In 2015, Artcurial opened its first office in Monte Carlo, under the direction of Louise Grether. Setting root within the Côte d’Azur environment allowed Artcurial to offer services such as expertise in artwork analysis, and to strengthen the attractiveness of the territory by organizing cultural events and auctions.
But Artcurial did not stop there, and just announced the opening of a new space. This venue will be located at the top of the Casino Gardens, in the heart of the Monte Carlo Palace. With an exhibition gallery open to the public, its ambition is to further animate Monegasque cultural life. 100m² will be dedicated to exhibiting works before they go to auction; also space where collectors can be received during their expert visits. This should enhance the visibility of the auction house.
François Tajan, the managing director of ArtCurial, considers Monaco a strategic position. He states that ArtCurial is “happy to strengthen [its] presence with a new venue and ambitious artistic projects.”
Sculpture in the spotlight
This space will be inaugurated during the Monaco Art Week, from 24 to 28 April, during which it will host an exhibition of twentieth-century sculptures. It will provide a tasting of what will be on display at Monaco Sculptures, a new show that will run from May to July 2019. César, Arman, Bernar Venet, Wang Du: so many famous artists that visitors can admire while strolling through the Principality. These works will be auctioned in July 2019, at the end of the exhibition.
*Article originally published on the French edition of the Monaco Tribune.