"I have always wanted to defend what is indefensible."
- Yves Gastou

images from Gastou's home on the Right Bank from book, Metropolitan Places

"As owner of one the most renowned art gallery in France, Gastou is respected in all circles of art and design. His art gallery is noted for the recognition of architect and designer Ettore Sottsass in 1985.

It was within his art gallery that many famous architects and designers including Ettore Sottsass were first exhibited. Other famous architects and designers exhibited at the gallery of Gastou are Shiro Kuramata and Ron Arad. His art gallery also featured the artworks of artist such as Jacques Adnet, Maxime Old, Marc du Plantier et Paul Dupre-Lafon, Chale and Jean Claude Farhi, Paul Evans and Maria Pergay.

If you were an artist in the 40's, 50's and 70's the likelihood of being featured at the gallery of Gastou was almost guaranteed. Gastou's love of historical design led him to becoming one of the most extensive antique art collectors of his time. Antique furniture became a very important aspect to the Gastou artist pursuit both personally and professionally. His gallery became a showcase for furniture dating back to the 1940's to 1970's. For some of history's most poignant antique and eclectic furniture pieces, the gallery of Gastou would most certain be the venue to seek out the unusual in furniture designer pieces."

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Metropolitan Places
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