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Artist Bruno Catalano Opening Reception at Galeries Bartoux, New York City, NY, USA

L'Etoffe Des Héros - by Bruno Catalano - photo by Luxury Experience
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Renowned contemporary sculptor Bruno Catalano made his mark on New York on May 18, 2024, with the exhibition of his large-scale “Voyage À New York” sculptures that began with a ribbon cutting in the Murray Hill Neighborhood on Park Avenue and continued with his impressive smaller scale sculptures at the private opening reception of his solo exhibition at Galeries Bartoux in SoHo, which runs until June 18, 2024. If you love contemporary art, a gallery visit should be on your “must do” list.

Robert Bartoux & Bruno Catalano - photo by Luxury Experience

Robert Bartoux & Bruno Catalano

Bruno Catalano brings an interesting perspective to life and to art. He was born in 1960 in Morocco, moved to Marseille, France at the age of ten, and started traveling at the age of twenty working on boats. He discovered sculpture in the 1990s, and It is apt then that his first time in New York was for his exhibition entitled, “Voyagers/Travelers.”

Bruno Catalano Cutting Ribbon - photo by Luxury Experience

Bruno Catalano

We attended the opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on May 18, 2024, and were touched by the heartfelt opening remarks by Robert Bartoux, Founder and Executive Director, Galeries Bartoux and Bruno Catalano. The impressive large-scale sculptures measure 10-feet in height and tower above Park Avenue beginning at East 38th Street (across from The Prince Kitano New York hotel located at 66 Park Avenue at East 38th Street) and continue until East 34th Street.

Van Gogh Sculpture by Bruno Catalano - photo by Luxury Experience

Van Gogh by Bruno Catalano

 The Bruno Catalano Sculptures on Park Avenue

Bleu De Chine
Hubert III
L’Etoffe Des Héros
Pierre David
Van Gogh
Voyage À New York

The Opening Reception at Galeries Bartoux 

Champagne Pommery - photo by Luxury Experience

Champagne Pommery

After exploring the breathtaking nine sculptures that defy gravity along Park Avenue, we continued to a private opening reception sponsored by Champagne Pommery at Galeries Bartoux at 114 Wooster Street, where Champagne Pommery Brut Royal flowed all night paired with interesting art conversations with the artist, the Galeries Bartoux team, and other art collectors, learning the inspiration and the stories behind the sculptures.

Pauline Vranken & Laura Bartoux - Photo by Luxury Experience

Pauline Vranken of Champagne Pommery & Laura Bartoux

Champagne Pommery has set the standard for Brut Champagne excellence since 1874 and has long had an affinity for the arts. In 1882 they commissioned sculptures for their famous cellars and continue to be active supporters of the arts.

Bruno Catalano - Laura Lou Miroir - I & II - photo by Luxury Experience

Laura Lou Miroir – I & II by Bruno Catalano

While Bruno Catalano’s large-scale sculptures on Park Avenue dazzled our senses with their sheer size, his evocative smaller scale works at Galeries Bartoux captured our imaginations with their bold presentations and exquisite detail down to the buckles on boots and laces on shoes.

Bruno Catalano - Le Tour Du Monde en 80 Jours - photo by Luxury Experience

Le Tour Du Monde en 80 Jours by Bruno Catalano

Every artist has their own source of inspiration, and for Bruno Catalano, inspiration was in the form of a casting flaw, which created a gap in his work. He liked the result, and the ragged look has become his signature and adds layers of depth to the characters of each of the people represented in the sculptures. Our interpretation is that when you look at one of his travelers sculptures the missing sections are like not knowing their complete story, letting your imagination fill in the blanks of the sculpture as well as the story of their lives.

Debra C. Argen & Bruno Catalano - photo by Luxury Experience

Debra C. Argen & Bruno Catalano

A Sampling of the Bruno Catalano Bronze Sculptures at Galeries Bartoux

Laura Lou Miroir I &  II (2 halves of the same woman)
Le Tour Du Monde en 80 Jours
Made In Marseille
Sarah II
Tête de Benoît
Théo (with his battered guitar case)
Zhuberman, with its Superman homage

Bruno Catalano also works in marble and his stunning draped marble sculptures were inspired by his end of the day ritual of draping cloths over his clay models to prevent the clay from drying out. His skill and artistry in both his stone and bronze sculptures make him an artist that draws appreciation from art collectors. He is truly a master sculptor and a genius of contemporary art.

Marbre C by Bruno Catalano - photo by Luxury Experience

Marbre C by Bruno Catalano

If you live in New York City or in the Tri-State area or our planning a visit Manhattan, do take time to visit Galeries Bartoux to see Bruno Catalano’s solo exhibition (until June 18, 2024) and stop and appreciate his large-scale sculptures located along Park Avenue (until May 2025).

Corentin Loonis, Pauline Vranken & Edward F. Nesta - photo by Luxury Experience

Corentin Loonis, Pauline Vranken of Champagne Pommery & Edward F. Nesta

Until next time, keep enjoying and supporting the arts!

About Galeries Bartoux:

“Galeries Bartoux, a family adventure. Galeries Bartoux is an international group with 20 galleries located in France, Monaco, London, New York, Miami, and Saint-Tropez representing a whole new generation of artists. The first galleries were inaugurated in cities whose history is associated with painting: Honfleur in 1993, Saint-Paul de-Vence in 1995. The opening of galleries in Megève and Courchevel followed. The entry into the heart of the international art market was first established in Paris in 2003, New York in 2007, London in 2015, Monaco in 2018 and Miami in 2020.” 

Debra C Argen & Isabelle Bartoux - photo by Luxury Experience

Debra C Argen & Isabelle Bartoux

“The Bartoux family’s artistic approach is to interact with the public by making them aware of art while opening a window on new and exciting cultural values. The galleries are open spaces for collectors and passionates. Galeries Bartoux are open spaces. They are places of exchange and meeting between passionate people from often different horizons. All creative and talented artists are welcome and have their place in Galeries Bartoux. The artistic choice, the architecture of the galleries and the customers service allow everyone to acquire a work and become an art collector. Promoting contemporary art. Galeries Bartoux offers both great masters, confirmed artists and emerging artists. It is this alchemy that creates the DNA of the Galeries Bartoux group. With an unconditional love of the women and men of art, and an in-depth knowledge of artistic professions, Galeries Bartoux helps to dispel prejudices and laminate differences.”

Galeries Bartoux (New York City, SoHo) Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.

Locations: Galeries Bartoux has two locations in the United States in New York City and Miami, international locations in London and Monaco, and throughout France in Cannes, Courchevel, Honfleur, Megève, Paris, St-Paul-de-Vence, and Saint Tropez.

For more information on Galeries Bartoux and artists represented, please visit their website: www.galeries-bartoux.com

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