Gourmet Fair

A Journey into Juxtapositions

Jean Dubuffet’s Site aux paysannes canvas juxtaposed with gilded bronze wall candlesticks from the Louis XIV era and a Louis XIV era chest of drawers by François Lieutaud featuring marquetry of the Boulle school at the Galerie Léage. Jean Dubuffet, Site aux paysannes, vinyle sur toile, Vence, 19 mars 1966, 81 x 100 cm, Collection Léage. Fondation Dubuffet ©ADAGP Fondation Dubuffet – D’après un dessin de Corneille Van Clève, Paire de flambeaux, époque Louis XIV, bronze ciselé et doré, 40,5 x 20,5 cm, Galerie Léage – François Lieutaud, Commode, époque Louis XIV, marqueterie Boulle, 86 x 128 x 64 cm, Galerie Léage – Crédit de la photographie : ©Ava du Parc. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Paris, France — It is a harmonious juxtaposition of masterpieces of 18th century furnishings and objects and 20th century art that is being showcased at the elegant Galerie Léage gallery in Paris. The house of Léage is internationally know for its collection of works of the 18th century and it has joined forces with contemporary art dealer Daniel Gervis, a specialist of the 20th century artist Jean Dubuffet. The exhibition, entitled Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985), Harmonie (Harmony), brings together the paintings and sculptures of the 20th century artist with the magnificent 18th century furnishings of the Léage Gallery.

A pair of Louis XIV era candlesticks featuring a man and a woman holding a cherub. D’après un dessin de Corneille Van Clève, Paire de flambeaux d’époque Louis XIV, à figures d’homme et de femme portant un chérubin, 40,5 x 20,5 cm, Galerie Léage. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Famous for his colorful Brut or Outsider Art, Dubuffet’s works are found side by side with refined 18th century objects offering a friendly confrontation of shapes, colors and textures putting an end to the boundaries between Old World art and contemporary art. The exhibition winds its way through twelve rooms each offering an ensemble of the two worlds. Highlights include a painting from the artist’s Coucou Bazar period (1971-1973) of performance art juxtaposed with a Louis XV dresser in Coromandel lacquer. A centerpiece of the show is Dubuffet’s vinyl on canvas, Site aux paysannes completed in Vence in 1966.

Jean Dubuffet’s Site aux paysannes canvas juxtaposed with gilded bronze candlesticks from the Louis XIV era and a Louis XV chest of drawers in Coromandel lacquer. Jean Dubuffet, Site aux paysannes, vinyle sur toile, Vence, 19 mars 1966, 81 x 100 cm, Collection Fondation Dubuffet ©ADAGP Fondation Dubuffet – D’après un dessin de Corneille Van Clève, Paire de flambeaux, époque Louis XIV, bronze ciselé et doré, 40,5 x 20,5 cm, Galerie Léage – Jean Holthaussen, Commode, époque Louis XV, laque de Coromandel, 88 x 148 x 66,5 cm, Galerie Léage – Crédit de la photographie : ©Ava du Parc. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Daniel Gervis is the founding president of the FIAC, the International Contemporary Art Fair which is currently being played out in Paris and he founded his eponymous gallery in 1967.

A Louis XV chest of drawers in Coromandel lacquer by Jean Holthaussen. Jean Holthaussen, Commode, époque Louis XV, laque de Coromandel, 88 x 148 x 66,5 cm, Galerie Léage. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

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.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

Louis XV era wall lights in chiseled gilded bronze. D’après un dessin de Nicolas ou Dominique Pineau, Paire d’appliques d’époque Louis XV, en bronze ciselé, ajouré et doré à deux bras de lumière, 44 x 29 x 17 cm, Galerie Léage, ©Photo Thomas Hennocque. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Exhibition from October 22nd until December 11th
Galerie Léage
178 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris, France
+33 (0)1 45 63 43 46
https://www.francoisleage.com/fr/home

Galerie Daniel Gervis
14 Rue de Grenelle 75007 Paris, France +33 (0)1 45 44 41 90/ +33(0) 6 71 29 50 84
galerie@gervis.fr

A Louis XV chest of drawers in Coromandel lacquer by Jean Holthaussen. Jean Holthaussen, Commode, époque Louis XV, laque de Coromandel, 88 x 148 x 66,5 cm, Galerie Léage. Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

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