Artcurial

Artcurial is an auction house in France that operate from the Hôtel Dassault in Paris, a Belle Epoque mansion on the Champs-Elysées.

It was founded in the 1970s as an art gallery in the Sabatier Espeyran Hôtel.

They now operate in eight countries including Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Monaco.


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Einstein and his word on God at Christie’s New York

10 December 2018

Written just a year before his death in 1955, a famous two-page letter in which Albert Einstein put down his thoughts on religion, his Jewish identity and his own search for the meaning of life sold for $2.4m (£1.89m) in a New York auction on December 4.

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'Gilets jaunes' rioting in Paris caused mayhem but auction results remain solid this autumn

05 December 2018

With the Paris 'Temps Forts' high season now under way in the salerooms as riots rage in the streets, the temporary closure of some businesses did not put off bidders and buyers in the French capital.

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Large auction array of designs by the Lalannes who stand out in the immediate post-war era

26 November 2018

It is the quirky designs of husband-and-wife team François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne that populate the top echelons of so much French design in the salerooms these days.

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Luminaries of Italian mid-century design

26 November 2018

Italy, like many European countries whose economies were ravaged during the war, had to face the challenge of picking itself up and starting afresh once hostilities were over.

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Another section of the Eiffel Tower's staircase to be offered at Artcurial in Paris

12 November 2018

Artcurial has made something of a habit of offering parts of the Eiffel Tower, pieces that were removed as part of periodic restorations of the famous landmark on the Paris skyline.

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French museums swoop on books, letters and manuscripts at the mammoth auction series of the Aristophil collection

25 June 2018

French institutions exercised their right of pre-emption on a number of occasions as the gargantuan disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts began last week.

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Paavo Tynell trips the light fantastic

18 June 2018

The specialist Finnish lighting designer Paavo Tynell proved to be the strong suit in a 111-lot Scandinavian design sale held by Artcurial (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) in Paris.

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Charlotte Perriand's ‘Nuage’ bookcase performs at Paris auction

18 June 2018

The post-war industrial modernist designs of Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand remain firm sellers. Pieces from their best-documented commissions, like the furnishings created in the 1950s for the student residences of the Cité Universitaire in Paris, are particularly strong.

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Saleroom selection: early design highlights at auction from Lalique lights to Rembrandt Bugatti’s panther

15 June 2018

Recent design sales have generated plenty of dramatic prices for post-war and modern classics, from the Lalannes and Jean Royère to Charlotte Perriand.

‘Raccommodeuses de filets dans les dunes by van Gogh

American collector wins bidding at Paris auction for early van Gogh landscape

08 June 2018

A painting from the early years of Vincent van Gogh’s (1853-1890) career as an artist has sold at an auction in Paris for a hammer price of €6m (£5.26m).

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Tintin escapes to Paris saleroom

28 May 2018

An ink and watercolour drawing from one of Hergé’s finest works achieved a stand-out result at a recent auction in France.

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French rooms to team up for Aristophil sales

14 May 2018

Three extra French auctioneers are to assist in the mammoth disposal of the Aristophil collections of historic manuscripts.

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Multiple faces of the pastel portrait

23 April 2018

In this second part of ATG’s review of the various events held during Paris drawings week, we turn the spotlight onto one particular medium: the pastel portrait.

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Fresh to market Gauguin paintings and a van Gogh landscape come to auction in Paris

10 April 2018

Five early works by Gauguin that have never before been on the market and a landscape by van Gogh that has spent eight years hanging in the Van Gogh Museum are to be offered at auction in Paris in June as part of Artcurial’s auction of Impressionist and Modern art.

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Paris drawings auctions: French 17th century works take centre stage

12 March 2018

Artcurial has a large number of works on paper as part of its March 21 auction of Old Master and 19th century paintings and drawings at its Paris rooms, accounting for around 40% of the 195 lots.

facade of the Ritz hotel

From Coco Chanel’s bedroom furniture to a Louis XVI style dog basket – 5 highlights from Artcurial’s auction of items from The Ritz hotel

19 February 2018

It’s a name synonymous with luxury. The Ritz in Paris has been accommodating the rich and famous for 120 years since César Ritz opened the doors of his hotel on the Place Vendôme to the public on June 1, 1898.

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Paris auction reveals another side to the talented Emile Zola

18 December 2017

The photographic archive of Emile Zola (1840-1902) was offered by Artcurial (25/20/12.5% buyer’s premium) on December 4 with over 90% of the 75 lots changing hands.

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Museums home in on Claudel works

04 December 2017

Plaudits were deserved in Paris on November 27 for Camille Claudel (1864-1943) when Artcurial’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) dedicated sale of 20 of the sculptor’s works were offered direct from her family.

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Wholesale evidence of Emile Zola’s photography talent offered at Paris auction

01 December 2017

Famed as a prolific author, art critic, and champion of French Impressionism, Emile Zola (1840-1902) had yet another string to his bow. He was, it transpires, an early adopter of the art of photography and a keen practitioner.

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All lots sold and record set in auction of 20 lots by designer Charlotte Perriand

06 November 2017

Artcurial’s (25/20/12% buyer’s premium) auction focus on Charlotte Perriand, the celebrated 20th century French designer and a current hot ticket in the design market, took the form of a select sale of just 20 lots chosen to showcase her strengths and versatility.

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