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In 2014 the exhibition Haïti: Deux Siècles de Création Artistique (‘Haiti – Two Centuries of Artistic Creation’) showcased Haitian art at the Grand Palais in Paris. The next stage in promoting art from Haiti sees PIASA offer nearly 100 works, representing the country’s leading artistic movements, selected by the Centre d’Art in Port-au- Prince. The auction will feature no fewer than sixty artists working in different styles – Naïve, Surrealist, Modern, the Saint Soleil School, metal sculptors and artists from today’s contemporary scene. In 2014 the exhibition Haïti: Deux Siècles de Création...
On 10 October 2017, PIASA will offer for sale the Collection of François Dautresme (1925-2002) – founder of CFOC (Compagnie Française de l’Orient et de la Chine, or French Company of the Orient & China) in 1965. The 7,500 everyday items and objects of curiosity that form this remarkable ensemble were patiently assembled by François Dautresme during 35 years of travel, exploration and discovery. This China pioneer was keen to share and talk about Chinese popular art in his collection, creating a private museum unique in Europe.
On Thursday 19 October 2017, PIASA whill host Contemporary Design for a landmark sale of creations by the Dutch architect/ designer duo Studio Makkink & Bey. The sale features around sixty prototypes, artists proofs and one-offs, chosen from among the Studio’s most innovative and museum works.   BEYOND DESIGN – RETHINKING THE OBJECT Since 2002 the architect/designer duo formed by Rianne Makkink (born 1964) and Jurgen Bey (born 1965) have been striving to reinterpret space and lifestyle. The Studio – based in Rotterdam and Noordoostpolder – covers Design, architecture, landscape...
Paris, March 2017 – Sotheby’s and Piasa will offer at auction the private collection of Gine,e and Alain Lesieutre on 29 June 2017 at Sotheby’s Paris. Alain Lesieutre belonged to the generation who pioneered Art Nouveau and Art Deco: periods that had only interested a few aesthetes un*l then. He was one of the influential visionary figures of the art market who wrote the history of these collecting categories in the 1970s. They also contributed to the rediscovery of many ar*sts with their wri*ngs, which included Alain Lesieutre's book The Spirit and Splendour of Art Deco, published in 1974. A...
60 LPs from a Private Collection to be Offered for Sale for the First Time Eve   The PIASA sale Masters: Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples will include a complete set of all the record sleeves Andy Warhol designed between 1946 and 1987: sixty mythical LPs that chart the musical épopée of the 20th century in the eyes of Pop Art and its leading exponent. This unique ensemble, assembled by a passionate music-lover, transports us through 40 years of musical creativity. It has never been offered at auction before..  
A rare collection of rugs and tapestries will embellish the PIASA sale of Furniture & Objets d’Art on 15 June 2017. The ensemble consists of fourteen pieces acquired by a Paris connoisseur three decades ago from the celebrated Galerie Catan – one of the most important carpet and tapestry galleries in Paris from 1956 to 1981, routinely supplying such leading decorators as Maison Jansen and Henri Samuel, not to mention the Elysée Palace and the American Embassy.
The PIASA sale Masters: Modern & Contemporary Prints & Multiples will include a complete set of all the record sleeves Andy Warhol designed between 1946 and 1987: sixty mythical LPs that chart the musical épopée of the 20th century in the eyes of Pop Art and its leading exponent. This unique ensemble, assembled by a passionate music-lover, transports us through 40 years of musical creativity. It has never been offered at auction before. From Classical to Pop Andy Warhol designed his first sleeve as a young artist back in 1949, and soon began approaching record comopanies with his...
PIASA will continue to explore Italian post-war creativity with the sale of an Italian Collection of Art & Design on Thursday June 1.   In 2016 PIASA were honoured to present nearly a dozen private collections at auction, whose market-fresh provenance provoked lively bidding among French and international collectors. On 1 June 2017 PIASA will offer an ensemble of Design and works of art from an Italian collection that represents the fruit of over a decade of passionate research, reflecting the taste of a family of collectors for all aspects of artistic creativity.  
PIASA's sale of Hellenic Art on 23 May 2017, organized by Laura Wilmotte-Koufopandelis, will feature 124 works by 58 modern and contemporary Greek artists. From leading names to artists more rarely seen on the international market, the selection will offer the chance to rediscover the Greek artistic scene. The auction will start with a remarkable Greek private collection assembled over thirty years of travel and research, involving a host of artists from Greece and the Greek diaspora, including Tsingos, Fassianos, Coulentianos, Tsoclis, Caniaris, Akrithakis and Vlavianos.
PARIS 18 MAY 2017 – The 244-lot PIASA sale of American Design on Wednesday 17 May 2017 brought a total of €2.25m to become the most lucrative sale of its kind ever staged on French soil.
WARREN MCARTHUR : QUINTESSENTIAL 1930’S HOLLYWOOD DESIGN The next of PIASA’s twice-yearly specialist auctions of American Design, to be held on Wednesday 17 May 2017, will be acccompanied by an ensemble by the great American designer Warren McArthur (1885-1961), whose iconic style marked an entire generation. With its clean, elegant lines and aluminium tubing, McArthur’s furniture epitomized 1930s Hollywood. His pioneering recourse to metal and aluminium gave furniture design a breath of fresh air, and was much admired in interwar Europe.
A rare collection of rugs and tapestries will embellish the PIASA sale of Furniture & Objets d’Art on 15 June 2017. The ensemble consists of fourteen pieces acquired by a Paris connoisseur three decades ago from the celebrated Galerie Catan – one of the most important carpet and tapestry galleries in Paris from 1956 to 1981, routinely supplying such leading decorators as Maison Jansen and Henri Samuel, not to mention the Elysée Palace and the American Embassy.  
Top price went an armchair by Israeli designer Ron Arad, famed since the 1980s for his sculptural furniture with its artistic rather than industrial approach to Design. Arad experiments with materials, especially metal, to produce items with flowing curves – like his Blo-void swivel-chair from the Raf Simons Collection that soared to €102,700 (lot 24). The sale’s contemporary section also included fascinating works by Raphael Navot (born 1977), who trained at the prestigious Eindhoven Design Academy and now works in Paris. His encounter with David Lynch, with whom he worked on the Silencio...
PIASA have been focusing on Africa’s artistic scene for the last three years by staging specialist themed sales. The hundred or so works on offer this time out, dating from the early 20th century to the present day, prompted fierce bidding in the saleroom, over the phone and by internet. Artists from both the diaspora and a number of African countries were represented.   Record Price for a Political Yet Poetic Drawing by William Kentridge After a lengthy bidding war, a work by William Kentridge sold in the room for €405,000 (est. €80,000-120,000), the sale’s top price. It came from his...
12 APRIL 2017 – PIASA’s latest twice-yearly sale of Italian Design on Tuesday April 11 ran to nearly 250 lots, dating from the early 20th century down to the contemporary period. The prestigious collection of architect Roberto Baciocchi – combined with an ensemble of works carefully selected by PIASA, international leaders on the market for Italian Design – provoked fierce bidding from collectors in the room, on the phone or over the internet, yielding a premiuminclusive sale total of €2.1 million. Gio Ponti’s creations remain in high demand. The sale’s top price of €104,000 went to his...
On 28 March 2017 PIASA will hold the first of three auctions devoted to modern and contemporary art entitled Pop, Artists’ Ceramics & 20th Century Works on Paper. To coincide with Paris ‘Drawings Week,’ with its Salon du Dessin and the fair Drawing Now, PIASA’s sale of works on paper will include nearly 200 drawings, led by two bewitching works by Henri Matisse and Gustav Klimt.
PIASA est partenaire du New York Times pour3e conférence International Art of Tomorrow,Boundaries, Identity and the Public Realmdu 11 au 13 mars à Doha Qatar     The 3rd annual Art for Tomorrow Conference takes place at the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar from March 10-13, 2017. A hub for over 200 of the world’s most influential thought leaders and innovators, this prestigious event attracts world-renowned artists, museum directors and curators, architects and urban planners, along with corporate and civic leaders. Featuring interviews and solution-oriented discussions led...
The first of PIASA’s twice-yearly auctions of Scandinavian Design – followed by the sale of a Belgian private collection of Art and Design – totalled a premium-inclusive €2.5 million on Wednesday 22 February.
PIASA’s Italian Design sale on Tuesday 11 April 2017 casts the spotlight on the famous interior architect Roberto Baciocchi via a selection of his own designs, and works from his personal collection.
In parallel of its thematic sale dedicated to scandinavian design, PIASA To Sell a Belgian Private Collection of Art & Design on Wednesday, February, 22, 2017.
Paris 23 November 2016 – Nearly two hours of feverish bidding in the PIASA saleroom cast the spotlight on contemporary furniture – firstly at an auction organized jointly with the magazine AD, then with a sale devoted to interior decorator Vincent Darré. The World of Vincent Darré : Under the Gavel
On Monday 5 December 2016, in collaboration with specialist Arnaud Plaisance, PIASA will stage their first auction devoted to the Decorative Arts from the period 1870-1950. The sale will offer a panorama of designs from eight decades straddling the 19th and 20th centuries. Exceptional provenance, like the Maurice Rheims Collection, and rare designs by leading names, will make this sale a point of reference for international collectors.
Closing a busy month for African contemporary art, with the fairs 1:54 in London and AKAA in Paris, collectors gathered at PIASA on November 17 for an auction devoted to the African art scene.
The PIASA sale of American Design on Wednesday 9 November, devoted to iconic furniture and top names of the 20th century, totalled a premium-inclusive €2 million.
Vente aux enchères publiques sans frais   L'intégralité des œuvres présentées à la vente sur : www.salondemontrouge.com   Possibilité de déposer des ordres d'achat ou des demandes d'enchères par téléphone jusqu'au vendredi 4 novembre à 17h à envoyer par mail à : expositions@ville-montrouge.fr      Exposition : Vendredi 4 novembre de 12h à 18h Samedi 5 novembre de 12h à 17h   Art-Dating Samedi de 17h à 18h  
Chagall, Braque, Ubac, Le Corbusier, Poliakoff L’atelier des peintres verriers Brigitte Simon et Charles Marq à Reims fût dans les années 1950, le théâtre des amitiés artistiques nouées avec les artistes Marc Chagall, George Braque, Le Corbusier, Raoul Ubac, Joseph Sima, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Geneviève Asse ou encore Serge Charchoune. Le 17 novembre, PIASA dispersera la collection d’ouvrages et d’oeuvres offerts par ces artistes aux époux Simon et Marq. Livres dédicacés, oeuvres sur papier, tableaux rendent compte des liens qui se sont forgés, au fur et à mesure des heures de travail...
Carte blanche to Vincent Darré’s extravagance at PIASA from November 19 to 23 for a special mise-en-scène of his personnal interior. The auction will showcase artist’s proofs, prototypes, unique pieces and numbered prints, together with the designer’s furniture and personal items. Une vente PIASA, Vincent Darré !  ! When I heard those words I immediately visualized my apartment. It serves as my laboratory for experimenting with new furniture and arranging it in a personal setting. My lair is full of various influences: walks, travels, a cabinet of curiosities... a passage of...
On 23 November 2016, PIASA and the magazine AD France will celebrate the first anniversary of their groundbreaking collaboration with an auction featuring furniture by decorators, designers and artists.
On 12 October 2016 PIASA will continue their exploration of the heartlands of International Design with a sale encompassing the leading names of 20th century Italian Design and a number of their landmark creations.   As home to a welter of firms, craftsmen, editors and high-quality designers, Northern Italy became the nerve-centre of Design during the second half of the 20th century.   The PIASA sale retraces Italian Design’s stream of complementary movements and dialogues in the company of its most important exponents, with a special focus on Gio Ponti – notably via the furniture...
Chinese Design at Auction for the First Time in Paris in Partnership with Perfect Crossovers (Paris-Beijing) For immediate release - On 25 October 2016 PIASA will stage Europe’s first-ever auction devoted to Limited Edition Contemporary Chinese Design. Three generations of designers will be represented – from world-renowned masters to young designers of today. Limited edition of works by Shao Fan, Frank Chou, Design MVW, Song Tao, Chen Yanfei, Guo Bin, Li Naihan, Lin Jing, Liu Feng, Ren Xiaoyong, Shi Jianmin, Shi Jinsong, Wu Haoyu, Xiao Tianyu, Zhang Zhoujie, Zhou Anbin…    ...
I love light and I hate to see windows cluttered up by kilos of fabric, however precious it might be! A window is an opening on the exterior – a link to life. Lilou Grumbach-Marquand   For the last 20 years, Lilou Grumbach-Marquand’s supremely elegant screens, stores and partitions have been in great demand. Diane von Fürstenberg goes to sleep in a four-poster bed reinvented by Lilou Grumbach-Marquand. Leading decorators like Peter Marino, Jacques Grange or Frank de Biasi adore her work. Now PIASA are paying tribute to her exceptional talent by offering for auction a score of her...
Silas Seandel: America’s Master of Metal   Silas Seandel has been creating unique sculptured furniture, at the crossroads of Art and Design, since the 1960s. PIASA are paying tribute to this master of metal with a selection of about forty works made at his historic studio in the heart of Manhattan. Seandel gives metal the aura of the noblest materials, and his furniture is keenly sought by decorators – and his wall sculptures and monumental installations by architects.  
A sale of Scandinavian Design, on Wednesday 14 September, yielded 1 950 000 euros (prices included premium) and inaugurated the Autumn auction season at PIASA, with a selection of star pieces from the Nordic scene. The top price of €106,880 rewarded a sculptural blue, brown and black Fetish vase by master ceramicist Axel Salto (lot 71). Connoisseurs were enthralled by its unusual shape and imposing size (53cm tall). Another highlight was a Brazilian rosewood stool by Danish cabinet-maker Peder Moos, whose work has aroused unprecedented interest on the international market since PIASA sold...
      Earth, hand and fire, ceramics 1950 - 1980 , in partnership with MERCI Thursday 15 September 2016 07:00 PM Auction place: Merci, 111 boulevard Beaumarchais 75003 Paris
PIASA, market-leaders for Scandinavian Design, are pleased to announce details of their next twice-yearly specialist sale – to be held on Wednesday 14 September as curtain-raiser to the Autumn auction season Works selected for this important sale place the emphasis on outstanding examples of Scandinavian Design. Nordic Designers, cabinet-makers and architects introduced a radical new aesthetic to 20th century furniture. Their limited, high-quality output spread the renown of Scandinavan Design across the world. The Simples Lines Of Modernity With its crisp outlines, Scandinavian furniture...
Thursday 7 July 2016 – The sale of Brazilian Design that closed the summer season at PIASA featured over one hundred historical and contemporary items selected in conjunction with Bolsa de Arte. Tremendous interest among international collectors propelled the auction total to €1.3m.   Highest price was €198,300 for Joaquim Tenreiro’s chair Cadeira de Três Pés (lot 10), formerly owned by Carlos Correia Guedes Gondim – head of a construction firm which Tenreiro supplied with furniture for prestige apartments. The chair – produced in a strictly limited edition – remained in its owner’s...
July 7 2016, as PIASA pursue their exploration of the Homes of Design with a selection of rare works fresh to the market. The sale reflects Brazil’s intense creative energy, featuring designers from the 1930s to today – led by Joaquim Tenreiro, Sergio Rodrigues, Jorge Zalszupin alongside contemporary stars like the Campana Brothers.   To immerge us in this Brazilian world, PIASA will also spangle the sale with items of decorative and graphic art – ceramics, glass, metal, tapestries and pictorial works – by the greatest artists of the 1950s and ’60s. The result: a sweeping panorama of one...
PIASA’s sale ‘Origins & Trajectories’ on 9 June 2016 will highlight the creative diversity of artists from Africa or of African origin. Reflecting the ‘Afropolitan’ notion that migration (be it forced or voluntary) and nomadic tradition have helped shape contemporary African identity, the PIASA sale will showcase artistic practices inspired by the history of the African continent, and their interpretation in an increasingly globalized world. The works selected for auction will show how artists deal with their own lives and identities, and how they treat such topical issues as the...
A DESIGN OF TIMELESS ELEGANCE The PIASA sale of Jewellery, Old Master Paintings & Drawings, Furniture & Objets d’Art on 16 June 2016 (with Pierre-François Dayot officiating as expert for the latter two specialities) will feature a remarkable, ormolu-mounted, ebonized pearwood Régence bureau plat attributed to Noël Gérard. When the multi-legged Bureau Mazarin fell out of fashion after 1700, cabinet-makers sought to design a new style of desk. In 1710 André Charles Boulle (1642-1732) definitively abandoned existing models and conceived an extended form of writingtable known as a...
After obtaining a world record price of €2.2m for a Baroque ivory group of The Flagellation last December, PIASA – assisted by the expert Laurence Fligny – are delighted to present a masterpiece of 9th/10th century Ottonian Art: an exceptional gold cross with five rock crystal intaglios featuring Christ in Majesty and the Tetramorph. The few works of Ottonian Art to have survived count among the most precious of the early Middle Ages – as illustrated by this cross pattée with rounded arms, formed from a sheet of gold leaf. It features five engraved rock crystal intaglios. The central...
The Collection of the renowned chandelier specialist and restorer Régis Mathieu, to be offered at PIASA on Thursday 30 June 2016, will showcase fifty exquisite items of lighting design. By choosing to share the centuries-old history of chandeliers with the public, Régis Mathieu reveals the historical, architectural, social and aesthetic interest of these sculptures of light. ‘My overriding goal is to further knowledge of chandeliers and share the joy they can bring. We need to recreate a love of chandeliers!’ – Régis Mathieu Over the last 20 years Régis Mathieu has enthusiastically...
On 27 April 2016 PIASA staged a sale devoted to American furniture from the 1940s to 1980s. The rigorous selection offered a fresh opportunity to explore the wealth of the American Craft movement via iconic works from the leading figures of the New Hope School: Paul Evans, George Nakashima and Philip & Kelvin Laverne. Works by Paul Evans (1931-87) provoked tremendous demand as prices well clear of estimate paid tribute to the most important designer and sculptor of American Modernism. His majestic cabinet in copper, steel, brass and wood fetched €68,100 (lot 13, est. €38,000-45,000) and...
On Tuesday 24 May 2016 PIASA will stage the second sale of a collection devoted to Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910) - the most creative Belgian designer of his generation. The exceptional ensemble, including works of historic importance and museum quality, was assembled over thirty years ago by an Art Nouveau devotee, and reflects the creative intelligence of Serrurier- Bovy and his undeniable influence on 20th century furniture. The first sale, offering new insight on the Art Nouveau maestro, enjoyed great success at Piasa in May 2015.   Art Nouveau - Towards Modernity Gustave...
On 27 April 2016 PIASA will stage a sale devoted to American furniture from the 1940s- 1980s. The rigorous selection will offer a fresh opportunity to explore the richness of American craftsmanship via iconic works from the New Hope School and its leading figures – Paul Evans, George Nakashima and Wharton Esherick. Furniture-making in the United States, which had been dominated by industrial production during the 1920s and ’30s, was given fresh impetus by new post-war designers who rejected mass production and focused on working by hand. A period of greater prosperity allowed them to design...
Mise-en-Scène by Laura Gonzalez Poetry, Brutalism, Craftsmanship The brutalism of Paul Evans, the gentleness of George Nakashima and the freedom of Wharton Esherick. All embellished with motifs from Nature: the style of Laura Gonzalez, renowned for her ‘Bohemian Chic,’ her expert use of patterns, and her love of craftsmanship and noble materials. She is a perfectionist with an insatiable appetite for hard work who, rather than embodying trends or a definite style, infuses venues with her own personality and non-stop commitment to quality. After her ultra-traditional schooling at the Maison...
On 23 March 2016 PIASA will showcase Greek modern and contemporary sculpture in parallel with Greek Design. The sale’s sixty works reflect the transposition of artistic practice into daily life – revealing the close relationship between artists and objects. From Sculpture to Furniture: The Work of Art as Everyday Object The themed sales for which PIASA are famous offer an overlapping approach to a variety of fields – regularly connecting Design, Decorative Art, Modern/ Contemporary Art and Photography. ‘I felt it was important to highlight the specific creative approach of Artists’...
With a total of nearly €2 million (€1,950,000), PIASA’s sale of Scandinavian Design on 17 February 2016 confirmed the strong results of the previous Scandinavian Design sale last October. The 255-lot sale yield nearly three hours of dynamic bidding by international connoisseurs, attracted by the high quality of the rigorously selected works on offer.   Top price of €188,400 went to a majestic PK 80 steel-mounted day-bed (1959) by Danish designer Poul Kjaerholm, renowned for his elegant and refined style (lot 145). Kjaerholm was fascinated by construction materials, like steel – which he...
For the second time, PIASA are teaming up with AD magazine on April 6 to stage an Artists-Decorators auction of furniture designed by designers-artists and interior architects.   Over and beyond furniture’s utilitarian purpose, the late 20th/early 21st centuries have witnessed a renewal in the decorative arts. Famous artists are happy to design everyday objects full of strength and poetry. Meanwhile decorators, more used to conceiving purpose-designed pieces for their latest projects, have been producing editions of exceptional furniture in precious materials. AD magazine reflects this...
PIASA’s sale of Italian Design on Thursday 17 March features works by such leading names as Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, BBPR, Ignazio Gardella, Ico Parisi and Max Ingrand – alongs with a section devoted to star furniture-designer Pierluigi Ghianda.   Italian Design With its plethora of high-quality companies, craftsmen, editors and designers, Northern Italy became the nerve-centre for Design during the second half of the 20th century. The auction retraces the history of Italian Design from this period through a selection of works by its most iconic figures. Gio Ponti (1891-1979), the...
PIASA offers an exceptional selection of ceramics by Bruno Gambone. Bruno Gambone is aligned with the tradition of his father, the famous Italian ceramicist Guido Gambone (1909-1969), a follower of a generation of ceramic artists who have breathed a certain modernity to traditional ceramic art. At the age of fourteen, he discovers the art of ceramics in the Florentine workshop of his father, which will leave an undeniable mark on him. During his first trips to the United States in the 1960’s and 70’s, he was inspired by the artistic creations of his contemporaries who released ceramics from...
On 17 February PIASA will offer for auction 200 items of carefully selected items of Scandinavian Design – notably by Axel Einar Hjorth, Axel Salto, Poul Kjaerholm and Ole Wanscher (1903-58) – reflecting the universal impact of Nordic designers on a whole generation of creators. The sober outlines of 20th century Scandinavian furniture still seem amazingly modern to us today.   Poul Kjaerholm (1929-80) was a giant of Danish design, whose work is famed for its elegance and refinement. He was fascinated by construction materials, which he considered his ‘natural elements’, and used metal...
Scandinavian Design and Josef Frank will be in the spotlight at PIASA on Wednesday 17 February 2016.   The first PIASA sale of 2016 features nearly 200 lots from Scandinavia, as the Department of Decorative Art & Design focuses on the Austrian-born, Swedishbased designer Josef Frank along with items by Axel Larsson, Finn Juhl, Poul Kjaerholm, Hans J. Wegner and Axel Acking.     Josef Frank: an Architect Dedicated to Decorative Well-Being   — ‘The home should not just be an efficient machine’ —                    ...
PIASA to inaugurate an annual selling exhibition programming in its space LeCube.For this very first selling exhibition, the auction house invites parisiancontemporary gallery Galerie Nathalie Obadia into presenting Andres Serrano’sphotographs exhibition. There is a lot of history between Andres Serrano andCuba, and when the artist travelled there in 2012 for the fist time, he took greatpleasure in depicting the human portrait and architectural of a culture filed withparadox. « I wanted to capture the Breath of a Nation, its land, its people, its future »Andres Serrano   Born in New York...
Yesterday evening PIASA offred an important selection of multiplesby 20th century masters at the fist specialist sale organized by expertIsabelle Milsztein since she joined the fim in September. All prints hadbeen meticulously chosen for their quality and rarity. Fuelled by keenbidding from French and international print enthusiasts, the 96 lotsmet great success. ‘Whenever I held lithographic stone or a copper plaque in my hands,it felt like holding a talisman.’ Marc Chagall   The sale included a rigorous selection of prints by Marc Chagall, whosetraining as an engraver made him one of...
One of the highlights of the PIASA sale of Modern  & Contemporary Art on 16 December 2015 will be a market-fresh work by Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943).  La femme au rocking-chair, painted around 1916, is one of Soutine’s very first portraits. It has hitherto been held in private collection, and is being offered at auction for the first time. Although, sadly, he destroyed many of his paintings, Chaïm Soutine is considered one of the leading figures of early 20th century art in general, and of the School of Paris in particular. Lady in a Rocking-Chair, shown at the Soutine exhibition...
PIASA 4 December 2015 - Yesterday afternoon saw PIASA offer for auction over 200  photographs with the theme Artists & Performers, reflecting over a century of photographs of studios, models and artists. Excellent Results for Edmond Bénard’s Ateliers d’Artistes Over the course of two decades, from 1880-1900, Bénard photographed the studios of contemporary painters and sculptors, recording private moments and chronicling the creative approach of the period.  This important documentary source enjoyed tremendous saleroom  success, with its rare prints of excellent private...
Greek art was in the spotlight at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November, when a sale of high-quality 20th and 21st century works attracted French and international connoisseurs. Highlight was a rare Eolienne by Takis (lot 33) – displayed in the PIASA courtyard for several weeks ahead of the auction – that brought €95,400, setting a new record for a monumental work by the artist. As Daniel Abadie wrote in Takis dans la Forêt de Signes, ‘what really matters in Takis’ œuvre (is) what cannot be seen: the movement of air….’  A 1970 Triple Signal (lot 13) by Takis – important evidence of his research...
PIASA’s sale of 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design on Wednesday 16 December features the work of such major designers as  André Sornay, Gustave Serrurier-Bovy and Eugène Printz, with the 196os represented by Charlotte Perriand and Mathieu Matégot, and contemporary trends by Maarteen Baas and Zao Wou-ki.   “When I design an interior, I strive above all to ensure that this interior reflects its owner’s personality ”                     Eugène Printz   Sale highlight is a desk by Eugène Printz (1889-1948) in palm-wood,...
Kinetic Art – an important art movement of the mid-20th century – was the subject of a landmark sale at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November. 120 works by leading Kinetic artists were available for art-lovers and connoisseurs.   Domitille d’Orgeval, who co-curated the exhibition Dynamo (devoted to Kinetic Art) at the Grand Palais in 2013, had assembled works by  Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Gregorio Vardanega and Alberto Biasi, which all yielded significant results in the PIASA saleroom. Top price of €70,600 went to François Morellet’s Contorsion N°12 (lot 26), where red neons dance...
PIASA’s sale of Asian Art on 17 December 2015 will include a very rare 5th century Head of Buddha in pink sandstone from the Gupta period – the golden age of Ancient India. ‘Virtue as the path to beauty’ is how V.S Agrawala evoked Gupta Art in his specialist book on the subject, published in 1949. This art was the fruit of Jainist, Buddhist and Hindu influences, and flourished between the 4th–6th centuries A.D. in northern India (in the latterday states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh).  Despite its thirst for conquest, the Gupta Empire offered a prosperous and favourable climate for the...
On 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage an auction of nearly 80 pieces of Artists’ & Designer Jewellery from 1940 to the present, rigorously selected by Esther de Beaucé.  Guided by the taste and personality of sale expert Esther de Beaucé, the PIASA sale Bijoux d’Artistes will feature pieces rarely offered at auction and offer a panoramic overview of an artist’s work. The selection is deliberately based on pieces by artists and designers, rather than specialist jewellers, to ensure the sale is geared towards modern and contemporary art.  ‘Esther de Beaucé’s eye and selection...
On Wednesday 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage a second sale devoted to modern and contemporary editions, curated by Mathieu Mercier with the assistance of expert Isabelle Milsztein. The auction will include over 200 lots and – along with prints, lithographs and multiples – showcase Surrealist ‘oeuvres-objets’ like Man Ray’s ‘Letter-Box,’ and ‘snare pictures’ by the Nouveau Réaliste Daniel Spoerri.   One of the star lots is an album of lithographs by Pop Art superstar Keith Haring (1958-90) whose paintings explore multiplication and accumulation. Stones (1989) is a series of five...
On 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage an auction of nearly 80 pieces of Artists’ & Designer Jewellery from 1940 to the present, rigorously selected by Esther de Beaucé.  Guided by the taste and personality of sale expert Esther de Beaucé, the PIASA sale Bijoux d’Artistes will feature pieces rarely offered at auction and offer a panoramic overview of an artist’s work. The selection is deliberately based on pieces by artists and designers, rather than specialist jewellers, to ensure the sale is geared towards modern and contemporary art.  ‘Esther de Beaucé’s eye and selection...
PIASA’s sale of Modern Art on 25 November 2015  will feature around one hundred works linked to the sensorial research of artists like Yacoov Agam, VictorVasarely, Julio Le Parc, Gregorio Vardanega, François Morellet, Servulo Esmeraldo, Walter Leblanc and Alberto Biasi.  Optico-Kinetic Art was an important 20th century movement and has, over the last decade, enjoyed a resurgence in interest thanks to such major international exhibitions as Force Fields: Phases of the Kinetic (MACBA, 2000); L’Œil Moteur (Strasbourg, 2005); Optic Nerve (Colombus, 2007); and DYNAMIK! Kubismus /...
On Wednesday 2 December 2015 PIASA will stage a second sale devoted to modern and contemporary editions, curated by Mathieu Mercier with the assistance of expert Isabelle Milsztein. The auction will include over 200 lots and – along with prints, lithographs and multiples – showcase Surrealist ‘oeuvres-objets’ like Man Ray’s ‘Letter-Box,’ and ‘snare pictures’ by the Nouveau Réaliste Daniel Spoerri.   One of the star lots is an album of lithographs by Pop Art superstar Keith Haring (1958-90) whose paintings explore multiplication and accumulation. Stones (1989) is a series of five...
Nearly 65 works by American designer George Nakashima, including  about 20 items made by Nakashima Studio under the supervision of  his daughter Mira, have been selected by PIASA to form an exclusive,  monographic sale, on the occasion of their next Scandinavian v. Brazilian Designauction in Paris on 16 September 2015. The sale is  something of a return to base for Nakashima, who studied in France  as a young man, and reveals the tremendous diversity and originality  of his work. The important ensemble showcases  some of George Nakashima’s most ...
On 16 September 2015, PIASA will stage a sale devoted to the American artist William Wegman. Among the fifty photographs selected, PIASA will also offer for sale on September 16 a series of unique, unpublished photographs inspired by the furniture of George Nakashima.Since the 1970s, William Wegman has been creating work that blends humour, irony and wit, often taking as his central subjects and muses, his Weimaraners.Wegman was born in Massachusetts in 1943 and studied painting at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the University of Illinois ChampaignUrbana. He taught at the...
In November 2015, PIASA asked René-Julien Praz to conceive a sale devoted to emerging artists from the Los Angeles scene. The artists selected – whether established or cutting-edge – reflect a generation, era and culture that have inspired many of their contemporaries in recent years.The emerging L.A. art scene shown for the first time in France“Once I’d thought of the title, Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A., nothing could seem more fitting. The sheer wealth of images that these words evoke portrays with surgical precision the pathos of this mythical city, where glamour meets vulgarity and...
On Wednesday 3 June 2015, PIASA staged an auction devoted to the most pioneering Belgian designer of the early 20th century: Gustave SerrurierBovy. The 81 lots brought almost €1 million, with new records for the artist.For the first time at auction at PIASA, an important collection of furniture cast the spotlight on Gustave Serrurier-Bovy and his most famous designs (Liszt, Campagne, Silex series, etc.).Among the leading prices was a record €34,892 for his large sideboard in varnished oak (lot 9), highly evocative of the influence of Nature on Serrurier-Bovy’s work. A similar sideboard, in...
PIASA continued to develop their Sculpture Department with a highly successful second specialist sale on june 3, 2015, devoted to 20th & 2st century Sculpture.The sale placed the spotlight on monumental sculpture. A selection of works exhibited in PIASA’s courtyard, including the César bronze Le Sein (lot 83), which was propelled by keen bidding in the room and on the telephone to all of €212,600.Echoing these monumental pieces were fifty or so works displayed inside the PIASA showrooms. The sale’s top price of €258,480 went to L’Implorante by Camille Claudel (lot 6), wherein she portrays...
On Wednesday 3 June 2015, PIASA offered a selection of major works epitomizing the best of Greek creativity. The 90 lots generated over €540,000 – the highest auction total since PIASA launched its specialist department.By showcasing artists like Takis and Pavlos, PIASA’s saleroom selection wowed both Greek and international collectors, with results confirming the importance of Greek artists on the international market.Success of New ApproachThe sale’s top price of €78,680 rewarded Magnetic Wall IV (lot 39) by Vassiliakis Takis (est. €60,000-70,000), an emblematic work by the celebrated...
On 11 June 2015 PIASA will stage a novel sale devoted to the art of textiles  in all their forms. The auction of Textile Art will feature around a hundred works by artists whose  approach is located at the crossrods of sculpture and applied art, seeking to redefine  techniques and aesthetics. Exhibitions like Decorumat the Paris Musée d’Art Moderne in 2013 and Fiber Art, currently touring the United States (ICA in Boston, Wexner Center for the Arts  in Columbus, Iowa Western Art Center…), reflect a growing interest in the use of  textiles in art: the Espace Louis...
On 3 June 2015 PIASA will offer for sale an important collection of works by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy (1858-1910), assembled over thirty years ago by an Art Nouveau devotee, in whose hands they have remained ever since.This rare ensemble showcases Serrurier’s creative genius and indisputable influence on 20th century Design.The most historical pieces are part of the MET collection in New-york, in the Musée d’orsay Art deco section in Paris and in the Brussel and Liège Museum in Belgium as the most important creation from the artist.   Download the press release
On 21 May 2015 PIASA will stage their second auction of Russian & Soviet Photography, offering a panorama of the prolific creativity of photographers who bore witness to a past that united Slav and Oriental culture. “Russia is rightly considered one of the richest nations in terms of photography – whether for documentary images or art photography. After a long absence from international events, Russian and Soviet photography has staged a major comeback in the artworld over recent years. PIASA’s sale reflects this. Russians were photography enthusiasts from the outset. By 1860 there were...
On 29 April 2015 PIASA will be staging their first sale devoted to limited editions in collaboration with the artist, curator and collector Mathieu Mercier. Over 200 modern and contemporary works, along with objects, artists’ jewellery and designer furniture, will be featured, and showcased in an innovative exhibition and scenography concept. The sale is conceived as a reflection on the process of reproduction and the status of edited works, on their importance, the role of the objects, and on how they can best be exhibited.‘The auction concept involves creating two exhibitions with edited...
Nearly 80% of lots sold for a premium-inclusive total of €2.24mOn 15 April 2015 PIASA staged their fifth sale of Italian Design. The 286 rigorously selected lots yielded an overall total of €2,240,000. Homage to Marcello Fantoni 80% sold by volume – 200% by valueAn important section devoted to ceramic artist Marcello Fantoni saw most of the 72 works race past estimate: Fantoni’s amazing dexterity, and the fact that his work is rarely on the market, sparked tremendous interest among connoisseurs. An untitled, glazed enamel sculpture (c.1970), coated in transparent glaze to highlight its...
On 29 April 2015 PIASA will be staging their first sale devoted to limited editions in collaboration with the artist, curator and collector Mathieu Mercier. Over 200 modern and contemporary works, along with objects, artists’ jewellery and designer furniture, will be featured, and showcased in an innovative exhibition and scenography concept. The sale is conceived as a reflection on the process of reproduction and the status of edited works, on their importance, the role of the objects, and on how they can best be exhibited. ‘The auction concept involves creating two exhibitions with edited...
On April 15 PIASA will pursue their exploration of international Design with a sale featuring outstanding 20th century piecesby the top names in Italian Design. Fausto Melotti (1901-86): Ceramic FinesseThe most important work in the sale is a rare, glazed ceramic panel (1959-63) made by Fausto Melotti in collaboration with Seregni for an architectural project by Melchiorre Bega (est. €65,000-85,000). Melotti was both sculptor and artist and, as one of the leading lights in Milan abstractionism, considered a precursor of Minimalism. He is reputed for his ceramics and the finesse of his works,...
“Precious, Fascinating, Unmatched Ceramics” Marco Moretti in Ceramica Come Arte (Ed. Octavo 2000)PIASA’s fourth auction of Italian Design will feature the greatest names in the field as PIASA continue their exploration of the History of Ceramics with an important section devoted to Marcello Fantoni (1915-2011), one of the most influential post-war Italian ceramicists. His impact – whether in terms of technical skill or stylistic expression – was incomparable; throughout his eventful career he breathed new life into ceramics by propelling them into the realm of modern art. Fantoni: A Modern...
PIASA REAFFIRMS LEADERSHIP IN SCANDINAVIAN DESIGNSale of Scandinavian v American v Brazilian Designbrings premium-inclusive €3.5mPARIS, FEBRUARY 10– PIASA’s 5th sale of Scandinavian v American v Brazilian Designat saw three hours of lively bidding in the room, over the phone and on the web, with works sold by all the leading names of 20th Century Design.Works by Axel Salto, grouped together in an important ensemble at the start of the sale, proved phenomenally popular, with a massive 95% finding takers. Top bid of €101,000 rewarded his Forest Of Cones (lot 7), an astonishing and unique 1960s...
PIASA, 2014New premises inauguratedin September, in the heart of the Faubourg Saint-HonoréA heightened international profile,with over 70% of European & American buyers in certain fieldsA sharp rise in sales of Designto over €18 million(from €10m in 2013), confirming PIASA’s status as one of Europe’s leading auction firms in the specialityExcellent results for the Haute Epoque department   Download the press release
Part of the highlights from the Paris February Scandinavian v. Brazilian v. American design auction, the exhibition will take place at Friedman & Vallois 27 East 67th street from January 14-15, 2015
Italian Design was in the spotlight at PIASA on November 26 with a sale of nearly 300 lots, including an exceptional section devoted to the work of Gabriella Crespi. Three hours of keen bidding, both in the saleroom and over the telephone, yielded a premium-inclusive €2 million.Gabriella Crespi, TimelessA rigorously selected array of works by Gabriella Crespi, all accompanied by certificates from the designer’s archives, saw top prices of €52,320 for her incredible Sheherazadebed (lot 49) – a superb example of her delight in conceiving new forms – and €51,040 for her iconic steel, wood and...
PIASA’s photography sale explores the theme of Metamorphosis via a hundred selected works by leading creative photographers« Following in the steps of Arthur Rimbaud and his confession that ‘I is another’ – meaning that, over and beyond the apparent Self, there exists an unconscious Self that is the source of poetic creativity – numerous artists have sought to help this other personality emerge by giving themselves over to the desires and pleasures of metamorphosis.   Download the press release
The sale of a private collection entitled Vetri Italiani 1932-92, staged at PIASA in Paris yesterday, paid tribute to Italian master glassmakers – yielding sales of almost €1 million (inc. premium) and setting record prices for Fulvio Bianconi and Flavio Poli.This exceptional collection was assembled over a thirty-year period and showcased the leading names in Italian glass, illustrating decades of amazing creativity and technical skill unique to Murano.   Download the press release
  Emmanuel Joussot, ébéniste, Frédéric Richard, doreur, et Eric Benqué, designer - Sellettes - Lauréats du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main Dialogues 2013 - © Sophie Zénon pour la FBS         Isabelle Guédon et Benjamin Caron, créateurs de mobilier en cuir - Lauréats du Prix Liliane Bettencourt pour l’intelligence de la main 2009 - Jeu d'échecs MAGNA 4000-FM - © Stéphane Compoint pour la FBS       Jean-Paul Mahé, sellier, Maurice Barnabé, menuisier en siège, Bernadette N'Guyen, coupeuse, & Robert Stadler, designer -...
Ce soir PIASA soutient la fondation ARC - Mise aux encheres de la gibson de Lenny Kravitz unique customisée specialement pour la lutte contre le cancer.
The Arts & Crafts movement was a reforming artistic movement that originated in England in the 1860s, and can be considered the precursor of the Modern Style – the British equivalent of French/Belgian Art Nouveau.The English architect and designer William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) – a member of the Arts Workers’ Guild and a founding member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society in 1896 – opened a metalwork factory in Fulham in 1890. It was so successful that he soon opened further workshops in Hammersmith, specializing in lamps, with designs that would hasten the development of...
PIASA’s auction Protest: Art + Design features works that encapsulate the art of Protest, both aesthetically and politically.From Anti-Design to Radicalism, from Lettrisme to Punk, from Fluxus to the Nouveaux Réalistes, from La Nouvelle Gauche to Anarchism… the 1960s and 1970s were a period of profound political and social change, prompted by a new libertarian élan and a burning desire for a different worldview. The period saw the birth of the Feminist, Ecology and Anti-Militarist movements – and of alternative movements in general. The PIASA round-table offers the chance to ask questions...
Gabriella CrespiDESIGNER, ARTIST, SOCIALITE & FASHION MUSE, GABRIELLA CRESPI HAS LEFT AN INDELIBLE MARK ON 20th CENTURY ITALIAN DESIGN WITH HERINIMITABLE TASTEShe was born in 1922 and grew up in Tuscany, near Florence, before studying architecture at the Politecnico in Milan, where she discovered Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright. She married into one of Italy’s wealthiest families, who owned the Corriere della Sera and a textiles empire. From Rome and Milan she hired the finest craftsmen to produce her designs. Most of her works were produced in limited editions and have been rare and...
Chaque année le Printemps offre un regard croisé entre les mondes de la mode et du design autour d’un projet unique et visionnaire au cours de leur événement historique "La Fête du Printemps" qui symbolise le renouveau, la création et l’innovation.Cette année, le Printemps a fait le choix de donner une dimension humaine à son projet en œuvrant pour le magazine Rose, féminin gratuit haut-de-gamme, destiné aux malades atteintes du cancer et à leur famille. Pour cela, Le Printemps s’est plongé au cœur de son patrimoine, pour créer une collection de vases uniques et exclusifs. Stéphane Parmentier...
PIASA soutient la Fondation ARC pour la recherche sur le cancer. Soirée Privée Protégeons les femmes que nous aimons à l'occasion d’Octobre Rose, mois international de mobilisation pour le dépistage du cancer du sein Jeudi 9 octobre 2014 à l'hotel THE PENINSULA. Vente aux enchères à 20 heures co-animée par Mademoiselle Agnès et Maître Frédéric Chambre, Vice-Président de Piasa. Information auprès de Valentine Guiton au 01 45 59 59 30 / vguiton@fondation-arc.org.    
Design Sale brings €3.5m (premium included) – nearly 80% of lots soldPIASA inaugurated their new premises at 118 rue du Faubourg-St-Honoré on Wednesday 17 September, with a sale devoted to one of the firm’s specialist themes, Scandinavian v. American Design, and to the personal furniture collection of Peder Moos, which also enjoyed great success.
The Arts & Crafts movement was a reforming artistic movement that originated in England in the 1860s, and can be considered the precursor of the Modern Style – the British equivalent of French/Belgian Art Nouveau.The English architect and designer William Arthur Smith Benson (1854-1924) – a member of the Arts Workers’ Guild and a founding member of the Arts & Crafts Exhibition Society in 1896 – opened a metalwork factory in Fulham in 1890. It was so successful that he soon opened further workshops in Hammersmith, specializing in lamps, with designs that would hasten the development of...
On Wednesday 25 June, PIASA will stage their fourth sale of Post-War greek Art, again showcasing such artists as Christoforou, Coulentianos, Pavlos, Philolaos, among others.A special homage will be paid to Takis with two exceptional Photovoltaic Signals (2000) from a prestigious Athens collection (see photos below). Two historic Triple Signalsfrom 1955, exhibited at the landmark Takis retrospective at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 1993, will also be offered. Various unique pieces and editions complete the ensemble. PIASA are pleased to continue their collaboration with the journalist and art...
PIASA’sfinal sale of the season at the Espace Rive Gauchewill be held on Wednesday June 25 (7pm), when the firm’s Design Department will be staging a dialogue between Michel Deverne & Paul Kingma – two great 20th century artists imbued with timeless architectural inspiration – in a setting designed by Dorothée Meilichzon. PIASA are offering an exceptional collection of around sixty unique works by the celebrated French artist and sculptor Michel Deverne (1927-2012).Michel Devernedrew much of his artistic inspiration from architecture and the city. His studies in both fine art and...
Photography books collections, Asian art, Italian Glass Art, Spirits and wines, In the day’s of Mao Zedong :propaganda posters and objects, Cutting edge contemporary French design : unique pieces, limited editions and prototypes.
After the re-launch of the 20th Century Decorative Arts & Design Department in 2013, PIASA have appointed Timothée Chaillou to oversee the development of sales of CONTEMPORARY ART.   Download the pdf
An Imperial Kesi robe featuring nine dragons on a yellow ground, each with five claws, shown front-on and in profile among stylized clouds and the twelve imperial emblems and auspicious symbols. The lower part of the robe is decorated with a broad band of lishui, topped by swirling waves and sacred peaks. The collar and cuffs are embroidered with gold and coloured thread with marching dragons, alternating with dragons shown front-on against a midnight blue ground. The robe is lined with flower-damasked sky blue silk. Download the press release
Historic Italian Design was in the spotlight at PIASA’s sale Italian Design/ Homage to Lorenzo Burchiellaroat the Espace Rive Gauche on April 15, which brought a total of €1,999,000.‘Our sale of Italian Design confirmed market interest in such established names as Gio Ponti, Gino Sarfati and BBPR’ commented Cédric Morisset, head of the 20th Century Design Department, after the sale. ‘There was also continued interest in rediscovered artists like Lorenzo Burchiellaro and Guido Gambone.’Italian Glass was powerfully represented via a selection of works from the Fontana Arte workshops and by...
Le 4 avril 2014, PIASA dispersait, avec l’assistance de Monsieur Richard Menozzi, expert, la collection Louis François (Succession Marie-Louise François), un exceptionnel et rarissime ensemble de lettres et documents concernant la Commune de Paris, ainsi que la Poste des Vosges pendant l’occupation de 1870 à 1871. La collection de Louis François (1882-1941) réunissait des pièces rares qui n’étaient plus réapparues depuis sa disparition en 1941. Cette vente était organisée au profit de la Fondation Française de l’Ordre de Malte. Les pièces ont été acquises par des collectionneurs...
Le lundi 31 mars 2014, PIASA a effectué une importante vente de dessins et tableaux anciens à l’Hôtel Drouot. La première partie était consacrée à un ensemble d’environ cent cinquante feuilles des écoles française, italienne et nordique du XVIème au début du XXème siècle dont une belle étude de nu Gabrielle, femme nue assise de profil, par Auguste Renoir (1841-1919) qui s’est envolée à 158 000 € sur une estimation de 20 / 30 000 €. Autour de ce dessin phare, PIASA présentait une œuvre majeure Le Dénombrement de Bethléem par Peter Brueghel II (Anvers, 1564-1637/38) et un artiste flamand de la...
The March 26 sale offered an eclectic ensemble of around a hundred modern and contemporary drawings. Highlights include a two-sided gouache and wash sheet by Fernand Léger (1881- 1955), La Lecture – Portrait de Nadia (1948) / Flower Study, shown at Galerie Felix Vercel in Paris in 1981 in the artist’s centenary exhibition (Sold for €72.370). In form and content, this work is closely associated with the Cubist movement to which Fernand Léger belonged. Download the press release
PIASA to celebrate Jean Prouvé & Charlotte Perriand at Sale of the Jean-FrançoisDeclercq Collection – Tuesday 27 May 2014 at 6pm  Download the press release
PIASA to sell Two Historic Alpine Constructions by Jean Prouvé   Download the press release
As part of the important sale of Old Master Paintings & Drawingsin Paris on March 31,  PIASA – assisted by Cabinet Turquin – will be offering a major work by Pieter Brueghel the  Younger (Antwerp 1564-1637/8) and Joos de Momper II (Antwerp 1564-1635): The Numbering at  Bethlehem (estimate €500,000-600,000).  Download the press release
For many years now Paris has become the world’s Drawings Capital each March. The two sales to be held by PIASA at the Hôtel Drouot this year, on March 26 & 31, include a selection of rare yet affordable works on paper. The March 26 sale features an eclectic ensemble of around a hundred modern and contemporary drawings. Highlights include a two-sided gouache and wash sheet by Fernand Léger (1881- 1955), La Lecture – Portrait de Nadia (1948) / Flower Study, shown at Galerie Felix Vercel in Paris in 1981 in the artist’s centenary exhibition. In form and content, this work is closely...
PIASA are delighted to announce their next auction of Italian Design and tribute to Lorenzo Burchiellaro, to be held in Paris on Tuesday 15 April 2014 at 6pm. The sale will features top names of the Italian design such as Fontana Arte, BBPR, Max Ingrand, Gio Ponti, Franco Albini… Download the press release
Christian Astuguevieille, Robert Altmann,  Mony Linz-Einstein, Italian Lamps,  Golden Scandinavian Lights, Bruno Gambone, Fifty Shades Of Red  Ceramics… Download the press release
The sales of the American Spirit (Pierre Lescure) and Black White Epoca(Mony LinzEinstein) Collections ended at 6pm on January 31, after ten days of bidding that yielded  total sales of over €500,000 (premium included) – reflecting the tremendous dynamism  of sales held exclusively on-line, and collectors’ ever-increasing enthusiasm for bidding  via the Internet. With over 40% of buyers from across the Atlantic, the sales confirmed  PIASA’s determinedly international development. Frédéric Chambre, the head of PIASA Rive Gauche, declared himself ‘very satisfied,  on...
PIASA are offering an exceptional collection of around twenty unique pieces by the celebrated Danish furniture designer Peder Moos (1906-91).These works of reference were made in 1941 for the manor of Østrupgaard near Faaborg on the Island of Funen, where they have been kept for over 70 years. They are beingoffered for auction for the first time. Download the press release
PIASA are delighted to announce their next auction of Scandinavian v. Brazilian v. American Design, to be held in Paris on Wednesday 12 March 2014 at 5pm.Running to nearly 300 lots, and with a total estimate of around €1.5m, this isthe third sale with this theme to be organized by PIASA at their Rue du Bac venue. The presentation has been assigned to India Mahdavi. Download the press release
20 th Century Design & Selected Items from a Paris Interior PIASA are delighted to announce the sale of 20 th Century Design and Selected Items  from a Paris Interior, to be held at PIASA Rive Gauche on 21 January 2014. This first sale of the year runs to 233 lots and will focus on leading masters of Modern  and Contemporary Design, along with a collection of Modern Pictures. Interior of a Paris Apartment The sale begins with the Contents of a Paris Interior, imaginatively blending decorative  art, Design and post-war works down to the current day. The varied collection...
On Tuesday 21 January in their Rue du Bac venue, PIASA staged their first sale of  the year devoted to Design and Contemporary Art, directed by Frédéric Chambre. It  totalled a premium-inclusive €1,150,000. Record for an Armand Jonckers table: €57,580 The Armand Jonckers table, in nickel silver and resin incrusted with aluminium,  prompted several minutes of fierce bidding on the telephone, in the saleroom and  online to attain €57,580, a new record price for the artist (lot 184). DOWNLOAD THE PRESS RELEASE
PIASA enjoyed an excellent 2013, with auction turnover up 33% from €27.3m to €36m, due  largely to a new strategic approach implemented under Frédéric Chambre at the start of  the year, and to excellent results from traditional auctions – boosted by the sale of such  prestigious collections as those of François-Gérard Seligmann(19 June) and  M. & Mme Robert de Strycker devoted to exceptional Chinese porcelain (10 June et 9 December), which totalled over €5.3m.    Leading prices included €1,178,000 for a set of four Louis XVI candelabra (a world  record...
PIASA launch OnlineOnly sale - Inaugural sale Pierre Lescure’s American spirit collectionIn January 2014 PIASA will be staging its first Online Only auction. This new approach to traditional auctioneering signals PIASA’s intent to stay abreast of art market trends, and will give purchasers from around the globe the chance to avail themselves of PIASA’s professionalism without having to travel to Paris.   Download press release
PIASA auction house, in collaboration with the expert Beatriz Defeo, will be staging its inaugural sale of Precious Design, featuring jewellery by contemporary designers, at its new Rive Gauche venue on 18th June 2013. Precious Design: An Art Form in Growing Demand The art jewellery movement originated in Europe and the United States in the 1940s before spreading rapidly throughout Scandinavia and South America, yielding a wealth of innovative designs during the second half of the 20th century. Such jewellery offers miniature examples of the style and personality of artists, designers,...
A painting discovered by PIASA during a routine inventory has been authenticated as a work by Maurice de Vlaminck by the Wildenstein Institute, the authoritative source of reference on the international market. Vase of Flowers (1905/1906) in oil on canvas, signed bottom left, is an emblematic work from Vlaminck’s Fauve period.   Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) used pure tones to give his paintings an incomparable feeling of freshness. His Fauve works were influenced by Van Gogh, whom he greatly admired.   The thick paint applied to the canvas in an uncompromising avalanche of colour...
Our Spring auction this year features an extensive selection of Old Master and Modern Drawings that is sure to delight the connoisseur. Highlights include an enchanting portrait of Jenny de Lavalette by Ingres dating from 1817 and his first stay in Rome (est. €250,000-300,000), dedicated to Charles Thévenin, Director of the Villa Medici. Ingres moved to Rome in 1806, living initially at the French Academy, and only left the city in 1820, when he moved to Florence. During his stay at the Academy he developed his pencil technique by drawing portraits of his companions. Ingres then received...
On Monday 8 April 2013 the PIASA Design Department will stage its first sale at its exceptional new venue, the Espace Rive Gauche. This inaugural sale will focus on Italian Design, including a special homage to the sculptor and designer Annibale Oste.   PIASA is devoting its first sale of decorative arts in 2013 to Italian Post-War Design – the first such sale in France for many years.   The sale will run to around one hundred lots and include an array of works by the top names in Italian Design, whose pieces continue to embellish modern interiors: Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass,...
The Paris auction house PIASA, founded in 1996, are delighted to announce the opening of a new Left Bank venue, in addition to their Rue Drouot HQ. This new phase in the PIASA’s development, overseen by Frédéric Chambre who joined the firm in October 2012, will make PIASA the first Paris auction house to stage sales on the Left Bank.   A New Venue for Exhibitions & Cultural Events The new 700m2 venue is located in an historic 17th century building at 83 rue du Bac. It will host mainly sales of 20th & 21st Century Design, Decorative Arts & Contemporary Art. The new venue will...
On Tuesday 28 October 2014, PIASA will offer for auction an exceptional private collection of Italian glass formed over a 30-year period. The 190 works reflect decades of amazing creativity and the unique skill of Murano.
The sale of a private collection entitled Vetri Italiani 1932-92, staged at PIASA in Paris yesterday, paid tribute to Italian master glassmakers – yielding sales of almost €1 million (inc. premium) and setting record prices for Fulvio Bianconi and Flavio Poli.This exceptional collection was assembled over a thirty-year period and showcased the leading names in Italian glass, illustrating decades of amazing creativity and technical skill unique to Murano.   Download the press release
PIASA’s sale of Asian Art on 17 December 2015 will include a very rare 5th century Head of Buddha in pink sandstone from the Gupta period – the golden age of Ancient India. ‘Virtue as the path to beauty’ is how V.S Agrawala evoked Gupta Art in his specialist book on the subject, published in 1949. This art was the fruit of Jainist, Buddhist and Hindu influences, and flourished between the 4th–6th centuries A.D. in northern India (in the latterday states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh).  Despite its thirst for conquest, the Gupta Empire offered a prosperous and favourable climate for the...
Kinetic Art – an important art movement of the mid-20th century – was the subject of a landmark sale at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November. 120 works by leading Kinetic artists were available for art-lovers and connoisseurs.   Domitille d’Orgeval, who co-curated the exhibition Dynamo (devoted to Kinetic Art) at the Grand Palais in 2013, had assembled works by  Julio Le Parc, François Morellet, Gregorio Vardanega and Alberto Biasi, which all yielded significant results in the PIASA saleroom. Top price of €70,600 went to François Morellet’s Contorsion N°12 (lot 26), where red neons dance...
Greek art was in the spotlight at PIASA on Wednesday 25 November, when a sale of high-quality 20th and 21st century works attracted French and international connoisseurs. Highlight was a rare Eolienne by Takis (lot 33) – displayed in the PIASA courtyard for several weeks ahead of the auction – that brought €95,400, setting a new record for a monumental work by the artist. As Daniel Abadie wrote in Takis dans la Forêt de Signes, ‘what really matters in Takis’ œuvre (is) what cannot be seen: the movement of air….’  A 1970 Triple Signal (lot 13) by Takis – important evidence of his research...
Yesterday evening PIASA offred an important selection of multiplesby 20th century masters at the fist specialist sale organized by expertIsabelle Milsztein since she joined the fim in September. All prints hadbeen meticulously chosen for their quality and rarity. Fuelled by keenbidding from French and international print enthusiasts, the 96 lotsmet great success. ‘Whenever I held lithographic stone or a copper plaque in my hands,it felt like holding a talisman.’ Marc Chagall   The sale included a rigorous selection of prints by Marc Chagall, whosetraining as an engraver made him one of...
This year, the Contemporary African Art Spring can truly be said to start in Paris as the Art Paris Art Fair focuses on works from Africa. A key part of this celebration of African culture is an auction of Contemporary African Art at Piasa, the leading Parisian auction house, on April 20th.