Galerie Sepia offers a discreet and professional service as a private dealer in the field of Impressionist and Modern Art for major international collectors and museums in Europe Asia and America.
We offer our clients:
- Over 25 years of experience in Art dealing
- An in-depth knowledge of the Art Market
- Relationships built over the years with top collectors throughout Asia, Europe and America
- Solid academic knowledge
- Extensive practice in the commercial aspect of art sales
- Total discretion when buying and selling works of art
For established collectors, as well as newer ones, we are a reliable alternative to Auction houses.
Museums from all over the world such as the French Museums, the Museu Picasso, the Dali Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Hong Kong Museum of Art have acquired paintings from Galerie Sepia.
The gallery also helped many museums to organize major exhibitions. Among them, we can proudly name the National Museum of Modern Art –Pompidou Centre – in Paris, the Walker Hill Art Centre in Seoul, the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Fong Ping Shan Museum in Hong Kong.
Galerie Sepia belongs to the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art* which regroups the top Art dealers in France.
*Membership in CPGA is by invitation and is offered only to qualified dealers. Each CPGA member must be a specialist with recognized expertise in his or her field. Members are required to have demonstrated the highest level of integrity and professionalism in dealings with colleagues, institutions and the public.
Galerie Sepia was founded in 1990 by Christian Ogier, with the special advice of Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Art specialists.
After graduating with an MBA from ESSEC, a French elite school, Christian Ogier first served as a junior diplomat at the French Embassy in Port au Prince, where he began collecting Art. Then he settled as a private dealer in Art in 1981.
During almost two decades, Christian Ogier organized six shows per year throughout Asia (Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur).
He participated in major art fairs in Asia (Shanghai, Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong…) and helped to establish Galerie Sepia‘s reputation in this part of the world. Over the years, the gallery has placed works in major private and public international collections.
During the spring of 2004, Galerie Sepia moved from an historic neighbourhood of the Marais to its present location in the heart of the city’s gallery district. It occupies the third floor of a 19th century building, at a corner of the famous Faubourg St Honore.
The gallery evolves together with it’s clients wishes and taste: a mixture of both Old and Modern masters. The gallery maintains a well articulated profile in the art world at large.