Yes, a real gallery like the old days back in Paris or The East Village or even Goldsmiths in 1990’s London. Real artists who make stuff. Not because they think they can sell it but because they are artists and kind of have to make stuff. Simple. Not decorative made to sell crap. But stuff that means something. Not really sure what, but art that actually means something. So when you finally flame out, your kids can say: Wow look how smart Mom and Dad were. They bought real art. Not junk from Wayfair. 

Welcome to Lift Trucks Project. A formerly abandoned fork lift factory where people can see real art. This is what we should all be looking at. Not art in an over hyped Chelsea box with atmospherically hyped prices. We own the building and can keep prices reasonable.

Discover the Legacy of Christian Lemesle and Galerie du Dragon

Christian Lemesle, a prominent painter, showcased his art at Galerie du Dragon, located at
19 rue du Dragon, Paris 75006. The gallery, founded in 1955 by the young poet Max Clarac-Serou, played a pivotal role in promoting emerging artists and cultivating a vibrant artistic community. Unfortunately, it closed its doors in 1995.

Lemesle, a rising star of Galerie du Dragon, is closely associated with the gallery. Some pieces bear the gallery’s label, while others trace their provenance to David Findlay Gallery, West 57th New York City. The connection underscores the potential impact that marketing success could have had on these works.

Situated in the prestigious part of Paris, where Rue du Dragon intersects Boulevard Saint Germain near the Church Saint Germain des Près, this area was historically the center of literary activities. The gallery’s significance is further accentuated by its association with the BookStore of Time, as depicted in one of Lemesle’s paintings featuring a large clock.

The artistic space, originally known as “La Librairie du Temps” (the BookStore of Time), was transformed into an art gallery between 1946 and 1954. Managed by Nina Dausset and Manou Pouderoux, it became a cultural hub hosting exhibitions that highlighted the intersection of literature and art. Noteworthy events include an exhibition resulting from the collaboration between critic Jean Paulhan and artist Jean Dubuffet, marked by an invitation dated February 4th, 1950, featuring a drawing by Dubuffet.

This collection, marked by its rarity and exceptional quality, provides a glimpse into the rich cultural tapestry of Galerie du Dragon and its profound impact on the artistic landscape of Paris.

Mr. Andrea Nuti
Curator & Art Dealer
Paris, France