Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Opened in 1990 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the gallery has managed to unite established and contemporary artists in an ambitious exhibition programme. The connection between contemporary art and New Realism has always been one of its hallmarks, with the notion that an art dealer can work with a young artist and an established one in a similar fashion.
Since its inception, the gallery has successfully organized the first French solo shows of artists such as Alain Bublex (1992), Paul McCarthy (1994), Gilles Barbier (1995), Henrique Oliveira (2011), Pierre Seinturier (2014) and more recently of Iranian duo Peybak (2015), Cuban artist Lázaro Saavedra in 2016, John DeAndrea in 2018, Lucie Picandet and Zhenya Machneva in 2018, Tomi Ungerer in 2019, and Emanuel Proweller in 2021.
The gallery has been specialized in Nouveau Réalisme and French Avant-Gardes from the 60s since its inauguration: Jacques Villeglé, whose work has regularly been shown at the gallery over the past 20 years – with a first solo exhibition in 1999 –; the gallery also represents the estates of historic artists such as Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. In 2017, Peter Stämpfli joined the gallery.
The 70s saw the birth of Hyper-Realism or Photo-Realism in the US, a new approach to fiction, simultaneously more realistic but also more contemplative than Nouveau Réalisme. Since 2018, the gallery represents two of its founding members: John DeAndrea and Robert Cottingham.
Marianne Le Métayer, Nathalie Vallois, Georges-Philippe Vallois
Tel. + 33 1 46 34 61 07
Monday to Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 10.30am to 7.30pm
33 rue de Seine closed on Mondays
Niki de Saint Phalle