Bailly Gallery

Stand:   447

Modern & Contemporary Arts

10, rue de l'Hôtel de Ville
1204 Geneva
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Gallery Information

  • Charly Lagouy Assistant Director
  • Clara Al Sidawi Assistant director
  • Charly Bailly Director
  • Hania Bailly Wolaszanska Co-Director

As an art market specialist, Geneva based Bailly Gallery focuses on modern and contemporary art. It offers a wide eclectic collection of world prestigious art pieces, paying special attention to the quality and condition of all its works. Last autumn Bailly Gallery opened its Parisian address in front of the Louvre, 25 Quai Voltaire confirming its constant development. While offering a wide range of art works which include paintings, drawings and sculptures, Bailly Gallery contributes to the creation of important collections, institutions and museums throughout the world. It is also through its participation in international Art Fairs such as Tefaf, Masterpiece, Brafa or the Biennale des Antiquaires that Bailly Gallery earns its international reputation.

Artists Exhibited at the fair:

  • Marc Chagall

    Marc Chagall

    Biography : Chagall died in 1985, almost a century old. He crossed the twentieth century, saw a revolution, wars and exile, rubbed shoulders with some of the most innovative artists, produced a work in which can read his intimate experience of history, memories of his meetings, his travels and of his country. The twentieth century, in large part, repressed allegory and narrative in the works of art. And it is because Chagall was able to overcome the rules,codes and diktats of modernist thought while feeding, he may remain figurative and testify of his time. It borrows from the avant-garde movements (Cubism, Suprematism, surrealism) some of their forms, sometimes seems to get closer, but still remains independent. The parallel between the war pictures and images of peace reveals the complexity of a work that is never reduced to a given genre, but incorporates the events, situations and emotions of the artist. Thus, depending on the circumstances, Chagall visit and revisit some topics, enriching each time a personal dimension: his hometown of Vitebsk, Jewish traditions of his childhood, biblical episodes including the Crucifixion, and the torque and family. After spending three years in Paris, Chagall goes to Vitebsk to find his fiancée Bella whom he married in 1915. He is surprised by the declaration of war. Although far from the front, it reflects a harsh reality: troop movements, wounded soldiers, Jewish populations expelled from their villages. Likewise, it seeks to represent the environment of his childhood which he senses and evokes the disappearance, in a series of paintings, his intimacy with Bella. In 1922, Chagall finally left Russia. After a stop in Berlin, he returned to Paris where he must again form an artistic identity. He is dedicated, at the request of the publisher Ambroise Vollard, in different books including the Bible illustration of a text which he is so familiar from childhood he will say "I do not see the Bible, I dream it ". Alongside the works dedica Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    William Weston Gallery
    Richard Green
    Galerie Thomas
    Thomas Gibson Fine Art
    Galerie Boulakia
    SmithDavidson Gallery
    W&K-Wienerroither & Kohlbacher
    Hammer Galleries
    Alon Zakaim Fine Art
    Connaught Brown
    Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
    Also represented by:
    Galerie Patrice Trigano
  • Nicolas De Staël

    Nicolas De Staël

  • Fritz Glarner

    Fritz Glarner

    Biography : Fritz Glarner (born July 20, 1899 in Zurich, d. September 18, 1972 in Locarno) was a Swiss-American painter. Glarner was a leading proponent of so-called Concrete Art, an artists' movement whose roots lead back to the painters of De Stijl and the principles of the Bauhaus. He was a disciple of Piet Mondrian, strongly influenced by Mondrian's theories of "dynamic symmetry." As he developed as an artist, his works began to be increasingly influenced by Mondrian's Neoplastic theory. His leaning toward nonrepresentational art had begun as early as 1929 in Paris, where he was a member of the Abstraction-Création group. Glarner took up Mondrian's motif of arranging simplified colors and forms on an architectural pattern. Glarner introduced a diagonal into the strict horizontal and vertical geometric aesthetic of Mondrian, creating new, yet equally systematic principles of composition that he termed "relational painting." Like Mondrian, Glarner limited his color palette to the primaries, red, yellow and blue. He expanded Mondrian's black "line" into a broad range of grays, used both as line and, like the primaries, as geometric areas of color. Many of his works are tondos, his signature relational principles ordered within a circle. Glarner's additions and alterations in structure and color to the Mondrian style gave his works a vitality and spatial dimensions. 24 of his works are owned by Museo Cantonale d'Arte of Lugano, Switzerland. Artist's Objects:
  • Karl Hofer

    Karl Hofer

    Biography : Karl Hofer was born in Karlsruhe on 11 October 1878 as son of a military musician. After an apprenticeship in C.F. Müller's court bookstore, he began to study at the Großherzoglich Badische Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Karlsruhe in 1897. Here he studied under Poetzelberger, Kalckreuth and Thoma until 1901. None of these teachers, however, were able to provide him with ideas for his ambitious striving for a new art form and he soon came under the influence of Arnold Böcklin. Hofer travelled to Paris in 1900 where he was greatly impressed by Henri Rousseau's naive painting. The art historian Julius Meier-Graefe introduced Hofer not only to private collections worth while seeing in Paris, but also drew his attention to Hans von Marées. As a result Hofer decided in 1903 to spend a couple of years in Rome. His painting, which was until then influenced by Böcklin's Symbolism, changed in favour of Marées' classic-Arcadian concept. In 1904 the Kunsthaus Zurich presented Hofer's first one-man show within the ‚Ausstellung moderner Kunstwerke', which was afterwards shown in an extended version at the Kunsthalle Karlsruhe and at the Folkwang-Museum in Hagen and in Weimar in 1906. From 1908 Hofer lived temporarily in Paris. The stay changed his style through dealing with influences of Cézanne, French Impressionists and El Greco. In 1913 the artist moved to Berlin. He was interned in France one year later and only returned to Germany in 1917. He accepted a post as a professor at the Kunstschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg in 1921. On the occasion of his 50th birthday a retrospective took place at the Kunsthalle Mannheim, the ‚Berlin Secession' and Alfred Flechtheim's gallery in Berlin. His art was considered "degenerate" during the 'Third Reich' and he was dismissed from his teaching post in 1933/34. His works were exhibited in 1937 in the Munich exhibition 'Entartete Kunst'. Hofer lived in Berlin for the rest of his life. He was the director of the Hochschule für Bil Artist's Objects:
  • Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

    Ernst Ludwig Kirchner

    Biography : Ernst Ludwig Kirchner was born on May 6, 1880, in Aschaffenburg, Germany. After years of travel, his family settled in Chemnitz in 1890. From 1901 to 1905 he studied architecture at the Dresden Technische Hochschule, and pictorial art in Munich at the Kunsthochschule and at an experimental art school established by Wilhelm von Debschitz and Hermann Obrist. While in Munich he produced his first woodcuts; the graphic arts were to become as important to him as painting. At that time he was drawn to Neo-Impressionism as well as to the old masters. In 1905 the Die Brücke (The Bridge) group was founded in Dresden by Fritz Bleyl, Erich Heckel, Kirchner, and Karl Schmidt-Rottluff; later, Cuno Amiet, Otto Müller, Emil Nolde, and Max Pechstein joined the group. From 1905 to 1910 Dresden hosted exhibitions of Post-Impressionism, including the work of Vincent van Gogh, as well as shows featuring Gustav Klimt, Edvard Munch, and the Fauves, who deeply impressed Kirchner. Other important influences were Japanese prints, and African and Oceanic art. Kirchner moved to Berlin with the Brücke group in 1911. The following year Franz Marc included works by Brücke artists in the second show of the Blaue Reiter (the Blue Rider) at Heinrich Thannhauser’s Moderne Galerie in Munich, thus providing a link between the two groups. In 1913 Kirchner exhibited in the Armory Show in New York, and was given his first solo shows in Germany at the Museum Folkwang Hagen, and the Galerie Gurlitt, Berlin. That year also marked the dissolution of the Brücke. During World War I Kirchner was discharged from the army because of a nervous and physical collapse. He was treated at Dr. Oskar Kohnstamm’s sanatorium in Königstein near Frankfurt, where he completed five wall frescoes in 1916. In 1918, he settled in Frauenkirch near Davos, Switzerland, where many young artists, particularly those of the Basel-based Rot-Blau group, sought him out for guidance. Solo shows of Kirchner’s work were held thr Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Galerie Thomas
    W&K-Wienerroither & Kohlbacher
    Galerie Henze & Ketterer AG
  • Henri Le Sidaner

    Henri Le Sidaner

    Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Stoppenbach & Delestre Ltd.
    Daphne Alazraki Fine Art
    Richard Green
    Alon Zakaim Fine Art
  • Henri Matisse


    Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Richard Green
    Galerie Boulakia


    Artist's Objects: Other Dealers:
    Also exhibited by:
    Galerie de la Béraudière
    Bowman Sculpture