Impressionist 
& Modern Art

Impressionist
& Modern Art

Dedicated to painting, sculpture and graphic arts creation from the 1880’s to the 1950’s, the Impressionist & Modern auctions place one of Artcurial’s historic specialties in the forefront. In 2017, the Impressionist & Modern department totals close to €24M in sold art, placing Artcurial among the leading players in the field.

This clear dominance is the result of the department’s expertise for several years as much with the relationships created with the collectors, artists’ families, key market players and the institutions as with the legality, tax and inheritance advice it confers in terms of art objects, benefiting families, notaries, lawyers and Family Office.

The Department is also recognised for its authentication and research in historic and inheritance expertise as well as its ability to highlight and internationally enhance works with which they are entrusted at auction, and obtaining a reference price.

It is for these many reasons that Artcurial’s Impressionist & Modern department has acquired a solid legitimacy in the dispersion of prestigious collections over the recent years under the gavel of Francis Briest, the authority of Fabien Naudan and Bruno Jaubert’s leadership: Louis Carré, Tériade, Gérard Oury, Paul Pétrides, Fonds Constantin Brancusi, Dina Vierny/ Fondation Maillol, Ernesto et Liuba Wolf, Pierre Hebey collections, Brollo’s Giacometti, Jean Leymarie or Paul Lombard and Camille Claudel from her sister Louise. To name a few. The Department also registers spectacular prices, creating a reference on the international market, in particular for Feininger, Utrillo, Maillol, Gonzalez, Duchamp and a Rodin, the magnificent rediscovered “Andromeda”, which reached the astronomical price of €3.7M in May 2017. In the second half of the same year, 20 works of art by Camille Claudel went under the hammer and allowed French national museums including the Musée d'Orsay to pre-empt 12 pices  while L'Abandon, emblematic work of the artist, fetched nearly €1.2M.

Thanks to its knowledge of the market and of collections, Artcurial targets international buyers both during public and private sales, guarantying optimum result.

The new generation’s scrutiny with respect to art, styles, periods and an unconventional approach to history open up new and exciting prospects within collections currently under construction. It is amidst this new perspective of renewal that Artcurial’s Impressionist & Modern department wishes accompany collectors while responding to their expectations in terms of knowledge and services.

Head of XXth  Century Departments

News

Discover Women Mending Nets in the Dunes by Vincent Van Gogh

Discover Women Mending Nets in the Dunes by Vincent Van Gogh

Sold €7,065,000 on 4th June 2018

Redécouverte d’une sculpture d’Auguste Rodin

Redécouverte d’une sculpture d’Auguste Rodin

Redécouverte, 130 ans après sa création, d’une sculpture d’Auguste Rodin, Andromède, vendue 3.7 M€ en mai 2017