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Modern Tapestry

 Modern Tapestry Collection

Boccara Gallery has one of the most prestigious collections of modern tapestry worldwide, which complements the collection of antique tapestries. It is characterized by the same attention for both quality and rarity of the subjects.
At the beginning of the 20th century, tapestry underwent a new boom thanks to the work of Jean Lurçat, who created a movement around him. He revived Aubusson’s workshops and renewed tapestry for modern purposes. It is even possible to talk about a school founded by Jean Lurçat. From that moment on, many artists – including Jean Lurçat, Mathieu Matégot, Sonia Delaunay, Victor Vasarely, Alexander Calder, Fernand Léger and Wassily Kandinsky- found an interest in tapestry and started to create works specially designed for this medium.
After the war, under the impetus of several galleries, tapestries became even more popular as reflecting the French style of living. The greatest decorators in the world used them and showed them off in incredible settings.
Modern tapestry has definitely found its place in the decorative arts.
Boccara Gallery has been a pioneer in exhibiting the pieces in its galleries and salons, often combining them with antique tapestries, which puts an even greater emphasis on modern tapestries.
Today we are re-discovering artists who have long remained in the shadows having no chance to be showcased.

Boccara Gallery is happy to participate in the renewal of such a noble art.
Today you can discover these tapestries in salons such as Masterpiece in London, PAD Paris, Fine Art Asia, Art Los Angeles, etc.
All tapestries are sold with their certificates of origin and provenance.

Collection

Fernand Léger Tapestry

Fernand Léger (France, 1881 - 1955) A significant part of the Boccara collection is dedicated to the works of Fernand Léger. Didier Marien has been interested in the works of this artist for a long time. The way Léger dealt [...]

Le Corbusier Tapestry

Le Corbusier (Switzerland, 1887 - 1965) The Boccara Gallery is pleased to count among the artists of its collection Le Corbusier, an internationally renowned architect and founder of modern architecture. According to Le Corbusier a tapestry cannot be conceived as a [...]

Tapestry by Claude Dodane “Allegory of Time”

Claude Dodane Claude Dodane was an important artist and Director of School of Fine Art in Besançon. Claude was a family member of the Dodane family, a famous watchmaking family. The Boccara gallery boasts a unique tapestry realized by Claude [...]

Alexander Calder Tapestry

Alexander Calder (United States, 1898 - 1976) Alexander Calder was an international renowned American sculptor, born in 1898 and died in 1976. After studying mechanical engineering, and working in several jobs in this sector, he decided to turn towards art [...]

Dom Robert Tapestry

Dom Robert (France, 1907 - 1997) Dom Robert, pseudonym Guy de Chaunac-Lanzac, born 1907, is a Benedictine monk, upholsterer, painter and ceramist French. The meeting with Jean Lurçat in September 1941 decides the fate of Dom Robert as a painter [...]

Sonia Delaunay Tapestry

The Boccara Gallery was one of the first to create a large collection of Sonia Delaunay's tapestries. Didier Marien was one of the first merchants to collect such works. Currently the Boccara collection includes some of the most iconic and [...]

Wassily Kandinsky Tapestry

Vassily Kandinsky (Russia, 1866 - 1944) The Boccara Gallery presents a unique tapestry by Wassily Kandinsky. Didier Marien, the director of the Boccara Gallery has carried out an important research in the Tabard workshop in Aubusson and is pleased to [...]

Victor Vasarely Tapestry

Victor Vasarely (France, 1906 - 1997) Victor Vasarely was born in Pecs (Hungary). He began studying medicine, left these courses and joined the fine art (1927-1929), then the Bauhaus of Budapest where he became the pupil of Sandor Bortnyik. His [...]

Mathieu Matégot Tapestry

Mathieu Matégot (Hungary, 1910 - 2001) Mathieu Matégot is undoubtedly a forerunner of contemporary design. His involvement in innovative techniques and original forms makes him one of the most special figures of the 1950s, stamping his imprimatur on French style [...]

Jean Lurçat Tapestry

JEAN LURÇAT (1892-1966) Jean Lurçat is known worldwide for his flamboyant and monumental creations. His most famous work, The Song of the World (1957), was inspired by the Apocalypse tapestry woven in the 15th century. Before looking at his first [...]

Émile Gilioli Tapestry

Boccara 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 men. In these works strong colours are [...]

André Borderie Tapestry

André Borderie (France, 1923 - 1998) André Borderie had a classical technical training, yet he spent all of his free time drawing. Having become a state employee specialized in telecommunications he later, in 1942, met the poster designer Paul Colin who encouraged [...]