Galerie Daniel Templon is celebrating its 50th year in 2016. An opportunity to go over half a century of contemporary art in France and worldwide.
Since its creation in 1966 in an antique-dealer’s cellar in Saint Germain-des-Prés, this gallery has earned a name for itself as a bridge between France and different artistic scenes worldwide. Over its 50 years, the gallery has organised over 500 exhibitions with nearly 300 artists, crossing half a century of contemporary art. The gallery became known thanks to its collaboration with avant-garde French artists such as Michel Journiac, Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski and Ben. It was also responsible for presenting to the French public, for the first time, international artists like Joseph Kosuth, Art Language, Donald Judd, Elsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Richard Serra, Dan Flavin as well as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.
For its 50th birthday, the gallery is offering a programme in line with its philosophy, consisting in developing a dialogue between historic and established artists. The gallery is preparing its contribution to Art Basel as well as its first participation in the Biennale des Antiquaires, where it will be presenting an exhibition on the year 1966 in art. In addition, on 28 May, the book Daniel Templon, une histoire d’art contemporain, published by Flammarion, is being released, and in September 2016, the gallery will be publishing a birthday catalogue retracing all of its exhibitions since 1966.