Galerie Lahumière from Paris is the only French gallery that has been taking part in Art Basel since the art fair was founded in 1970 by Basel gallerists Trudi Bruckner, Balz Hilt and Ernst Beyeler. This year, the gallery celebrates its 50th anniversary. Anne and Jean-Claude Lahumière founded Galerie Lahumière in 1963. The gallery participated in the emergence of the first international art fairs in cities such as Basel, Paris, Cologne, and Chicago. From 1993 to 2004 Anne Lahumière 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 focuses on geometric and “constructed” abstraction. Galerie Lahumière represents historic artists within this movement “” Cahn, Dewasne, Gorin, Herbin, Legros, Magnelli, and Vasarely “” as well as contemporary and vanguard artists such as Bauduin, Bézie, Bodde, Coignet, Dubreuil, Gasquet, Jacquier-Stajnowicz, Perrot, Pondruel, Popet, Prosi and Stempfel.
In this video, Anne Lahumière talks about their participation in the first Art Basel in 1970, and shows us some of the highlights of the gallery’s booth at this year’s fair, works by Naum Gabo, Paul Bury, Etienne Beothy, Alexander Calder, and Jean Dewasne.
Galerie Lahumière at Art Basel 2013. Interview with Anne Lahumière. Basel (Switzerland), June 14, 2013.
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