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A Meeting of the Masters

DAMIEN HIRST (1965 Bristol) Beautiful Bum Runs Painting, 2007 Signed, titled and dated on the back Household gloss on canvas, 152,4 cm. De Jonckeere, Paris. CLAUDE ÉTIENNE MICHARD (1732 – 1794)Fauteuils Louis XIVFrance, Louis XVI period, circa 1770 Claude-Étienne Michard stamp (1732 – 1794). Carved and gilded wood 102 x 65 x 58 cm. Galerie Léage, Paris

Paris, France — Two of the leading art galleries in Europe have joined forces for a powerhouse exhibition being held in Paris at the Galerie Léage on the right bank, showing through to December 7th. The gallery has joined artistic forces with the Galerie de Jonckheere formerly of Paris now of Geneva for a masterful show that offers a divine dive into home decor. So for those of you that can’t be in Paris right now, The Gourmet Gazette brings the show to you in words and pictures.

PIETER BRUEGHEL THE YOUNG (Brussels 1564 – Antwerp 1638) Danse de noces en extérieur, 1614 Signed and dated lower left : P.BRVEGHEL, 1614 Panel 43.9 x 59.1 cm. De Jonckheere, Paris. Console Louis XIV à motifs de têtes d’indiennes France, Louis XIV period, Carved and gilded wood Rancid marble from Belgium 80 x 130 x 66 cm Galerie Léage, Paris.

Entitled Recontre de Maîtres, the show offers a rich dialogue between Léage’s historical 18th century furniture, de Jonckheere’s masterpieces of Flemish and Italian art as well modern and contemporary art. The exhibition is a series of juxtapositions between the furnishings that are one of the specialties of Léage and the paintings from De Jonckheere and offers an opportunity to have a long and luxurious look at the likes of Pieter and Jan Brueghel, Lucas Cranach, David Teniers and the Italian Giuseppe-Bernardino Bison. These masterpieces are combined with exceptional 18th century furniture by the masters Jean-Henri Riesener, Georges Jacob and Bernard van Riesenburgh. Contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Enrico Castellani and Lucio Fontana are also part of the decor.

JAN BRUEGHEL LE VIEUX (Bruxelles 1568 – Anvers 1625) Paysage rustique avec voyageurs. Copper, 12,8 x 17,8 cm. De Jonckeere, Paris

« For this exhibition, we were inspired by the interiors of our collectors who combine their exceptional 18th century furniture and their collection of Flemish paintings.» explains Guillaume Léage.

The Léage gallery, currently under the helm of Guillaume Léage, of the fifth generation of the family, is a succession of rooms as one would find in a beautifully appointed private home, and offers the perfect setting for the show.
©The Gourmet Gazette

Exhibition through to November 7th
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