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.
Tuesday September 17th, 2019
Wednesday September 18th, 2019
Thursday Oktober 10th, 2019
Friday Oktober 11th, 2019
Post War & Contemporary Art
Impressionism & Modern Art
Thursday November 14th, 2019
Jewellery & Watches
Wednesday November 13th, 2019
Jewellery & Watches
All over Austria
Wednesday November 20th, 2019
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.
Pallamar is a well-known name among connoisseurs of old paintings. The Viennese gallery was founded in the nineteen sixties and was a major reference point during the second half of the 20th century. Specialising in the Northern Schools, the gallery regularly offered masterpieces by major artists active in these regions in the 16th and 17th centuries during its annual exhibition. Rudolf and Friederike Pallamar, the ambitious founders, were proud to support the heritage left by these historic artists.
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.
Recap video of last year’s major events
Last September and at the occasion of the Contemporary Art Week, Artcurial Austria hosted an exhibition dedicated to the Japanese artist Hana Usui, curated by Liesa Katagi.
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30 Dec. 2017
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