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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Camille Claudel family collection comes to auction

23 October 2017

Paris saleroom Artcurial will offer a group of 20 works from the family of Camille Claudel (1864-1943) for sale on November 27.

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First French version of The Little Prince

17 July 2017

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s much-loved tale of The Little Prince was first published in New York in 1943, with Reynal & Hitchcock issuing it in both French and English versions.

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French sales figures: Christie’s in Paris pole position as first-half 2017 results appear

15 July 2017

A number of the French auction rooms have released their sales figures for the first half of the year, with Christie’s Paris operation taking the top slot.

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Ceremonial uniform designed for Napoleon’s marshals leads auction of Oudinot family collection

19 June 2017

An elaborate ceremonial costume worn by one of Napoleon’s marshals led a dispersal of a family collection preserved by his descendants in a French château in Sarthe in Western France.

Le Corbusier light fitting

Le Corbusier lights withdrawn at last minute from French auction

10 June 2017

A group of more than 100 metal light fittings designed for a major French housing complex by Le Corbusier (aka Charles Edouard Jeanneret) has been unexpectedly withdrawn from a design sale at the French auction house Artcurial.

Andromeda by Auguste Rodin

Auguste Rodin’s marble Andromeda takes €3.1m at Artcurial

01 June 2017

In the centennial year of Auguste Rodin’s death, a clutch of works by the famous sculptor have been going under the hammer in Paris. The latest came up for sale at Artcurial when a marble figure drew no less than 11 bidders.

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Chinese automaton clock chimes at Paris auction

08 May 2017

Classic antiques from furniture and works of art to scientific instruments and a Roman marble torso all feature in Artcurial’s evening sale in its Paris rooms on May 16.

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Tintin takes Chicago taxi ride to Paris auction

24 April 2017

Tintin has had another good day out in Paris. In an Artcurial sale on April 8 a European collector paid €753,000 (£643,815), including premiums and taxes, to buy an ink drawing done by Hergé for the 1937 comic book Tintin in America.

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Paris sales double up Degas and Gros

18 April 2017

Among the raft of dedicated works on paper auctions staged for the recent Drawings Week in Paris were two market-fresh sales devoted to family collections of works by a single French artist.

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Rodin turns heads in Paris and Pau

05 April 2017

With this year marking the centenary of the sculptor’s death, Auguste Rodin is much in the news. While the Grand Palais in Paris is marking the event with a major exhibition, Fraysse et Associés sold a 2ft 1in (64cm) high lifetime cast bronze figural group for €1.55m (£1.35m) at Drouot on March 22.

Auguste Rodin’s l’Éternel Printemps

Auguste Rodin sculptures turn heads at Paris auctions

28 March 2017

Auguste Rodin is very much in the news at the moment. 2017 marks the centenary of the death of the French sculptor, who was the most famous exponent of the medium in his time, and the Grand Palais in Paris is celebrating the event with a major exhibition.

Eiffel Tower staircase at auction

Piece of Eiffel Tower staircase sells for over €500,000 at Paris auction

26 November 2016

Like the Statue of Liberty or Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower is symbolic of the skyline of one of the world’s great cities. The ultimate Parisian souvenir, sold in model form to tourists round the world, what would you give to have a piece of the real thing to take home?

1957 Ferrari sells for $50 million

15 February 2016

A 1957 Ferrari 355 S Scaglietti sold at the Artcurial Motorcars auction for €32.1m (£24.7m) with premium to an international collector after “a tense, 11-minute bidding battle”.

Artcurial enhance Monaco presence

21 July 2015

Paris auction house Artcurial have formed a new subsidiary to conduct regular sales in Monaco.

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Artcurial pass Christie’s in French auctions as Sotheby’s lead the field

03 February 2015

Strong sales of Modern and Contemporary art plus the Félix Marcilhac decorative arts collection helped propel Sotheby’s to the highest auction total in France in 2014, with sales figures of €213m.

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Dream machines – the ultimate barn find heads for Paris sale

16 December 2014

One of the greatest ‘barn finds’ ever has uncovered 60 classic cars – just one of which is a rare Ferraris valued at several million pounds – in outbuildings in the west of France.

Artcurial show Austrian ambitions

23 June 2014

French auctioneers Artcurial are expanding their reach by opening an office in Austria, following on from the Milan and Brussels branches established in 2012.

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Paris sales hold up well in a difficult year

21 January 2014

The annual sales figures issued for several of the major French auction houses (or French branches of international auction houses) showed that for many, though not all, they saw an increase over the previous year despite what has been a difficult economic climate.

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Tintin cover makes £500,000

14 April 2008

A world record price for a comic-strip illustration was paid at a specalist sale at Artcurial in Paris on March 29: Georges Remi Hergé’s 1932 ink-and-gouache design for the cover of Tintin en Amérique.

Le Fur quits ArtCurial

02 April 2007

Founding partner Rémy Le Fur has left ArtCurial, where he was in charge of sales of furniture and objets d’art, and notably secured the prestigious Rossignol Collection, the most important furniture sale in Paris during the 2005-06 season.

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