France: Andre Claveau's winning medal for sale

by Dominique Dufaut 59 views

On May 28, in Toulouse, South-West of France, a big sale will take place the Hotel Saint-Aubin – the local auction hall – with more than 3 m3 of personal belongings of Andre Claveau, the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest winning artist.

Andre Claveu passed away7 years ago, on July 4, 2003, at the age of 91, in his farmhouse, in Brassac (some 100 kilometers far from Toulouse). The new owners of the property are about to leave for the USA and therefore sell many of Claveau's belongings: hundreds of pictures of the man (alone and with singer friends of him), letters, music sheets, etc.

The most interesting item on sale is the winning medal of the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, which was designed by world famous Catalan painter and sculptor Joan Miró.André Claveau gave France its first victory in 1958, with the song Dors mon amour. Having won the contest at the age of 47, the artist remained the oldest winner until Jorgen Olsen, in 2000.

Special thanks for the piece of news and for the pictures to Jacques Lafourcade (OGAE France).More on the auction itself and the way to enter can be found here.

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