Paris is a beautiful and cultural city and BRABBU is exploring this week. We have already shown you the best restaurants and hotels in the City of Lights, and now, you will find here a short guide with the 5 Best Art and Design Galleries in Paris.
The Rive Gauche in Paris is home to some of the best antiquaries, art and design galleries in the world. In fact, this southern part of Paris is known for the artists, writers and philosophers that have lived and worked there. Picasso, Matisse, Sartre and Hemingway were some of the members of the artistic community in Montparnasse.
In the Rive Gauche runs a flow of bohemianism, counterculture and creativity. Some of the most famous places include Boulevard Saint-Germain, Boulevard Saint-Michel, La Sorbonne, Rue du Bac and of course the Quartier Latin.
Galerie Christian Liaigre
Designer Christian Liagre combines arts and crafts with elegance both in his creations and interior arquitecture. His gallery exhibits very exclusive works of art and furniture created along the same lines of the existing Liaigre furniture collection. New creations are available in limited edition or as unique pieces. 33 rue de Verneuil, 75007 Paris.
Specializing in antique paintings, drawings and sculptures. Right after World War I, Charles Ratton established himself as a major expert and dealer in medieval art, as well as African and primitive arts. He was also involved in contemporary art, organizing in 1936 the first exhibition of Surrealist sculpture. With Guy Ladrière, the Gallery interests expanded to Antique, Renaissance and Baroque sculpture, as well as works of art, and paintings and drawings from the XVI century to the XX century. 11 quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris.
Galerie Lefebvre & Fils
Specialist in antique and contemporary ceramics. Before the Great War it was visited by artists like Proust and Bisset. This gallery presents exhibitions of contemporary ceramists such Ettore Sottsass and Ron Nagel, iconic American artist and ceramicist. 24, rue du Bac, 75007 Paris.
Presenting works from American, Italian, French and Belgian designers, such as Jean Desprès, Jean Puiforcat, Ado Chale, Pierre Giraudon, Gio Ponti, Max Ingrand, Pietro Chiesa, Marc Cavell, Philip Lloyd Powell, Paul Evans and more. 25 quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris.
Presents both ceramics and furniture makers through the hand of experienced decorators like Jacques Adnet. There is an Italian vibe of the 70’s. 11 rue de Lille, 75007 Paris.
In case you’re going to Paris, you may want to follow this list and find the best art and design galleries in the city. Make sure you find a little spare time to spend admiring the streets, and if you pass by one of these, step in!