Galerie baudoin lebon was set up in 1976 by its eponymous founder, and is now based at 21 rue chapon in Paris. In these hot spots of artistic effervescence, the gallery strives to support and defend its highly individual artists, promoting a diversity of practices (painting, sculpture, photography, installation, etc.). As a result, we were able to see the first exhibitions in Paris of Australian Aboriginal painters (the fruit of a long exchange with Australia), as well as some little-known aspects of 'tenors' of painting such as Dubuffet and Michaux, extraordinary artists such as Réquichot and Bettencourt, site-specific installations by Simonds and Uematsu, and a major group of works by Fahlström.
Specialising in modern and contemporary photography, the gallery has a large collection of 19th and 20th century photographs, as well as several estates, including that of Lisette Model. Some of the leading names in the field are represented here, including Joël-Peter Witkin, Patrick Bailly-Maitre-Grand, Mathieu Bernard-Reymond and Peter Knapp.
In its 40 years of existence, galerie baudoin lebon has consolidated a national and international reputation, thanks to the unique artists it represents and its dynamism on the art scene. Several exhibitions are organised each year, as well as participating in renowned fairs such as AIPAD in New York, Art Busan in South Korea, Paris Photo and Art Elysées. It is through these eclectic choices and long-term work alongside artists that the gallery has forged its strong identity.