Galerie Perrie's Recent Feature on Artnet.com

Inaugurated in 1667, the Paris Salon, the official art exhibition of France’s Académie des Beaux-Arts, was arguably the Western world’s greatest annual or biennial art event for the next two and a half centuries. The show’s aim was to encourage the development of the fine arts, to serve as an outlet for young artists (of all nationalities), and to broaden the impact of experimental movements–such as Impressionism in the 19th century–on popular culture. Following in these footsteps, Galerie Perrie’s Salon d’Automne et d’Hiver aims likewise to promote a highly curated selection of works from fine-art photography’s emerging prodigies as well as 20th Century masters such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, André Kertész and Louis Stettner. In honor of this new Salon’s prestigious historical inspiration, its first curated collection tells the story of Paris itself, each piece intended to capture the simple yet elegant moments of the quotidienne, the beauty behind the banal.