In the second half of 2014, Artcurial opens its third European office in Vienna, under the direction of Caroline Messensee. This Artcurial Austria « house », inaugurated in a historic building in the heart of Vienna, strengthens the existing links with local clientele and develops the notoriety of Artcurial.
Artcurial Austria, a meeting hub, creates a cultural offer in tune with the current events of the auction house such as signatures, local exhibitions
and traveling exhibitions of the major artworks of up and coming Parisian and Monegasque sales.
Complimentary and confidential valuation days are organised by the Vienna office, covering all areas proposed by the House, ranging from Impressionist and Modern Art, Furniture and Art Objects, Design, Ancient Paintings, Books or Contemporary Art, throughout the year. Artcurial specialists travel throughout Austria by simple appointment year round, to meet you in your home or at the Artcurial office.
Artcurial Austria joins the list of international offices and reinforces the European network of Artcurial together with Germany, Belgium, Italy and Monaco.
Free & Confidential Expertises by Appointment.
A graduate in Art History from the University of Vienna and the Sorbonne, Caroline Messensee began her career in Parisian galleries (Galerie Karsten Greve, Galerie Lelong) before becoming curator.
Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Richard Gerstl and Herbert Boeckl were, as Joan Miró, Fernand Léger, Jean Dubuffet and Georges Braque, some of the artists to whom she has devoted major exhibitions both in France (Musée Maillol) and in Austria, Germany and Spain (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao).
Following her European experience, she joined Artcurial in September 2012 and becomes the person in charge of the German speaking clientele within the auction house, as Central European Modern and Contemporary Art Directo. Since 2014, she is Director of the Austrian Artcurial office.
Following on the sale of the historic furnishings of the Ritz Hotel in 2018, Artcurial will be auctioning close to 1,500 lots dedicated to French Arts of the table and Arts of living.
In 2019, Artcurial, leading French auction house, has confirmed its position of major international player in the art market and totaled €203.1 m, +4% compared to 2018.
Judgments on a sheet, 1973
Sold €1,261,400 on 3rd December 2019
The Impressionist & Modern sale was dominated by the exceptional painting Te Bourao (II) by Paul Gauguin, the last artwork still in private hands of a major nine paintings cycle painted in Tahiti and sent to Paris in 1898 as part of an exhibition dedicated to the artist at the Ambroise Vollard gallery. The oil on canvas reaches €9,553,200, almost twice its estimate.
Artcurial organisait mercredi 13 novembre sa vente de prestige dédiée aux Maîtres anciens et du XIXe siècle. Totalisant 9,2 M€, elle est dominée par le formidable record mondial pour Artemisia Gentileschi à 4,8 M€ frais inclus avec Lucrèce, toile exécutée dans les années 1630.
On the occasion of the first edition of Foto Wien last April, Artcurial Austria in Vienna and MAGNIN-A organized an exhibition of 7 African photographers, from Malick Sidibé and Seydou Keïta from the past to Omar Diop and Kiripi Katembo from today.
17 jul. 2018
21 mar. 2018
18 jul. 2018
18 jan. 2018
30 Dec. 2017
28 nov. 2017
05 nov. 2017