Artprice: The Art Market Confirms Robert Combas as One of France's Major Living Artists
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Artprice: The Art Market Confirms Robert Combas as One of France’s Major Living Artists

PARIS, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Over the past two years the value of Robert Combas’ paintings (1957) has risen 40%. His large acrylics, especially those created in the late 1980s, now regularly fetch above $100,000 at auctions. thierry Ehrmann: "With his market looking particularly dynamic, Robert Combas is today the second most sought-after living French artist after Pierre Soulages. Although his paintings still fetch much less than those of France’s grand master of abstraction, his latest auction results suggest a rapid growth in demand and an expansion of his market as far as Asia." Artprice Indicator: Value of The Sun King (1987) from 2000 to 2019 © Artprice.com In June 2017, the Chinese auction house Ravenel set a new auction record for Combas in Taiwan when his The Sun King (1987) sold for $214,500 (including fees). A year later, on 4 April 2018, La Prise de la Bastille (c.1989) and La bagarre de Zozo (1986) were each sold for $220,000 in Paris. Boosted by these successive auction records, the enfant terrible of the Figuration Libre movement has proved he is still the best representative of French painting on the Contemporary Art Market. As thierry Ehrmann puts it: "Combas […]

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