Post-war & Contemporary Art
In a constantly evolving market, Contemporary Art holds a major place. In the last years, it has experienced a dazzling growth and reaches new records every year. Among its actors, we find many profiles, whether businessmen or private collectors, as well as several generations. These players gravitate together in a dynamic, sometimes complex but certainly exciting system.
It is precisely this dynamism and enthusiasm which gives Ophélie Guillerot and her team their strength in our Contemporary Art and Contemporary Asian Art departments. Throughout the auctions, they never cease to contribute to the ranks of the artists represented through successively outstanding results. These sales take place in Drouot during crucial periods of the art market such as the PAD or the FIAC.
One of the most important aspects for Ophélie Guillerot is her relationship with the amateurs, collectors and actors of the contemporary scene, whether they come from Paris, Lyon, Brussels or further afield… With her perfect understanding of the mechanics of the market, she offers valuable, personalized advice while being highly reactive, which delights both buyers and sellers. Thanks to her experience as a gallery manager in Singapore and her excellent expertise of the Asian market and its collectors, she enables the recognition of these artists and the development of their value.
A serious, in-depth and adapted approach being the heart of the department’s know-how, the service strives to explain the sales terms and conditions as well as possible, to give an estimate of the price and to get closer to the experts or authorized beneficiaries. All the works are reproduced in a catalogue but also promoted through significant marketing campaigns (Gazette Drouot, social networks, international newsletters, advertising in English, Mandarin …). The department has also organised several exhibitions of exceptional masterpieces in the Brussels office, such as the Xuan Wu installation by Huang Yong Ping, which was later auctioned in Drouot for an unprecedented €429,520.
Due to this attentive and personalised service, many records were achieved for the contemporary art department, with records for artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle, Georges Mathieu, Maria Elena Vieira da Silva, JonOne, Fabienne Verdier, Tom Wesselman, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages…, but also for the Asian contemporary art department where Chu Teh Chun, Zao Wou-Ki, Kim En-Joong, Lee Bae, Taro Hokamoto also achieved remarkable results.
Professional, aware and highly motivated, we are constantly looking for pieces to sell and will be pleased to assist you in your quest and turn your lot into our next record.
“What a pleasure to work on pieces with the sellers, as well as painters and their families.”
— Ophélie Guillerot