With the success of numerous international photography events such as Paris Photo and Les Rencontres d’Arles, France has become a key venue for connoisseurs and collectors from around the world.
Artcurial organises auctions that focus on monographic sets, from early daguerreotypes to contemporary digital prints. The department brings important private collections to the market, enabling buyers to discover a key part of the history of photography from the second half of the 20th century, such as the Pierre Molinier - Emmanuelle Arsan Collection sale in 2015, the Willy Ronis Estate, Stéphane Kovalsky Collection in 2016 and in 2021, and the sale of Dora Maar’s photographic collection in 2022.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your photographs or your collection.
On 25th October, Artcurial auctioned the unpublished collection of Robert William Burke (1948-2020), an American collector and gallery owner who was closely associated with Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly and Gilbert & George. His friendships and his taste for art gave rise to a collection of close to 300 works spanning several centuries of art history.
On 27 & 28 june, 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 The majority of these photographs are unpublished, including personal images taken during the years she spent with Pablo Picasso.
On 15th December, Artcurial honoured photography with 200 exceptional photographs by the artist Willy Ronis, from the collection of his grandson Stéphane Kovalsky. Emblematic or more intimate photographs that retrace the career of the famous photographer.
15 Dec. 2021
20 apr. 2021
14 nov. 2014
Peter Beard (born 1938)
World-record Black Rhino in the Ruhuti River Valley of the Aberdare Forest (Front horn circa 47"), for the End of the Game/Last Word from Paradise-1972
05 jun. 2019
24 oct. 2017
17 oct. 2017
13 Dec. 2016
29 jun. 2015
17 nov. 2007