French auctioneers Artcurial are expanding their reach by opening an office in Austria, following on from the Milan and Brussels branches established in 2012.
The Vienna premises are set to launch this autumn and will be
headed by Caroline Messensee. Martin Guesnet, the director at
Artcurial in charge of development in Continental Europe, will help
with the coordination of offices outside France.
Co-chairman François Tajan added: "The number of European buyers
from outside France has continued to grow in recent years. Overall,
in 2013, 70% of the sold lots were bought by international
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