• Kara Maddox

Art Élysées 2019 - Blending Great References of 20th Century Art with Contemporary Artists

This original article was written by Elena Martinique and can be accessed here.


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Art Elysees 2019 Exhibitors


Within its Modern and Contemporary Art Section, Art Élysées 2019 will bring together 61 galleries, while the Design Section will welcome 13 galleries and Urban Section will welcome 24 galleries. From paintings of Old Masters to illustrations by emerging artists and from a sophisticated selection of 20th-century furniture to design from the young contemporary scene, the fair will satisfy all tastes.


Within its Modern and Contemporary Art Section, be sure to check out booths by Galerie AB from Paris, presenting artworks under the theme “from Cubism to Optic art”; Galerie Artisyou from Paris and Saint Tropez, specializing in the art of the 20th century; Calzada & Cervelló from Barcelona, focusing on the first half of the 20th century and on Contemporary Art; Contemporary Heis from Tokyo, exhibiting the new trends of contemporary art in Japan; LKFF Art Projects from Ruisbroek; dealing with contemporary sculpture; Galerie Nardone from Brussels, presenting important contemporary artists from Belgium who work in sculpture, painting, photography and new media; Galerie Olivier Waltman from Paris and Miami, presenting an international group of contemporary artists, active in all media of contemporary art – painting, photography, design, video, drawing, installations; and Steven Graven from London,  specializing in work by modern, post-war and contemporary European and American artists; among others.


Among highlights of the Urban Section are AD GALERIE from Montpellier, who will present artists whose artistic practice carries a critical glance on the society of their time; Bel-Air Fine Art Gallery from Paris, who will present the essential Street Art signatures alongside French artists who are part of urban art while paying tribute to pop culture; Galerie Martine Ehmer from Brussels, specialized in contemporary and Urban Art; and Lebenson Gallery from Paris and London, a platform in the heart of the Marais of Paris, for contemporary artists from marginalized areas, from East London to Brooklyn NY; among others.


Make sure you don’t miss David Pluskwa Art Contemporain‘s presentations, where there will be artworks by JonOne, Katrin Fridriks, Tilt, Rose Madone, and Tanc (Stand 514E), and Jef Aérosol, Luke Newton, Lenz, Skunkdog, Saype, Nicolas Rubinstein, and Eric Liot (Stand 515E).


Located near the Grand Palais, the Design Section will gather galleries presenting furniture, rare objects, wonderful interior decor, where great names of French, Italian and Nordic design coexist. For the first time, the online media of contemporary design, Huskdesign blog has paired up with Art Élysées in order to present an exhibition of pieces of contemporary and collectible design in Paris throughout the event.


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