WHAT MICHEL ESTADES SAYS:
Christophe Jehan is an unclassifiable artist, whose paintings and sculptures portray an immensely joyful world. His colourful psyche leads us into an imaginary universe filled with larger-than-life characters. A Christophe Jehan painting in your home is the promise of a ray of sunshine every day.
Christophe Jehan and the sea
After studying in Paris and graduating in 1992, Christophe Jehan worked first as an architect. A great sea lover, he decided to settle in the Caribbean island. He devotes himself to painting in his spare time in this paradisiacal world of shimmering colors.
Homesickness brought him back home. He settled in St Jean de Luz, in the south-west of France and decided to dedicate himself entirely to his art and set up his studio in a small fisherman’s house.
There, painting and color captured his heart. In the beginning, the sea was his primary source of inspiration. Then, he quickly started to imagine his universe, an imaginary world where candid characters and naive animals are an entertaining mix. On acrylic and metal canvases, he depicts life scenes and a mischievous bestiary that reveals a real gift for color and texture.
Christophe Jehan’s style
Christophe Jehan exhibited first in Saint Jean de Luz where he attracted a large public. Then he exhibited in Biarritz, Cap Ferret, and Paris.
Later he participates in major contemporary art fairs, in particular in Brussels and Paris.
Since 1999, his work is in the permanent collection of the Estade Gallery and is displayed in the four locations of the Gallery, in Paris, Lyon, Toulon, and Baden-Baden.
Christophe Jehan’s success was apparent early. In 2013 he was ranked among the 100 top artists in France’s auction houses. His bright and irresistibly cheerful color palette creates a style that places him among the “free figuration” painters.
Christophe Jehan. The value of his work.
Buy or sell artwork by Christophe Jehan
How to sell or buy a work by Christophe Jehan?
Private sales between individuals allow for a muted and confidential transaction with gallery owners and real art experts. These specialists’ expertise and tailor-made advice will guide you to complete this exceptional purchase.
Auction sales are appreciated because they bring you the opportunity to get artworks at a competitive price. They can also be an opportunity to buy lots and series.
However, this process requires a serious commitment on your part.
The Estades Gallery brings you the opportunity to acquire major works by Christophe Jehan, whether print, drawing, lithograph, oil on canvas, gouache, watercolor, pastel, sculpture.
Beyond buying and selling art, the Estades gallery also offers your the right environment and dedication to guide you in your art investment.
Christophe Jehan. The value of his art
The popularity of a modern or contemporary artist like Christophe Jehan is not easy to understand unless we examine the criteria that contribute to its appraisal.
Painting, bronze sculpture, gouache, watercolor, oil on canvas, media are many, and so are the talents. Pricing artwork is as much a source of surprise as looking at the work itself.
When buying and selling art, one can see modest works selling for a few hundred euros while other more significant creations can reach several thousand euros. Moreover, this applies to Christophe Jehan. Such price differences always startle art lovers. Whether you are an experienced art buyer, a collector, an investor, or only an enthusiastic art lover, it is legitimate to ask yourself what can justify such a substantial price difference.
How is Christophe Jehan’s work evaluated? The experts who assess the artist’s value will take into account several criteria:
- Creation date
- Medium and technique
How to authenticate a work by Christophe Jehan?
Do you own a work signed by Christophe Jehan?
The signature is the first step in its authentification. Unfortunately, “signed” and “authenticated” do not necessarily add up because a signature can be reproduced.
For many artists like Christophe Jehan, whose signature is often forged, you will need a certificate of authenticity to sell the work on the art market and get the best value. An expert specialized in the artists’ work, an auctioneer, or a gallery owner must sign the certificate of authenticity.
Christophe Jehan. Price estimate
Professionals use several criteria to evaluate art. For example, to determine the price of an acrylic sculpture on steel and terracotta by Christophe Jehan, art experts, gallery owners, and auctioneers will examine the latest selling prices of similar works.
In addition, they will use the following criteria:
Concerning the works of Christophe Jehan.
For example, a sculpture in acrylic on steel Christophe Jehan usually sells between €1,200 and €9,000.
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