OPERA Gallery Program 2023

Opera Gallery | Program 2023




Marc Chagall, The Lover with the Red Profile and the Blue Donkey, 1971 © Adagp, Paris, 2023
Gilles Dyan, the founder of Opera Gallery, and his team invite you to explore the exhibitions that will be on display in 2023.

The exhibition calendar of Opera Gallery will be extensive, both in its Parisian location on rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and in its 14 other galleries throughout Europe, the United States, the Middle East, and Asia.

In March, in order to inaugurate the 2023 program, Paris’s Opera Gallery will present a monographic exhibition of Marc Chagall’s works.

Between the end of March and the beginning of April, Paris will host two important events: the Art Paris and PAD Paris fairs.

In June, Opera Gallery will dedicate an exhibition to French artist Jean-Charles.

In the fall, the gallery will display significant pieces of informal art from the 1950s and 1960s.


18 MARCH – 19 APRIL 2023

Opera Gallery is pleased to present “Marc Chagall, the Poetry of Emotions”, an exhibition-event dedicated exclusively to the works of the Franco-Russian artist, a key figure in modern painting. Over the years, Opera Gallery has created one of the world’s most important private collections of works ranging from the 1930s until the artist’s death in 1985.

For Opera Gallery, the month of April will also be marked by the participation in PAD Paris and Art Paris, which will celebrate its 25thᵉ anniversary in this edition.

Marc Chagall, The Green Donkey, 1978 © Adagp, Paris, 2023


28 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2023

The selection of works for Art Paris at the Grand Palais éphémère in Paris will reflect the artists in the 2023 Opera Gallery programme. The booth will display works by Karel Appel, Georg Baselitz, Amoako Boafo, Cho Sung-Hee, George Condo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Andy Denzler, Juan Genovés, Alex Katz, A.R. Penck, Pierre Soulages, Antoni Tàpies, Adjei Tawiah, Manolo Valdés and Bernar Venet. The centrepiece of the stand will be a monumental installation created especially for the occasion by contemporary Korean artist Jae Ko (b. 1961), a work of rolled paper that it will be as impressive as poetic.



30 MARCH – 2 APRIL 2023

For PAD Paris, the gallery will present a selection of works by contemporary artists represented by Opera Gallery. The Anglo-Israeli designer Ron Arad (b. 1951) will be present on the stand with coloured resin editions of the famous Big Easy armchair, as well as other valuable design pieces. They will be surrounded by works by Belgian Fred Eerdekens (b. 1951) and Korean-born artists Cho Sung-Hee (b. 1949) and Jae Ko (b. 1961).



1 – 21 JUNE 2023

Opera Gallery will present an exhibition of recent works by Jean-Charles Blais (b. 1956) to the Paris public for the first time. This French artist, associated with free figuration, has enjoyed dazzling success with his gouaches on torn posters. Jean-Charles Blais studied at the Beaux-Arts de Rennes between 1974 and 1979 and held a solo exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in 1987. He is known, among other things, for his design of the Assemblée Nationale metro station in 1990.

Pierre Soulages, Peinture 130 x 89 cm, 8 June 1959



Lyrical abstraction, the CoBrA and Gutai movements and abstract expressionism are the main trends in informal art. Opera Gallery will present an exhibition focused on abstraction from the 1950s and 1960s, in which the public will be able to admire works by post-war artists such as Georges Mathieu, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages, Karel Appel, Zao Wou-Ki and Roberto Matta. The exhibition will be curated by Lydia Harambourg.

For Opera Gallery, November will also be marked by the participation in Fine Art Paris & La Biennale (21-26 November 2023).

Opera Gallery

Located at 62 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the Golden Triangle of Paris, Opera Gallery, a modern and contemporary art gallery founded in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, now has a network of fourteen art galleries around the world: in Paris, London, Munich, Geneva, New York, Miami, Aspen, Dubai, Beirut, Singapore, Hong Kong, Seoul and a gallery soon to open in Madrid. Directed by Marion Petitdidier, the Parisian gallery offers a permanent selection of works by modern, post-war and contemporary artists – Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Alexander Calder, Pierre Soulages, Manolo Valdés, Fernando Botero… – as well as monographic, group and thematic exhibitions to an audience of amateurs and collectors, both private and public.

Opera Gallery, Paris

62, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, 75008 Paris


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