Charles-Wesley Hourdé

Tribal Art Society

Coming from the world of art, Charles-Wesley Hourdé launched his career by opening a stand at the Puces de Saint-Ouen in 2005. It is in Saint-Germain-des-Prés, in the heart of the Parisian of African and Oceanian art market, that he opens the following year an art gallery dedicated to his specialty of predilection. He participates in many international events, while regularly organizing exhibitions at the gallery.

In 2010, Christie's asked him to join his Department of African and Oceanic Art. As Sales Manager, he helped to triple the department's average annual sales over a five-year period, helping to set numerous world records.

In 2016, he decided to work again as freelance and dedicated himself to new and more personal projects. While remaining a consultant for several auction houses and private collectors, he opened a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés (first rue Mazarine, then rue de Seine). He organizes several major exhibitions, including: Passeurs de Rêves in 2016, The Emprise masks (2017) and this year Pigalle 1930: return on a mythical exhibition.

As a connoisseur of works and their history, the catalogs he publishes are richly illustrated and documented. Author of the most comprehensive study on the famous Japanese cabinetmaker Kichizô Inagaki, he also co-directed a publication on the exhibition of African and Oceanic art held at the Galerie Pigalle in 1930, now a reference work.

31 rue de Seine - 75006 Paris - France

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