Founded by Kiyoshi Taménaga in Tokyo in 1969, Galerie Taménaga subsequently opened two additional spaces in Osaka and Paris in 1971. In 2021, exactly fiftyy years after the inauguration of the Paris branch, a new gallery was established in the city of Kyoto.
Galerie Taménaga was the first Japanese art gallery specializing in Western masters. As such, its collection includes numerous masterpieces by Impressionist and modern masters such as Bonnard, Chagall, Derain, Dufy, Picasso, Redon, Renoir, Utrillo, van Dongen, and others. Today, the gallery continues its work of representation and advisory services for collectors.
In parallel, the gallery is also dedicated to the discovery and support of contemporary artists, including established artists such as Chen Jiang-Hong, Takehiko Sugawara, Kyosuke Tchinaï, Tamihito Yoshikawa, as well as American artist Tom Christopher and Spanish artist Lorenzo Fernandez.
More recently, the gallery has been keen on showcasing the work of young Japanese talents. For some who have just graduated, their respective works are considered true revelations, positioning the gallery as a major advocate for the contemporary Japanese art scene.
Kees VAN DONGEN
Le Maillot blanc
Oil on canvas
81 x 54 cm
Signed lower right « van Dongen »
This work will be included in the catalogue raisonné of Kees Van Dongen’s work currently being prepared by the Wildenstein Plattner Institute.
- Galerie Bernheim Jeune (n°16777)
- Samy Chalom, Paris
- By reference to Jacques Chalom, Paris, 1962
- Galeries Leonard Hutton, New York, 1965
- Anonymous sale, Champin, Lombrail & Gautier, Enghien-les-Bains, le 24 novembre 1987, lot 20
- Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, le 2 Décembre 1992, lot 122
- Kunsthandel Borzo, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 1993 Private Collection
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