Galerie Jacques Lacoste
Specializing in twentieth-century decorative arts, Jacques Lacoste has set out to promote French design of the 1950s.
Jacques Lacoste began by taking a booth at the Serpette flea market in Saint Ouen in 1986. He opened his first gallery in the carré Rive Gauche in 1997 and moved to the Rue de Seine in Saint-Germain des Prés in February 2008.
Particularly sensitive to the work and the universe of Jean Royère, Jacques Lacoste acquired the designer’s archives in 1997 and dedicated two exhibitions to him in his Parisian gallery in 1999 and 2003 and in New York at the Sonnabend Gallery in collaboration with Galerie Patrick Seguin in 2008. In 2003 he brought his expertise to bear on the publication of a book on Royère, ‘Jean Royère,’ by Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Editions Norma, Paris, and is now working on his catalogue raisonné.
Very passionate about 1950s decorative arts, Jacques Lacoste exhibits lighting by Serge Mouille, sculptures by Alexandre Noll and ceramics by Georges Jouve, Elisabeth Joulia, Pierre Szekely, Valentine Schlegel and André Borderie.
In February 2008, Lacoste opened a new gallery at 12 Rue de Seine with an exhibition of works by French sculptor Alexandre Noll. In September 2009 the gallery organized the first retrospective exhibition on the glassmaker and designer Max Ingrand and contributed to the publication of his monograph ‘Max Ingrand: du verre à la lumière’ by Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier (editions Norma, September 2009).