Since its opening in 1989 Galerie Patrick Seguin has been building a collection of Jean Prouvé demountable houses that is today the largest in the world. With 19 of these structures ranging from 172 to 2054 sq. ft., the gallery has worked strenuously to promote Jean Prouvé’s architecture through numerous exhibitions and fairs throughout the world, including at the MoMa in New York, DesignMiamiBasel/, the Venice Biennale, and the Pinacoteca Govanni e Marella Agnelli in Turin.
Accompanying its exhibitions, Galerie Patrick Seguin has also developed an editorial line of comprehensive publications and is currently releasing a set of 5 monographs dedicated to Jean Prouvé’s demountable architecture, illustrated with archival and contemporary photographs.
These 5 volumes are the first of 15 that will be released in 3 separate boxed sets over the course of 2015 and 2016. The first 5 volume boxed set includes :
Vol. 1 - Jean Prouvé, 6x6 Demountable House, 80 pages, english/french Vol. 2 - Jean Prouvé, 8x8 Demountable House, 80 pages, english/french Vol. 3 - Jean Prouvé, BCC Demountable House, 80 pages, english/french Vol. 4 - Jean Prouvé, Filling Station, 80 pages, english/french
Vol. 5 - Jean Prouvé, Ferembal Demountable House. Adaptation Jean Nouvel, 80 pages, english/french
The first 5 volumes was released on February 27th, 2015 at Gagosian Gallery New York for the occasion of the opening of the exhibition « Chamberlain-Prouvé » (February 26th - April 4th).
For this show, Gagosian Gallery and Galerie Patrick Seguin bring together the extraordinary sculptures of John Chamberlain and, for the first time in New York, 2 iconic demountable houses: Jean Prouvé’s Demountable Ferembal House, 1948, adapted by Jean Nouvel and Jean Prouvé’s School Complex of Villejuif, 1956.