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A collector and tribal art enthusiast since adolescence, Eric Hertault learned the trade of art dealing from an exceptional mentor, Philippe Ratton, for whom he has worked these last four years and thanks to whom he has undertaken this career advancement. Equipped with this experience, he settled in the spring 2017 in 3 Rue Visconti, an area conceived as a place for exchanges and meetings. He now wishes to offer his professional services and share his particular predilection for the works of West Africa, and especially Côte d’Ivoire, with tribal art collectors from around the world.
Musée d'ethnographie de la Ville de Genève (MEG)
A major cultural challenge for Geneva, the MEG 2014 project grew out of a shared determination to design an ambitious, contemporary museum infrastructure that will give the ethnographic collections from the five continents a showcase worthy of their value and make them accessible to the widest possible audience. The new MEG holds out the promise of profoundly human experience. Through exhibitions, research and mediation, it explores the diversity of cultures and the wealth of the differences between them. A new cultural hub forging links at local, regional and international level and taking an interactive approach to all categories of visitors, the MEG comes to grips with today’s complex, plural world.
Member of the “Compagnie Nationale des Experts” and the “Syndicat National des Antiquaires français”, my first encounter with a tribal object goes back to when I was 21 years old. I could compare it to a stroke of lightning that has made me chose this profession. Since then, I have enjoyed finding rarities and sometimes exceptional artefacts, from Africa, Oceania, Southeast Asia or North America.
Finch & Co
« In a virtual ‘voyage around the world’ we deal in objects that are curious, entertaining and thought provoking. We strive to create a contemporary version of the curiosity cabinet using exhibition design that appeals to the new generation of collectors. Our aim is to encourage people to discover that it is still possible to be astonished by the objects that surround us. »
Galerie Fischer in Lucerne is the oldest Swiss Fine Art Auction House and one of Europe’s leading auction houses, and in many aspects its history reflects the way in which the art market and art auctions in Europe have evolved. Through its commitment Galerie Fischer has been an important agent not only in shaping the development of the art market in Switzerland but also in setting up and enriching many private and public art collections in both Switzerland and abroad. Significant works of art from major collections have been auctioned on the premises of Galerie Fischer and been acquired by new owners elsewhere, in turn bringing delight and enthusiasm, and stimulating both the intellect and the senses.
Galerie Flak is located 8 Rue des Beaux-Arts, Paris, 6th arrondissement, near St Germain des Prés, France. The gallery was founded in 1990 by Edith and Roland Flak. Galerie Flak Art Tribal specializes in Ancient Tribal Arts from Africa, Oceania & North America and also deals in contemporary design. Julien Flak is a certified expert in ancient arts of North America and Oceania and a member of CECOA (the European Chamber of Expert-Advisors in Fine Art). The gallery closely works with the major ethnography museums around the world (Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Rietberg Museum in Zurich, Museums in Tahiti, Taiwan, Jerusalem, etc.). Galerie Flak also takes part in important art fairs around the world. This includes exhibitions at the Art + Design Pavilion (PAD fair) and Parcours des Mondes in Paris, BRUNEAF in Belgium as well as the annual AOA Fair in New York.
Fondation Pierre Arnaud
The charitable Foundation, established in 2007 in memory of the collector and patron Pierre Arnaud, aims to promote the fine arts while more specifically highlighting Swiss painting which it will present in a European context. In order to enhance the cultural and touristic possibilities available on the Crans-Montana plateau, it undertakes to build, run and finance an Art Centre in Lens to organize an international programme of temporary exhibitions and various cultural events. The Pierre Arnaud Foundation’s Art Centre has been specifically designed for the presentation of temporary exhibitions. On two levels, the building offers some 1,000 m2 of exhibition space which can be adapted to the set design. Modern and equipped with the latest technological equipment, it offers ideal conditions both for visitors’ comfort and the conservation of the artworks.
Frieze Masters brings together several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context. See and buy art from over 130 of the world’s leading galleries specialising in Antiquities, Asian Art, Ethnographic Art, Illuminated Manuscripts, Medieval Art, Modern and Post-War, Old Masters and 19th Century, Photography, Sculpture, Wunderkammer. "Unrivalled among fairs worldwide for its quality, range, seductive displays and scholarly interest" – Financial Times, October 16, 2013
Galerie Patrik Fröhlich, centrally located in the old town, 5 minutes to walk from the “Kunsthaus”, specializes in African and Oceanic art. All exhibitions contain important pieces with old provenances and historical objects from the time when masks and sculptures still had to only fulfil their former purposes; when the sculptures were powerful and perfect in form.