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Galerie Christophe Gaillard

Founded in 2007 rue de Thorigny, Paris, the gallery moved in October 2015, to its new location at 5 rue Chapon, with two distinct spaces : FRONT SPACE and MAIN SPACE.

Though it shouldn’t be seen as one of its guidelines, the Galerie Christophe Gaillard is proud to be working with many women artists. The gallery can be seen as a trajectory space for a new generation of emerging artists (Julien Des Monstiers, Rachel de Joode, Hannah Whitaker, Letha Wilson). It also represents great figures of contemporary art (Hélène Delprat, Katarzyna Kozyra). Futhermore, working with the agreement of the estate, the gallery aims at enhancing the pertinence of recognized artists from the 60s to the 90s like Tetsumi Kudo, Michel Journiac and Daniel Pommereulle.

The gallery opens up to the international market by developing a network of partner galleries and by taking part in many art fairs such as Art Basel, Art Basel Miami, Artissima, FIAC, Artbrussels, Paris Photo, Independent New York, Frieze Masters.

Georges NOËL, Secret Garden, 1990, mixed media (acétate de polyvinyle, silice, pigments) on canvas lined with kraft paper and reinforced with canvas in the corners, 234 x 250 cm

Georges NOËL

Secret Garden, 1990

On front, signed lower right “Georges NOËL”
and dated lower left “1990”

Mixed media (polyvinyl acetate, silica, pigments) on canvas lined with kraft paper
and reinforced with canvas in the corners
92 1/8 x 98 3/8 inches

On the back of the kraft paper: signed, dated, titled “Georges NOËL / 1990 / Secret Garden”, inscriptions “Ph / Way up [arrow] / 2m,30 x 2m,50 / Do not varnish”; on the frame: inscriptions, stamp and label “[arrow] / M. / Kunsthalle Mannheim sep->nov. 1996”

Inventory number succession GN-1990-P910208/3


Georges Noël estate


In 1987, after a period of radical geometry, Georges Noël returned to free and automatic writing. Grid and naval battle motifs intermingle with the signs and graffiti that he energetically traces on the canvas. The space is ordered and expands, the organic matter of his painting breathes.

It is also during this period that the painter made his first trip to Japan. His visit to Zen gardens revives his interest in Japanese art and inspires an important series of paintings.

This magisterial work is emblematic of the evolution of Georges Noël’s oeuvre. Its title, “Secret Garden,” refers to the artist’s primary sources of inspiration, as he invents a pictorial language from which signs of the intimate and the unconscious, as well as the cosmos, spontaneously spring forth.


Georges Noël, Jorge Mara Gallery, Madrid, 1994 – Georges Noël, De Porte Magique à Cosmogonie, Kunsthalle, Mannheim, 1996; Kunstverein, Ludwigshafen, 1997


  • ROSE Barbara, Georges Noël, Madrid, Galerie Jorge Mara, 1994, non paginé, n°12
  • BUDERER Hans-Jürgen ; PFLEGER Susanne ; DOMESLE Andrea ; KIRISHIMA Keiko ; FATH Manfred ; HOFFMANN Klaus, Georges Noël, De Porte Magique à Cosmogonie, Kunsthalle Mannheim, 1996, p.60