Created in February 2013 by Bertrand SCHOLLER and friends(1) met in the course of his studies and career, 55Bellechasse is an Art Gallery aiming to become a reference in the World of Art.
Indeed, more than an outlet open to the public or the name of the gallery owner, 55Bellechasse intends to be a distinguished brand whose principal values are:
- Exclusivity (acquiring a work of art is unique; the relationship between Artist and Dealer must be as exclusive as possible)
- Ambition (for the artists we are going to support in the long term, and for the buyers--both trust us)
- Pride (to do the promoting job well, we must believe in our concept to the degree of being proud of it-- this must be felt)
Currently only located in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, the Gallery 55Bellechasse will promote confirmed artists whose works are exceptionally uncommon in their message and/or their technique. We are not confined to one form of art. Indeed, all kinds of artistic expression will have their place in 55Bellechasse, but this place will have to be won.
An "Artistic Board" headed by Niloufar Banisadr, Jacques Attali, Kader Belarbi, François Sarkozy, and Bertrand Scholler should regularly meet to select the artists that 55Bellechasse will support in the course of a retrospective and should then accompany.
Each exhibition will be an opportunity for the public to discover or rediscover the artistic path of the artist(s) thanks to the exhibition of artworks from his/their career(s). This wish comes from the observation that gallery visitors, with the exception those who collect a specific artist's works, have no idea of the artist's carreer. We want to facilitate a real meeting between an artist and a buyer. De facto, we hope that a strong, lasting, and enriching link can develop itself in the triangle between artist, buyer, and seller.
Our ambition is to organize a new exhibition/meeting once or twice a month and an opening in the presence of the artist(s), accompanied by a glass of Pommery Champagne (to be drunk in moderation). Moreover, they will be present during the week following the opening evening. We are most bound to this principle, because who else can give a better explanation and perspective to the works of art than the artist? Eventually, 55Bellechasse wishes to develop itself to promote the artists who will trust us in new places (Stadiums, Racecourses, Airports, etc.) and possibly far from 55 rue de Bellechasse.
« To write an Exclusive and Ambitious Story, with you and around Talented Artists of which we will be proud, in Paris and elsewhere. »
We hope many of you will accompany us in rethinking and re-humanizing the art market, without forgetting the power of money.
(1) Jacques Attali, Niloufar Banisadr, Laure and Kader Belarbi, Sophie and Gilles Breem, Freddy and Frédéric Chesnais, Jerzy Ciszewski, Renée and Léonard Feinstein, Luc Karsenty, Anne and Olivier de Lagarde, Victoria and Hans Mautner, François Sarkozy, Marie-Aude Scholler