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Art Galleries in Paris

Paris boasts a great variety of art galleries, created for connoisseurs of fine art and adorers of famous painters. Superb collections of works by such renowned artists as Picasso, Saura, Magritte, Boltanski, Kiefer and many more will inspire your imagination. The art galleries attract numerous visitors from all over the world and are the favourite meeting spot of the French aristocracy. Thus, reputable galleries like the Centre George Pompidou, Galerie Daniel Templon and Galerie Yvon Lambert invite you to enjoy their impressive arsenal of works by notable artists. Among the many venues displaying both classic and contemporary art you will surely find a gallery that suits your taste.


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Artcurial Gallery
Address: 7, Rond Point des Champs-Elysées
  Phone: +33 1 42 99 16 19
  e-mail: info@artcurial.com  
Website: http://www.artcurial.com  
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Located at 7 Rond Point des Champs Elysées, the Hôtel Dassault was erected in 1844. The site underwent a massive reconstruction in 1952 when Marcel Dassault purchased the building. A centre dedicated to art, and a unique place in Europe, the neo-classical building has been renovated by star architect Jean Michel Wilmotte to showcase art in all its forms. Since August 2002, the centre has re-opened the bookstore, and has created a gallery to display Artcurial limited editions. There are also offices for the auctioneers Artcurial Briest Poulain le Fur. For many, Artcurial means one of the top art bookstores worldwide. Ever since its inception in 1975, Artcurial has gained a reputation as a leading specialist art book store. The bookstore stocks more than 10,000 titles covering an immense variety of fields, including painting, architecture, photography, graphic art, design, sculpture, advertising, and fashion. The site also carries many exhibition catalogues from museums and international galleries. The Rare Books department can search out rare or out-of-print books on 20th-century Art, Architecture, Design and Photography.
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Durant Dessert Gallery
Address: 28, rue de Lappe
  Phone: +33 1 48 06 92 23
 
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This gallery comprises a wealth of fabulous art spanning on five levels. The selling items include works by Beuys, Boltanski, Haacke, Flanagan, and Tosani. The site has an exceptionally good collection of sculptures as well as an impressive on-site bookstore.
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Alain Blondel Gallery
Address: 128, rue Vieille du Temple
  Phone: +33 1 42 78 47 90
 
Website: http://www.galerie-blondel.com  
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This gallery sells 20th-century works encompassing design, drawing, painting and photography, displayed in temporary rotating exhibitions.
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Claude Bernard Gallery
Address: 7-9, rue des Beaux Arts
  Phone: +33 1 43 26 97 07
 
Website: http://www.claude-bernard.com  
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The Gallery Claude-Bernard, founded in 1957 by the current director, Claude Bernard, is located at 7-9, street of Beaux Arts in Paris, close to the National School of Beaux Arts. Since its inception, the Gallery has specialized in contemporary sculpture, and has represented contemporary fine art. The site annually organises an average of six exhibitions of living artists as well as displays of well-known artistic figures, such as Morandi, Giacometti, Bonnard or Bacon. The Gallery regularly displays tables, allowing visitors to rediscover works of preceding expositions. Each exhibition is also accompanied by illustrated catalogues. The catalogues' list is available upon request. The Gallery also takes part in international art fairs and often lends works for exhibitions in other museums.
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Daniel Templon Gallery
Address: 30, rue Beaubourg
  Phone: +33 1 44 78 96 26
 
Website: http://www.danieltemplon.com  
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Daniel Templon Gallery, established in 1966, is known for promoting contemporary European and American artists. At first, the gallery opened in rue de Seine on the left bank in 1966, but in 1972, it moved to its current location, rue Beaubourg, a couple of blocks away from Centre Georges Pompidou. Daniel Templon established his reputation of one of the best French art dealers by displaying avant-garde French artists, such as Ben, Boltanski, Journiac, Rancillac, Raynaud and Kirili, as well as conceptual artists, including Kossuth, and minimalist artists, featuring Carl Andre, Sol Lewitt and Dan Flavin. The 1970s were largely devoted to the promotion of American art by Frank Stella, Wilhem de Kooning and Warhol. Throughout his career Templon has always maintained strong ties to the United States. Over the years, he has exhibited each new generation of American artists. Among others his exhibitions featured Schnabel, Haring, Basquiat, Longo, Morley and Fischl. Templon is also an active supporter of French painting and a spokesperson for the promotion of French contemporary art. He has exhibited many of the key figures of contemporary French art, such as Daniel Buren, César, Raymond Hains, Gérard Garouste, Arman and Philippe Cognée.
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Jousse Seguin Gallery
Address: 5, rue des Taillandiers
  Phone: +33 1 47 00 32 35
 
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This gallery has exhibited artists such as Bernard Aubertin, Michael Askin, Serge Comte, Thomas Grünfeld, as well as Stehen Hepwort, Peter Hopkins, Richard Kern, Chuck Nanney, Karin Sander and John Tremblay. The site was inaugurated in January 2001, at 24, rue Louise Weiss, with the Jousse Enterprise section having been created in 2006. The place holds rotating temporary displays of cutting-edge modern art.
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Lavignes-Bastille Gallery
Address: 27, rue de Charonne
  Phone: +33 1 47 00 88 18
 
Website: http://www.lavignesbastille.com  
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Founded by Jean Pierre Lavignes in 1973 in L’Island Louis Saint under the name of the Footbridge Saint Louis, this site has housed works by Meynard, Lukaschewski, Roberts, Naccache, or Morteyrol, as well as works by Feraud, Melois, Yoo Sun Tai, Grange, Grataloup and many others. In 1985, the site opened a 250 sq m space under the name of Lavignes-Bastille and created the club L.B. reserved for customers of the gallery. In 1986, Jean Pierre Lavignes asked Andy Warhol to present a special exhibition at the gallery. The request resulted in the Ten Statues of Liberty, the first and single exposition by Warhol in Paris, which took place in May 1986. The gallery publishes catalogues and books about each exposition. The site primarily offers interesting pieces of contemporary art at a reasonable cost.
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Galerie L'Eclectique
Address: 27, rue de l'Université
  Phone: +33 1 42 86 82 26
 
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This gallery sells very expensive pieces of contemporary art.It specialises in works of established artists from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.
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