FIAC 2016 – The Artcurial Evening x John Taylor
Artcurial took advantage of FIAC to inaugurate two new exhibitions for the next sales on October 25th:’ Made in Urban’ and’ Heavy Metal’, with the complicity of champagnes mumm and perfumes Ex-Nihilo.
Ten years that the famous Artcurial auction house celebrates the urban arts on the occasion of sales now impossible to circumvent with French and international amateurs. Made In Urban, the second Urban Art sale offered during the Fiac, celebrates the 10th anniversary of this specialty created by Artcurial in 2006 and which has since conquered not only private collectors but which is more widely established in the contemporary art landscape and museum institutions. The 80 lots presented will focus on the current French and international scene but also on a panorama of American graffiti artists from the 70s and 80s. Dran, Invader, Shepard Fairey, Dondi White or Futura 2000, their achievements adorn the walls of cities around the world and have all contributed to bringing street art into the mainstream of contemporary art.
For the third year in a row, Artcurial is renewing its sale dedicated to design, Artcurial is now offering Heavy Metal, a sharp and unusual look at 20th century artistic creation. Through 20 metal pieces, the exhibition leads to a reflection on the use of this industrial and essential material in the work of the artists chosen by the team. A singular use or creative signature, each piece completes a reading of the Decorative Arts through a material expressing an enlightened modernity. It remains to be seen whether it is Marc Newson’s Pod of Drawers, a rare piece made by the Australian artist in 1987 and estimated at half a million euros, the Gratte-Ciel by Serge Mouille (1962) or the rare pieces drawn from the work of Ron Arad, Ingo Maurer and Charlotte Perriand, which will attract the most coveted collectors on October 25th at the auction.