For 25 years, Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois has been dedicated to the promotion of internationally recognized artists, combining contemporary art and New Realism.
Inaugurated in 1990 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the gallery brought together established and contemporary artists in an ambitious exhibition program. The connection between contemporary art and New Realism has always been a trademark, a connection that affirms the possibility for a dealer to work in the same way with a young artist and an established artist.
Since its creation, the gallery has successfully organized the first solo exhibitions in France of artists such as Alain Bublex (1992), Paul McCarthy (1994), Gilles Barbier (1995), Henrique Oliveira (2011), Pierre Seinturier (2014) and more recently the Iranian duo Peybak (2015), the Cuban artist Lázaro Saavedra in 2016, John DeAndrea in 2018, Lucie Picandet and Zhenya Machneva in 2018, Tomi Ungerer in 2019, and Emanuel Proweller in 2021.
Since its origins, the Gallery has been a specialist in New Realism and the French Avant-Garde of the 1960s: Jacques Villeglé, who has been regularly exhibited at the gallery for 20 years – his first solo exhibition dates back to 1999 – celebrated his 90th birthday with a double solo exhibition at the Gallery in April 2016. The gallery also represents the estates of historical artists such as Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle. In 2017, Peter Stämpfli joined the gallery.
The 1970s saw the birth of Hyperrealism and Photorealism in the United States; a new approach to fiction, both more realistic but also more contemplative than New Realism. Since 2018, the gallery represents two of the founding members of this movement: John DeAndrea and Robert Cottingham.
In 2016, the Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois expanded and opened a new space at 33 rue de Seine, close to its main spaces in the
district. The Gallery now benefits from vast spaces offering better visibility to its established artists as well as to the young contemporary scene it actively promotes.