• 2016  Friche de l’Escalette, Marseille

    Exhibition in summer 2016 of Habitat Tropical for Cameroun prototype by Jean Prouvé, 1957, mounted in collaboration with Atelier LWD.

  • 2015  Atelier Martel, 10 rue Mallet-Stevens Paris
    Purchase of Atelier Martel, situated on ground floor of Martel townhouse. This unique historic monument-studio is accessible by prior appointment for private viewings of major pieces. Art collectors will appreciate being able to peruse and choose amid calm and discretion. An exhibition will open to the public for one month every year.

  • 2015  Design Shanghai
    Exhibition for Bally of Pavillon 6×9 by Jean Prouvé.

  • 2014  Hotel Delano, Miami Beach

    Exhibition of Pavillon 6×9 by Jean Prouvé with modernist furniture by Pierre Jeanneret and Mallet-Stevens, in collaboration with footwear maker Bally at the Design Miami fair.

  • 2014  Art Basel, Basel

    Exhibition of Pavillon 6×9 by Jean Prouvé with furniture by Pierre Jeanneret, in collaboration with footwear maker Bally, the proud owners.

  • 2013  Cameroun

    Several prospecting trips. Purchase, dismantling, shipping of the only prototype of Habitat Tropical Sofra Cameroun with steel structure by Jean Prouvé, 1958. Project in collaboration with Travaux d’Afrique and Atelier LWD (Lagneau, Weil, Dimitrievic).

Exhibition for Bally of Pavillon 6×9 by Jean Prouvé, Hotel Delano, Miami.
Habitat Tropical Sofra Cameroun series model, 1964. Jean Prouvé / Agence LWD.

© Photo Eric Touchaleaume. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris. © Archives Jean Dimitrijevic - IFA, Paris.

  • 2013 Los Angeles
    Erecting of small Structure Nomade Rouge by Jean Prouvé for Maxfield, 8825 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles.

  • Martel townhouse, Paris

    Exhibition in permanent installation of Fontaine lumineuse by Mallet-Stevens, recovered from the Jardin cubiste at the Saint-Jean-de-Luz casino, 1927, demolished in the 1980s.

  • 2011 – 2015  Friche de l’Escalette, Marseilles
    Purchase and regeneration (in progress) of old lead factory at l’Escalette on the southern coastal fringe of Marseilles, which in time will become a park for sculpture and light-weight architecture known as the Friche de l’Escalette. A workshop for restoring houses designed by Jean Prouvé will operate there. Follow-up will be handled by Eric Touchaleaume’s son Elliot.

  • 2011  Galerie 54, showroom in former factory, Pierrefitte
    Prior to its sale by Artcurial, exhibition of small Structure Nomade Rouge by Jean Prouvé at Pierrefitte-sur-Seine, in an old factory converted into a show-room for Galerie 54.

  • 2010 Artcurial, Paris

    Chandigarh Project III sale.

  • 2010 Artcurial, Paris

    Chandigarh Project II sale.

Martel townhouse, the spiral stairwell snapped by so many famous photographers, including Thérèse Bonney in 1928 and Germaine Krull in 1929.

© Photo Jacques Denarnaud. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris

  • 2010  Monnaie de Paris
Jean Prouvé, Structure Nomade Bleue, 1957
    Exhibition in the cour d’honneur of a section of Structure Nomade Bleue.

  • 2010  Monnaie de Paris

    Le Corbusier – Pierre Jeanneret, mobilier Chandigarh
    Exhibition presented inside Structure Nomade Bleue.

  • 2010  Monnaie de Paris
    Le Corbusier – Pierre Jeanneret, l’aventure indienne, design, art, architecture
    Publication of bilingual reference book in collaboration with Gérald Moreau and Martial Vigo. First launch with public signing at the Paris Mint exhibition.

  • 2009  Jean Prouvé, Structure Nomade Rouge from Quiberon
    Purchase, dismantling and restoration of small Structure Nomade Rouge from Quiberon, converted to new use as Locmaria chapel in the 60s, after removal from original site at Villejuif.

  • 2008 – 2009  Jean Prouvé, Structure Nomade Bleue from Massy
    Purchase, dismantling and restoration of large Structure Nomade Bleue from Massy, converted to new use as architecture studio at Massy in the 60s by architect Maurice Silvy after removal from original site at Villejuif.

Worksite for dismantling the Locmaria chapel at Quiberon, 2009.

© Photo Romain Terisse. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 2007  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris
    Exhibition of paintings and publication of catalogue Chen Ying Teh – La Chine Bleue, période Iris Clert, 1971 – 1978, in collaboration with Alan Grizot.

  • 2008  Tate Modern, London
    Exhibition running two months of Grande Maison Tropicale de Brazzaville by Jean Prouvé between Thames side and Tate Modern.

  • 2008  Design Museum, London

    Loan of furniture by Jean Prouvé, including Single leg table, 1926/1930, for itinerant exhibition Jean Prouvé, the poetics of the technical object mounted by Design Museum, London and Vitra Museum.

  • 2007  Martel townhouse, Paris
    Cession of gallery space at 54 rue Mazarine.
    Purchase of split-level apartment with terrace in Martel townhouse, masterwork designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens, situated in Auteuil neighbourhood, 10 rue Mallet-Stevens, 75016 Paris, now listed as Historic Monument.

  • 2007  Queensboro Bridge, New York
    Exhibition running two weeks under the Queensboro Bridge at Queens, of Grande Maison Tropicale de Brazzaville by Jean Prouvé, prior to the sale by Christie’s on 5 June 2007: ‘Jean Prouvé’s Prototype Maison Tropicale and works by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret from the collection of Eric Touchaleaume’.
On this memorable occasion the Tropical House went for US $ 4 960 000, expenses included, to date the record price for a work by Jean Prouvé.

In front of the Master Plan at Chandigarh designed by Le Corbusier. Chandigarh, 2006.

© Photo Gérald Moreau. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 2006  Alexandre III bridge embankment, Paris

    Exhibition of Grande Maison Tropicale de Brazzaville by Jean Prouvé on quai des Champs Elysées near Alexandre III bridge, where the first Maison Tropicale prototype was exhibited in 1949 before being shipped to Niamey.

  • 2006  Alexandre III bridge embankment, Paris

    During the exhibition of Grande Maison Tropicale de Brazzaville on quai des Champs Elysées near Alexandre III bridge, first public launch and signing of reference book Jean Prouvé, les Maisons Tropicales.

  • 2006  Artcurial, Paris
Chandigarh Project I sale on 26 November.
    This seminal sale, and the two others at Artcurial in 2010, with their reference catalogues, focused public attention on design works by Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier in India, boosting their market value.

Worksite for erecting Maison Tropicale, quai des Champs Elysées, near Alexandre III bridge, Paris 2006.

© Photo C. Baraja / Eric Touchaleaume. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 2005  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris
    Exhibition with catalogue: Du minimal dans la photographie d’architecture des origines à nos jours : Auguste Salzmann – Lucien Hervé – James Casebere.

  • 2005  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris
    Exhibition with catalogue: Chefs-d’œuvre des années 30 : Table à pied unique de Jean Prouvé et sièges de Jean Prouvé et Jacques André… et autres acquisitions récentes.

  • 2005  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris
    Exhibition with catalogue: Table 1937 de Jean Prouvé et Jacques André et autres acquisitions récentes.

  • 2004  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris

    Exhibition with catalogue: Prouvé # Aluminium.

  • 2004  Algeria
    Prospecting trip in Algeria to trace works from French colonial period brings a great many finds.

Palaver in Cameroun in front of an Ecole Tropicale Sofra designed by Jean Prouvé / Agence LWD, 2005.

© Photo Gérald Moreau. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 2003  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris

    Exhibition: Charlotte Perriand et Jean Prouvé – Aménagements de l’Unité d’Habitation Air France de Brazzaville.

  • 2002 – 2010  ex-French colonies and protectorates
    Many prospecting trips to ex-French colonies and protectorates: Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroun, Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, Madagascar, Vietnam…

  • 2002  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris

    Exhibition: Prouvé # Mobilier Afrique.

  • 2002  Senegal
    Several prospecting trips.
    Purchase of lighting masts designed by Jean Prouvé for former Air France building in Dakar.
    Purchase of furniture designed by Jean Prouvé for former Orstom centre at M’bour.

  • 2001  Ivory Coast

    Several prospecting trips.
    Purchase of furniture designed by Jean Prouvé for former Orstom centre at Adiopodoumé.

Fine example of armchair model made redundant by administration, Chandigarh 2004.

© Photo Gérald Moreau. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 2000 – 2001  Niamey, Niger
    Several prospecting trips. Purchase, dismantling, shipment of Maison Tropicale from Niamey by Jean Prouvé, the first of three prototypes designed in 1949. Recovery of several pieces of furniture, Tropique chairs and tables.

  • 2001  Pointe-Noire, Congo
    Purchase of furniture from former Orstom centre at Pointe-Noire.

  • 2000 – 2001  Brazzaville, Congo

    Several prospecting trips with Gérald Moreau, the companion of untold adventures.
    Stay of six months for purchase, dismantling and shipment of two Maisons Tropicales by Jean Prouvé, as well as Placards Brazza and other pieces of furniture by Jean Prouvé and Charlotte Perriand from the Unité d’Habitation Air France.

  • 2000 – 2009  India

    Some thirty prospecting trips in India, mainly to Chandigarh.
Important recovery of redundant administrative furniture designed by Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret at public sales held by Indian Government. Also documentation and photos from the period, plus meetings with several of their Indian collaborators, in preparation for writing reference book on the work of Le Corbusier and Jeanneret in India.

  • 1999  India, on the traces of Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret
    First prospecting trip to Chandigarh and Ahmedabad. No one before had shown much interest in the furniture that Le Corbusier and Jeanneret designed to fit out their buildings.
    Purchase of furniture designed by Le Corbusier for Millowners Building Ahmedabad, including the famous free-form table sold by Phillips New York on 16 December 2014 for US $ 1 818 500 including costs, the record price to date for a piece of furniture by Le Corbusier.

Worksite for dismantling two Maisons Tropicales de Brazzaville, Brazzaville 2000.
Left, Philippe Alexandre Delaigue with worksite head Gérard Pannetrat. Two stalwarts of the team formed by Eric Touchaleaume to carry out his projects. Jean Prouvé – who knew the value of team work – once said: ‘You can’t do anything alone’.

© Photo Eric Touchaleaume. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

  • 1997 – 2008  Galerie 54, rue Mazarine, Paris.
    Specializing in furniture by architects.

    Setting up of gallery and company of the same name, domiciled 54 rue Mazarine.
Specialization in furniture by architects soon gained pre-eminence, with works by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret.
Modern art and its sources became more a private collector’s passion.

    Sales of works by Prouvé, Perriand, Le Corbusier, Jeanneret to French & international museums, by Eric Touchaleaume via various business entities, from 1987 to 2010 (selection)

    Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris
    Tapestry known as Marie Cuttoli or Femme au cordage, 1936.

    Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Saint-Etienne, France
    Jean Prouvé
    Fit-out furniture for room at Martel Sanatorium, Janville, 1934-36.

    Musée des années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    Jean Prouvé
    Fit-out furniture for room at Martel Sanatorium, Janville, 1934-36.

    Vitra Museum Weil am Rhein, Germany
    Jean Prouvé
    Grand repos armchair, 1929. (in association with Galerie Downtown)
    Aluminium door with porthole insets.
    Prototype of ribbed aluminium chair.
    Reclining chair and reader, Martel Sanatorium, Janville, 1934-36.
Jean Prouvé and Jacques André
    Armchair in perforated sheet steel with Rhodoïd seat for Arts et Métiers exhibition, Paris, 1937.
    (in association with Galerie Downtown)

    Schweizerisches Landemuseum, Zurich
    Pierre Jeanneret
    Senate armchair and various pieces designed for Chandigarh.

Tapestry known as Marie Cuttoli or Femme au cordage, 1936. Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris.

© Fondation Le Corbusier. Photo Françoise Calmon. Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris.

Museu Berardo, Lisbon
Jean Prouvé
Pavillon 6×9.

Moma, New York (via Artcurial sale)
Le Corbusier, made by Giani Rattan Singh
Plaster model of Assembly Tower, Chandigarh.
Model of Tower of shadows on Capitol esplanade, Chandigarh.

  • 1991 – 1996  Galerie Eric Touchaleaume, 54 rue Mazarine, Paris.
    Specializing in modern art.
    Opening of Galerie Eric Touchaleaume specializing in modern art and its sources, with sculpture, painting and historic design (pre-1914).
Marked interest in re-reading art history and recovering masterworks by minor masters, whether unknown or forgotten. Museums, especially in France and USA, were to become main correspondents.

  • 1991 – 1996  Dealer & collector of furniture by Prouvé, Perriand,
    Le Corbusier, Jeanneret
    Eric Touchaleaume’s interest in these four creators is long standing. Activity in parallel outside of gallery proper, with steady increase in stock and personal collection.

  • 1992 – 1994  Exhibitions with catalogue at Galerie Eric Touchaleaume
    Max Ernst
    Les sculptures de Saint Martin d’Ardèche. 1992

    L’aliment blanc et autour de l’aliment blanc. 1992
    Carlo Carra
    Rétrospective. 1994

De Rodin à Malaval, Maiden exhibition at Galerie Eric Touchaleaume rue Mazarine, 1991.

© Archives Galerie Eric Touchaleaume

  • Recovery and authenticating of numerous works with sales to French & international museums (selection)


    Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice

    Robert Malaval

    Chaussure aliment blanc, sculpture object, 1963.
    Dormeuse, sculpture in resin, 1965.
    Rampe Schoeller, ramp-sculpture in resin, 1965.

    Kunsthalle, Berne
Jean Arp
    Mouvement, white marble.

    Musée des années 30, Boulogne-Billancourt
Jan and Joël Martel
    La Trinité, monumental sculpture in plaster, U.A.M Exhibition, 1929.
    Saint Jean-Baptiste, bas-relief in stucco, décor for Saint-Jean-de-Luz casino designed by Mallet- Stevens, 1925.

    Musée des Beaux-Arts, Calais
    Jan and Joël Martel with Robert Mallet-Stevens
Arbre cubiste, maquette in wood of reinforced concrete trees for Arts Décoratifs Exhibition, 1925.

Arbre cubiste, wooden maquette for reinforced concrete trees, shown at Arts Décoratifs Exhibition, 1925. Jan and Joël Martel with Robert Mallet-Stevens.

© Archives Galerie Eric Touchaleaume

Musée Zadkine, Paris

Ossip Zadkine

Couple, ink drawing, 1913.
La Sainte Famille, sculpture in stone aggregate, 1912/13.
Poisson, sculpture in alabaster and glass block, 1926/27.
Oiseau, sculpture in alabaster and glass block, 1926/27.

Musée Rodin, Paris
Auguste Rodin

Mouvement de danse, raw clay original, circa 1911.

Musée du Louvre, Paris
Antonin Moine
Combat de gnomes sur un cheval ailé, bas relief in plaster, 1831.

Historic design pre-1914

Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Lars Kinsarvik
Neo-Viking armchair, Paris World Fair, 1900.
Bruno Paul

Armchair for hunting lodge, Paris World Fair,1900.
Ferdinand Morave
Clock, Paris World Fair,1900.
Brass candlesticks, circa 1900.

Nu floral, 1957, studio model in plaster, ex-André Mounier collection. Hans Arp.

© Archives Eric Touchaleaume - Galerie 54, Paris


Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Charles-François Sellier
Napolitaine à la perle, circa 1860.

Musée Carnavalet, Paris
Emmanuel Gondouin
Portrait d’Octave Mirbeau, 1919.

Musée du Petit Palais, Paris
Présentation des drapeaux le 14 juillet à Longchamp, circa 1900.

Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne
Charles Maurin
Rêveries, circa 1900.

Musée des Beaux-Arts, Strasbourg
Charles Lacoste

Paysage du Lot, circa 1895.

Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin
Joseph Wintergerst, Nazarene painter
Portrait of a young man holding the Nibelungenlied

Museum of Modern Art, Toronto
James Wilson Morrice
View of the embankments in Paris, circa 1910.

Portrait d’Octave Mirbeau, 1919. Emanuel Goudouin. Musée Carnavalet, Paris.
The forceful personality of Mirbeau, author of Le Jardin des supplices and Journal d’une femme de chambre, and a critic committed to the cause of modern art, is particularly well caught in this striking portrait.

© Archives Galerie Eric Touchaleaume

  • 1987  Galerie Eric Touchaleaume, loft on rue de la Folie-Méricourt, Paris

    Exhibition Jean Prouvé – Mobilier 1924-1954 in association with Mara Cremniter and François Laffanour of Galerie Downtown.

  • 1984 – 1991  Nancy and region
    Intensive recovery of furniture by Jean Prouvé.
    Active and early commitment to developing Prouvé market in France and abroad.
    Sales of important pieces to the Vitra Museum pioneered recognition of Prouvé’s work as a designer.

  • 1984  Cité Universitaire Internationale de Paris

    Specialization in furniture designed by architects.
    When the fit-out furniture of various national pavilions at the Cité Universitaire Internationale was deemed to be obsolete, a unique opportunity to buy up designer models was seized on by far-sighted young antique dealers. Praise is due to Alan and Christine Counord, whose role as forerunners is all but forgotten today.
    First purchase of furniture by Jean Prouvé: 600 chairs from one of the university restaurants.
    Purchase of furniture from the Maison du Mexique, including the legendary modular library shelves designed by Charlotte Perriand and built by Jean Prouvé.
    Purchase of furniture by Jean Prouvé for Maison de l’Afrique and Maison des Arts et Métiers.

Catalogue of the exhibition Jean Prouvé mobilier 1924 – 1953, Galerie Eric Touchaleaume and Galerie Downtown, 1987.

© Archives Eric Touchaleaume.

  • 1984 – 1986  Paris rue de Seine – New York Singer Building

    Pocket gallery for painting and sculpture rue de Seine with office in Singer Building, New York.
    Specializing in American schools late 19th/early 20th century.

  • 1981 – 1983  Marché Serpette at Saint-Ouen
    Flea Market
 Dealer in paintings and sculpture from late 19th and early 20th century.
    Numerous finds, many of which now figure in the collections of European and American museums.

  • 1974 – 1980  Saint-Ouen Flea Market
    Professional début.
    Specializing in Art Nouveau and Art Déco components: bistro counters, shop fronts, de luxe bathroom fittings, picture windows, garden statues…
    Specific interest in paintings deemed to be ‘un-sellable’: outsize formats, academy painters, symbolists and orientalists.

  • 1972  First collections

    Motorcycles and fine automobiles.
    Early specialization in design reflecting modernity and its sources.

Discovery at Saint Ouen Flea Market in 1984 of Portrait of Mrs. Pearce by Charles Sprague Pearce. Shown at the Paris World Fair in 1889. Chazen collection, Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin USA.

© Archives Galerie Eric Touchaleaume

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