Rabat - The prestigious French auction house "Artcurial" organized on Tuesday in Paris the sale event "Moroccan Spirit: 1874-2014", an event celebrating 140 years of art and creation in Morocco.
Rabat – The prestigious French auction house “Artcurial” organized on Tuesday in Paris the sale event “Moroccan Spirit: 1874-2014”, an event celebrating 140 years of art and creation in Morocco.
The sale event presented nearly 120 art works, offering a complete panorama from the fantasy vision of 19th century orientalism through the modern art to the younger generation of contemporary Moroccan artists, said Artcurial in a statement.
The auction has reportedly brought 1, 594.971 euros, especially from the selling of art works by Moroccan painters from the younger generation: Hassan El Glaoui, Jilali Gharbaoui, and Louardiri Ahmed.
Organizers said a work of Hassan El Glaoui was sold for 52,600 euros, while ‘Composition’ by Jilali Gharbaoui was awarded for 41,500 euros.
An art work by Ahmed Louardiri was sold for 73,700 euros while initial estimate for his work were between 12,000 and 18,000 euros.
Cesar, an art work in the form of a buildup of Moroccan flags was sold for 169,200 euros, while it was estimated at first at only 35,000 euros.
According to “Artcurial”, the sale event, entirely dedicated to the extraordinary richness of Moroccan art, witnesses the arrival and recognition of Moroccan modern art and contemporary Moroccan artists to the international art market.
“This sale is an opportunity for collectors and enthusiast to discover the richness of the Moroccan creation over time and create bridges between the classical period and the contemporary period,” highlighted the French auction house.
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