Christian Ogier

Venture into the Art market in good company!

Art advisor and private dealer in Paris with over 40 years of experience in high-end Art.

Galerie Sepia

Venture into the Art market in good company!

A discreet and professional advisory service in the field of Impressionist and Modern Art.
Serving major private collections and museums in Europe, Asia and the US.

Rare & Important Works Of Art

Venture into the Art market in good company!

An extensive network of private collectors.
A thorough, in-depth knowledge of the Art market.


Venture into the Art market in good company!

Working on Picasso’s oeuvre is the core of our expertise.
We have a wide knowledge of what is available on the market,
and extensive archives stretching into the early 20th century,
to help document and validate history and provenance.


Christian Ogier started working on Picabia in the early 1980’s,
at a time when the artist was largely forgotten,
and has acquired over the course of 40 years a deep understanding of this important (and complex) artist.
We have been major players on the market of Picabia in recent years.

Impressionism & Post Impressionism

Venture into the Art market in good company!

Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne, ..

Modern Masters

Expertise also Miro, Dali, Chagall, Matisse, Leger, Braque, …

Post-War Art

Abstraction, Pop Art, Warhol, Figuration Narrative, Dubuffet, Soulages, Calder, Vasarely, Kiefer, Richter…


Degas, Rodin, Giacometti, Dubuffet… Galerie Sepia also represents the estate of Christa von Schnitzler and Gisele Nietmann.

A Pioneer In Asian Modern Art

As early as the 1980’s Christian Ogier met with Zao Wou Ki, Chu Teh Chun and Wu Guan Zhong.
He foresaw their importance, as well as that of San Yu, and brought them early to his clients’ attention

Discovering Asian Contemporary Masters

In the 1990’s, as Chinese contemporary art was just emerging, Galerie Sepia exhibited Zhang Xiao Gang, Yan Pei Ming, Qiu Shi Hua, …
Christian Ogier met with Zeng Fan Zhi, Yue Min Jun, Cai Guo Qiang, Yang Jie Chang … He contributed to the creation of major art fairs in the region.

Press & News

Quoted by international newspapers such as The New York Times, and the Financial Times.

  • Les ventes de New York ignorent la crise

    Published On: May 27, 2021

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  • Des acheteurs prudents aux ventes d’automne

    Published On: October 30, 2020

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  • Christie’s New Auction Technique: The Global Gavel

    Published On: July 13, 2020

    The sale on Friday, which started in Hong Kong and included Paris, London and New York, raised $420.9 million.

    Read the continuation on The New York Times

  • Sotheby’s London Met Expectations With a $64.8 Million Impressionist and Modern Sale

    Published On: February 4, 2020

    […] A little ways behind was Francis Picabia’s gaudy bright green and pink image of flirtation, Sous les Olives (1925). Carrying a punchy £1.5 million $2 million) estimate, it had only recently sold in New York, in 2018, for $2.5 million […]

    Read the continuation on artnet news

  • Art impressionniste et moderne, des ventes records

    Published On: May 24, 2019

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  • L’art impressionniste et moderne à deux vitesses

    Published On: July 6, 2018

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  • À New-York, un marché en pleine renaissance

    Published On: December 1, 2017

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  • Even a Prize-Winning Ferrari Couldn’t Add Much Zip to Sotheby’s Lethargic $310 Million Contemporary Sale

    Published On: November 17, 2017

    “It’s the end of a long and busy week,” sighed Paris dealer Christian Ogier on his way out of the salesroom, adding that the high number of lots bearing presale guarantees—some 44 lots, 34 of those via irrevocable bids by third parties—made the auction feel too “choreographed,” he said, “which makes people uneasy.” (…)

    Read the continuation on artnet news


  • How Basquiat Became the $60 Million Man

    Published On: May 17, 2017

    How did a young graffiti rebel go from selling drawings for $50 in 1980 to having a painting come up for auction this week at a staggering $60 million? […]

    Read the continuation on The New York Times

  • A Schiele goes AWOL, but Sotheby’s still lands a $173 Million Impressionist and Modern sale

    Published On: May 16, 2017

    The top lot for the evening was a Kazimir Malevich Suprematist painting […]

    Read the continuation on artnet

  • The Art Market: Sotheby’s takes an expensive gamble

    Published On: January 15, 2016

    […]“The secondary market dealer Christian Ogier is more doubtful. “I am stupefied by the amount paid, I don’t see how Sotheby’s will be able to make money on the deal,” he said. “It’s a fragile market, particularly as, with oil and commodity prices collapsing, Brazil in meltdown, some of the agency’s good clients must be affected.” […]

    Read the continuation on The Financial Time


  • When Collecting Wasn’t All About the Money

    Published On: January 11, 2016

    […]“Ours is a money-orientated society,” said Christian Ogier, a Paris art dealer. “We have big-bucks collectors. The value of an artist is measured by the price he or she is able to elicit.” […]

    Read the continuation on The New York Times

  • Les acteurs chinois dopent les ventes

    Published On: November 27, 2015

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  • How Far Can Christie’s Transform Art Market?

    Published On: November 10, 2015

    […] Boucher also spoke to the person who may be the most widely quoted so far these two weeks: “It was a tremendous success in terms of raising prices,” Paris dealer Christian Ogier observed after the sale, “but a certain aggressive approach may be nearing its close.” […]

    Read the continuation on Art Market Monitor

  • A $170-Million Modigliani Nude Breaks Records at Christie’s $491 Million ‘Artist’s Muse’ Sale

    Published On: November 9, 2015

    “It was a tremendous success in terms of raising prices,” Paris dealer Christian Ogier observed after the sale, “but a certain aggressive approach may be nearing its close.” We’re not seeing the frenzied bidding we saw even in May, he added […]

    Read the continuation on artnet news

  • Sotheby’s Sells $750m in Art Over 48hrs, the Art World Shrugs

    Published On: November 6, 2015

    […] Paris dealer Christian Ogier was a bit more restrained. “The night sailed along pleasantly enough,” he said, before blaming the lack of high-end bidders on the house’s optimism. “The prices are still so high, with the house pushing the estimates too hard,” he said. “It doesn’t make for lively bidding.” […]

    Read the continuation on Art Market Monitor

  • Worries of Market Chill at Sotheby’s Auction of Ex-Chief’s Collection

    Published On: November 5, 2015

    […]“It’s a dismal feeling,” Christian Ogier, a Paris dealer who attended the sale, said. “They pushed the estimates. There is no action. I’m worried a bit for Sotheby’s people.” […]

    Read the continuation on The New York Times

  • Picasso détrône Bacon

    Published On: May 22, 2015

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  • Christie’s Has Art World’s First $1 Billion Week

    Published On: May 13, 2015

    It was a week the art world had never seen before. For the first time, an auction house sold more than $1 billion of art — over three days at that — a vast outpouring of money that amazed even the wealthy and the celebrities who flocked to the auction floor. (…)

    Read the continuation on The New York Times

  • Picasso = $180 M!

    Published On: May 8, 2015

    To a medley of whoops, hollers and gasps on Monday night, Pablo Picasso’s 1955 painting “Les Femmes d’Alger (Version ‘O’)” sold for $179.4 million including fees at Christie’s “Looking Forward to the Past” sale of artworks spanning the 20th century. (…)

    Read the continuation on Linkedin

  • Mysterious Asian Buyer Causes Sensation at Sotheby’s $368 Million Impressionist Sale

    Published On: May 5, 2015

    Buyed by a $66.3-million sale of a painting by Vincent van Gogh and a $54-million Claude Monet, Sotheby’s racked up $368 million at its Impressionist and modern art evening sale on Tuesday, (…)

    Read the continuation on artnet news

  • The Art Market: two records smashed

    Published On: February 10, 2015

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  • When Art is a currency

    Published On: February 9, 2015

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  • At Auction in London, ‘Jewels of the 20th Century’

    Published On: February 6, 2015

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  • Picasso met le feu aux enchères !

    Published On: July 3, 2013

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1989 – 2021

Over the years, Christian Ogier has placed major works in some of the most important private collection in Europe, Asia and the US… Galerie Sepia has collaborated and sold to museums such as the Picasso Museum, the Dali Museum, the Pompidou centre, the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Hong Kong Museum of Art, the MOA Museum in Japan…


Graduated with an MBA from Essec Business school – Served as a junior diplomat in a French Embassy – Started collecting.

1981 – 1989

Began his career as an art dealer in Paris, initially focusing on Old Masters and Ecole de Paris. First ventures into Asia : Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea. Got to meet Zao Wou Ki, Wu Guan Zhong, Chu Teh Chun, …

1990 – 2004

Founded Galerie Sepia, opened in the Marais district in Paris. Numerous exhibitions throughout Asia, discovery of Chinese Contemporary artists (Zhang Xiao Gang, Zeng Fan Zhi, Yue Min Jun, Cai Guo Qiang, Yan Pei Ming, Yang JieChang…). Major exhibition of Chinese Contemporary Art in Paris.

2004 – 2015

Moved to the prestigious gallery area of Faubourg St Honore. Initiated important private deals around Picasso, Miro, Monet, Dali, … Built stronger connections to major collectors and museums, and developped a close international network with like-minded dealers…

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