Galerie Minsky - Paris - France

Galerie Minsky   
37, rue Vaneau
75007 Paris - France
Tel. : +33 (0)1 55 35 09 00
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 My first meeting with Leonor Fini twenty years ago was a memorable event in my life. Her entries into any room were always spectacular and in this case she was particularly beautiful, with enormous self-assurance, wearing a sweeping, theatrical dress. Leonor was like no other woman, like no other human, or other species for that matter. Hers was a natural allure and distinguished bearing. Then too, she was intelligent in ways that only she could be. I was instantly seduced, speechless and when she asked me questions, I had trouble finding my wits to reply. She challenged and verbally duelled with me and timidly I did my best to overcome her subtle confrontation. I thought I was making conversation, but in the end I realized that it was in fact one long monologue at the end of which it was decided that we would see one another again very soon.

Eventually I came to understand that, at that first meeting, she had decided that we would see what would happen if I became her art-dealer. From that moment we collaborated and became friends. Our friendship evolved, was constant and blessed with mutual complicity and the making of plans for the many exhibitions and projects we did together.

When Leonor died in 1996 there was a great emptiness in our lives. With the help of her friends we created a gallery in Paris devoted exclusively to her work. It is called Galerie Minsky because it is a term of endearment that she often used. This is Leonor Fini's gallery.


Previous exhibitions

Dec 12, 2015 - Jan 30, 2016
Leonor Fini. Portrait de Gogo Schiaparelli, 1936.
LEONOR FINI (1907-1996) Ouvertures exceptionnelles: dimanche 20 Décembre 2015 (de 14h00 à 19h00) lundi 21 Décembre 2015 (de 10h30 à 19h00) Leonor Fini est considérée comme l’une des (more...)

Oct 14, 2011 - Dec 30, 2011
The Minsky Gallery co-organize this exhibition which will take place at the Literature Museum of Warsaw in Poland. The exhibition will present for the first time this extraordinary couple; (more...)

May 14, 2011 - Sep 25, 2011
For the exhibition "Le Bal des Artistes" at the Christian Dior Museum in Granville, the Minsky Gallery is lending severals works of Leonor Fini from the 30's, when she was living in Paris and met the (more...)

Dec 1, 2010 - Dec 13, 2010
For the publication of the book, The Minsky Gallery was showing Leonor Fini's works at the Hôtel de Marle (Swedish Institute) from the 1st to the 13th of December, 2010. It (more...)

Sep 15, 2009 - Oct 31, 2009
"La Fanfarlo" (1969, 34,5x23 cm)
Aquarelle et encre de chine originale réalisée pour l’ouvrage "La Fanfarlo" de Charles Baudelaire.
Cette nouvelle exposition s’inscrit dans une continuité d’événements présentant l’œuvre de Leonor Fini, en Europe et en Amérique, tant rétrospectives (Museo Revoltella, Trieste - Weinstein Gallery, (more...)

May 13, 2009 - Jun 27, 2009
huile sur toile, 2007
150x110 cm

"One of the most captivating and mysterious reoccurring subjects in Dongfang Tuquin’s painting is that of the shadow. It is probably the artist’s shadow, but necessarily so. It could be a real (more...)

Mar 18, 2009 - May 9, 2009
Wladimir en costume, 2009, Huille sur toile et fusain, 130 x 97 cm
Arlette Souhami and Georges Detais are delighted to present you Céleste Bollack.

Jan 29, 2009 - Mar 14, 2009
Courtesy Galerie Minsky
Exhibition of the spanish painter Juan Ripollés. Arlette Souhami is happy to show you the last works of Ripollés, paintings, sculpures (bronze and resin) and carborandum echings. (more...)

Dec 5, 2008 - Jan 31, 2009
Courtesy Galerie Minsky
Arlette Souhami, Françoise Nyssen, Richard Overstreet vous invitent à rencontrer Peter Webb, auteur de "Léonor Fini, Métamorphose d'un art"

Jul 3, 2008 - Oct 11, 2008
Leonor Fini-La Gourmandise-1929-Huile sur panneau-80,5x65cm
La Galerie Minsky a le plaisir de présenter jusqu'au samedi 11 octobre son Cabinet de Curiosités avec des oeuvres inédites de Leonor Fini et Stanislao Lepri, ainsi qu'un ensemble d'objets (more...)

May 15, 2008 - Jun 28, 2008
Fabio Rieti - Exode II. Acrylique sur toile. 60 x 93 cm. 2007/2008
Fabio Rieti fait partie de ces acteurs du monde de l’Art dont le nom nous échappe mais dont l’oeuvre est connue de tous, le plus souvent au détour d’une rue. Ce “fabricant d’images” aux trois (more...)