My journey into the art market started in a somewhat unusual way.I was living in Paris studying History of Art in the Sorbonne when my father asked me to help him with a small errand. He asked me if I could go to bid on his behalf in the famous Parisian auction house Hotel Drouot. I reluctantly agreed and immediately fell in-love with the business. For the next two years, I worked from Paris and started to learn how this business works spending many hours in the established and wonderful Parisian print galleries in Rue de Seine. Each gallery was a trophy trove of wonderful art works spanning the whole Modern era and I was able to see, feel and touch these works.

An opportunity aroused and I moved just across the English chancel to the European capital of art – London. Here, the art scene was very different. No long small cramped old galleries with treasures but Modern stylish spaces showing the best of the best. After a few years here, one day I stumbled upon a beautiful neighborhood that I didn’t knew – Hampstead. At first it didn’t feel like London at all but rather a charming English village in the country side. I felt that this is the right place to open our gallery. It will be warm and friendly but will present the best works by the best artist.

We have been in 87 Heath street for seven exciting and rewarding years building a wonderful group of friends that I hope feel at home in our gallery as much as we do. But now it’s time to open a new chapter. I’m delighted to announce the opening of our new gallery. I’m even happier to let you know that we are not going too far away! In fact we will be just across the road in 74 Heath street, Hampstead. Our new space will have more than double the exhibition space and will enable us to develop our exhibitions even further.

Our inauguaral exhibition, 33, will start on the 4th December 2013 and will include 33 works, one for every year of Gilden's Arts Gallery.

Text by Ofer Gildor

Gilden’s Arts Gallery
74 Heath Street
London NW3 1DN United Kingdom
Ph. +44 (0)20 74353340

Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday from 9.30am to 6.30pm
Saturday - Sunday from 11.00am to 5.00pm

Related images

  1. Marc Chagall (1887 - 1985), Daphnis and Gnathon from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961, original hand signed and numbered lithograph in colours on aches vellum paper, 54 x 38 cm / 21.3 x 15 in
  2. Rene Magritte (1898 - 1967), The 16th of September, 1969, stamped, signed and numbered aquatint in colours on BFK rives paper, 27.5 x 22 cm / 11 x 8.6 in
  3. Marc Chagail (1887 - 1985), The Wolf Trap from Daphnis and Chloe, 1961, original hand signed and numbered lithograph in colours on arches vellum paper, 54.1 x 38cm / 21.3 x 151 in
  4. Paul Klee (1879 - 1940), Bearded Head, 1925, original hand signed lithograph on paper, 46 x 31.5 cm / 18.1 x 12.4 in
  5. Tamara De Lempicka (1898 - 1980), The Polish Girl, Circa, 1933, hand signed and numbered aquatint with roulette in colour on Chine Colle paper, 45.1 x 36.2 cm / 17.75 x 14.25 in
  6. Erich Heckel (1883 - 1970) Women on the beach, 1919/1920, original hand signed and dated woodcut on wove paper, 70.9 x 55.5cm / 27.9 x 21.8 in