In the 1960s, Yvon Lambert opened his art gallery in Paris. As early as 1972, he began showcasing pioneering American artists in the realms of Conceptual, Minimal, and Land Art, alongside notable European artists. In the 1980s, Lambert took a visionary approach, shifting his focus to painting, photography, and video, and organizing exhibitions that featured renowned artists of the time.
In the year 2000, Yvon Lambert inaugurated the Collection Lambert in Avignon. In 2012, he made a generous donation of his personal art collection to the French State, comprising over 500 remarkable artworks. This act ensured that the collection became accessible to a broader audience and is now presented alongside carefully curated temporary exhibitions arranged by the museum's team.
In 2014, Yvon Lambert made the decision to close his gallery located at 108 rue Vieille du Temple, redirecting his energy towards his bookshop and publishing endeavors. This transition allowed him to concentrate on sharing his passion for art and books.
After the closure of his gallery, Yvon Lambert, together with his daughter Ève, embarked on a new venture in 2017. They opened a versatile space located at 14 rue des Filles du Calvaire, meticulously designed by architect Dominique Perrault (DPA). This space integrates a gallery, bookshop, and publishing house.
The new venue serves as a vibrant hub, fostering meaningful interactions among artists and visitors. It offers an extensive array of art books, exhibition catalogues, rare and out-of-print books, multiples and posters. Yvon Lambert remains committed to promoting both emerging talents and established artists through the publications and exhibitions.
Furthermore, Yvon Lambert has curated a "Bibliophile" collection of limited edition artist books that are considered artworks in their own right. They are available for viewing by appointment at the shop.
Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday from 2pm to 7pm
Closed on Monday
Address: 14 rue des Filles du Calvaire 75003 Paris
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 66 55 84
VAT No.: FR40 824 112 171