Since 2014, the house has made a major turn to the Asian painters who came to France in the earlier part of the 20th century. Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes has specialised more particularly in the various Franco-Asian schools, and her involvement has allowed European sellers to achieve record prices, equal to the world’s best, while enjoying the convenience and the financial security offered by a major Paris auction house. Aguttes today dominates this market in France, with a long succession of world records achieved.
Buyers from Hong Kong, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Singapore and Taiwan are very present at these sales, keenly awaited events in the market for Asian art.
In 2015, Charlotte Reynier-Aguttes organised the successive sale of three paintings by Chinese artist Sanyu, totalling a record 9.7 million euros. In 2017, alongside Claude Aguttes, she oversaw the sale of yet another painting by the same artist, which fetched 8.8 million euros – the third-highest bid in France in 2017.
The work of these painters from China, Vietnam, Japan and elsewhere is today finally gaining the recognition it has long deserved.
Among the artists keenly championed by Aguttes and much sought after by Asian collectors are CHU TEH-CHUN, INGUIMBERTY, LÉ PHÔ, LIN FENGMIAN, MAI TRUNG THU, NAM SON, PAN YULIANG, PHAN CHANH, RADEN SALEH, SANYU, VU CAO DAM and ZAO WOU-KI.