Under the hammer of Francis Briest and the direction of Bruno Jaubert, the Impressionist & Modern Art department organises two major auction sessions each year, showcasing private collections and major works from the artistic movements of the late 19th and first half of the 20th centuries: Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Pointillism, Cubism, Fauvism, Dadaism, Futurism, Surrealism, etc.
These prestigious auctions are a must for international collectors and art lovers. They offer high-quality works at auction with exceptional results: €6.1m for Aristide Maillol’s La Rivière in 2013, €3.6m for Auguste Rodin’s Andromède in 2017, €7.1m for Vincent Van Gogh’s Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes in 2018, €9.5m for Paul Gauguin’s Te Bourao (II) in 2019, and €2.9m for Portrait de David D. Bourliouk by Mikhail Larionov in 2021.
The department has a long history of selling prestigious collections such as Tériade, Oury, Vierny, Hebey, Leymarie, Kann, Lombard, Claudel, Altounian, Balthus, Garnier, Riedel, Dora Maar, Massimo Campigli and Germaine Richier.
Artcurial’s specialists are committed to coming up with a bespoke strategy for each collection in order to enhance the cultural and commercial value of these exceptional works throughout the world. They are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your impressionist and modern works.
On 5th and 6th December, Artcurial will be holding its major Impressionist & Modern Art, Post-War & Contemporary and Twenty One Contemporary auctions. The Modern Art section will highlight some truly outstanding works by Kees Van Dongen, René Magritte and Fernando Botero, as well as an exquisite bronze by Edgar Degas. The Post-War & Contemporary auction will present “Piazza San Marco al sole”, a work by Lucio Fontana from his Venice series, as well as works by Anna-Eva Bergmann, Antoni Tàpies and Jean-Paul Riopelle. The Twenty One Contemporary sale will feature works by artists such as Dran, Claire Tabouret, Tadashi Kawamata, Kaws, Xavier Veilhan, Zanele Muholi and Godwin Champs Namuyimba.
On 20th October, in parallel with Paris+ par Art Basel, Artcurial will be auctionning the Eclectic Eye collection from a London apartment. Assembled over the space of 20 years by discerning collectors, this is a rare, cutting-edge collection that brings together objects and periods. From the great modern artists Berthe Morisot and Pierre Bonnard, to contemporaries Peter Doig and Olafur Eliasson, as well as rare 18th-century furniture and exceptional Chinese and Sèvres porcelain. This collection of nearly 160 lots will invite you on a unique journey into the free and intuitive spirit of collectors.
In 2023, Artcurial has expanded into Switzerland: the auction house Beurret Bailly Widmer Auktionen became Artcurial Beurret Bailly Widmer. Following this acquisition, the Swiss auction house returns this year with its traditional sale of Modern & Contemporary Art on 21st June in Basel, which will be broadcast live at Artcurial in Paris. More than 330 lots will be auctioned, including artworks by Eduardo Chillida, Maurice Denis, Diego Giacometti, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Günther Uecker and Andy Warhol.
On 8th June, Artcurial will auction four important works by artists from the Hanoi School in its Impressionist & Modern Art sale: a rare Maternity by Le Pho alongside with an exceptional group of three works by Mai Trung Thu.
The Impressionist & Modern Art department is pleased to present a magnificent collection of eight Surrealist works at its prestigious sale on 7th June. René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Francis Picabia, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Max Ernst, Pierre Roy and Félix Labisse will all be on sale, each displaying in a unique way the onirism inherent to the movement. With its variety of subjects and techniques, this collection of works, which is a veritable “Surrealist Room”, allows us to grasp the manifold components of dreams and the different paths of Surrealism.
On 7th and 8th June, the Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art departments will hold their prestige sales of major artworks by great 20th century artists.
On 7th June, Artcurial will be auctioning the works from the estate of the composer and conductor Pierre Boulez. Comprising paintings, watercolours, drawings and prints, the collection bears witness to the links that the composer forged with painters throughout his long career: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Alejandro Otero, Jean Tinguely, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miró, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Zao Wou-Ki, as well as works by Paul Klee, Jean Cocteau, Philip Guston, Pierre Soulages, Francis Bacon, Bernard Saby and many others.
Artcurial’s Impressionist & Modern Art department will dedicated a chapter in its last sale on 4th April 2023 to the artist and woman of letters Juliette Roche featuring 47 of her artworks presented for the very first time at auction.
On the occasion of their last sales, the Impressionist & Modern Art & Post-War & Contemporary Art departments were pleased to highlight two artists: Juliette Roche, a woman of the avant-garde, and T’ang Haywen, one of the most discreet Chinese artists of post-war Paris. These important collections were presented in public exhibitions at Artcurial in March 2023.
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