Post-War 
  & Contemporary Art

Post-War
  & Contemporary Art

For a number of years now, the Post-War and Contemporary Department, under the direction of Hugues Sébilleau, has been returning outstanding results with its sales of works from 1945 to today.

With 15 years experience Hugues Sébilleau, who had been providing his expertise and knowledge of the contemporary art market to Artcurial since 2004, after having spent several years with Briest Auctioneers as well as working in the finance sector.

The department benefits not only from their respective experience but also from their dedication and focus on customer service; buyers and sellers of works of art today demand ever more knowledge and information and Karim and Hugues intend to provide this to the widest range of clients possible.

The department’s aim is to promote and develop the market for French artists from different artistic movements (Abstraction, Narrative Figuration and the New Realists) alongside sales of works by significant international artists. Client focus, expertise and knowledge have meant many clients come to count on the invaluable advice the department can provide, a fact underlined by the various collections entrusted to the team - whether they be classic, such as the Jean Pollack, Claude and Micheline Renard, Jean Ferrero, Jacques and Madeleine Matarasso, Pierre Hebey or Jean Leymarie collections or those much more contemporary, such as ‘Projet Minimal’, Vincent Wapler or Michel Fedoroff.

Highlighting the qualities of a piece of art, the meticulous work undertaken before each sale and the successful attracting of new buyers have all led to an increase in the results of the department, through its 4 auctions per year. These figures have made a major a contribution to Artcurial’s position today as one of the major players on the European art market

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A semester with Artcurial

A semester with Artcurial

A monumental stabile by Alexander Calder, the extraordinary chairs made for the comte d’Artois at the château de Bagatelle, an important 10.42 ct emerald-cut diamond ring, the intriguing collection of old master paintings that belonged to Baron François Empain, a rare Spirou cover by André Franquin, a superb private collection of watches in which Rolex and Patek Philippe took pride of place, a summer sale of collector cars in Monte-Carlo… the past semester included many remarkably successful sales.

We thank you for your support and trust, which allowed us to achieve these extraordinary results, and look forward to seeing you again from 9th September for a new sales season that promises many exciting discoveries and surprises.

Record pour le stabile monumental de Calder

Record pour le stabile monumental de Calder

Le mercredi 8 juillet, Artcurial consacrait une soirée à ses grandes ventes d’Art Moderne et Contemporain. A cette occasion, la maison présentait un stabile monumental d’Alexander Calder, haut de plus de 3,5 mètres. Cette sculpture impressionnante crée l’événement en s’envolant à près de 5 M€ / 5,6 M$ frais inclus, le double de son estimation. Il s’agit d’un record en Europe pour un stabile de l’artiste vendu aux enchères.

An Object, A Story

An Object, A Story

“Judgment on a sheet” by Richard Serra, one of his earliest works on paper. Artcurial shares the choice of Hugues Sébilleau, Head of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Department. 

Les artistes nommés au Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020 sont…

Les artistes nommés au Prix Marcel Duchamp 2020 sont…

Artcurial accueille l’ADIAF à l’occasion de la nomination des finalistes au prix Marcel Duchamp

Mathieu

Mathieu

Georges MATHIEU (1921 - 2012)
HOMMAGE HERETIQUE – 1951
Sold €455,400 on 8th July 2020
 

Zao Wou - Ki

Zao Wou - Ki

ZAO WOU - KI (1920 - 2013)
9.4.86 - 1986
Sold €777,800 on 8th July 2020

Soulages

Soulages

Pierre SOULAGES (Born in 1919)
PEINTURE 130 x 81 CM, 27 JANVIER 1981 – 1981
Sold €877,000 on 8th July 2020

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Post-War
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