First established on the Quai Malaquais in Paris' 6th arrondissement, then in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré (Paris, 8th), the Galerie Malaquais today receives visitors by appointment in an elegant apartment in the Nouvelle Athènes section of Paris' 9th arrondissement. In order to meet the needs and expectations of collectors and connoisseurs of sculpture, the gallery's staff creates a personal relationship with each client, offering expert advice on everything from individual pieces to the establishment of a collection, and making available its important body of documentary materials.
Known for its work discovering or rediscovering both the well-known and the rarest sculptures from the first half of the 20th century, the gallery is in constant conversation with art historians, specialists, collectors, and curators. Numerous museums regularly consult the gallery for the acquisition and the loan of works as well as for the co-organization of exhibitions; these museums include the Rodin Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Bourdelle Museum (Paris), the Pushkin Museum (Moscow), the Villa Medici (Rome), the Beelden ann Zee Museum (The Hague), the Eskenazi Museum (Bloomington, IN), the Despiau-Wlérick Museum (Mont-de-Marsan), and La Piscine, the André Diligent Museum of Art and Industry (Roubaix).
The Camille Claudel Committee
In 2019, the Galerie Malaquais created the Comité Camille Claudel (The Camille Claudel Committee), which is organizing the publication of the Catalogue critique de l’œuvre de Camille Claudel (the Critical Catalogue of Camille Claudel's Work) under the direction of Ève Turbat.
The goal of this publication is to compile a definitive dossier of the latest scientific and archival research on each of her works, and thus gather all the knowledge of this sculptor's work together in a single place. The Comité is paying particular attention to the provenance of each piece and researching their current locations.
Ève Turbat has been working on Camille Claudel's work since 2011. In November, 2017, she was named by Artcurial as the expert responsible for dispersing the Massary collection, the last large group of works inherited and held by Camille Claudel's family.
Owners of works by Camille Claudel are invited to contact the Comité Camille Claudel to see whether their work can or cannot be included in the catalogue. After rigorous study of the specific piece, the Comité will deliver their decision.
The Charles Despiau Committee
In 2019, the Galerie Malaquais created the Comité Charles Despiau (The Charles Despiau Committee), which is working on the Catalogue critique de l'œuvre sculpté de Charles Despiau (The Critical Catalogue of the Sculpted Work of Charles Despiau) under the direction of Élisabeth Lebon.
The goal of this publication is to compile a definitive dossier of the latest scientific and archival research on each of the artist's sculptures, bringing everything that is known about Despiau's work together in a single place. The Comité is paying particular attention to the provenance of each piece and researching their current locations.
Élisabeth Lebon's dissertation for her doctoral degree at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne was the catalogue raisonné of Charles Despiau's sculptures. She has collaborated on several exhibitions of his work in France and elsewhere and has published a number of articles as well as a biography of the artist in 2016.
Owners of works by Charles Despiau are invited to contact the Comité Charles Despiau to see whether their work can or cannot be included in the Catalogue critique de l'œuvre sculpté de Charles Despiau. After rigorous study of the specific piece, the Comité will deliver their decision.