Clavé Fine Art is established in the former studio of César, redesigned by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Invisible from the outside, the gallery’s interior surprises with its volume and the light emanating from its walls and ceiling made of “washi”, a Japanese papier-mâché technique. The space offers an intimate setting and exhibitions in which the works and the site are in dialogue.
The gallery strives to offer a program centered around established and recognized artists, while making every effort to present works that are fresh to the market. Clavé Fine Art also aspires to work alongside current artists of different generations, both French and international.
Whether dealing with artists, estates or collectors, Clavé Fine Art aims above all to establish a relationship of trust with its interlocutors. An important aspect of the gallery’s work consists in guiding its customers through the sometimes complex world of the art market, offering the highest quality of advice, from the constitution to the organization of collections.
Founder and Director
Founder Antoine Clavé studied business management in Paris before working for various auction houses: Artcurial, Paris, Phillips, New York, Christie’s London. He has also worked in a Parisian art gallery as well as for a private art advisory service serving private collectors and artist’s estates.
In addition to his experience in public and private sales, Antoine Clavé has also worked in a curatorial capacity for different projects in partnership with several national and international cultural institutions. These include the exhibitions “Jean Dubuffet e Venezia”, held during the 2019 Venice Biennale, organized by ACP Palazzo Franchetti and the Fondation Dubuffet, as well as “Clavé, sur le front de l’art”, a retrospective devoted to Antoni Clavé at the Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud in 2019.