38 rue de Seine75006 Paris - France
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In 1959, Jacques Pulvermacher inaugurated the gallery “At Home” in Toulouse.
It’s vocation was to promote the “arts of the earth” and art jewellery, both at a peak of creativity at that time. The Roman caverns that formed the basements were fitted out to serve as art galleries. In this very conservative – not to say hostile – cultural environment, he nevertheless exhibited engravings by Picasso, Derain, de Staël, Magnelli and put on individual exhibitions of Poliakoff, Marfaing, Zack, Zao Wou-ki. In 1969, Laurence Izern opened the Galerie Protée just opposite “At Home”, which was still going strong. Hartung, Soulages, Tapiès, Schneider, Victor Brauner ... could be viewed in the Galerie Protée, which turned out to be a more effective showplace because it gave directly on to the street. Gradually, “At Home” merged its art gallery activity with Protée, and in 1984 the two combined forces for good and brought the Galerie Protée to the Rue de Seine in Paris. “At Home” gave up its activity in Toulouse, though Protée continued there until 1997. Laurence Izern is still an expert at the Appeal Court in Toulouse.
Nov 27, 2008 - Dec 18, 2008
Paris IX - Huile sur toile - 50 x 60 cm - 2008
Ruggeri est pratiquement inconnu en France, Comme le sont beaucoup d'artistes italiens de sa génération. Sans doute la France des années 50, centrée sur l'école de Paris, laisse-t-elle passer son (more...)