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.
Once again this year, the Auction house will be present in Monaco from 16th to 21st July for a week of sales focusing on Jewellery, Important Watches, Vintage Hermès and Collector Cars. Discover some of the top lots of this major event not to be missed.
On 8th and 9th July, the Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary departments will have the pleasure of holding their prestige sales, which will offer a vast selection of exceptional paintings and sculptures. At the evening Contemporary Art sale, collectors will have the opportunity to explore works by Simon Hantaï, Pierre Soulages and Antoni Tapiès. For the first time in France, a rare and exceptional stabile by Alexander Calder will be on offer.
Fig Trees, a work painted by Soutine between 1920 and 1921, will be auctioned off on 8th July at Artcurial during the Modern & Contemporary Art evening sale.
Since 4th May 2020, Artcurial’s offices have been open again. In order to receive you as well as possible during this period, we would be grateful if you could make an appointment in advance.
Marie Sanna-Legrand, Director of Watch Departement and and Geoffroy Ader, Expert in Watches, describe a dynamic and growing market, looking for big names and iconic models that resonate.
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.
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.
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