From 1954, the photograph Jean Ferrero has rubbed shoulders with great artists such as Calder, Chagall, Cocteau, Delaunau, Fontana, Miró, Moore… Arman, Ben, César, Tinguely, Tobiasse, Sosno, Venet and many others made their debuts along with him and became his friends.
Since its creation in 1972, the gallery has been exhibiting the best artists of the School of Nice and New-Realism. In 2003, Jean Ferrero handed over to Guillaume Aral who stayed on the historical course of the gallery while embracing other emerging generations.
Sculptures, paintings, art object, and artist’s furniture and jewellery, are displayed in a vast bright space on rue du Congrès, a stone’s throw from la Promenade des Anglais. The long window display gives a glimpse of the diversity of style. From great Pop Art masters to new generation, Guillaume Aral exhibits a wide selection of works. Youn-Cho’s colourful female bathers, Patrick Schumacher’s twisted animals, Giorgio Laveri’s oversized ceramic objects, Guido Palmero’s painted windscreens, Jean-François Bollié’s female divers, Gabriel Martinez’s photographs of black-painted white women, or François Nasica’s street-art canvases.
World-renowned, Ferrero Gallery truly is an institution in Nice and appeals many collectors. Monographic exhibition are organised several times a year.
Meretdemeures.com (February 2015).
Galerie Ferrero 2, rue du Congrès 06000 Nice - France Website: www.galerieferrero.com