Sculpture is a medium that brings artist inspiration to life in three dimensional form. Boccara Gallary is proud to feature internationally renowned sculpture art from artists such as Pollès, Amedeo Modigliani, Monique Rozanès, René Coutelle, Jean Ipousteguy, Anton Smit, Wang Keping
Our remarkable collection includes sculpture and decorative arts of a selected group of international artists.
The gallery is best known for its exceptional collection of Wang Keping, Pollès, Anton Smit and René Coutelle works.
Jean Yves Lanvin is the great grandson of Jeanne Lanvin, famous founder of the Lanvin Haute Couture House in 1889. He spends his youth in the fashion and arts environment, between the 15 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and the family house in Beaulieu, where he discovers the universe of Paul Iribe and the works of Armand Albert Rateau and Jean Dunand created for Jeanne Lanvin houses and Lanvin Décoration. Jean Yves Lanvin's creativity and vision are expressed through a mineral universe. Rare materials, perfect realization, delicate work with metal and minerals, elegant style allied to the strength of the lines define his unique creations.Read more
Tom Wesselmann attended Hiram College until 1951 and then studied psychology at the University of Cincinnati. He was drafted into the army in 1952 and, in response, began to draw. He then resumed his studies, enrolling in 1954 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and in 1956 at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York. During a visit to the MOMA, he was impressed by the works of Robert Motherwell and Willem de Kooning. In 1957, he met Claire Selley, also a student at the Cooper Union, who became his model and his wife in 1963. He had 3 children.Read more
The Boccara Gallery has an important collection of Emile Gilioli’s sculptures and tapestries. Among the tapestries signed by the artist we can recognize the classical motifs that distinguish the art of this great and talented man. In these works strong colours are predominant as well as geometric motifs that create a visual balance.Read more
Anton Smit achieved his first artistic breakthroughs in 1977, he received special mention in the South African Art Association’s New Signatures competition in Pretoria. Two years later he had a great boost when he won first prize in the New Signatures competition.Read more
Poncet was a highly regarded exponent of post-war sculpture in Europe and known for amorphous forms that appear as if emerging from molten bronze. His highly reflective surfaces constantly seem to evolve, instilling the work with not only a real sense of dynamism but also of transience.Read more
French sculptor born in 1945, Paris. Pollès studied medicine while attending drawing classes at the Académie Charpentier. In continuity to the tradition of Greek sculpture, his works lie between Brancusi's purity, Henry Moore's figurative abstraction and Modigliani's flowing siluets and forms. Considered as the inventor of the "Organic Cubism".Read more
Wang Keping Born in 1949, Wang Keping is one of the founders of contemporary Chinese art, founder of the avant-garde group called « The Stars » (Xing Xing) formed in 1979 and played a key role in the cultural revolution in China in the 1970s, later taking exile in France, where he moved in 1984.Read more
The human figure plays a key role in the works of Laurence Bonnel (born in 1976 in Paris). She creates in particular, architectural silhouettes, almost primitive, which emanates a grand presence. The motif of the human, that of couples and that of the crowd, is recurrent and central in her imagination, and is purified with the formal stylization that immediately evokes the art of Giacometti, or the Cubist bodies of Zadkine.Read more
René Coutelle (1927-2012) comes from a dynasty of stonecutters. The sculptor resorts to the art of Ancient Rome, the Caribbean, African and Cambodian art, to rediscover the simple poetry of the stone, to express a primitive and natural beauty that provide harmony and fullness to the material volume.Read more
Monique Rozanès is a French-Argentinian visual artist: sculptor, painter and designer. Born in Bordeaux in 1936, Rozanès is the only sculptor of the XXth century focusing on plastic material, or synthetic resin.Read more