Analysis out of the box

Collector profile: Guillaume Houzé

Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | “I was maybe 10 when I opened the door and saw the portrait of an old woman by Chaïm Soutine.” In the erudite atmosphere of his great-grandparents Max and Paulette Heilbronn’s apartment, that image of a head in a kind of primordial state of being sparks a passion that takes hold of the young Guillaume Houzé. His family history has been tied to the Galeries Lafayette for five generations, since their creation by his great-grandfather Théophile Bader. From childhood onwards, he is plunged into a unique familial cultural matrix focused on innovation, fashion and contemporary creation.

Guillaume Houzé © Photo Philippe Soubirot
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Guillaume Houzé
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His first work?

An Erro painting he bought when he was 13 or 14; the colorful and expressive world of the Narrative Figuration artists easily replaces the comic books he consumed as an adolescent. His singular path quickly orientates toward artists of his generation, guided by gallerists with a forward-looking eye such as Olivier Antoine of Art : Concept, Michel Rein, the Valentins, Clémence and Didier Krzentowski of Kréo Gallery, and Edouard Mérino and Florence Bonnefous of […]

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