Under the hammer of Francis Briest and led by Bruno Jaubert, Artcurial’s Impressionist and Modern Art Department organises more than 2 important sales sessions per year, focusing on major works from the main artistic movements of the first half of the 20th century impressionism, postimpressionism, pointillism, cubism, fauvism, dadaism, futurism, surrealism, etc.
Unmissable events for international collectors and connoisseurs, these auctions feature major artworks which achieve exceptional results – €6.1M Aristide Maillol’s La Rivière in 2013, €3.6M for Auguste Rodin’s Andromède in 2017, €7.1M for Van Gogh’s Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes in 2018, €9,5M for Paul Gaugin’s tahitian masterpiece Te Bourao (II) in 2019, and €1M for Bernard Buffet's Deux clowns trompette from Maurice Garnier Collection in 2020.
The Impressionist & Modern department is well known for the sale of prestigious collections such as than the Teriade, Oury, Vierny, Hebey, Leymarie, Kann, Lombard, Claudel, Altounian, Balthus or Garnier collections. Our specialists are committed to deploying a tailor made strategy for each collection, in order to enhance its cultural and commercial value throughout the world.
For its legendary Monaco Auction Week in Monte Carlo, which took place from 15th to 21st July, Artcurial brought the week's sales at the Hôtel Hermitage to a magnificent close, dedicated to Jewellery, Watches, Hermès & Luxury Bags, Comic Strips and Monaco Sculptures. Numerous records were set and attracting international collectors.
Discover the artworks of the Monaco Sculptures sale, exhibited through the most beautiful places in the Principality. At the Hotel de Paris, the Hotel Hermitage, in the gardens of la Petite Afrique, the Saint-James or at the Monte-Carlo Beach, the auction featured a selection of sculptures by iconic 20th and 21st century artists such as Marino Marini, Baltasar Lobo, Wang Keping or Bernar Venet.
During the first half of 2022, Artcurial invited collectors from all over the world to attend its Modern & Contemporary Art sales. Under the hammer of Francis Briest, the sales totalled over €20M.
On June 27th & 28th, Artcurial paid tribute to the photographic work of Dora Maar with some 750 photos presented with nearly 350 lots. The majority of these photographs are unpublished, including personal images taken during the years she spent with Pablo Picasso.
Artcurial was pleased to present the sale of Sanyu, Brush Drawings on June 9th. Composed of 45 drawings from the Jean-Claude Riedel Collection, this set highlighted the delicate work of this modern calligrapher.
The Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art auctions in December were highlighted by the dispersion of five private collections of artworks by the greatest artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, Serges Poliakoff, Balthus and Emile Gilioli.
Once again this year, Artcurial has step up to the Hôtel Hermitage Monte-Carlo, in the heart of Monaco. During these few days, the Principality lived to the rhythm of the prestigious sales of the Monaco Auction Week, a highlight of the Monegasque life.
Artcurial is proud to present a rare masterpiece by Henri de Toulouse Lautrec at the Impressionist & Modern Art auction on 29 June. Entitled Une opération par le Docteur Péan à l’Hôpital International, this work was realised in 1891 and has remained in the hands of the same family ever since, which is none other than that of Toulouse Lautrec's doctor, to whom the artist gave it that year. This same doctor, Frédéric Baumgarten, is depicted in the front of the composition. Exhibited only once in 1914, this artpiece is an important rediscovery, as unique in its exclusivity on the market as in its subject.
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