Art Paris Art Fair

Booth D12 Grand Palais éphémère, Champs de Mars

ActualitéDu 9 au 12 septembre

At last ! We will be very pleased to see you again at Art Paris, which is being held for the first time at the Grand Palais Éphémère on the Champs de Mars, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower.

This year we will be placing the focus on our contemporary artists, including Jean-François Dubreuil, Nicholas Bodde, Henri Prosi, and Antoine Perrot, based around one of the gallery’s leading artists : Jean Dewasne (1921–1999).

Jean Dewasne, who will be represented, in particular, by one of his larger works, was the artist who influenced Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière in their decision to champion the geometric abstraction movement.

From 1966, our parents began collaborating with Dewasne, producing his series of prints and, to their great delight, collecting his work. Dewasne represented France at the Venice Biennale in 1968.

Dewasne worked regularly with architects, and it is incidentally thanks to him that the Centre Pompidou is full of color—a little-known fact. "Dewasne blue" is one of these colors, as we were reminded by the museum’s director in 2014 at the time of the Dewasne bequest. His final large Antisculpture, as he liked to call these works, occupied the entire interior space of the Grande Arche de la Défense in Paris.

The constructed geometry seen at our booths is often striking due to the bold colors of the works. From very early on, our exhibitions and booths at art fairs have been marked, and easily identified, by this DNA. Our contemporary artists, whom we wish to thank for their unwavering support, are the living proof of this.

We are also revisiting our exhibition "Surpassing, Reconstructing the Real," which grouped together works by Félix del Marle (1889–1952), Georges Folmer (1895–1977), and Jean Gorin (1899–1981)—three artists who sought to explore principles of construction, all of whom founded artists’ groups that had an important impact on their era, such as "Espace", "Abstraction-Création," and "Mesure."

A few days after the Art Paris fair, we will be opening the second installment of the exhibition "Converging Geometries," featuring six other contemporary artists from the gallery’s stable : Nicholas Bodde, Isabelle de Gouyon Matignon, Antoine Perrot, Henri Prosi, Sigurd Rompza, and Moon-Pil Shim.

Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair

Jean-François Dubreuil, Jean Dewasne

Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair

Ode Bertand Henri Prosi

Art Paris Art Fair

Art Paris Art Fair

Claude Pasquer, Nicholas Bodde, Jean-François Dubreuil

Art Paris Art Fair. Booth D12 Grand Palais éphémère, Champs de Mars