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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Fall Selection Exhibition - Urban art in Italy

Fall Selection Exhibition - Urban art in Italy

Discover a selection of artworks from the Urban & Pop Contemporary auction on 16th December 2020 in Paris.
Exhibition at Artcurial Italy
Corso Venezia, 22

IT-20121 Milan
From 12th to 14th November 2020, 10am to 7pm
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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.

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.

Artcurial – partnering Fluctuart, the world’s first floating urban art museum

Artcurial – partnering Fluctuart, the world’s first floating urban art museum

Fluctuart, the new venue for connoisseurs and collectors of urban art, is opening on 4 July 2019.

Upcoming sale

Dec.
16
19:00
                        Urban & Pop 
                <br/>                          Contemporary
Dec.
16
19:00

N°4072

Urban & Pop
Contemporary

Artcurial, Paris

Consignment deadline: 02/11/2020