Paris, otherwise known as the City of Lights, is regarded as one of the most culturally and artistically charged metropolis in the world. Here, you can find a comprehensive range of iconic architectural, fashion and design projects as well as the most classic landmarks and establishments. Now, Paris Design Agenda will feature one of the most prominent sectors in Paris: art galleries. So, in this article, you’ll get to see 15 art galleries in Paris you ought to explore.
This comes just in time for the upcoming edition of PAD Paris, which will be taking place from 3-7 April at the Tuileries Garden. PAD is a pioneering event for art and design collectors and aficionados and it has been reinventing itself for the past 23 years. If you are going to the trade show, you will actually be able to see some of these galleries up close and personal, while others you can just visit throughout town in a wonderful expedition.
This exclusive gallery was founded by Claudia Cargnel and Frédéric Bugada back in 2002 and it is located in an industrial building. The gallery has the purpose of representing emerging or well-established French and international artists.
⇒ Address: 7 Rue de l’Équerre, 75019 Paris, France
Carpenters Workshop Gallery is a contemporary art and design gallery that transcends classical borders in terms of art and design. Its proposal stands just at the intersection of these two universes: reaching precisely a symbiosis of art and design.
⇒ Address: 54 Rue de la Verrerie, 75004 Paris, France
With galleries all over the world, from Los Angeles to Paris, Gagosian’s vibrant contemporary program features the work of leading international artists including Georg Baselitz, Ellen Gallagher, Andreas Gursky, Anselm Kiefer, Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami, Ed Ruscha, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Rachel Whiteread, and many others.
⇒ 4 rue de Ponthieu 75008 Paris
Since 1999, the Galerie Alexandre Guillemain is specialized in midcentury design and decorative arts. The gallery proposes a rigorous and cutting-edge selection of furniture and objects. The Galerie Alexandre Guillemain showcases world-famous designers and artists such as Charlotte Perriand, Gio Ponti, Jean Prouvé, Jean Royère, Oscar Niemeyer, etc.
⇒ Address: 35 Rue Guenegaud, 75006 Paris, France
Since 2010, Galerie BSL has been distinguishing itself by the desire to rouse this emotion, instilling the unexpected into the heart of the functional.
⇒ Address: 10 rue Bonaparte 75006 Paris and 23 rue Charlot 75003 Paris
Since 1999, Kamel Mennour has developed three Parisian galleries where the work of more than thirty different contemporary artists is showcased.
⇒ Address: 47, rue Saint-André des Arts – 75006 Paris
This gallery which opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called “Louise Weiss”, focuses on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.
⇒ Address: 31 Rue Dauphine, 75006 Paris
Specialised in mid-20th-century French furniture, Gallery Matthieu Richard is regarded as one of the best art galleries in Paris. It features the work of artists such as Jean Royère, Jacques Adnet, Charlotte Perriand and Audoux Minnet, just to name a few.
⇒ Address: 34 Rue de Seine, 75006 Paris, France
Founded by Emmanuel Perrotin in 1990, Galerie Perrotin is a contemporary art gallery amongst the best art galleries in 2017. In France, its headquarters, the gallery currently occupies two floors in Paris’ Marais district.
⇒ 76 Rue de Turenne 75003 Paris
Located in one of the most privileged streets in Paris when it comes to design and art, this outstanding gallery focuses mostly on showcasing architectural and sculptural works.
⇒ Address: 91 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris, France
In the heart of Paris’ antique quarter and just a stone’s throw from the Musée d’Orsay, Galerie Negropontes is run by its founder Sophie Negropontes and Hervé Langlais, designer and art director. The gallery presents exceptional creations made by craftsmen of unmatched skills, reviving the tradition of French Decorative Arts with a resolutely contemporary vision.
⇒ Address: 60 rue de Verneuil 75007 Paris
The Hervé Van der Straeten Gallery creates a dialogue between Design and Contemporary Art. From the moment it opened, the designer Hervé Van der Straeten has invited artists to exhibit their works alongside his own creations, from furniture to lighting designs as well as limited edition pieces.
⇒ Address: 11, rue Ferdinand Duval 75004 Paris
Philippe Rapin creates its “Maison”! The designer/exhibitor gathers all its activities under the label Maison Rapin: two galleries in Paris, Quai Voltaire and Rue de Beaune and Kam Tin Furniture. All the universe and the artistic tastes of an eclectic Art dealer.
⇒ Address: 25 Quai Voltaire, 75007 Paris, France
Maria Wettergren was born in Lemvig, Denmark. While subsequently preparing a Master degree, Maria Wettergren lived in Paris where she worked simultaneously for several art galleries such as Flux by Cyril Putman, while he was representing Fabrice Hyber and Huang Yong Ping at the Venice Biennale (1997 – 1999).
⇒ Address: 18 Rue Guénégaud, 75006 Paris
Mouvements Modernes, founded in 2002 by Pierre Staudenmeyer, proposes a selection of design furniture from 80’s to our current times as well as contemporary art objects.
⇒ Address: 11, rue Léopold Bellan 75002 Paris