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Works on paper from the XXth century

Prints - Litographs - Etchings - Screenprints - Drawings

Michelle Champetier

Since January 2003 Michelle Champetier has been running, her gallery in Cannes. Benefiting from 35 years of experience, 10 years of which were spent in her self-run gallery in Nice, she commits herself to original prints (etchings, lithographs) but also drawings and multiples (sculptures, ceramics) by artists of the 20th Century as Picasso, Braque, Chagall, Miro, Giacometti, Dali, Chillida, Buffet, Marini, Delaunay, Clavé, Soulages or Tapiès (816 artists are at present represented in gallery).

She is also involved in brokerage. Which is largely facilitated by professional contacts she has made over the years. A vast library of catalogues, detailed books regarding the works of various artists, and auction catalogues that have been collected over numerous years, to aid her in the various processes involved in acting as a broker. By brokerage, she has thus participated in the purchase or sale of major paintings and sculptures by French and overseas collectors. Her reputation, capability, and her ability to negotiate prices have enabled her to construct a large and loyal client base. She considers her client as a partner and as such, if she cannot assist them she will point them in the direction of someone else who can.
She has in the past organised several expositions that follow her major areas of interest.

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VALUATION & BROKERAGE
Make estimate the value of your works

You wish to estimate one or more works in your possession as part of an inheritance, a future share, a legacy, a loss, an evaluation for your insurance company, I propose to study a previous quote to make such an estimate.

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PURCHASE
Propose your works for sale

You can offer me works in purchase; I look for prints (lithographs, etchings, screenprints) but also ceramics, illustrated books and original works - in particular drawings by masters of the XXth century.

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SOME ADVICES
Handled, framed, ship prints

Although the artist is essential, although there is its rarity or the fact that it is signed or not, the value of a print also lies in its state. Know how to manipulate it with delicacy (never pinch paper!), know how to frame a print and finally know how to make it travel are factors of first importance.

  • "I constructed a reality for myself."

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    Louise Nevelson
  • "Color does not exist except in applied painting, but as the heart of an idea."

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    Ben Nicholson
  • "The past suddenly appears, all art, and time becomes space."

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    Alberto Giacometti
  • "I always had the most profound attachment for all which could not be explained."

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    Ed Ruscha
  • "Painting and the sculpture are unambiguous, their utility lies in their intellectual and spiritual utility."

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    Max Bill
  • "Once I painted in a brillant red, the vine leaves covering the sex of the statues in the school hall."

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    Niki.de Saint.Phalle
  • "Our projects use dimensions which usually do not belong to a sculpture."

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    Javacheff Christo
  • "My nerve may be roated into the tragic, but theit extremities have a constant laugh."

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    Dorothéa Tanning
  • "My style is as artificial as possible."

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    Roy Lichtenstein
  • "I live in a paradise of diabolical blue balls where I pursue this unique mathematic of my imagination."

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    Sam Francis
  • "I am particularly interested by the psychic effect of the color."

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    Josef Albers
  • "In Provence, I suddenly felt a great excitement for the painting of Cezanne and Van Gogh."

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    Graham Sutherland
  • "Love is nettle, we must gather her at every instant if we want to lie next to her."

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    Pablo Picasso
  • "Above, in the midst of the night, glides the day, invisible bird."

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    Max Ernst
  • "Space and shape so naturally fuse to make one."

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    Henry Moore
  • "What interests me is to capture the appearence of death working on the body."

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    Francis Bacon
  • "My eyes wide open, I absorb all things like the sponge sucks the liquid."

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    Henri Matisse
  • "Colour has its own pictorial substance."

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    Franck Stella
  • "I am an american, not internationalist who would speak an artists esperanto."

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    Robert Indiana
  • "There is a very fine line between Art and Science."

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    Stanley-William Hayter
  • "For a painter, there is no bad subject. "

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    Robert Rauschenberg
  • "The artist must remain open-minded to all new forms of knowledge and perception."

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    David Hockney
  • "A painting cannot be massproduced contrary to some belief."

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    James Rosenquist
  • "Holding a copper plate or a stone for lithographs I felt in possession of a Talisman."

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    Marc Chagall
  • "What exists between the apple and its plate must also be painted."

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    Georges Braque
  • "Each canvas is a page of the painter's diairy."

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    Zao Wou.Ki
  • "Art is a force where the goal is to develop and enhance the human soul."

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    Wassily Kandinsky
  • "A suspension is a piece of poetry dancing in a ray of life and surprising."

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    Alexander Calder
  • "To be sensitive is to be conscious, contrary to a commun description of sensitivity."

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    Jeanneret Le.Corbusier
  • "Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it."

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    Robert Motherwell
  • "I want my work to be the piece of music written by a painter for his poem."

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    Joan Miro