Urban Art

Urban Art

At the heart of contemporary creation, Urban Art has, over the past few years, revealed itself to be one of the most exciting emerging sectors on the art market.

Under the impetus of auctioneer and contemporary art specialist, Arnaud Oliveux, Artcurial has become one of the pioneers of this specialty, launching its first and highly successful sale as early as 2006: the sales have generated a momentous, ever-growing public appreciation.

The annual Urban Art auctions are essential events for collectors and enthusiasts from around the world.

Historical American art from the 1990’s, pieces by Banksy, Kaws, Shepard Fairey or Invader all offer a complete outlook on urban creation and the most emblematic artists of the past decades.

The auctioned pieces reach stellar hights, such as Dark continent of king by Dondi White, sold for a record price of €97,500, Rodeo girl by Bansky for €379,500, the spectacular Companion by Kaws for €380,000 or an Alias by Invader sold for €251,000.

The international reputation of the Department is forged thanks to these exceptional results and to its closeness with the artists. Meet and greets, performances and book signings all complement and spice up exhibitions held at the magnificent Hotel particular on the Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées.

2016 marked the 10th anniversary of the specialty within Artcurial and a first sale in Hong Kong, honouring a field that Artcurial actively contributes to highlight on the international scene.

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Artcurial commits to the Vaincre l'AVC Endowment Fund

Artcurial commits to the Vaincre l'AVC Endowment Fund

On Wednesday 9th March, Artcurial presented the Art & Brain auction benefiting the Vaincre l'AVC Endowment Fund, where a selection of 30 Street Art works, including major works by famous artists such as Richard Orlinski, JonOne, Erró and Salvador Dalí, were presented at this auction. A good opportunity to discover exceptional contemporary works.

Artcurial partners with Bolsa de Arte to celebrate Banksy’s talent

Artcurial partners with Bolsa de Arte to celebrate Banksy’s talent

Banksy’s famous artwork “Thrower” was highlighted on Thursday 17th February at the sale organised by the Brazilian auction house Bolsa de Arte in São Paulo in partnership with Artcurial.

Invader, Kaws, J.R. : Urban Art under the hammer of Arnaud Oliveux on 30 November

Invader, Kaws, J.R. : Urban Art under the hammer of Arnaud Oliveux on 30 November

On Tuesday 30th November, the Urban & Pop Contemporary department presented more than 130 lots, this sale featured a wide selection of artworks by major urban artists, such as Moon–2015, a masterpiece by Invader made of LED, powder-coated-steel and an electrical system.

Invader - Meet the Dalaï lama

Invader - Meet the Dalaï lama

On Monday 5th July, Artcurial's Urban Art department will auction a major work by Invader: Rubik Dalai Lama, estimated at €300,000 to €400,000.

This assembly of 225 Rubik's Cubes on Plexiglas is part of the artist's Rubikcubism project, which began in the mid-2000s…

World record for JR, Delivery in Monrovia, Liberia, 2007–2009

World record for JR, Delivery in Monrovia, Liberia, 2007–2009

Arnaud Oliveux, specialist in Urban Art, has chosen to talk about the Women Are Heroes project, and more specifically about Delivery in Monrovia, Liberia, 2007 – 2009, by the artist JR.

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Urban & Pop Contemporary

Artcurial, Paris