Newsletter no. 36

Friday 3 November 2023

Each week discover the exhibitors of FAB PARIS 2023.

This week, discover an oil on panel by Abraham Govaerts exhibited by the Galerie de Voldère, a self-portrait by Jean Cocteau proposed by Arts et Autographes and a sculpture by Aristide Maillol chosen by the Galerie Dina Vierny.

Galerie de Voldère

Nearly 40 years of work and passion about Flemish painting have built our gallery a reputation made of talent and skills among demanding and cultured clients from museums and Flemish and Dutch schools collectors.

The gallery is located in the heart of Paris at 34 avenue Matignon, a destination location for high-end luxury and art.

Abraham Govaerts (1598-1626) Wooded landscape and travelers

Abraham Govaerts
Wooded landscape and travelers
Oil on panel
52 x 84,5 cm
Signed GOVAERTS lower center

Arts et Autographes

The Arts & Autographes gallery is a house of autograph and manuscript sales and expertise. Founded by Jean-Emmanuel Raux and today directed by his daughter Alizée Raux, the gallery has specialized since its creation in the purchase, sale, appraisal and estimation of autographs and original manuscripts of famous people.

Since few years it’s expose also painting of the end of 19th and 20th century.

Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) Self-portrait - variant of self-portrait no. 15 from The Mystère de Jean l’Oiseleur,

Jean Cocteau
Self-portrait – variant of self-portrait no. 15
from The Mystère de Jean l’Oiseleur,

c. 1924
27 x 20,9 cm

Drawing signed with autograph text:
“A miracle from the hands of heaven has cut me off and I remain with my mouth open to the sea and to death. It shows that roses, toads, frogs, pearl pins and golden louis escape from Jean’s mouth when he speaks to you.
I returned very quickly to take mud and cold baths in Paris.”

Galerie Dina Vierny

On the advice of Matisse and Jeanne Bucher, Dina Vierny, Maillol’s last model, decided to open a gallery in 1947. She moved into 36 rue Jacob, a former “bougnat” converted into a wooden showcase by Auguste Perret.

The gallery became famous in Paris thanks to its first Maillol exhibition, and went on to make a name for itself with exhibitions of works by Rodin, Henri Laurens and Matisse.

In the early 1980s, Olivier Lorquin, son of Dina Vierny, took over the running of the gallery, before handing it over to his sons Pierre and Alexandre in 2021. From then on, they redirected the gallery’s strategy towards Impressionism, modern and post-war art, and diversified the list of artists.

Aristide Maillol, Nymphe sans bras 1930

Aristide Maillol
Nymphe sans bras
Signed with the artist’s monogram,
numbered ‘2/6’ and
inscribed with the foundry mark ‘Alexis. Rudier. Fondeur. Paris.’

Bronze with green patina
Height: 156 cm (61 3/8 in.)

Conceived in 1930 and cast in bronze by Alexis Rudier in an edition of 6.
The present work is number 2 from the edition and was probably cast in 1948.

Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris


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