Design & Contemporary Art

  • Event date 25 November - 8 December
  • Event location Paris

This winter, enjoy the Design & Contemporary Art week to immerse yourself in the colourful universe of 20th and 21st century artists. The sale series begins with the Design auction on 29 November, followed the next day by La couleur à l'œuvre - Une collection contemporaine. On the 1st of December, join us for the biannual live sale of the Contemporary Art department in Paris. In parallel, browse our website to discover Art contemporain online from 25 November to 8 December.

The Design sale pays tribute to the expertise of Jean Royère with a ‘Corbeille’ lamp and a ‘Etoile’ cabinet, to the creativity of Line Vautrin with rare ‘Huitre’ and ‘Pentagone’ mirrors, to the mastery of Charlotte Perriand with a ‘Forme Libre’ enfilade, and to the poetic work of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne with a ‘Hosta’ mirror and an exceptional ‘Grenouille Fontaine’. A section of the sale will be dedicated to the 1980s, illustrated by works by Philippe Starck, Xavier Matégot and Paolo Pallucco.

From Gerhard Richter to Ed Ruscha, from Yves Klein to Lucio Fontana, without forgetting Lucas Arruda, Alighiero Boetti and Raoul de Keyser, La couleur à l'œuvre - Une collection contemporaine focuses on striking artworks whose visual impact is powerful and immediate. Drawing from the leading artists of the post-war period as well as the contemporary art scene, this private collection has been curated with care and sensitivity in the midst of the 2000s. La couleur à l'œuvre - Une collection contemporaine is the first part of a sale series that will be followed by Art contemporain online (25 November - 8 December), and in complementary sales in 2023.

The Art Contemporain sale on December 1 will offer a fine selection of works by artists who marked the art of the 1950s in Paris and Europe: from Jean Dubuffet to Georges Mathieu, without forgetting Antoni Tàpies and Jean Paul Riopelle – all the best-known names from the post-war European art scene will be represented. This sale will also give pride of place to internationally renowned contemporary artists such as Peter Saul, David Hockney and Kehinde Wiley. The top lots of the sale feature an outrenoir from 1989 by Pierre Soulages and a captivating painting by Chinese artist Chu Teh-Chun from the 1990s.

In parallel, from 25 November to 8 December, the Art contemporain online sale will feature a fine selection of works by French artists such as Robert Combas, Christo and Jacques Villeglé, as well as international artists such as Aboudia, Allan McCollum, Gerhard Richter, Ayako Rokkaku and Markus Raetzon. It will be composed of a wide range of works from the 1950s to the present day.

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9 Avenue Matignon,
Paris 8e

26 November, 10am – 6pm
27 November, 2pm – 6pm
28 November, 10am – 6pm
29 November, 10am – 6pm
30 November, 10am – 6pm

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