ABOUT

Since 1982, Galerie Dumonteil has assumed a major role in the market of the figurative sculpture. Focusing on modern and contemporary art, Galerie Dumonteil has three gallery spaces in Paris, New York and Shanghai respectively. While the headquarters in Paris focuses on gathering a permanent collection of artifacts, the branches in New York and in Shanghai serve to preserve the zeitgeist of the Interwar Period and promote European artists from this epoch to both Chinese and American audiences through focused, themed exhibitions.

Established in 2008, Galerie Dumonteil’s Shanghai branch, committed to strengthen the collaboration and professional ties within the art scene in Asia, is one of the first Western art galleries that has been involved in the early stage of the burgeoning Chinese contemporary art scene.

Galerie Dumonteil is renowned for its group and solo exhibitions featuring artists who were active between the 1930s and 1970s such as François Pompon, Georges-Lucien Guyot, Rembrandt Bugatti, Diego Giacometti, Charles Artus, Marcel Derny, Pablo Picasso, Armand Petersen and Joseph Czaky. Through its extensive networking with artists and collectors, Galerie Dumonteil has become the leading gallery in terms of animal figures and objects depicting nature around the world. For more than 20 years, the gallery has devoted itself to the discovery of and promotion of talented contemporary artists. Today, artists such as Daniel Daviau, Jean-Marie Fiori, Helmut Koller, Eric Pillot, Jean-Claude Meynard, Rubén Fuentes, Hubert le Gall and Wang Keping, with their predecessors, share the walls of the gallery’s three spaces in Paris, Shanghai and New York, creating a truly diverse group of objects for the appreciation of collectors.

Through a thoughtful selection of artists and objects which reflects the ideologies and aesthetics of the founders, Pierre and Dothi Dumonteil, the gallery builds up an unparalleled taste for its clients by showing selected French art from the 1930s as well as works by contemporary artists. Following the traditional model of marchant d’art, the gallery maintains a long term relationship with artists as their exclusive agent. The gallery’s financial support for sculptors whom it has promoted has been exceptional. Putting much care into the management and distribution of the artist’s works, Galerie Dumonteil out-stands from other art galleries due to its collaboration with artists’ families, various foundations, and artists’ estates. Furthermore, much more than a commercial gallery, Galerie Dumonteil, expanding its influence and involvement to other sectors of the art industry, not only offers bespoken art consultancy which aims to help clients form important and valuable collections but also leases objects to museums for special exhibitions.

Regularly collaborating with museums and numerous influential publications, Galerie Dumonteil has participated in multiple international fairs, including the Biennale des Antiquaires since 1990 and the PAD Paris/London since 1998. A member of the Carré Rive Gauche, Compagnie Nationale des Experts and Syndicat National des Antiquaires, Galerie Dumonteil is a truly versatile and influential establishment.

Pierre & Dothi Dumonteil

Pierre DUMONTEIL

With a joint diploma in private law and in art history awarded by both the University of Paris and Ecole du Louvre, Pierre Dumonteil, dedicated to the advocation, distribution and connoisseurship in the fields of modern and contemporary art, is a certificated auctioneer who has worked for Drouot, one of the largest and most prestigious auction houses in France.

Ultimately Mr. Dumonteil’s upbringing in Aubusson, a region in France notable for its tapestry industry, not only helped him develop a taste for art at an early age but also a passion for the collection and diffusion of artworks.

In 1982, Pierre co-founded with his wife Dothi their eponymous gallery, focussing on the promotion of Art Deco objects from the 1930s and the works of contemporary artists. Today, Pierre is not only one of the very few but also one of the most important commissioners of sculptures in France.

A registered art expert in sculpture and painting of the 20th and 21st century at CNE, Pierre advises the French government in juristic settlements of artworks as a special consul for the Obersavtoire du Marche de l’Art in France. Holding numerous awards and titles, both Pierre and Dothi are decorated by the French government as Chevaliers des Arts et des Lettres in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the artistic scene in France.

A passionate collector with a strong interest in sculptures and porcelain, Pierre has been involved with the prestigious Manufacture de Sèvres in the promotion and distribution of works made by the Manufacture de Sèvres in China by encouraging and arranging collaborations between the Manufacture and artists or, in some cases, sponsoring exhibitions with institutions such as the University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong. With a passion for the gallery industry at heart and a sharp eye in choosing objects with both market and historical potential, Pierre and Dothi Dumonteil lead the gallery with unique aesthetics and faith in tradition.

TIMELINE

2017
Relocation of the gallery in Shanghai to 199 Hengshan Road, a space of 300 sqm in central FFC Shanghai
Opening of a permanent gallery space in New York on 475 Park Avenue after 15 years of commercial activity in North America
2012
2012
Pierre Dumonteil’s participation as an expert in the exhibition 100 sculptures animalières, hosted by Musée des Années 30 de Boulogne- Billancourt
Relocation of the Shanghai gallery space to historical area, Sinan Maisons
2011
2009
Grand opening of the first overseas gallery space in Shanghai on Jumen Road
First participation at PAD Paris/London
First participation at PAD Paris/London
First participation at PAD Paris/London
1998
1991
The gallery dedicates an exhibition to the work of Henri Bouchard
First participation at the la Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris
1990
1986
The gallery dedicates an exhibition to the work of Carlo and Rembrandt Bugatti
Pierre and Dothi Dumonteil open their first space in Paris dedicated to figurative sculptures (38 rue de l'Université, Paris 7e)
1982