Newsletter no. 30

Friday 13 October 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023

This week, discover an antique sculpture chosen by Galerie Cahn, a sculpture of Bernar Vernet exhibited by Galerie A&R Fleury and a painting of José Julio de Sousa Pinto proposed by Galerie Mendes.

Galerie Cahn

Gallery Cahn was founded in 1999 and continues a proud family tradition initiated in 1863. It specialises in Ancient Greek and Roman art with a particular emphasis on sculpture and Greek vases. Jean-David Cahn, who studied classical archaeology in Basel and Oxford, is assisted by an expert team of archaeologists dedicated to the careful study of ancient artefacts and provenance research.

The gallery organizes each year a variety of thematic exhibitions on its premises and is involved in projects aimed at promoting the interaction between archaeology and contemporary creation. It participates also in annual international art fairs, including TEFAF Maastricht, Highlights in Munich, The Treasure House in London… Gallery Cahn produces a quarterly publication about ancient artworks and relevant discussions, with contributions from numerous scholars, field archaeologists, and policy makers, and it supports and participates in international seminars on archaeology and antiquity.

A Torso of a Youth (near the Medici Ganymede)
1st -2nd century A. D.
Marble, 60 cm

– Formerly Christie’s, New York, 15 December 1992.
– Private collection in Barcelona, acquired at Sotheby’s, New York, 4 December 1994.

An undated photograph in the archive of the classical archaeologist Paul Arndt (1865-1937) depicts this torso restored as a  Ganymede holding a cup, with Jupiter’s eagle.

Galerie A&R Fleury

The gallery, founded by Alexandre and Richard Fleury, has been located at 36 avenue Matignon since 2007. Specializing in the second market, Galerie A&R Fleury offers initiatives that open a dia- logue between the work of established contemporary artists and the historical figures of the 20th century. Thus, these projects reveal the intersections and relationships between different artistic approaches that span several generations.

The gallery also focuses on the careers of women artists, actively collaborating with the estates of Alicia Penalba and Geneviève Claisse, to offer new perspectives on their work. In 2021, the gallery organized, in partnership with «La Maison de l’Amérique latine» in Paris, the largest exhibition in France devoted to the Argentine sculptor. More recently, in collaboration with AWARE and Frieze Masters, the gallery presented a project revealing Geneviève Claisse’s 60s period.

Since its creation, galerie A&R Fleury has endeavored to offer museum-quality projects for fairs and exhibitions, with meticulous scenography and, for each event, publications that ensure the conti- nued relevance of the curated works.

Bernar Venet (1941), Double ligne Indéterminée, 1992.

Bernar Venet
Double ligne Indéterminée
Rolled steel with black patina
1415/16 x 187/8 x 1415/16 inches with base
Signed and numbered below the line :
« Venet 1492 »
This work is registered in the artist’s archives under the number n°bv92ss39

Galerie Mendes

Philippe Mendes opened the Galerie Mendes in Paris in 2007, with a particular interest in French, Italian and Spanish painting from the 16th to the 19th centuries. He is also committed to presenting and raising awareness of Portuguese art, to which he has devoted several exhibitions. About twice a year, Philippe Mendes organises a thematic exhibition that bears witness to his passion and rigour for exceptional works. A catalogue, written in collaboration with eminent experts and curators, accompanies one of these exhibitions. He regularly collaborates with museums and institutions, sensitive to the unpublished works that have made his reputation.

José Julio de Sousa Pinto (1856-1939) Portrait d’homme de profil.

José Julio de Sousa Pinto
Portrait d’homme de profil
46 cm x 37,5 cm
Oil on canvas dated, monogrammed and located:
« S.P. Porto 1875 »


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