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.
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 Photo12 benefits from the lively nature of the
district, the architecture of which is subtly evocative of period style and modern
In 2012 Valerie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing has established Fine Photographs LLC in Santa Monica (California) in order to represent and show Photographers in the USA. She acts as an Art Advisor, Art Dealer and Curator.
We sell Art Prints, editioned and signed by the Artist. However, we also work with interior designers and can provide open
edition prints at attractive prices. Do not hesitate to contact us.
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.
We will provide the relevant information depending on your country.
We have a few mounted
exhibitions that can travel. Please contact us for more information.
MORE ABOUT PRINTS
Over the past few years,
photographs have entered museums and some prints have now reached considerable
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
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 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.
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 applies mostly
for prints from 1920 to 1970.
The print was made for an
Paper – process
Each Photographer has his own
views and practices in terms of prints. The technique used is specified below
The most popular are:
- Silver gelatin.
This is the traditional way to print B&W
(or chromogenic print) is made on negative-type color photographic paper.
- Inkjet / Giclée / Digigraphie/Archival pigment
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.