Carré d’artistes has had a huge artistic presence primarily in Europe for many years, with 18 galleries throughout France, Germany, England, Spain & Brazil. Last week they opened their doors in the United States and have chosen Greenwich Village as their location.
Lysandre Bezier, the Manager, gave us a tour of their new gallery on Bleecker Street
This small space that was for many years a neighborhood market has been transformed and is as colorful as the wall to wall original pieces of artwork that represent their current artists. Each artist is asked to do paintings in sizes specific to Carré d’artistes, ranging from a four inches square to twelve inches square. Prices range from $105 to $520. This feast for the eyes is ever changing with new artists rotating in every six weeks.
Artwork is displayed by artist, making it easy to see all work done by an artist that catches your eye. Since the sizes vary from 4″ square upward, there is something in every price range. One of the many things that sets them apart from other galleries is the fact that you are buying original pieces unframed, simply matted. The square size of every piece by every artist is also unique to this gallery. They do offer framing and have a nice selection to choose from.
In addition to their small square originals which they call ‘First Step in Art’, they also have a section they like to call ‘Art in Big’, exhibiting 5 artists with sizes (also squares) ranging from 20″ to 47″.
Their brochure says it all –“Art is Good”. Indeed it is. They are open 7 days a week from 11am to 10pm. Stop by and let Lysandre show you around. They’re located at 241 Bleecker Street between Rocco’s Pastry and Bleecker Street Records (between 6th and 7th Avenues). You can also follow them on Facebook.