Founded in 2008, by Blaise Parinaud and Bertrand Dumon the gallery is now run by Blaise Parinaud and Nicolas Plescoff. The gallery specializes in paintings, sculptures and works on paper by modern and post-war masters.
The Gallery Messine accompanies its customers in the constitution and management of their collections. We define with our clients tailor-made strategies and advise them on the purchase, sale, taxation, insurance, and conservation of works.
Since 2016 Galerie Messine also offers to private clients and companies, the acquisition of monumental, contemporary and modern sculptures.
The gallery is a member of the Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA).
Following the Covid-19 epidemic, the gallery operates digitally.
In 2021 the gallery will open by appointment only.
Blaise Parinaud was brought up from a very young age in the study and love of the arts alongside his father the writer and art critic André Parinaud. Immersed in a world where visits to artist's studios and international museums follow one another, nourished by his family's archives (the reviews Arts and Galerie des Arts) and his father's numerous artist's interviews, Blaise Parinaud set out early to become an art dealer.
His career started in the late 90's in New York at Hammer Galleries, specialised in XIXth and XXth centuries masters.
In 2001, he chose to work as a private dealer in Paris, focusing on modern and contemporary art. He has handled and placed in private collections artworks by Marc Chagall, Raoul Dufy Fernand Léger, Joan Miro, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir and Maria Helena Viera da Silva.
Nicolas Plescoff began his career in finance. After 6 years of enriching experiences in this field, driven by his passion for fine arts, he decided in 1998 to open a gallery in rue de Miromesnil in Paris.
As a sculpture collector, he first specialized in this field, devoting himself fully to it through numerous exhibitions and participations in fairs where he revisits the 19th and 20th century. His rigorous eclecticism quickly leads him to open his activity to modern and contemporary painting.
In 2012 he joins the Messine Gallery and develops with Blaise Parinaud a consulting activity in buying and selling modern and contemporary art with clients wishing to enrich and enhance their collection.