Rabat – French auction house Artcurial will hold the “Paris/Marrakech” auction week beginning December 30 in Marrakech as part of Marrakech Art Week. Africities 2018 elected Marrakech the African Culture Capital for 2020.Artcurial came for the first time to Marrakech in 2015. Since then, the French house’s numbers have been rising, thanks to a strong consumer base, according to Le Figaro. In December 2017, Artcurial raised a total of €3.5 million with 95 percent of the auctions coming from Morocco.Founded in 2002, Artcurial is a French leader in auctions, with a total sales volume of nearly €200 million in 2017. Artcurial has been focusing on Morocco, where it is the only French auction house.In 2011, the auction house hosted an exhibition in Marrakech on French Orientalist painter Jacques Majorelle, a French painter who was based in Marrakech, and his contemporaries.