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Estim. 1 800 EUR
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Yello JM Basquiat / 2008Jef AerosolStencil and aerosol on canvasSigned & dated lower rightSigned, dated & titled on the back50 x 50 cmYello JM Basquiat "I have been very much influenced by three major New York artists: Andy Warhol, Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat. SAMO used to say: "When I work, I don't think about art, I try to think about life! "His addictions got the better of him much too early, but his works are still alive, they have this urgency to which I am very attached." Jef AérosolJef Aérosol (born in Nantes in 1957, lives and works in Lille since 1984) is a French stencil artist of international renown and one of the founding artists of street art in France. It is on the walls of the streets of Tours that he put his first stencils in 1982. Since then, he has travelled the world's cities and glued or spray-painted portraits of iconic personalities as well as anonymous people of all styles and ages. He has even pasted his now legendary "Sitting Kid" on the Great Wall of China. His characters, often depicted on a scale of 1:1, are characterized by the almost exclusive use of black and white, and all his works are highlighted with this mysterious red arrow, the artist's trademark. More poetic than political, Jef Aerosol's message is above all humanistic. In the eyes of his characters pass all the emotions of the World. Each of his creations certainly speaks about him, his life, his culture, but the universal character of his work means that it also speaks about you, us, life and people...

Estim. 3 000 EUR
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Estim. 1 000 - 1 500 EUR
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Estim. 400 000 - 700 000 EUR
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LUCEBERT (1924 - 1994)
"Composition" black felt pen…

Estim. 600 - 800 EUR
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DOTREMONT Christian (1922 - 1979)
"Calligraphic composition" b…

Estim. 3 000 - 4 000 EUR
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TYTGAT Edgard (1879 - 1957)
"Kneeling female nude" charc…

Estim. 400 - 600 EUR
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EL GLAOUI Hassan (1923 - 2018)
Lot of six including 5 water…

Estim. 3 000 - 4 000 EUR
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EL GLAOUI Hassan (1923 - 2018)
Lot of six watercolours, som…

Estim. 3 000 - 4 000 EUR
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EL GLAOUI Hassan (1923 - 2018)
Set of six including 5 water…

Estim. 3 000 - 4 000 EUR
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SALADI Abbès (1950 - 1992)
Set of six drawings: two in …

Estim. 1 000 - 1 500 EUR
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SCHIRREN Ferdinand (1872 - 1944)
"The Beautiful Odalisque" wa…

Estim. 1 600 - 2 000 EUR
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BONNARD Pierre (1867 - 1947)
"In a boat" graphite, charco…

Estim. 8 000 - 12 000 EUR
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BERTRAND Gaston (1910 - 1994)
"Geometric composition" wate…

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
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CANTINEAU Virgile (1864-?). (?).
Set of two charcoal, sanguin…

Estim. 400 - 600 EUR
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FOLON Jean-Michel (1934 - 2005)
"For the pleasure of the sen…

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
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CORNEILLE (1922 - 2010)
"Aïcha" charcoal and pastel …

Estim. 1 700 - 2 200 EUR
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FINI Léonor (1908 - 1996)
"The Masks" watercolor on pa…

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
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MAMBOUR Auguste (1896 - 1968)
"African motherhood" charcoa…

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
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MILO Jean (1906 - 1993)
"The Calling" watercolor on …

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR
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MILO Jean (1906 - 1993)
"Abstraction" watercolor on …

Estim. 300 - 400 EUR
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VOUET Simon (1590 - 1649). (?).
"The Birth of Venus" black s…

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
For sale on Tue 23 Mar
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HOUEL Jean (1735 - 1813)
"Rest at the edge of the for…

Estim. 400 - 600 EUR
For sale on Tue 23 Mar
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FRANCESCHINI dit IL VOLTERRANO Baldassare (1611 - 1689). Attribué à.
"Achilles dragging Hector's …

Estim. 800 - 1 200 EUR
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VERRIJK Theodor Dirk (1734 - 1786)
"Vue de la Ville de Bruxelle…

Estim. 350 - 450 EUR
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Estim. 500 - 700 EUR
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MINNE George (1866 - 1941)
"Study for Jan van Ruusbroec…

Estim. 600 - 800 EUR
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HOETERICKX Emile (1858 - 1923)
"The London Bridge" watercol…

Estim. 400 - 600 EUR
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DELL'ACQUA Cesare (1821 - 1905)
"The Visit of the Sick" wate…

Estim. 400 - 500 EUR
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Estim. 15 000 EUR
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Graphic arts

Here you can find all you ever wanted to know about the graphic arts but never dared to ask !

The graphic arts (from the ancient Greek graphein, to write) are defined as all technical procedures (drawing, prints, graphic design, etc.) enabling the visual conception or presentation of artistic work.

By extension, they encompass all image reproduction procedures, like photography. Graphic art auctions thus include posters and drawings in watercolour, gouache and graphite on paper.
The art of the line found in Old Master and contemporary drawings rivals with prints: images obtained by printing from an engraved or drawn support – engravings, lithographs, screen prints, etc., the essential point being to make an imprint.

Online graphic arts sales also feature photographs, from Gustave le Gray's albumen prints to contemporary prints by Nan Goldin, and even Street art works, with tags, stencils and graffiti that have travelled from the street to the auction room. Did you know? One of Banksy's fake £10 notes, distributed free to the crowd in Notting Hill in 2004, can now fetch €500 at Drouot.