The art market as Jérôme de Noirmont sees it

Paris, 23 May 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

On 21 March, gallery owners Jérôme and Emmanuelle de Noirmont announced the closing of their Parisian gallery located in the 8th district for twenty years, scheduled on 23 March. They explained their decision with the fact that current context of the art market in France does not allow galleries without international ambitions to develop.

Since then, Jérôme de Noirmont started to build an outline of a project that he is currently holding. “We want to invent a new form of art display in order to stimulate creation and widen the public’s appreciation” he said. This will can be explained by a dichotomy of actual situation described by the art dealer as follows: on the one hand there are small structures that play the part of “laboratories” and on the other hand “mega-galleries”. For now he did not precise his plans but it is possible that the gallery’s closing was only an excuse for a “future development” that will find its place on the French art market.