THE GALLERY

 

Established in 2005 by Valérie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing, the Galerie is specialized in Photography. The galerie’s focus is on 20th century and contemporary photography. We represent photographers whose work is more oriented towards documentary photography and photographers more in the conceptual area. We feel that these distinctions are largely artificial. What is important is their dedication, their talent, their vision, their creativity.

We have a strong commitment to our artists and work with institution, galleries and private collectors around the world.

Located in Marais (Paris, France), at the heart of the Village Saint-Paul, the galerie benefits from the lively nature of the district, the architecture of which is subtly evocative of period style and modern architecture.

 

MORE ABOUT PRINTS

Over the past few years, photographs have entered museums and some prints have now reached considerable prices.

Nevertheless, contrarily to paintings, photographs are not unique since it is possible to make several prints from the same negative. The price of a photo will therefore be in function of the quality and the rarity of it. And of course, in function of the picture itself, what it represents. Here is some information about the prints we sell.


Original print

It is a print made from the original negative by the photographer or under his supervision. These are prints that do have value on the market. Such prints are stamped and signed by the Photographer. In the case of limited editions, each print is numbered by the Photographer.

Limited edition

The photographer commits himself not to make more prints than previously agreed. Prints are numbered. Near the end of a limited edition, the prints get rarer thus more expensive. The Photographer and the Galerie guarantee that no more prints will be made.


Artists prints

Prints made by the artist, not numbered. The number of these prints is limited as well, usually to two. They are reserved for the Artist and his family or close friends. Once the edition is sold out, the Photographer may put his Artist Prints on the market.


Vintage or contemporary prints

Print contemporary of the photographic session, made or not by the artist. The term vintage only applies for prints from 1920 to 1970.

 

Exhibition print

The print was made for an exhibition.

 

Paper – process

Each Photographer has his own views and practices in terms of prints. The technique used is specified below each image.

The most popular are:

  • Silver gelatin. This is the traditional way to print B&W photographs.
  • C-print (or chromogenic print) is made on negative-type color photographic paper.
  • Inkjet / Giclée / Digigraphie/Archival pigment ink

Those new printing techniques appeared in the 1990s. Some artists favor them. The technical quality of prints is excellent and duration has been certified by independent Labs.

 

SERVICES

The gallery presents Collector Prints. However, we also work with interior designers and can provide open edition prints at attractive prices. Do not hesitate to contact us.

 

FRAMING

There is no frame than can be used for all works. We do not offer standard framing. We do work with a number of framing companies and can offer advice on the frame that would best fit the print you wish to acquire.

 

COMPANIES – TAXES

Please bear in mind that most of the prints we offer are considered as Works of Art by Tax authorities. In most countries, acquisitions can be deducted from revenues.

The Gallery is based in France. Sales of prints are exempted of VAT out of France.

 

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

We have a few mounted exhibitions that can travel. Please contact us for more information.