Hervé Perdriolle Indian Art Consultant

Hervé Perdriolle invites you in his new art gallery in apartment in the heart of the Latin Quarter, near the Sorbonne and the Pantheon - rue Gay Lussac, Paris, to discover his collection of tribal & folk Indian arts, contemporary art and outsider art.
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"Figuration Libre France/USA" (left to right : Robert Combas, François Boisrond and Keith Haring), exhibition curated by Otto Hahn and Hervé Perdriolle, Museum of Modern Art, Paris 1984, photo Tristan Valès. (more)

Hervé Perdriolle is an art critic and exhibition commissioner. Cofoundator of the Artistes revue and of the Art Modeste, he is the promoter of the French artistic movement "Figuration Libre". He organised Jean-Michel Basquiat’s and Ravinder Reddy’s first exhibition in France (Modern Art Museum in Paris 1984 and Lyon Biennale Event 2000 respectively). Hervé Perdriolle lived in India from 1996 to 1999 where he studied the various forms of folk and tribal art as well as Indian modern and contemporary art. (more)

Ravinder Reddy, photo Hervé Perdriolle, Vishakhapatnam 1999.

Kallate Parameswara Kurup, catalogue of the "Biennale de Lyon 2000", Hervé Perdriolle Biennale Lyon 2000 Indian art consultant.

Olivier Blanckart and Ravinder Reddy, "Biennale de Lyon 2000", Hervé Perdriolle Indian art consultant.

I began as a graphic designer and after three years living in India, I returned to France in 1999 and I followed the technical evolution about the graphic design assisted by computer. To apply what I had learned, in 2000 I mounted these photomontages to express my admiration for Indian art, from the primitive to the contemporary, and from fine art to folk art. Having different kinds of art forms living together was the dream of great artist and theoretician, J. Swaminathan, who had inspired me when I started my own collection in 1996. The dialog between Souza’s drawings and the Gond mask is for me, an amazing illustration of this "Musée Imaginaire".

Hervé Perdriolle, photomontage 2000 (more photomontages).

Richard Long / Jivya Soma Mashe, "An encounter", Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf 2003, and PAC, Milano 2004, exhibitions curated by Hervé Perdriolle. (more)

Bhupen Khakhar, Jogen Chowdhury, Richard Long and Denise Hooker, photo Hervé Perdriolle, Mumbay 2003.

"India", Nek Chand / Jivya Soma Mashe, exhibition curated by Martine Lusardy and Hervé Perdriolle, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris 2007. (more)

From 2007 to 2008 Hervé Perdriolle has been Indian Art Consultant for Artcurial, the leading French Auction House for modern and contemporary art. (more)

Artcurial Paris, Indian Sale, 2007 (read more)

Subodh Gupta's 2004 work 'Vehicle For The Seven Seas' fetched € 502,330 ($785,243), setting a world record for the artist,
more than three times its estimate under the hammer at Artcurial, Paris.

Art Contemporain Artcurial 3 avril 2008 (lire plus)
Contemporary Art, Artcurial Auction Sale, April 3, 2008 (read more)

Contact : Hervé Perdriolle