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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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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A €6m French auction record

07 January 2006

18th century French furniture was much in evidence on both sides of the Channel at the end of last year. It was the mainstay of two single-owner collections offered at the height of the pre-Christmas season.

Artcurial win ‘Tajan’

18 October 2005

A French court has upheld the right of Paris auction firm Artcurial to use the name F. Tajan in their full title Artcurial Briest-Le Fur-Poulain-F. Tajan.

Now François Tajan joins ArtCurial

24 May 2005

François Tajan, who quit as chairman of Tajan SA, the firm founded by his father Jacques, at the end of March, has joined Paris rivals ArtCurial.

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Life, but not as we know it

12 May 2005

A SNATCHED moment frozen in time thanks to the lucky presence of a camera... or was it?

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Seagram collection enjoys steady flow, as maiolica drips slowly

13 April 2005

CERAMICS SALES IN FRANCE £1 = €1.44A collection of drink-related objects and another devoted to Italian Renaissance maiolica were two very different single-owner properties on offer on the same day at the Paris auction house ArtCurial (17.5/10% buyer’s premium) last month.

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Russians make their mark again

24 March 2005

The former collection of Dmitri Snegaroff (1885-1959) was the focus of attention at the Modern and Contemporary art sale at ArtCurial (20.93% buyer’s premium) on February 22-23.

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Tubular Belle at ArtCurial

04 January 2005

OVER half of ArtCurial’s sale on December 8 was devoted to the Paris Design firm XO, founded in 1985.

Ruhlmann sale survives some inconstancy in the bedroom...

24 July 2003

Following the Camard auction, the most important 20th Century Decorative Arts sale of the Paris summer season, was that staged by ArtCurial (20.33/17.94/11.96% buyer’s premium) at the Hôtel Dassault on July 2.

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