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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, 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.

ART ET INDUSTRIE: MAGEN H GALLERY AT DESIGN MIAMI 2014
December 2014

ART ET INDUSTRIE: MAGEN H GALLERY AT DESIGN MIAMI 2014

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present our highlight on the Art et Industrie movement at Design Miami 2014.

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, 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, the gallery owner's - Rick Kaufmann - 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 AT COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR 2014
May 2014

MAGEN H GALLERY AT COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR 2014

PIERRE CHAPO // MAROLLES

Magen H Gallery is pleased to present our exhibition Pierre Chapo // Marolles at Collective Desgin Fair 2014.

Born into a family of craftsmen, Pierre Chapo received his architectural training at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After graduating in 1958, he established his first studio in Clamart, France and subsequently opened la Galerie Chapo in Paris. In addition to featuring his own work, the gallery exhibited decorative objects, ceramics, lighting and Scandinavian design. He found inspiration in the work of Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Bauhaus, Charlotte Perriand in addition to his extensive travels throughout Europe and the United States. Pierre Chapo was a master wood craftsman which is reflected in his seminal works.

Jean Touret founded Atelier Marolles in 1946-47 in the village of Marolles, France with a group of craftsmen: M. Vion (metalworker), M. Leroy (woodworker), M. Leflohic (weaver), Jean Touret and M. Gold, (ceramists). Their collective collaboration and selective techniques, allowed them to create a new model of innovative furniture. The premis and identity of their work revolved around the notion of a minimal universe and incorporated the use of natural materials such as wood and metal

MAGEN H GALLERY AT COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR
May 8-11, 2013

MAGEN H GALLERY AT COLLECTIVE DESIGN FAIR


Collective is a new design fair in New York City that will present a cohesive, curated selection of contemporary design and historical pieces from galleries around the world. The inaugural edition, Collective .1, will coincide with Frieze New York and the May auctions and take place at Pier 57, a light-filled industrial space between the gallery hub of Chelsea and the vibrant Meatpacking District.
Collective began with a passionate group of designers, curators, collectors and gallerists, who together recognized a need for a new commercial and educational platform for the design collector and connoisseur. With the participation of approximately 25 exhibitors and the avid support of the New York creative community, Collective will present a compelling vision of design today.

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.

MAGEN H GALLERY AT MIAMI DESIGN 2011
29 Nov - 4 Dec 2011

MAGEN H GALLERY AT MIAMI DESIGN 2011


Magen H is please to present: "The Individual and The Collective, 1920-1970" at Design Miami. The exhibition includes pieces by Alain Douillard, Jean Prouvè, Charlotte Perriand, Georges Jouve, Jean Royère, Gustave Tiffoche, Le Corbusier, Ceramics of LaBorne and Pierre Jeanneret.

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.