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Born under the Italian heavens where the words are music where gestures are theatre and where colours are always lively, Aldo, graduate of the Fine arts School of Fine Arts) of Naples settles down in Paris in 1961.» Read more
Son of the famous Italian creator of furniture Carlo Bugatti, and brother of the car manufacturer Ettore Bugatti, Rembrandt Bugatti is one of the most important animals sculptors of every time(weather). Disappeared prematurely at the age of 33, its sculptures are rare and always so looked for by the big European and American collectors.» Read more
Chez Cax gallery was a former butchery and became a retro flea market, in Angouleme, where you can find very atypical items and furniture, from the 20th century and especially from the 50’s to the 70’s.» Read more
One of the most important early XXth century Decorative Arts private collections will be on sale, at the end of March, at Christie’s. Estimated between €40 and 60 million, the Chateau de Gourdon collection contains the most wonderful pieces of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. » Read more
You may have seen it reproduced in famous design magazine. Its pure and geometric lines fully agree with contemporary interiors. But have you ever wondered how old is this chair and who is its author?» Read more
Jean-Michel Frank is one of the greatest designers of the early twentieth century. He created a style called "luxe pauvre" and his creation are still very successfull at auctions.» Read more
The Nabis are a group of young independant artist in the late 19th century with Paul Serusier as main figure. Their paintings lead to the early 20th century artsitic movement.» Read more
Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933), son of the jeweler and founder of the famous New York house " Tiffany & Company ", is certainly the most famous American glass designer in the world. The Musée du Luxembourg in Paris presents his work in a monographic exhibition. This is a unique event ever produced in France since the Universal Exhibition of 1900!» Read more
The name is familiar and immediately we are thinking to the Diamond Chair. Very shortly it became a "Must have", this seat design cult author made his return in 1952 in the Hall of Design. We forget too often that Harry Bertoia was a sculptor but not designer. Many in the market consider it the equal of Calder. His works in galleries and in auctions reach very high price.» Read more
Jules Rene Herve (1887-1981) was a French impressionist painter of our time. He is best known for his paintings depicting scenes of Parisian life full of light.» Read more
American furniture start with the first settlers who directly influence its style. In the early 20th century, the rise of Hollywood and the American way of life offer new answers and an American style of furniture is created. However, it is not until the 50's that American furnishing becomes independant from any influence.» Read more
Neither forgotten nor unknown, Etienne Cournault is a secret artist. Born in Lorraine, he and his friend Jean Prouvé and Jean Lurçat belong to the heirs of the Ecole de Nancy trained in graphic arts as well as applied arts.» Read more
Born in 1923 in Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Cruz-Diez is one of the main figure of the "kinetic" movement also called "Optical Art" that appeared in Paris in the 1960s.» Read more
In May 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened its doors to the public, a few days after the inauguration of the Universal Exhibition of which it was the most spectacular attraction. 120 years later, the Iron Lady became the most visited monument in the world and at the same time, the most photographed.» Read more
The Art Street, as an art movement from the New York tradition and culture associated with Hip-hop encompasses disciplines as diverse as graffiti, stencil, poster, sticker, mosaic ...» Read more
Eugène Galien Laloue (1854-1941) is an impressionist painter specializing in paintings of Paris during the Belle Epoque. Very prolific artist, he produced some 5,000 paintings and 1,000 works in oil representing Paris but also lanscapes.» Read more
The name Artigas is still not very famous from art lovers. It is often associated with painters and sculptors of Modern Art such as Dufy, Miró, Marquet, on vases, plates glazed earthenware, or sculptures. Who was he? What is his own work? What are his contributions to the art of the twentieth. century? How did he participate in the revival of ceramics' artist?» Read more
Jean Puiforcat is the leader of the Art Deco silverware in France. Modern artist, he is one of the first to develop simple and geometric lines in French luxury silverware.» Read more
Emile Gilioli (Paris, 1911 – Paris, 1977) est un important artiste de l’abstraction en France. Il fait partie avec Henri-Georges Adam (1904 -1967) et Etienne Hajdu (1907 – 1996) des chefs de file de la jeune sculpture qui se développe à Paris de 1945 à 1965. » Read more
Maurice Marinot (1882-1960) est l’un des plus grands novateurs du XXème siècle dans l’art du verre. De nombreux verriers appliquent encore aujourd’hui les formules décoratives dont il est l’inventeur.» Read more