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Jean-Yves Coué has been a dealer in Nantes since1973, with a specialty in tribal art since 1988. He remains as passionate as ever about finding fine objects.
Galerie Frédéric Moisan
Established in January 2007, the gallery exhibits contemporary artists, photographers and sculptors, who are primarily authors and creators worldwide. The gallery commits to represent and support French and foreign artists, young and recognized, defining its exhibitions space as a place for discovery and international exchanges between artists, writers and collectors. Highlighting various mediums, styles and approaches, the gallery tries to pass over this vision throughout each exhibitions. Literary, mystical and timeless, the presented works establish a special presence in the world and arises intellectual and aesthetic questions.
Kevorkian gallery is co-directed by Annie and Corinne Kevorkian and specialises in Asian and Islamic Art as well as Indian miniature painting. Established since 1923 on the left bank at its current location, the reputation of the gallery was consolidated over three generations of expert antiquarians who have contributed, since its origins to this day, to constitute or enrichen some of the most important French and International private and public collections in these fields, as well as initiating a forever enlarging circle to these specialities which they promote with great passion.
Galerie Noir d'Ivoire
For over 35 years, Galerie Noir d’Ivoire has shown antique African objects, meticulously and passionately selected by Yasmina Chenoufi, a member of the Compagnie nationale des experts (CNE). In this time, she has organized many widely recognized exhibitions in her 6th arrondissement gallery. A collection is a monument built, registering a personal act in time, which reveals the author. Here everything is surprise, and radiant emotion, contrary to a calculation.
Galerie Olivier Larroque
Galerie Olivier Larroque opened in 2004 and this year moved into a new space, formerly an 18th century postal roadhouse in the heart of the old city of Nîmes. The gallery is open by appointment and presents a selection of traditional works from Africa, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.
Jacques Germain never looked back having taken the decision to devote his career to the art of sub-Saharan Africa. His in-depth knowledge of historical objects from this region enabled him from the start to respond to the interest shown by private collectors and museums alike, and he has helped consolidate numerous renowned collections. He is as sensitive to the ethnographical context of tribal art as to its aesthetic and he maintains strong relationships with world-specialists on African art and with numerous curators in Europe and North America.
Michael Hamson Oceanic Art
Michael Hamson started his career as a field collector, making 46 trips into the most remote areas of New Guinea. He has supplemented this experience with Master’s degree in Oceanic and African art history from the University of California at Santa Barbara providing an academic and aesthetic foundation. In the last five years Michael has focused exclusively on sourcing his material from old collections in the US, Europe and Australia. He now uses the energy once devoted to field collecting to crisscross the globe aggressively hunting for the oldest and most beautiful Oceanic art fresh to the market.
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