From classical institutions to chic modern spaces, Design Limited Edition presents you some of the best contemporary art galleries in Paris, one of the world’s foremost artistic capitals.
As you know, Paris is the undisputed art capital of the Western world with a vast wealth of modern art’s galleries, creative works, and design exhibitions.
Many great and iconic artists lived in Paris over the years, like Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, and Dalí. Much of their work can be found in the city’s immense number of museums, art exhibitions, galleries, attractions, salons, and other spaces.
If you’re looking for some information about what to visit in Paris and if you’re particularly interested in contemporary art, be sure to also see this guide to the best modern and contemporary art galleries in Paris. Et voilà, bon voyage!
Galerie Kamel Mennour
This gallery, in the heart of Saint-Germaindes-Prés, in La Vieuville mansion, dates from the 17th century and is owned by the energetic Kamel Mennour. It exhibits creative works, like modern sculptures with an exclusive design, by emerging artists.
This trendy and contemporary art gallery has three spaces in le Marais, each more impressive than the other. Although it may feel intimidating to push the door and enter it is definitely worth the detour because here you can see the creative works of all the leading exclusive artists including Takashi Murakami, Pierre Soulages and Sophie Calle.
Bugada & Cargnel
This 500 m³ gallery in the east of Paris, established by Claudia Cargnel and Frédéric Bugada, is located in a former garage from the early Thirties. The specialized programme combines exhibits by French and international artists, as well as emerging artists.
Founded by Béatrice Saint-Laurent, one the best European curators, Galerie BSL promotes, produces and exhibits refined artworks that challenge the established borders of art and design. Unique art pieces or in very limited edition and the stunning contemporary sculptures that promote transcendency speak to the heart as much as to the intellect.
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
Carpenters Workshop Gallery produces and exhibits functional sculptures by international rising and established artists reaching outside their traditional territories of expression. With locations in London, Paris and New York the gallery confirms its leadership and dominant position in the global territory of art and design. Actively involved in the research and production of unique and limited edition works, Carpenters Workshop Gallery became the first to integrate a production facility dedicated to artistic research and development of collectible design, bringing together an elite team of artisans in an 8,000m2 atelier in France.
Galerie Kreo opened in 1999 in the 13th arrondissement in Paris, in the special contemporary art area called “Louise Weiss”. The main goal of this gallery is to focus on producing new pieces in collaboration with the world’s most relevant contemporary designers.
Galerie Philippe Gravier
With all works made in France by artisans and leading specialists’ representative of tradition and excellence, Galerie Philippe Gravier striving toward an ideal inscribed in both the artistic and environmental landscapes.
Negropontes Gallery combines art, architecture, modern art paintings, design and innovation following the traditional French Decorative Arts. Sophie Negropontes welcomes each client in their search for unique. The designer Hervé Langlais creates furniture with pure lines and luxurious materials.
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. Today, he focuses his two Parisian galleries and Kam Tin Furniture under one label, Maison Rapin.
Mouvements Modernes develops special projects with major contemporary artists and designers in limited edition. This Paris-based gallery organizes design exhibitions and special events showcasing contemporary objets d’art, designed by artists who explore the possibilities of materials and push the boundaries of their craft.