Under the direction of Hugues Sébilleau, the Post-War & Contemporary department has for many years been achieving remarkable results for artworks dating from 1945 to the present day at a rate of four sales per year, including two prestige sessions.
The department seeks to promote and develop the market for French artists within the various artistic movements – abstraction, narrative figuration and the New Realists – but also to contribute fully to the achievement of significant results for international artists.
The numerous collections auctioned in this speciality underline this work, both through classic ensembles such as those of Jean Pollak, Claude and Micheline Renard, Jean Ferrero, Jacques and Madeleine Matarasso, Pierre Hebey, Jean Leymarie, Eva Schwartz and Édouard Sterngold and Berto Lardera, and through much more contemporary ensembles such as Minimal Project, Vincent Wapler or Michel Fedoroff.
By highlighting the qualities of an artwork, the work carried out prior to the sale and the prospecting of new buyers, the department has been able to achieve extremely impressive results. In 2019, Chu Teh-Chun’s Synthèse hivernale Cwas sold for over €5m, while in 2020, a stabile by Alexander Calder fetched €4.9m. More recently, in 2022, the department sold two paintings by Joan Mitchell and Pierre Soulages for over €2.5m each.
Artcurial’s specialists are at your disposal for free and confidential valuations of your contemporary artworks.
After several years at the Étude Briest, from 1988 to 1992, during which he played an active part in the art market and then in finance, in 2003 Hugues Sébilleau again joined Francis Briest at Artcurial’s Post-War & Contemporary department.
For 15 years, Hugues Sébilleau has developed several periods and movements, including Abstraction and the 70s, also expanding new markets and helping the department achieve remarkable results with artworks from 1945 to the present.
It is also worth noting that the oil on canvas painting 1.6.88 by Zao Wou-Ki sold for 3,518,600 € including buyer’s premium, and the acrylic on canvas painting Tabula, done in 1980 by Simon Hantaï, which was acquired for 753,000 € last June.
His analysis of the contemporary art market and its participants has also allowed Artcurial to offer renowned collections such as that of the Paris art merchant Jean Pollak in October 2011, and more recently the Michel Fedoroff collection in 2017, which allowed Artcurial to obtain the world’s record for a work by Martin Barré.
On 7th and 8th June, the Impressionist & Modern Art and Post-War & Contemporary Art departments will hold their prestige sales of major artworks by great 20th century artists.
Le 5 juin prochain, la Librairie Artcurial présentera le catalogue raisonné André Marfaing, Peintures / Paintings 1948-1986, retraçant toute la création d'un artiste clé de l'histoire de l’art français du XXe siècle. Au cours de sa carrière, André Marfaing s’est associé à l’abstraction et a trouvé un style propre à lui. Sa peinture est marquée par une prédominance du noir opposé au blanc et par la vivacité des gestes. Ses toiles sont animées par le clair-obscur qui crée des contrastes entre le vide et le plein.
Du 3 au 6 juin, une sélection d’œuvres d’André Marfaing sera exposée chez Artcurial.
On the occasion of their last sales, the Impressionist & Modern Art & Post-War & Contemporary Art departments were pleased to highlight two artists: Juliette Roche, a woman of the avant-garde, and T’ang Haywen, one of the most discreet Chinese artists of post-war Paris. These important collections were presented in public exhibitions at Artcurial in March 2023.
La Librairie Artcurial a le plaisir de vous présenter un livre exceptionnel de Giuseppe Penone. Ce livre d’artiste assemble les frottages qu’il a réalisés sur les murs du couvent de la Tourette, construit par Le Corbusier. Chaque détail de cet objet a été entièrement imaginé par l’artiste qui a su révéler la présence discrète et poétique de la nature à l’intérieur même de l’architecture.
Seuls 63 exemplaires ont été réalisés, de ce qui est le livre-objet le plus important produit à ce jour par Giuseppe Penone.
Following the successful previous editions, Monaco Sculptures returns this summer for a fourth session. Last year, the sale totaled €5,964,650 (fees included) and brought together a selection of sculptures by iconic artists of the 20th and 21st centuries such as Wang Keping, Bernar Venet, Christian Lapie, Philippe Hiquily, Baltasar Lobo, César, Arman or Marino Marini.
On the occasion of their upcoming sales, the specialists of the Prints & Multiples department help you discover all the specificities of prints through several techniques used by the greatest artists, thus allowing to attest their authenticity and value.
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.
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.
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