Founded in 1989, Galerie Patrick Seguin is located in Paris’s Bastille district in a 300 sqm (3200 sq ft) space, renovated by Jean Nouvel, a 2008 Prizker Prize winner. Since its opening, the gallery has brought the talents of French designers such as Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand,Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier and Jean Royère into the international spotlight.

With a particular specialization in the work of Jean Prouvé, Galerie Patrick Seguin works rigorously to promote both his furniture as well as his demountables houses.

As of today, the gallery has amassed the most important collection of these demountable houses, which for the most part are either unique examples or were produced in very few numbers.

The quality of the works selected by Patrick Seguin combined with his meticulous and informative presentations has resulted in unique exhibitions at the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Venice Biennale, and the Musée des Beaux Arts in Nancy, France.

The gallery has also published a series of monographic books that accompany the exhibitions.

In addition to featuring both Prouvé demountable houses and design exhibitions, the gallery invites an international contemporary art gallery to exhibit a “Carte Blanche” show in its Parisian space every year during the FIAC. Past exhibitions have included galleries Jablonka Galerie, Hauser & Wirth, Gagosian Gallery, Eva Presenhuber, Sadie Coles HQ, Galleria Massimo De Carlo, Paula Cooper Gallery, kurimanzutto and Luhring Augustine.

In October 2015, Galerie Patrick Seguin opened a second space in Mayfair, London. The focus of this location, primarily devoted to the development of the architectural aspect of Jean Prouvé’s work, will rotate between exhibitions focusing on architecture, twentieth century French furniture, and contemporary art.



From 2 to 6 December, on the occasion of DesignMiami/ 205, Galerie Patrick Seguin is pleased to present the 4×4 Demountable Military Shelter designed in 1939 by Jean Prouvé. In 1939 the preparations for the war effort provided Prouvé with just the right circumstances for getting his venture underway. General Dumontier, head of the 5th Army, ordered 300 small housing units for 4 to 12 people, to be assembled in record time. Adapting the external frame system developed for a holiday camp the previous summer, in only a few months the Ateliers Jean Prouvé turned out several hundred 4×4 meter connectable units, whose external bent steel frame, to be filled in with simple wooden panels, could be quickly assembled and demounted by two men. These “campaign buildings” followed the movements of the 5th Army during the first months of the War. In anticipation of finding other outlets, extra 4×4 buildings were made by the Ateliers Jean Prouvé, one of which was sold to the Ferembal plant in Nancy for use as a gatekeeper’s hut. Access to the premises was controlled from the hut with a bent steel drop-arm barrier also made by the Ateliers Jean Prouvé. For various reasons—shortage of materials, transport difficulties, bureaucratic stonewalling—this initial venture into mass production never matched Prouvé’s hopes for it. The disused Ferembal plant was demolished in the early 1980s, but fortunately Prouvé’s two buildings—the gatekeeper’s hut and the manager’s office—survived. Of the 300 or so 4×4 units manufactured in 1939, only the one that served as the gatekeeper’s hut on the Ferembal site is still in existence. It is shown for the first time at Design Miami/.



From October 23 to November 28, 2015 – In collaboration with Galerie Patrick Seguin, Paris, Luhring Augustine is pleased to present an exhibition of painting and sculpture that includes works by Janine Antoni, Jeff Elrod, Tom Friedman, Roger Hiorns, Glenn Ligon, Reinhard Mucha, Josh Smith, Philip Taaffe, Tunga, Rachel Whiteread, Steve Wolfe, Christopher Wool, and Zarina. The works chosen exemplify each artist’s unique sensibility and exceptional talent in their chosen media.

These artists have all contributed to the discourse of contemporary art with their use of new or unconventional materials, techniques and forms. The artists are brought together because of the interest and tastes of the gallery’s owners; the unifying conditions of this group are the presence of a sophisticated visual language and conceptual rigor.

Luhring Augustine was founded in 1985 by Lawrence Luhring and Roland Augustine and since its early days has been at the center of the New York art world; conceptually by being the first to show many artists who have grown to become widely recognized, and physically from its founding location in the Fuller Building on 57th Street in Manhattan, to its tenure in Soho through the 1990s. Luhring Augustine was among the first galleries to open a gallery in Chelsea at the end of the 1990s and recently opened a second space in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Since its inception the gallery has represented an international roster of artists whose practices are characterized by innovation in their chosen media, a dialogue with their historical antecedents and resonant influence over a younger generation of artists.

This exhibition is the latest in a series of annual shows at Galerie Patrick Seguin entitled « Carte Blanche », for which international galleries are invited to organize exhibitions.
Since 2002 the gallery invited 9 international galleries to exhibit: Jablonka Galerie (2002), Hauser & Wirth (2003), Gagosian Gallery (“Richard Prince” in 2008), Eva Presenhuber (2009), Sadie Coles HQ (2010), Galleria Massimo De Carlo (2011), Paula Cooper Gallery (2012), Gagosian Gallery (Calder/Prouvé in 2013), kurimanzutto (2014).

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