioneer Francois Tajan has died, ag…
RT @Artcurial: We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of François Tajan, Deputy Chairman of Artcurial, on Wednesday, Febru…
We are little things...-Leading French auctioneer François Tajan dies, aged 57. The deputy chairman of the Paris-ba…
#French #auctioneer François #Tajan R.I.P.
Shocked to hear the news from Paris today - death by food poisoning??? Quelle tristesse really. I had the pleasure…
François Tajan, the deputy chairman of the Paris-based auction house Artcurial, has died aged 57 after suffering fr…
RT @Artcurial: We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of François Tajan, Deputy Chairman of Artcurial, on Wednesday, Febru…
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of François Tajan, Deputy Chairman of Artcurial, on Wednesday, Febru…
RT @reiberpr: It is with great sadness that we announce our good friend and world-renowned auctioneer Francois Tajan has died, ag…
It is with great sadness that we announce our good friend and world-renowned auctioneer Francois Tajan has died, ag…
François Tajan
Born27 June 1962
Died26 February 2020(2020-02-26) (aged 57)
Paris, France
NationalityFrench
OccupationAuctioneer
François Tajan (27 June 1962 – 26 February 2020) was a French auctioneer.
Biography
The son of auctioneer Jacques Tajan, François obtained degrees in law and art history. He then earned his diploma as an auctioneer in 1997. After a stint in cinema, Tajan joined his father in the world of auctions. He was an associate auctioneer in 1998, and became President of Tajan in 2001. In 2005, he left Tajan and joined Artcurial Briest Le Fur Poulain Tajan auction house, which became Artcurial in 2015 with Tajan as co-president. On 1 November 2015, Tajan became deputy president.
Tajan set numerous sales records during his tenure as an auctioneer. On 8 February 2009, he manage to collect 222,000€ for the nose of the SS France. He secured 311,594€, 25 times the original amount, for the bar of the Hôtel de Crillon, which was designed by César Baldaccini. In June 2014, he organized a sale of Tintin collectibles, which totaled 5.3 million euros. On 30 April 2016, Tajan sold a copy of King Ottokar's Sceptre owned by Renaud for 1.046 million euros. On 22 November 2016, he sold a section of the Eiffel Tower staircase for 523,800 euros, even though its worth was estimated at a mere 30,000-40,000 euros. On 24 June 2017, Tajan managed to sell copies of Apostrophes, hosted by Bernard Pivot for 16,900€.
François Tajan died on 26 February 2020 due to food poisoning.
Personal Life
Tajan was a fan of rock music, having purchased several Rolling Stones albums starting at age 10. He was also a collector of modern art, particularly the works of painter Pierre Scholla.
He had three children. His son, Louis, was born from Tajan's first marriage, while Gabriel and Eloïse were from his second wife, Véronique.
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