Artcurial | Briest - Poulain - F. Tajan is today the foremost Paris auction house covering all areas of the art market. The firm has over 20 individual departments, featuring some of the world’s leading experts and specialists. Located at 7 Rond Point des Champs Elysées, the Hôtel Dassault was built in 1844. It underwent further construction in 1952 when Marcel Dassault first purchased the building. Now the Hôtel Dassault has become a center dedicated to art, unique in Europe today. The neo-classical building has been renovated by top architect Jean Michel Wilmotte in new configurations to showcase art in all its forms. Since end August 2002, the center has re-opened the bookstore, created a gallery to display the Artcurial limited editions, and set up offices for the auctioneers Artcurial Briest Poulain le Fur.