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Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval

Art Deco - XXth century

Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval is one of the first Parisian galleries to have taken part in the rediscovery of French Art Déco. Since 1972, the gallery has been exhibiting a selection of the best designers of the early twentieth century decorative arts, from the sober elegance of Jean-Michel Frank to the sophisticated modernity of Eileen Gray. Along with the presentation of distinctive style such as Pierre Chareau, Jean Dunand, AA Rateau, Paul Dupré-Lafon, André Groult or Alberto Giacometti, the gallery, now run by Julie Blum, also promotes the creativity of more confidential designers of the mid 20th century period.

Through series of retrospectives held in our historical space, the gallery has exhibited works of artists and movements which participated in the shaping of modernity: Etienne Cournault, a glass and mirror artist (2008), UAM and Bauhaus, showing German and French pioneers of Modernism (2010), the sculptural work of women ceramists in the early 50’s (2009) such as the stunning earthenware of Elisabeth Joulia (2011) but also the timeless shapes and rich array of glazes of Primavera ceramics (2013). With two exhibitions dedicated to antique wallpapers (2017) and posters designed by artists, “La modernité s’affiche” (2018), the gallery has explored the relationship between graphic arts et decorative design.

Thanks to five decades of dedication to promote Art Deco worldwide, the gallery regularly collaborates with institutions and museums in France and USA such as the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris for “Modern Maharajah” and presently the Eileen Gray exhibition at the Bard Center.

Insights From The Exhibitor

Exhibitions

Past
Mithé Espelt, une Alchimiste Moderne
Galerie Anne-Sophie Duval 5, quai Malaquais Paris
Sep 21–Dec 21, 2020

Artists

  • Elizabeth Eyre de Lanux
  • Eileen Gray
  • Etienne Cournault
  • Jean-Michel Frank
  • Pierre Chareau
  • Jean Dunand
  • Eugène Printz
  • Armand Albert Rateau
  • Marc du Plantier
  • Serge Roche
  • Marcel Coard
  • André Arbus
  • Sue & Mare
  • Atelier Martine
  • André Groult