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When artists paint the sky

Auctionof artists' hot-air balloons on

27 October

DROUOT will be auctioning off an unusual collection on 27 October: around thirty resin hot-air balloons painted by contemporary artists, which toured France in the 1990s.

 

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A project, 28 meetings and the heavens as inspiration

The Aéronart project was born in 1990 from the desire of Frédéric Paul, entrepreneur and founder of the company Art Analysis & Research, to bring together the poetry of "lighter than air" and the inspiration of contemporary artists.

A resin hot-air balloon, 1 metre high and 1 metre in diameter, was sent to each of the artists, who responded enthusiastically to the offer to create a work on an original medium. The thirty or so hot-air balloons produced provide an exceptional panorama of contemporary artistic creation in 1990, by established and lesser-known French and international artists from artistic movements as diverse as Supports/Surfaces, Op Art, Colorfield painting, Nouvelle Figuration and CoBrA.

 

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Works exhibited many times

In keeping with his democratic conception of contemporary art, Frédéric Paul organised several exhibitions of this ensemble from 1991 onwards, which were widely covered by the press:

 

  • Nave of the Grand Palais, 1990

 

  • CNIT (Centre des Nouvelles Industries et Technologies), La Défense, 10 to 30 June 1991

 

  • IIIe Trophée des Châteaux de la Loire, Château de Loches, September 1991

 

  • Paris, Espace Kronenbourg Aventure, 2 to 21 December 1991

 

  • Château de Vascoeuil, Montgolfières d'artistes, 4 April - 27 June 1993

 


The project was even enriched by the creation of two life-size balloons, one by Peter Klasen and the other by Valerio Adami, which were flown at hot-air balloon gatherings in the 1990s.

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Signatures and estimates reflecting the art scene of the 1990s

These unique works in polyester resin and fibreglass, of identical dimensions and weight (100 x 100 x 100 cm, 5 kg) are estimated at between €500/800 and €20,000/30,000, with no reserve price. 
 

"""" To make the most of each collection entrusted to us, we put together bespoke arrangements, which in this case includes logistical expertise and creativity to match the project" Alexandre MILLON

A selection of hot-air balloons will be on display in the lounges of the Royal Monceau-Raffles Paris hotel from 6 September.

Artists : ADAMI Valerio - ARTSCHWAGER Richard - ALBINET Jean-Paul- BAZAINE Jean - BRACONNIER Stéphane - CANE Louis - PIZZI CANELLA Piero - CIONI Carlo - CORNEILLE - DEBRÉ Olivier - DE ROUGEMONT Guy - DI STEFANO Nunzio - ERRO - HORI Kosai - IMMENDORF Jörg - JACCARD CHRISTIAN - KLASEN Peter - KUSAMA Yayoi - LEE U Fan - MATTA Roberto - MOMOSE Hisashi - NOLAND Kenneth - OKAMOTO Atsuo - POLKE Sigmar - SHINOHARA Ushio - SOTO Jesus Rafael - VERAME Jean - XENAKIS Constantin

 

 

 

 

Sales information

Contacts and Information

Contemporary Art and Post-War Department

- Brune Dumoncel d'Argence

bdumoncel@millon.com

+33 (0)1 87 03 04 71

 

Communications

- Patricia Levy

plevy@millon.com 

+33 (0)6 13 53 45 67

 

Sale

Friday 27 October at 2.30 pm in room VV

Quartier Drouot - 3 rue Rossini Paris 9e

 

Exhibition

From 6 September at the Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris - 37 av Hoche Paris 8è

Thursday 26 October from 11am to 6pm at 3 rue Rossini Paris 9è

 

 

 

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Our sales results “montgolfières”

Sold to €3,100

Sold the 2019/10/21

Jean Adrien MERCIER (1899-1995)

Les montgolfières
Lot 41

Sold to €320

Sold the 2019/10/21

Jean Adrien MERCIER (1899-1995)

Service Les Montgolfières
Lot 72

Sold to €10

Sold the 2023/05/23

PAIRE DE CHAISES « Montgolfières ».
Lot 559

Sold to €8,000

Sold the 2023/10/28

ERRO (né en 1932)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 13

Sold to €8,000

Sold the 2023/10/28

Sigmar POLKE (1941-2010)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 24

Sold to €400

Sold the 2023/10/28

Carlo CIONI (né en 1930)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 8

Sold to €50,000

Sold the 2023/10/28

Yayoi KUSAMA (née en 1929)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 18

Sold to €6,800

Sold the 2023/10/28

Valerio ADAMI (né en 1935)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 1

Sold to €1,200

Sold the 2023/10/28

Piero PIZZI CANNELLA (né en 1955)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 7

Sold to €750

Sold the 2023/10/28

Nunzio DI STEFANO (né en 1954)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 12

Sold to €700

Sold the 2023/10/28

Jean-Paul ALBINET (1954-2022)

Sans titre, 1991
Lot 2

Sold to €600

Sold the 2023/10/28

Atsuo OKAMOTO (né en 1951)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 23

Sold to €600

Sold the 2023/10/28

Ushio SHINOHARA (né en 1932)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 25

Sold to €500

Sold the 2023/10/28

Jean VERAME (né en 1936)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 28

Sold to €450

Sold the 2023/10/28

Hisashi MOMOSE (né en 1944)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 21

Sold to €3,500

Sold the 2023/10/28

CORNEILLE (1922-2010)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 9

Sold to €42,000

Sold the 2023/10/28

Lee U-FAN (né en 1936)

With Winds, 1990
Lot 19

Sold to €500

Sold the 2023/10/28

Kosai HORI (né en 1947)

Sans titre, 1990
Lot 14

Other auctions in the specialities “POST WAR & ART CONTEMPORAIN”

Sold to €13,000

Sold the 2021/12/16

Mahi BINEBINE (né en 1959) et Miguel GALANDA (né en 1951)

Bling Light, 2001-2004
Lot 15

Sold to €400

Sold the 2021/12/10

Joan MIRO (Barcelone 1893- Palma de Majorque 1983)

Enfance d'Ubu
Lot 160

Sold to €400

Sold the 2021/12/10

Joan MIRO (Barcelone 1893- Palma de Majorque 1983)

Enfance d'Ubu
Lot 161

Sold to €8,000

Sold the 2022/11/28

Horia DAMIAN (1922-2012)

Composition en rose, 1957
Lot 3

Sold to €4,400

Sold the 2022/06/27

Hervé DI ROSA (né en 1959)

Le Festin, 1994
Lot 101

Sold to €180,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Keith HARING (1958-1990)

Les voleurs de pyramides, 1983
Lot 104

Sold to €3,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Horia DAMIAN (1922-2012)

La Piscine, 1977
Lot 107

Sold to €3,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Horia DAMIAN (1922-2012)

Land, 1977
Lot 108

Sold to €3,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Horia DAMIAN (1922-2012)

La Ville, 1980
Lot 109

Sold to €4,500

Sold the 2022/06/27

Dennis OPPENHEIM (1938-2011)

Woven Explosion. Mondrian Under Pressure, 1984
Lot 112

Sold to €19,500

Sold the 2022/06/27

Xavier VEILHAN (né en 1963)

Pierre n°4, 2008
Lot 113

Estimate

€18,000 - €25,000

Philippe COGNEE (né en 1957)

Bibliothèque, 2002
Lot 114

Sold to €2,400

Sold the 2022/06/27

Damien HIRST (né en 1965)

For the love of god, 2007
Lot 115

Sold to €10,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Igor USTINOV (né en 1956)

Sentinelle, 2001
Lot 117

Sold to €800

Sold the 2022/06/27

Jean RUSTIN (né en 1928)

Portrait, 2009
Lot 119

Sold to €800

Sold the 2022/06/27

Jean RUSTIN (né en 1928)

Portrait, 2003
Lot 120

Sold to €1,200

Sold the 2022/06/27

Jean RUSTIN (né en 1928)

Couple, 2008
Lot 121

Estimate

€2,000 - €4,000

Pierre LESIEUR (1922 - 2011)

Sans titre, 1971
Lot 122

Estimate

€50,000 - €80,000

Victor VASARELY (1908-1997)

Dorog, 1963-1990
Lot 3

Sold to €6,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Albert BITRAN (1929-2018)

Opus Orient, 1958
Lot 4

Sold to €1,500

Sold the 2022/06/27

Luis CABALLERO (1943-1995)

Sans titre, 1981
Lot 126

Sold to €1,400

Sold the 2022/06/27

Luis CABALLERO (1943-1995)

Sans titre, 1981
Lot 127

Sold to €1,700

Sold the 2022/06/27

Luis CABALLERO (1943-1995)

Sans titre, 1991
Lot 128

Sold to €1,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

YANG Shihong (né en 1947)

Sans titre, 1989
Lot 129

Estimate

€1,200 - €1,800

YANG Shihong (né en 1947)

Sans titre, 1992
Lot 130

Sold to €13,500

Sold the 2022/06/27

Sayed Haider RAZA (né en 1922)

Composition, 1970
Lot 8

Estimate

€1,000 - €1,500

Roger BISSIERE (1886-1964)

Sans titre, circa 1954
Lot 10

Sold to €35,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Maurice ESTEVE (1904-2001)

Composition, 1962
Lot 14

Sold to €150,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Hans HARTUNG (1904-1989)

T1965-H10, 1965
Lot 15

Estimate

€3,000 - €4,000

Josef SIMA (1891-1971)

Sans titre, 1962
Lot 16

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