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Applicat-Prazan gallery was established in 1993 on the Left Bank in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés area of Paris at 16 rue de Seine (75006 Paris, France) under the initiative of Bernard Prazan, a keen art collector.

Logo Applicat-Prazan

Franck Prazan, Bernard Prazan's son and former managing director of Christie's in France, has been running the gallery since 2004.

In 2010 a second location was added on the Right Bank, at 14 avenue Matignon, 75008 Paris.

In 2013, the gallery celebrated its 20th anniversary of its inception with a monographic exhibition dedicated to Serge Poliakoff.[1]

Since its foundation the gallery specializes exclusively in the important post-war European painters and specifically in the most significant artists of this period such as  : Jean Dubuffet, Maurice Estève, Jean Fautrier, Hans Hartung, Jean Hélion, Wifredo Lam, Alberto Magnelli, Alfred Manessier, André Masson, Georges Mathieu, Serge Poliakoff, Jean-Paul Riopelle, Pierre Soulages, Nicolas de Staël, Maria Elena Vieira da Silva and Zao Wou-Ki.


Over the years the gallery has gained a large international recognition, thanks to its monographic or thematic exhibitions, notably:


The gallery regularly participates in the following events:

In 2016, Applicat-Prazan participated in Art Basel Hong Kong for the second time. The gallery showed a majority of works by Zao Wou-Ki.[5][6]

In 2017, Applicat-Prazan has been selected to sell two paintings on behalf of the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA)[7][8]


The gallery is a member of the following organizations:


  1. ^ Robert, Martine (13 May 2013). "La galerie Applicat-Prazan célbre son vingtièrme anniversaire". Les Echos.
  2. ^ Les œuvres d'Alain Delon, Expo : "Mes années 50", le Figaro Magazine, 12 mai 2007
  3. ^ Google Books
  4. ^ Thibault, Clement (9 April 2016). "TEFAF, a substantial edition, a gloomy context". AMA.
  5. ^ Luke, Ben (May 2014). "Finger on the pulse". Apollo.
  6. ^ Azimi, Roxana (22 March 2016). "Des collectionneurs de toute l'Asie viennent sur Art BAsel Hong Kong". Le Quotidien de l'Art.
  7. ^ Thibault, Clement (September 2016). "Nouvelle école de Paris et résilience du marché". AMA (October): 26–31.
  8. ^ Malvoisin, Armelle (March 2017). "L'étonnant Monsieur Prazan". Beaux-Arts: 12.
  9. ^ fiche sur le site du syndicat Archived October 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine

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