Galerie Lahumière - Paris - France

Galerie Lahumière   
17 rue du Parc Royal
75003 Paris - France
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  The gallery participated in the emergence of the first international art fairs in cities such as Basel, Paris, Cologne, and Chicago. In the past fourty-seven years, the gallery has attended at an average of five fairs per year. From 1993 to 2004 Anne was president of the French association of art galleries (CPGA). In 1999, she was elected president of the European Federation of Art Gallery Associations for three years, later she was part of the Conseil des Ventes (organization of control for the auctioneers in France) during four years.

Since many years, Galerie Lahumière has strengthened its commitment to geometric and “constructed” abstraction. It represents not only historic artists within this movement – Cahn, Deyrolle, Gorin, Herbin, Legros, Magnelli, and Vasarely – but also contemporary and vanguard artists such as Bauduin, Bézie, Dubreuil, Gasquet, Jacquier-Stajnowicz, Pondruel, Popet, and Prosi.

“More and more,” say the Lahumières, “our role involves mounting educational exhibitions, reinforcing the image of little-known artists. We feel that the concept of ‘constructed’ art is still consistently creative at the start of this new millennium despite the development and constant rejuvenation of the art scene, convincing us of our commitment. The gallery puts its weight behind every work. Our criterion of quality is simple – we ask whether a work has a place in our own collection, and at that point we can sell it to a collector.”

Previous exhibitions

Jan 15, 2016 - Feb 27, 2016
Isabelle de Gouyon Matignon sans titre 2010 acier peint
For this show we wanted to stress two fundamentally different approaches to geometric abstraction: calculated reasoning versus an empirical method in which the act transcends the idea. Charles Bézie (more...)

Oct 17, 2015 - Dec 19, 2015
Sans titre 1973 huile sur toile 50 x 50 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Aurélie Nemours, the grand old lady of French abstraction, died in 2005. Painting was always essential to her life—she began painting at an early age, initially just for herself. The public didn’t (more...)

Sep 12, 2015 - Oct 15, 2015
Tableau relief Z.1441, 2006,acrylique et craie sur bois, 143 x 143 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Gottfried Honegger dropped by the gallery early June, he made us the surprise of his visit announcing us : “ kiss me ! Today is my birthday !”, this was shortly before the opening of his show (more...)

Jul 11, 2015 - Aug 31, 2015
Courtesy Galerie Lahumière
The gallery closes its doors to the public from July 11th to August 31st, we enjoin you to visit the exhibitions we relay on our webside. See yoou again in september with a Gottfried Honegger (more...)

May 21, 2015 - Jul 4, 2015
Jean-Michel Gasquet, Solo suite Rozand 2014 graphite laque brillante et mate sur bois 90 x 60 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Subsequent to his encounter with sculptor Jean-Patrice Rozand, the work of Jean-Michel Gasquet, which we have been following for a number of years, has suddenly taken a more draftsmanly, ethereal (more...)

Mar 10, 2015 - Apr 18, 2015
Courtesy Nicholas Bodde
We wanted to exhibit these two artists together because they use the same materials, adopt more or less the same abstraction, and come from the same country. Nicholas Bodde, an artist we (more...)

Jan 16, 2015 - Feb 28, 2015
Yves Popet V 2011 pastel sec sur papier 37,5 x 37, 5 cm
crédit photo Yves Popet
These two artists cultivate a sense of mystery. One fashions cubes of concrete that enclose some kind of building. Recently, the cubes have given way to panels of (more...)

Oct 17, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014
Jean Dewasne "Magie-machine" 1953 peinture laquée sur aluminium 50 x 65 cm crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
As early as the 1950s, Dewasne opted for glycerophtalic gloss paints, on a support of isorel hardboard or metal, which offered superior qualities of shininess and intensity, and reflected the (more...)

Sep 11, 2014 - Oct 3, 2014
Vue d'ensemble dans la galerie
Works by the artists of the gallery The gallery will be exceptionally closed on saturdays during this period

Jul 12, 2014 - Aug 26, 2014
Jean Dewasne "Labyrinthe rouge" 1970 laque sur isorel 50 x 65 cm
The gallery closes its doors for the summer from july 12th to august 26th

May 15, 2014 - Jul 5, 2014
Moon-Pil Shim
Sans titre 2001
71 x 100 x 6 cm
technique mixte sur bois et peinture sous plexiglas superposé
crédit photo Moon-Pil Shim
It would be a shame to show just one aspect of Moon-Pil Shim’s oeuvre, so we have decided to present an overview. The first time I saw Moon-Pil’s work, I was struck by the linear impact of what (more...)

Mar 8, 2014 - Apr 30, 2014
Jean Gorin
Construction spatiale 1957
mine de plomb, encre et gouache sur papier
50 x 16,7 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
In 1967 Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière showed a set of drawings by sculptors in their gallery, then located on Rue d’Aguesseau in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. Forty-seven years later, (more...)

Jan 17, 2014 - Mar 1, 2014
Sigurd Rompza "Farb-licht-modulierung" 2013-17 Acryl+laque/mdf
crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
To see or not to see, this is the question that Sigurd Rompza a German artist, gives to the people who want to have a visual experience. Looking to his reliefs, watching the changes (more...)

Oct 18, 2013 - Dec 21, 2013
JC Lahumière 1987 Fiac
Being a gallery owner is a wonderful adventure but is also a job that is crazy and risky, to say the least. You have to be tenacious, weathering not only economic storms but also the whirlwinds (more...)

Jul 14, 2013 - Sep 2, 2013
Vue du stand Art Basel 2013 - de gauche à droite Jean Gorin, Alexander Calder, André Stempfel, Yvaral - crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
The gallery closes its doors for the summer, but enjoins you to visit the exhibitions relayed on her webside. Have a nice summer and see you in September for a group exhibition with works from our (more...)

May 16, 2013 - Jul 11, 2013
« Karéééé » 2013
acrylique sur bois
63 x 73 x 10 cm
crédit photo galerie Lahumière
The Tricks of Monochrome The modernist movements of the early twentieth century taught us that a painting is not a window of mimetic illusion onto the world, but a mental construction that (more...)

Mar 22, 2013 - May 4, 2013
Grue de Beaubourg 1977 A/T 132 x 87 cm Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
It might be the story, back in ’72, of a stroller stumbling upon the construction site of the Pompidou museum in the Beaubourg neighborhood of Paris. In the forest of colorful cranes, (more...)

Jan 24, 2013 - Mar 9, 2013
Nathalie Delasalle 'De vive voix' 2012 synthèses de marbre
On the upper floor of the gallery we are showing Nathalie Delasalle’s white works, which we first showed during an exhibition titled On White. Delasalle’s volumes create smooth, even, white surfaces (more...)

Oct 14, 2012 - Feb 3, 2013
Vendredi II 1951 huile sur toile 97 x 130 cm
Don’t miss this event ! At last a great retrospective of this artist in the “musée Matisse du Cateau-Cambrésis”, in the north of France. We are very proud to bring our support to this event, (more...)

Oct 12, 2012 - Dec 22, 2012
Eléments groupés n°2 1963 H/T 162 X 130 CM
After having shown two retrospective exhibitions: from Auguste Herbin in 2010 and Victor Vasarely in 2011, we continue this year with a great classic artist : Alberto Magnelli (1888 – 1971). We (more...)

Jul 14, 2012 - Sep 4, 2012
Summer closing
The gallery will open on a group show with works on paper from our contemporary artists on september 8th

May 12, 2012 - Jul 7, 2012
"Relief Z 1535" 2010 Fer laqué 72 x 66 cm
After making his farewell to painting, Gottfried Honegger has begun reconciling himself with the wall—a task less simple than it may seem. Sculpture remains the plastic form with which Honegger (more...)

Mar 15, 2012 - Apr 28, 2012
Katarzyna 2010 - Epoxy
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
The gallery will currently have show with sculptures by Jean-Gabriel Coignet, here a few notes that he made in his atelier about is work : « My practice of sculpture is (more...)

Jan 13, 2012 - Mar 3, 2012
Partition verticale n°106 2008 acrylique sur toile 80 x 80 cm
Crédit photo galerie Lahumière
The title Partition Verticale (Vertical Score) covers the concepts of space, time, and light/color. Spatially, these paintings are structured by a network of vertical and horizontal lines forming a (more...)

Oct 7, 2011 - Jan 7, 2012
Victor Vasarely 'Santorin' 1950 huile sur toile 130 x 81 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Victor Vasarely was born in Hungary in 1906 and died in Paris, 1997. He studied at Sandor Bortnyik’s Muhely (the Hungarian Bauhaus), where he learned to find ways to “go (more...)

Jul 13, 2011 - Sep 4, 2011
Auguste Herbin Eté n°2 1952 H/T
The gallery closes its doors to the public for the summer, but invites you to see exhibitions in institutions around Europe. Visit the webside of the gallery for more informations. Happy hollidays (more...)

May 20, 2011 - Jul 13, 2011
Découpe n°375 1994 A/T 115 X 115 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Henri Prosi left us during last summer, suddenly. The evidence to pay him a tribute with the assistance of his wife Jacqueline, shows us an admirable exhibition with astonishing works that had been (more...)

Apr 7, 2011 - May 14, 2011
Encore une peinture ? n°8 2011 100 X 100 X 7 cm
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Good fortune “Using the useless” is one possible way to define the game. And it is in this sense perhaps that these Fortune Pictures lend their title to this entire show. Because everything with (more...)

Mar 5, 2011 - Apr 2, 2011
André Stempfel "Morceau choisi,K" 2010 toile marouflée/bois 100 x 100 cm et 110 x 18 x 18 cm crédit photo A. Stempfel
Group exhibition with : Jean Arp, Bauduin, Etienne Béothy, Pol Bury, Augustin Cardenas, Jean-Gabriel Coignet, Nathalie Delasalle, Jean Dewasne, Jean d’Imbleval, César Domela, Marcel Floris, Naum (more...)

Jan 15, 2011 - Feb 26, 2011
N°1531 2009 A/T 80 X 78 CM crédit photo galerie lahumière
Charles Bézie works in a series and since 1995 he uses numbers. The Fibonacci Suite (Italian mathematician from the XIIIth Century) was the last theme. Elaborated in his latest plastic researches, he (more...)

Oct 15, 2010 - Dec 30, 2010
Soleil 1947 Gouache
Crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
Waiting for Herbin In one of his short stories, titled “The Invisible Collection,” Stefan Zweig quoted Goethe: “Collectors are happy creatures.” But when it comes to my (more...)

Sep 14, 2010 - Oct 9, 2010
Henri Prosi "Creux oblique N°879" 2010 A/T 60 x 60 cm
Short presentation of a few works of our artists

May 28, 2010 - Jul 10, 2010
Biseaux 2010 90 X 60 CM
Laque brillante et mate + flashe sur MDF
crédit photo Galerie Lahumière
On seeing these Bevels, you want shout with joy. A truce seems to have been signed between line and color (including black, obviously), perfectly gratifying our artistic sensibility. But just hang on (more...)

Mar 3, 2010 - May 22, 2010
Victor Vasarely "Majus" 1967-68
Victor Vasarely will be shown with a small retrospective, together with artists of his generation, such as Auguste Herbin, Alberto Magnelli, Jean Dewasne, Jean Leppien, Aurélie Nemours, Gottfried (more...)

Jan 14, 2010 - Mar 6, 2010
QW52/2 LE JOURNAL DES ARTS n°312 du 30/10/2009 A/T 124,5 X 84 cm
Crédit photo galerie Lahumière
Works by Jean-François Dubreuil

Nov 21, 2009 - Dec 19, 2009
Moon-Pil Shim Sans titre 2009
For the first time we present recent works by Moon-Pil Shim on the ground floor of the gallery and exceptionally, the upper floor is hosting a show by Frédéric Lahumière of the latest light (more...)

Oct 8, 2009 - Nov 14, 2009
Sans titre 2007 relief
“Retrospectively, I realize that the square, circle, and triangle have had a determining influence on my work down through the years,” admits Gottfried Honegger. “These three elementary forms are (more...)

Jun 30, 2009 - Jul 11, 2009
de gauche à droite Pondruel, Popet, Prosi et Coignet

Jun 10, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
Come and visit us on our booth to celebrate our 40th participation to this fair from the 10th to the 14th of june Messeplatz Hall 2.0 booth M2 Basel, Switzerland. (more...)

Apr 18, 2009 - Jun 25, 2009
Henri Prosi sans titre 2006
acrylique sur toile 80 x 80 cm
crédit photo galerie Lahumière
Henri Prosi has resolutely committed his work to a constructed geometry that combines rigor with sensitivity. Displaying a great economy of means, his post-1996 works are based solely (more...)

Mar 25, 2009
de gauche à droite Yves Popet XX septembre 2008 acrylique sur toile 80 X 80 cm
Sigurd Rompza Farb-licht-modulierung 2006 acrylique et laque sur bois 32 X 90 X 4cm - crédit photo galerie Lahumière
The colorfull squares of Yves Popet meets the reliefs of Sigurd Rompza, a two-man-show of a painter and a sculptor.

Jan 18, 2009 - Jan 20, 2009
de gauche à droite : J.F. Dubreuil, Y. Popet, C. Bézie, A. Stempfel - Copyright Galerie Lahumière
Following our show last autumn of Paris 1950: Herbin and His Circle, we have decided to feature the new generation of artists committed to art construit, demonstrating its lasting quality (more...)

Oct 9, 2008 - Dec 20, 2008
Courtesy galerie Lahumière
The big event this fall is our exhibition devoted to Paris 1950: Auguste Herbin and His Circle. The show is inspired by a ground-breaking essay by Serge Lemoine, the former director (more...)

May 17, 2008 - Jun 30, 2008
Courtesy Galerie Lahumière
Avec André Stempfel, on croirait entendre des shewam, pam, vloop, swirl !

Mar 15, 2008 - Apr 30, 2008
Courtesy Galerie Lahumière
Since 1968 I’ve worked exclusively on computers and therefore use a programming language to conceive my works. Thanks to this very radical approach to artistic output, which I feel is a major (more...)