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
In 2018, Artcurial totals € 195,3M / $ 254M and achieved a record bid for an Impressionist or Modern Art work sold in France.
Last November, Artcurial Austria hosted its Fall Selection with a conceptual exhibition curated by the young designer Franz Riebenbauer. Three major artworks were highlighted: Warhol’s “Dollar Sign”, “n°53” by Ibrahim Mahama and “Untitled” by Günther Uecker.
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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