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Département post war & art contemporain



From post-war abstractions to the most contemporary works, the Post War & Contemporary Art department offers you expertise on 75 years of international creation.


Our team of auctioneers and specialists, renowned for the quality of their expertise and the selection of works presented in their auctions, has won the confidence of bidders and collectors since 2011, and has established itself as one of the major players in this market in Paris.


Ten live or indoor catalogued salesare held each year,featuring a selection ofworks from 1950 to the present day .


Each work offered is rigorously appraised, estimated, authenticated and guaranteed by the department's specialists, supported bythe artists, their committees and beneficiaries.



Our different contemporary art auction formats :


In order to sell at the best price and satisfy every buyer and seller, our auctions are held in several different formats:


  • Three annual " Post War & Contemporary Art " sales, each with its own catalogue, represent the great names in painting, sculpture, drawing, etc


  • The "Masters of Abstraction" sales bring together a range of abstract works from 1950 to 1980. Demand from our collectors is strong for works by artists such as Pierre Soulages, Zao Wou-Ki, Chu Teh-Chun Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Simon Hantaï, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva, Olivier Debré, Pierre Vasarely, André Lanskoy, Jean-Michel Atlan, Josef Sima, etc.


  • Contemporary African art is a fast-growing speciality. Since 2014, Millon has presented works by Chéri Samba, Pili Pili Mulonguoy, El Anatsui, Esther Mahlangu, Romual Hazoumé, Abdoulaye Konaté, William Kentridge, Pascal Marthine Tayou and John Goba.


  • A tribute to the great master, the "Pierre Soulages, l'Art de la gravure" sales have been a great success since April 2022. Etchings, lithographs and silkscreen prints are all on show.


  • Street Collector auctions feature Street Artists, including major international names such as Kaws, Banksy, Murakami, Invader, JR, Faile, Os Gemeos, El Seed, Futura2000, Jonone, Kenny Scharf and Shepard Fairey.


  • Contemporary Art auctions showcase major artists at affordable valuations. Ideal for art lovers, these auctions allow you to present your works in an attractive way, and are held online. They offer unlimited access to the catalogue and bids from the four corners of the world.


Do you own a priceless treasure? Millon and its Post-War and Contemporary department have also been running "So Unique" auctions since 2020. A unique, exceptional, rare work of great value is presented alone to bidders. In 2021, a painting by Domenico Gnoli sold for €8,040,000!




A passion for collecting, the common thread running through our auctions


At the heart of our Post-War and Contemporary Art auctions, collections are the focus of special attention, highlighting the tastes of collectors and enlightened connoisseurs. The catalogues lend themselves to the game by conveying the collector's spirit. The collection may bear the collector's name, or remain anonymous. In this way, we have presented for sale: the Dotremont collection in April 2012, the Jean-Louis Martinoty collection in March 2013, the Michèle and Claude Harel collection in 2017, the Mr F. collection in 2020, the Mr B. collection in 2021, and the Jacques-Jules Legillon collection in 2023.


These personalised sales are often "white glove" sales: 100% of the lots sold.


The department's sales also achieve excellent results, with more than 80% of lots sold at the best price.



Some fine auction results


Take a look at some of our top sales results - maybe you'll be next!


  • A rare work by Domenico GNOLI, sold in December 2021 for €6,600,000 excluding fees, more than six times its estimate, thanks to the "So Unique" sales format.


  • A museum-quality work by Mark TOBEY in tempera on board fetched €700,000 excluding fees from an American collection after a bidding battle between more than 10 international collectors in November 2021.


  • The exceptional monumental décor created by Sheila HICKS for the headquarters of the Rothschild bank in Paris has held the world record for the artist since it was sold in December 2022 for €530,000 excluding costs.


  • The sale of Günther Förg's large canvas Untitled, 2007 for €400,000 in December 2020 confirmed the popularity of the contemporary German artist with our collectors.


  • We would also like to mention a few of the many exceptional results achieved for works by CHU Teh-Chun (€270,000 excluding costs for Gel, 1985, in March 2023), Josef SIMA (€125 ,000 for Composition, 1965, in June 2022), Hans HARTUNG (€150,000 for T1965-H10, in June 2022), Keith HARING (€180,000 for a felt-tip on paper in June 2022), Behjat SADR (€118,000 for an oil on aluminium in September 2020), and others.




The department at your side


The Post War department's experts and specialists travel to the regions for free appraisal days with our regional correspondents, so don't hesitate to come and present your works and get a live expert opinion.


You can also request a free and confidential appraisal directly here


If you have a group of works to be appraised, our experts will come to you to give you the most accurate estimate and advise you on how to sell at the best price.



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Our upcoming auctions

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

Sold to €530,000

Sold the 2022/12/05

Sheila HICKS (née en 1934)

Fugue, 1969-1970
Lot 1

Sold to €460,000

Sold the 2024/04/29

KIM Tschang-Yeul (1929-2021)

Gouttes d'eau, 1974
Lot 1

Sold to €270,000

Sold the 2023/03/27

CHU TEH-CHUN (1920-2014)

Gel, 1985
Lot 18

Sold to €230,000

Sold the 2023/11/27

CHU TEH-CHUN (1920-2014)

Nov. 5, 1985, 1985
Lot 27

Sold to €180,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Keith HARING (1958-1990)

Les voleurs de pyramides, 1983
Lot 104

Sold to €153,800

Sold the 2023/11/27

Pierre SOULAGES (1919-2022)

Vinyl gouache on paper 1973-41, 1973
Lot 22

Sold to €150,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Hans HARTUNG (1904-1989)

T1965-H10, 1965
Lot 15

Sold to €130,000

Sold the 2023/06/26

Antonio SAURA (1930-1998)

Lolita, 1960
Lot 33

Sold to €130,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Niki DE SAINT PHALLE (1930-2002)

Baigneuse (Last Night I had a dream), 1968
Lot 69

Sold to €125,000

Sold the 2023/11/27

Claire FALKENSTEIN (1908-1997)

"This is", 1962
Lot 18

Sold to €125,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Josef SIMA (1891-1971)

Composition, 1965
Lot 18

Sold to €120,000

Sold the 2022/03/08

Δ Claire TABOURET (née 1981)

Le Saratoga, 2008
Lot 1

Sold to €115,000

Sold the 2023/03/27

CHU TEH-CHUN (1920-2014)

Incantations, 1991
Lot 19

Sold to €107,000

Sold the 2022/03/14

Victor VASARELY (1908-1997)

Jatek, 1984
Lot 28

Sold to €102,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Hans HARTUNG (1904-1989)

T1962-U30, 1962
Lot 30

Sold to €97,000

Sold the 2024/03/29

Keith HARING (1958-1990)

Totem of acrobats, 1987
Lot 65

Sold to €87,000

Sold the 2023/03/27

Victor VASARELY (1906-1997)

Myral, 1979
Lot 45

Sold to €86,000

Sold the 2022/06/27

Olivier DEBRE (1920-1999)

Jaune (doré) d'automne, circa 1976-1977
Lot 32

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