Galerie Richard

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Galerie Richard is an international art gallery that specializes in contemporary art founded in 1989 by Jean-Luc and Takako Richard. It is located in Chelsea New York City and in Paris France. The gallery represents emerging and established artists from various countries. It is a member of the Professional Committee of Art Galleries and participates in international art fairs. It also publishes a collection of monographs on various artists and their work.[1]


Jean-Luc and Takako Richard opened their first gallery in September 1989 under the name of Galerie OZ in the Bastille area of Paris. Galerie Oz first promoted new digital art with Vera Molnar and Artus Pixel. Galerie OZ established its reputation by bringing together artists from Latin America (such as Pepon Osorio) for the first time in Paris with New York City's Lower East Side such as: Arch Connelly, Christopher Tanner, Rhonda Zwillinger and Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt. Galerie OZ also represented Robert Groborne, Milan Kunc, Joost Van den Toorn, Robert Kushner, Choi Jeong Hwa, Attila Richard Lukacs, Christophe Avella-Bagur, Stefan Hoenerloh, Laszlo Feher and Rainer Gross. Additionally, Galerie OZ exhibited various photographers such as Erwin Olaf, Bae Bien-U, Jacqueline Hassink.[2]

In October 2002, the gallery moved to Île Saint-Louis, adopted the new name of Galerie Jean-Luc & Takako Richard as well as a new exhibition program that was more focused on new painting. The gallery mostly organized solo shows with new artists such as Risa Sato, Kiyoshi Nakagami, Yek, Paul Henry Ramirez, Carl Fudge, Adam Ross, Olaf Rauh, Hervé Heuzé, Beverly Fishman, Alice Stepanek & Steven Maslin, Scott Anderson, Yuichi Higashionna, Christoph Wedding, Shirley Kaneda and Tim Bavington.

In January 2006, the gallery moved to its current Parisian location in Le Marais. In 2007, the gallery doubled its space to a 400 square meter exhibition space and added the following artists: Benjamin Edwards, Pedro Barbeito, Sven-Ole Frahm, Joseph Nechvatal and Marcus Sendlinger.[3]

In September 2011, Galerie Richard opened a second gallery in Chelsea, New York. On this date, the gallery name was officially changed to Galerie Richard.[4]

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