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
Two racing teams, led by the directors of our Artcurial office in Germany and Austria, participated in the major annual meeting for classic cars and breathtaking Austrian landscapes enthusiasts.
From 16th to 23th March, our Wien office presented a selection from the auction Il était une fois… le Ritz Paris before the sale in Paris of 3500 lots from the Ritz Paris former decorations.