In spite of a classic education and an education by his father who was an antique dealer, Jean-Pierre Besch is nevertheless a specialist and an addicted of the art of the XX° century, positioning Besch Cannes Auction as a reference on the art market since 1989.
From Impressionists to Modern art, through Fauvism, the School of Paris, the post war and after war periods, surrealism, cubism: we give you the opportunity to discover all these amazing paintings periods 3 times a year thanks to our auctions. A wide range of artistic and ideologic movements and of their most famous representatives.
All our auctions are preceded by exhibitions. That is how in their reserved spaces and under strict supervision, you can admire side by side Eugène Boudin, Auguste Rodin, Armand Guillaumin, Félix Ziem, Thomas Ender, Picasso, Claude Monet, Gustave Loiseau, Maurice Utrillo, Charles Camoin, Gen Paul, Bernard Buffet, Marie Laurencin, Maurice Vlaminck, Kees Van Dongen, Salvador Dali, Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Johan-Barthold Jongking, Raoul Dufy, Léopold Survage, André Groult, André Lhote, Henri Lebasque, André Derain, André Brasilier, Edouard Léon Cortes, Antoniucci Volti, Gustave Adolphe Mossa, Joseph Czaky, Maximilien Luce, François Pompon, Marcus Lupertz, Alexandre Roubtzoff, Jean-Gabriel Domergue…Paintings and sculptures are being staged so as to let each one the time of the observation and criticism.
Let us remember that our area is rich of a vast cultural past: all the greatest artists have stayed in the South of France. Lots of them have let treasures that are found over the years.
The works offered for the auctions are museum quality such as the sale of a cast of Rodin coming from a descendant of Monet. Auctioned for the first time, it has been bought for 108000€ by the Marmottan Museum in Paris. Institutions are indeed regularly present in our auctions, next to individual buyers.
Paintings and sculptures come from individuals and regional private collections, such as the three paintings by Bernard BUFFET which generated more than 307000€ in April 2019, the child's head by Pierre-Auguste RENOIR which was sold for 82850€ in May 2021, and a major work representing the Eiffel Tower by Maurice UTRILLO which fetched 225900€ in April 2022. True treasures preserved over generations that are entrusted to us in testimony of a great confidence.
Besch Cannes Auction is ranked in the Top 20 of the auction houses on the French art market.