Art Contemporain Evening Sale
Live Auction: 3 June 2021 • 6:00 PM CEST • Paris

Art Contemporain Evening Sale 3 June 2021 • 6:00 PM CEST • Paris

O ur Paris Art Contemporain Evening Sale will be an pre-eminent auction anchored in a museum-quality selection of Post-War and Contemporary Art.

Featuring examples by the greatest masters of the second half of the 20th century, such as Zao Wou-Ki, Pierre Soulages, Günther Uecker, Sam Szafran and Kazuo Shiraga, the auction offers a rare opportunity to acquire historical works from prestigious international private collections.

This June’s edition also includes a spectacular group of Spanish Post-War artist’s such as Antoni Tàpies, Antonio Saura and Manolo Millares and will be preceded by the remarkable ensemble Absolument moderne, Collection Rambaud.


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Sam SzafranL’Imprimerie (La Presse de l’atelier Bellini)
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‘If I had known what I was letting myself in for, I probably would never have bought my first box of pastels. I found myself, in 1958, fresh from abstract art, in front of these little multicoloured sticks like a poverty-stricken child in a Belgian or Swiss delicatessen amidst an abundance of candy and cakes, and I seized them without even thinking. For twenty years I threw myself into this technique, because I was incapable of mastering it.’
From G. Néret, ‘Szafran ou la passion du pastel,’ Connaissance des Arts, March 1980

The Life of Pierre Soulages

“I like the authority of black. It’s an uncompromising color. A violent color, but one that encourages internalization. Both a color and a non-color. When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it. It opens up a mental field all of its own.”
Pierre Soulages

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