Eclectic | Paris

Online Auction: 19–26 May 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris
Eclectic | Paris 19–26 May 2020 • 3:00 PM CEST • Paris

Following the success of Eclectic NYC and London, Sotheby’s is pleased to present Eclectic | Paris, a unique sale combining art, furniture and objects from different periods and genres.

Eclectic | Paris will take you through the imaginary apartment of an eclectic collector. In his home, he mixes Twentieth Century Design with Old Master Paintings, European Furniture with Contemporary Art, Photography and African Art. As you enter his house, placed on a 1935 design console, you will see 18th objects alongside an African artwork. Following through the corridor, along the walls is displayed a very diverse collection of portraits. You then end up in his study; that’s where he showcases his collection of books, then again ranging from Molière to Zao Wou-Ki. This sale showcases the unexpected correspondence between very diverse pieces, that when put together actually highlights their individual character. We invite you to explore this eclectic collection and find inspiration in these works.

Sale highlights include works by Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Mimo Rotella, Miro, Eugene Printz, André Arbus, J.M. Frank and Jean Dunand amongst others.

Auction highlights

Follow the line

Discover an array of iconic Design pieces from Eugène Printz to André Arbus and Jean-Michel Franck.

African & Oceanic Art

A selection of African and Oceanic sculptures pay tribute to the remarkable richness of this area in art history. These pieces explore the vitality of these styles and celebrate the inventiveness of the artists from this continent and its impact on 20th century art.


Books and autograph documents by artists is the theme of this selection: from a nice “livre de fêtes” celebrating a party at the court of Louis XIV, to illustrated books by Wifredo Lam and Zao Wou-Ki, passing by letters by Botero to his gallerist, and an amusing autograph document by Marcel Duchamp.

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