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PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - "LE CORBUSIER AND HIS COLLABORATORS"
May 1st, 2019

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - "LE CORBUSIER AND HIS COLLABORATORS"

Le Corbusier (born as Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, in Switzerland 1887) was the most seminal architect and urban planner during the twentieth century. Dedicated to implementing more efficient and simpler living conditions, Le Corbusier was one of the early pioneers of modern architecture and encouraged new spacial principles.

After the extensive damages in France post-war, Le Corbusier was determined to rehabilitate society with a purpose to create more indoor and outdoor spaces for residents. In 1945, he was granted his first commission by the French state for a new large housing project called Unité d'Habitation in Marseille. This project allowed Le Corbusier to fully manifest his designs and integrate his ideas on modern living. This building has arguably become one of Le Corbusier's most significant and inspiring large scale projects.
Following the successes of Le Corbusier’s commissions, the City of Chandigarh in India entrusted him to become its lead urban planner in hopes of rebuilding the city from the ground up after the Indian Partition in 1947. His projects included the High Court, Secretariat, the Assembly, as well as other interior and urban designs throughout the city. During this time and throughout his career, Le Corbusier worked with associates and fellow collaborators, such as Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand and Giani Rattan Singh, who helped to execute his projects and furniture pieces, some of which are showcased in the exhibition.

"LE CORBUSIER AND HIS ASSOCIATES" EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY
May 1st - Jun 14th, 2019

"LE CORBUSIER AND HIS ASSOCIATES" EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY

Magen H Gallery and Gerald Moreau are pleased to present an exhibition with works by Le Corbusier, which is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue. Entitled "Le Corbusier and His Associates," we are showcasing over 40 pieces of his iconic furniture and interior designs from his urban planning and commissions in France and India during the twentieth century. These pieces will create an engaging space where Le Corbusier's progressive ideas on modern living and landscapes will begin to materialize. The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8pm, with a panel discussion prior to the opening at 5:30pm.

NYC JEWELRY WEEK AT MAGEN H GALLERY
Nov 12th - 16th, 2018

NYC JEWELRY WEEK AT MAGEN H GALLERY

JEAN-CLAUDE BONILLO (1939 -2017) - The art of jewelry by fire

Magen H Gallery and guest curator Marie-Alexandrine Yvernault are pleased to present the first retrospective dedicated to French artist and jewelry designer Jean-Claude Bonillo. The exhibition will showcase around sixty unique pieces in silver and gold (24-carat) plated bronze. The exhibition will be on view November 12th-16th with an opening reception at the gallery on Wednesday, November 14th from 6-8pm.

A true multidisciplinary artist, Jean-Claude Bonillo graduated from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Marseille in 1962 and began to actively seek his unique style by practicing as an architect as well as finding influences in his grandfather who was a blacksmith. Having been fascinated with metal work as a child, Bonillo eventually continued his work in sculpture, more specifically, jewelry. He appreciated jewelry in its raw form, an object that decorates the human body as well as an object that exists as a mediator between the person wearing it and its surroundings. Not only did his jewelry have an ornamental purpose, but also became a dynamic sculpture that drew inspiration from the elements of the environment.

Having influences from a blacksmith, Bonillo welded and fused metal curves and twists that resulted in beautifully organic and elegant forms. He created the entirety of his work in his studio in Paris. He has exhibited his work around the world such as United States, Canada, Japan, and United Arab Emirates. He also collaborated with Haute Couture designers such as Yves Saint-Laurent and Nina Ricci. His work is also included in the permanent collection at the National Archives in France.

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT "BORIS ANASTASSIEVITCH RETROSPECTIVE"
Nov 1st - Nov 27th, 2018

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT "BORIS ANASTASSIEVITCH RETROSPECTIVE"

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present the first retrospective of Boris Anastassievitch’s oeuvre in the United States. Covering the full breadth of his career with over 40 works, the exhibition features Anastassievitch’s dynamic steel sculptures juxtaposed with a selection of his monotypes and drawings as well as a publication overviewing his career. The exhibition will be on view from November 1 – November 27, with an opening reception at the gallery on Thursday, November 1st, from 6-8pm.

Boris Anastassievitch (born in Isére, France) devoted himself to drawing and clay modeling from a very early age. Boris followed his passion for the arts and was given the opportunity to showcase his works for the first time at Galerie Roger, Lyon in 1946. This exhibition, originally intended to last one week, lasted a month given the amount of positive attention and success it received from critics. Following this milestone, Boris became acquainted with Ossip Zadkine in 1947 and began tirelessly experimenting in his studio as his student at the Académie de la Grande Chaumiére. Encouraging his students to experiment with materials such as wood, plaster, stone, and terracotta, Zakdine taught his students to interpret sculpture for their pure form and to shift focus away from naturalism. Through this discipline, Boris discovered a new relationship between plane and space and eventually liberated himself to pursue his own artistic path.

After gaining much success in Paris, Boris exhibited his first solo show at Ulus Gallery in Belgrade in 1953, where he and his wife, Simone Taste, eventually moved. From then on, Boris' works shifted from Cubist influences to expressing the physical properties of materials and the way the forms interact with light and space. Unlike his earlier work, which was inspired by figures and everyday life made from terracotta and stone, his later works embodied curved planes of metal and transparent Altuglas, which appeared to design the void and occupy space in a poetic and balanced way. With light passing through and bouncing off the material, the ellipsoidal form no longer had a back or a front, but became an endless extension of the space. Boris invited the viewer to not only appreciate the form itself but to also consider space as material in harmony with the sculpture.

This long overdue and well-deserved retrospective will showcase Boris' masterful combination of light, space, and form. Through the interplay between sculpture and space, this exhibition will bring out the inherent versatility of form in Boris' oeuvre that transcends material boundaries.

VALLAURIS EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY
Sept 27th - Oct 12th, 2018

VALLAURIS EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition titled “Vallauris: An Expression of Ceramic.” The exhibition will provide a critical overview of the pottery culture that was booming during the 1950-1960 in the South of France. The exhibition will be on view from September 27th through October 12th, with an opening at the gallery on Thursday, September 27th, from 6-8pm, along with a walk-through by gallery owner Hugues Magen starting at 5:30pm.

Located along the water in the South of France, Vallauris became a commune that was thriving in the arts, more specifically ceramics, and were abundant with artists’ studios, such as Suzanne Ramié, Roger Capron, Robert Picault, Juliette Derel, Clément Massier, amongst many others. After Suzanne Ramié founded the first Madoura pottery workshop in 1938, a huge influx of potters gravitated towards Vallauris as they were drawn by the natural availability of clay in the area and were intrigued by the culture of the small town. It was a time for experimentation and modernity -- potters did not restrict themselves with traditional practices and methods but emphasized design and imagination. This radical approach to pottery resulted in hand-made expressive mark making and vibrant, highly textured glazes.
Simultaneously, during this legendary golden age for potters, Picasso greatly contributed to the renaissance of ceramics. Following his studio visit with Suzanne Ramié in 1948, Picasso became enthralled with ceramics, as well as linocuts and paintings. He began producing many unique linocut works, one of which will be re-created at the back wall of the gallery.

Along with the various ceramic pieces, the exhibition will also showcase a selection of furniture as well as a collection of unique masks created in Vallauris during 1950-1960. The exhibition will explore the vivacious culture of pottery that still remains till this day.

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - PIERRE CHAPO
Nov 2nd - Dec 10th, 2017

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - PIERRE CHAPO

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present the first retrospective of works by prominent craftsman Pierre Chapo (1927 - 1987). Coinciding with the architect’s 30th anniversary of passing, Magen H Gallery celebrates the oeuvre of Pierre Chapo on 2nd of November at our gallery space, 54 East 11th Street in New York City. The exhibition is accompanied by the first publication focused on the designs of Pierre Chapo.
Born in a family of artisans, Pierre Chapo studied architecture at l’Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. In 1952, he marries Nicole Lormier, his travel companion and alter ego. Together they embark on a journey that brings them across Central America, the United-States and Europe. While working as an assistant at a wood workshop in Phoenix, Arizona, Pierre Chapo improves his traditional craft techniques. His extensive travels lead to great admiration for the works of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van der Rohe and Charlotte Perriand, all contemporary architects whom also were dedicated to furniture design.
Upon his return to France in 1957, Pierre Chapo and his wife open a gallery on boulevard de l’Hôpital in Paris. During this time, he settles at the workshop of his father-in-law in Clamart and he realizes his first models - such as the L01 “Godot” bed commisioned by Samuel Beckett. Along his own creations the gallery displays furniture, decorative objects and lighting by artists as Serge Mouille, Isamu Noguchi, Charlotte Perriand ect, with whom he shared similar philosophies. In 1967, following the birth of his son Fidel, the family moves to Gordes, where he opens the “Chapo” workshop and will created a large ensemble of pieces.
Pierre Chapo designs are recognized for their simplicity, cabinet-making, joinery and quality. His work positions matter, form and function at the center of his practice. Widely influenced by his formation as an architect and pushed by his growing interest in noble woods, he crafted furniture designs anchored in tradition.
The retrospective includes a selection of tables, benches, chairs, desk realized by Pierre Chapo from 1960-1970, never exhibited before, with a focus on unique or commissioned pieces from private collections or the estate. Creating over 100 different models over the course of his career, Pierre Chapo has passed on the traditional practice of French cabinet-making and remains prominent to the history of 20th century design.

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - PIERRE SABATIER
Nov 3rd - Dec 5th, 2016

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - PIERRE SABATIER

The Magen H Gallery is pleased to announce the upcoming retrospective of French sculptor, Pierre Sabatier. This comprehensive exhibition will be his first in the United States and feature previously unseen works curated by the Magen H Gallery. Sabatier’s work is an exploration and enfoldment of the marriage of materials and movement. From large scale works to functional design, the virtuous nature and range of Sabatier’s work lends itself to an inquiry into the adaptation of forms and
materials. It is also a reflection of our willingness as a society to remain flexible in a constantly changing world. A catalogue will accompany the retrospective.

ART ET INDUSTRIE EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY
Nov 6th - Dec 5th, 2015

ART ET INDUSTRIE EXHIBITION AT MAGEN H GALLERY

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present the exclusive retrospective and premiere of the publication, Art et Industrie—a New York Movement. For over two decades, Art et Industrie was recognized as an epicenter for an emerging radical artistic movement that blurred the lines between fine and applied art. Art et Industrie was the first to exhibit Studio Alchemia, Shiro Takahama, and Ron Arad, but ultimately found its lifeblood in a core group of artists with a uniquely American voice.

The retrospective will feature a collection of over 60 works by artists such as Forrest Myers, Terence Main, Jim Cole, Howard Meister, Carmen Spera, James Hong, James Evanson, Richard Snyder, Rafael Barrios, Michele Oka Doner, Laura Main, Paul Ludick, Dan Friedman, Alex Locadia, among others. The collection of works gives expression to the significant and historical relationship with the downtown New York Zeitgeist and the global forum of art and design.

PRESS KIT

The Art et Industrie exhibition is featured in The New York Times!
Forrest Myers: “We weren’t making furniture, we were making art objects that became figurative when you sat in them.”

The Art et Industrie exhibition is featured in 1stDibs Introspective Magazine!

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - ART ET INDUSTRIE : 1977-1999
Fall 2015

PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT - ART ET INDUSTRIE : 1977-1999

From the moment it opened its doors in November 1977, Art et Industrie was a place—a draw to those interested in edgy alternative culture and a mecca for those makers already treading the fine line between fine and applied art.

Art et Industrie was the epicenter of SoHo’s burgeoning art scene; it became even more of an important cultural hub in its own right. Richard Kaufmann, the gallery’s director, was close friends with artists like Larry Clark and Robert Mapplethorpe. Up-and-coming artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat frequented Art et Industrie’s monthly openings, and Kaufmann played host to a constant flow of visiting Japanese and European artists, designers and architects.

While Lower Manhattan was the breeding ground of raw and raucous new forms of art, music, performance and literature, there was little in the way of material culture that embodied the city’s scrappy and seditious atmosphere. American design at the time was either a rehashing of 1960s International Style or largely backward looking—the leftover from a New Age emphasis on craft and Victoriana. Kaufmann had become friendly with both Sottsass and Mendini, and it was during one particular visit in 1978 that they saw a drawing of what would become the latter’s most famous piece, the expressively titled Proust Chair, and had its first exhibit at Art et Industrie. Italian architect Alessandro Mendini went so far as to ritualistically burn two of his own chairs in front of the Milan offices of the magazine Casabella, which he edited at the time. Using the image of the burnt chair on the magazine’s June 1974 cover, Mendini created a complex symbol that served both to critique design and to elevate it to the level of art. It was that kind of bold and transgressive blurring of boundaries that Art et Industrie would come to symbolize.

Art et Industrie was the first to exhibit Studio Alchemia, Shiro Takahama, and Ron Arad, among others, yet found it’s center in the support of a unique American voice. Forrest Myers, Terence Main, Howard Meister, Michele Oka Doner, Carmen Spera, Dan Friedman, Rafael Barrios, Alex Locadia, Jim Cole, Richard Snyder, Eleanor Trigabouff, Larry Bell, Paul Mogensen, Tracy Rust, Bradley Sonneberg, Peter Shire, and Fred W. McDarrah, Pandora Castelli, James Hong, and others. Perhaps not surprisingly, singularity became a key component of the work shown at Art et Industrie. By 1980, the artists at the gallery were producing either one-offs or very limited editions.

Taken from the vantage point of today’s heightened market for what is now called Design Art, Kaufmann’s two decades-long experiment was entirely prescient. The rise in visibility of world-class fairs like Design Miami/Basel has spurred a market frenzy of interest in the prototype, limited-edition and one-off works of those designers who are once again blurring distinctions between fine and applied art.

MAGEN H GALLERY'S WEBSITE LAUNCH
May 12, 2015 - 11am to 3pm

MAGEN H GALLERY'S WEBSITE LAUNCH

Magen H Gallery is pleased to announce the launch of our new website accompanied by an exhibition at the Gallery, May 12th 2015. The website will offer quick and easy access to the Gallery's inventory and essential information regarding our program. We hope to enhance the quality and availability of information to architects, designers and collectors worldwide.

The website boasts a modern, elegant design and includes a new function called Collections. Collections will allow the visitor to search by category. We believe that this new site will allow our visitors to have a very interactive experience as we continue to look grow and increase our market presence.

The new website will be updated on a regular basis with news of new arrivals, exhibitions, books and art fairs. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for direct mailing.

PUBLICATION "LA BORNE, A POSTWAR MOVEMENT OF CERAMIC EXPRESSION"

PUBLICATION "LA BORNE, A POSTWAR MOVEMENT OF CERAMIC EXPRESSION"


Magen H Gallery is pleased to present an exclusive exhibition of La Borne, a post-war movement of ceramic expression in France, accompanied by the sustaining publication, "La Borne: 1940-1980."
The exhibition highlights the definitive history of this iconic movement and will feature a collection of over 100 pieces dated from 1940 to 1980, by artists such as Jean and Jacqueline Lerat, Elisabeth Jouilia, Vassil Ivanoff, Pierre Digan, Rémi Bonhert, Robert Deblander, Joëlle Deroubaix, Gérard Bossard. Yves and Monique Mohy, Anne Kjaersgaard, Hildegund Schlichenmaier Anne Barrès and Gustave Tiffoche.
Since the mid-16th century, La Borne has been known throughout the region, as “A Village of Potters.” During the second part of World War II, La Borne experienced a renaissance with the destined arrival of Jean and Jacqueline Lerat in 1941, founders of the movement. These artists (no longer categorized as merely craftsmen) took an interest in clay and migrated to La Borne to study the traditional ceramic techniques, bringing earthenware into the forum of free artistic expression. La Borne rapidly became the epicenter of a distinct art movement revolutionizing the global expression of sculptural ceramics.
From its inception, the Magen H Gallery’s collection of works has been built on the founding premise that art and design are allied and interdependent. Founder, Hugues Magen has passionately collected ceramic pieces by the artists of La Borne for over 15 years. He aspires to address the importance of this innovative movement within the decorative arts and design market.
Exhibited for the first time in the United States, ”La Borne: 1940-1980” celebrates the full contribution breath and energy of the innovation of ceramics during the post-war years.

EXHIBITION "THE OBJECT OF SCULPTURE"
25 April - 11 May

EXHIBITION "THE OBJECT OF SCULPTURE"


Magen H Gallery is pleased to present “The Object of Sculpture”
"The Object of Sculpture" features selected works from the post war period to present, inclusive of decorative arts, ceramics, and sculpture. The curated collection broadens the concept and relativity of the dimension of sculpture through various forms, mediums, materials, and techniques. Featuring works by Berto Lardera, Forest Myers, François Stahly, Jim Cole, Terence Main, Anne Barrès, André Bloc, Sylvain Contini, Louis Durot, Roger Féraud, François Guéneau, Philippe Hiquily, Kilar, and Pierre Székely, the exhibition emphasizes the transcendence from sculpture (early part of the Twentieth Century), as purely representational art to a non-representational artform. "The Object of Sculpture" focuses on Twentieth Century Design as a vehicle of expression for artists who engaged in an innovative discourse and creation of nonfigurative forms illustrating sculpture as three dimensional art.
For over ten years, Magen H Gallery has been at the forefront of modern design. With special emphasis given to French post war designers, architects, and sculptors the gallery's premise is built on the foundation that art and craft are allied and interdependent. Magen H Gallery exhibits annually at Design Miami and the gallery's New York location.

APRIL MAGEN IN COLLABORATION WITH RYAN LAWSON | HL23 SHOW APARTMENT
Winter 2011 Issue

APRIL MAGEN IN COLLABORATION WITH RYAN LAWSON | HL23 SHOW APARTMENT


The design of HL23's dramatic exterior, and the level to which the building is finished inside - unique in New York City's new developments, made for the perfect match with Magen H Gallery. The gallery is one of the world's most esteemed destinations for top collectors, leading architects, and high end designers looking for the best in French furniture and decorative arts of the 20th Century.
Offering the best pieces in the collection by mid-century designers such as Royere, Adnet, Hiquily, Agostini, Guariche, and Chaleyssin, and a select few pieces by contemporary artists such as Howard Meister and Forrest Myers, dealer April Magen collaborated with interior designer and artist Ryan Lawson on the interior design of the 9th Floor Model Apartment at HL23. Ryan brings to the mix a rich appreciation for and a love of these furnishings at the top of the collector market. Also, his years of experience with prestigious residential projects and his painterly eye for color and texture, help these pieces remain relevant - both visually and functionally - in the lives of today's clients.
With Magen H Gallery's unerring eye for beautiful objects and Ryan Lawson's understanding of their most perfect placement, the resulting interior - both beautiful and smart - is a perfect model home for the most discriminating buyer.

HOME OF APRIL & HUGUES MAGEN FEATURED IN “DEALER'S CHOICE: AT HOME WITH PURVEYORS OF ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FURNISHINGS”
Spring 11'

HOME OF APRIL & HUGUES MAGEN FEATURED IN “DEALER'S CHOICE: AT HOME WITH PURVEYORS OF ANTIQUE AND VINTAGE FURNISHINGS”


Dealer’s Choice: At Home with Purveyors of Antique and Vintage Furnishings features the exquisite private spaces inhabited by the world’s leading dealers of modernist furniture and objects, antiquities and antique European decorative works. The vigilantly arranged homes are in L.A., New York, San Francisco, London, Paris, Berlin, Istanbul, the Belgian countryside, and elsewhere.

APRIL MAGEN IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER RYAN LAWSON DESIGNED A MODEL APARTMENT IN NEIL DENARI'S NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HL23
Spring 11'

APRIL MAGEN IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERIOR DESIGNER RYAN LAWSON DESIGNED A MODEL APARTMENT IN NEIL DENARI'S NEWLY CONSTRUCTED HL23


Offering the best pieces in the collection by mid-century designers such as Royere, Adnet, Hiquily, Agostini, Guariche, and Chaleyssin, and a select few pieces by contemporary artists such as Howard Meister and Forrest Myers, dealer April Magen collaborated with interior designer and artist Ryan Lawson on the interior design of the 9th Floor Model Apartment at HL23. Ryan brings to the mix a rich appreciation for and a love of these furnishings at the top of the collector market. Also, his years of experience with prestigious residential projects and his painterly eye for color and texture, help these pieces remain relevant - both visually and functionally - in the lives of today's clients.
With Magen H Gallery's unerring eye for beautiful objects and Ryan Lawson's understanding of their most perfect placement, the resulting interior - both beautiful and smart - is a perfect model home for the most discriminating

HOWARD MEISTER'S "NOTHING CONTINUES TO HAPPEN" INCLUDED IN AN ARTWORK BY LUIS JACOB SHOWING AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM
Summer 10'

HOWARD MEISTER'S "NOTHING CONTINUES TO HAPPEN" INCLUDED IN AN ARTWORK BY LUIS JACOB SHOWING AT THE GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


The Artists Louis Jacob incorporated a picture of Howard Meister's chair Nothing Continues To Happen in his work entitled Album IV showing in the "Haunted" exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum. His piece is a photomontage of 84 panels combining images belonging to the artist's cultural and social environment.
On show at the Guggenheim Museum of New York, From March 26 to September 6, 2010.

HOWARD MEISTER AT THE MET
Fall 09"

HOWARD MEISTER AT THE MET


Highlights from the Modern Design Collection: 1900 to the Present
Howard Meister's chair "Nothing Continues to Happen" (1980), is a featured work in this current exhibit in addition to being part of the museum's permanent collection.
This installation of approximately 45 objects stretches from 20th century work by Mackintosh, Rietveld, Tiffany, and Hoffman, thru Breuer, Mies, and Eames, to Arad, Pesce, and Meister; also included are metalwork, ceramics, glass, jewelry, drawings, and posters.

MAGEN H GALLERY OPENS NEW SPACE
May 09'

MAGEN H GALLERY OPENS NEW SPACE


Magen H. Gallery Opens New Space
with Work by Contemporary American & Iconic French Artists
New venue designed by architect Alan Wanzenberg
NEW YORK, NY — Hugues and April Magen will debut their new space, Magen H. Gallery, at 54 East 11th Street, with a significant exhibition of sculpture, furniture, and ceramics by contemporary American designers and by the iconic 20th-century French masters for which the gallery is well known. Opening on Wednesday, May 13, the exhibit will showcase work by Forrest Myers, Terence Main, Howard Meister, François Stahly, and Pierre Székely, offering visitors an in-depth look and an abbreviated preview of upcoming shows.
"What's exciting about the new space is that it allows us a flexibility we did not have before and increases our ability to enhance and forward the design conversation in the decorative arts. This show represents a well-crafted, deeply philosophical human exploration, contributing to the art world as a whole," says April Magen.
Designed by leading New York architect Alan Wanzenberg, the new space doubles Magen H. Gallery's exhibit area. With his emphasis on authenticity, craftsmanship, and design focus, the internationally prominent Wanzenberg, who has earned numerous awards, was the ideal architect to create the Magens' new space.
The launch reflects Hugues and April Magen's optimistic outlook, based upon their gallery's continuing success and economic strength. "Our ability to expand in these uncertain times is due to one simple idea," says April Magen. "Remain integral towards a vision and fundamental belief in a work of art. Rather than follow ephemeral design trends and the 'It' artists of the moment, we take a more curatorial approach and maintain a strong point of view. This assures that the objects we represent are of lasting inherent value."
From its inception, the gallery's premise has been that art and design are allied and interdependent. By synthesizing modern and mid-century design, Magen H. Gallery, the leading source for pieces by pre-eminent French post-war designers, continues to redefine the decorative arts market with significant, pioneering works. "We enjoy taking risks, expanding our perspective, and recognizing the importance of investing in the future of decorative arts as a whole," April Magen notes. Both professional dancers prior to becoming collectors and gallerists, April and Hugues Magen view each exhibition as a finely choreographed presentation of physical forms and an opportunity to push the boundaries of expression in art and design.