Orientalist Paintings

Orientalist Paintings

Only two years after its creation in 2008, the Orientalist Painting Department, directed by Olivier Berman, became the front-runner in continental Europe with more than 30 world-records. It is also the leader for works by Jacques Majorelle with 13 highest results since 2011.

The excellent results obtained are due to the team’s expertise, a rigorous selection and innovative choice by initiating thematic sales and traveling exhibitions.

The department organised in 2011 the exhibition Jacques Majorelle et ses contemporains in Marrakech at the Palace Es Saadi, in 2012 Jacques Majorelle et ses contemporain II, in 2013 Regard sur la Tunisie, in 2014 Moroccan spirit, 140 years of creation in Morocco, pre-exhibition at the Villa des Arts in Casablanca, in 2015 Regards sur l’Algérie and African Spirit, pre-exhibition at the Palace Es Saadi in Marrakech. This same year, Artcurial also disperses the collection A Moroccan Passion, Pierre Bergé & Yves Saint Laurent Collection at the Palace Es Saadi in Marrakech.

Since 2014, the department has also developed two new sectors, Africanism with artists including Quinquaud, Iacovleff, Ackein and Modern Arab Art with artists including Gharbaoui, Cherkaoui, Belkahia, Mokhtar, Abboud and Saïd. The department has established significant prices for artist such as Mohamed Melehi who obtained more than €60,000 for a painting in December 2020, or a bronze entitled Au bord du Nil by Mahmoud Mokhtar sold for €233,400 in December 2016.

In 2016, Olivier Berman organises the first duplex auction between Paris and Marrakech, Paris#Marrakech, important sale that became an annual end-of the year event.

Since 2019, the department has relied on the opening of a subsidiary in Marrakech and has started sales at the world famous palace La Mamounia. The inaugural auctions with a total of 3,8 million euros were a success.

The good results of the past years have generated an increased demand for artists such as Dinet, Majorelle, Girardet, Ernst, Roubtzoff, Boutet de Monvel, Benjamin Constant, Deutsch, Pasini and Ziem, as well as for modern artists.

These auctions have been lauded by international clients, 80% of foreign buyers composed of important collectors, museum institutes and foundations.

News

A Moroccan Spring: Preview in Paris

A Moroccan Spring: Preview in Paris

After the success of its last auction in Marrakech in December 2021, which totalled €5,15 M, Artcurial Maroc was pleased to announce the sale of A Moroccan Spring.

// Virtual Tour of the Exhibition

A Moroccan Winter: Great success for the sale which totalled €5,15M

A Moroccan Winter: Great success for the sale which totalled €5,15M

The 5th edition of the A Morrocan Winter sale, which was held on Thursday 30th December 2021 at La Mamounia, Marrakech, was a great success, totalling €5.15m.

// See the Results

 

A Moroccan Winter: a wide and eclectic auction

A Moroccan Winter: a wide and eclectic auction

On 30th December, Artcurial Morocco held its prestigious sales A Moroccan Winter at LaMamounia, Marrakech, with broadcast in Paris. This auctions highlighted : Majorelle & his Contemporaries, Modern & Contemporary Art as well as Contemporary African Art.

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Upcoming sale

Dec.
30
17:00
                        A Morrocan Winter
Dec.
30
17:00

N°A3914

A Morrocan Winter

Majorelle & his contemporaries

La Mamounia, Marrakech

Consignment deadline: 22/11/2022