THE GALLERY FOR A NEW GENERATION OF COLLECTORS
YellowKorner’s ambition is to democratise art photography and make it accessible to all. YellowKorner galleries are sites of exchange between the public and the artists, exhibiting and commercialising the art photographs of more than 200 artists, provided in limited editions and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. YellowKorner promotes the talents of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, through our network of nearly 80 galleries worldwide.
The concept is based on a very simple equation: increasing the number of copies of art photographs in order to make them accessible to as many art lovers and collectors as possible. Therefore, instead of offering 10 prints at 5 000 euros each, YellowKorner chooses to publish 1 000 at 50 euros each. YellowKorner is now the leading publisher of accessible art photography.
TO PROMOTE THE PHOTOGRAPHIC ART TALENT OF YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
YellowKorner wants to provide a place for talent from different photography trends to be expressed.
The only constant is the artistic excellence required to feature in the YellowKorner collections. Thus contemporary artists are found alongside the greatest names in photography (Gustave le Gray, Eugène Atget, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Jean Dieuzaide, Bert Stern, Matthieu Ricard, Yann Arthus-Bertrand…), as well as period photographers (the primitive Japanese Kimbei, Nadar, Léon Gimpel…). For YellowKorner, these esteemed photographers have accepted to exceptionally increase the print volume for some of their works to make the prices affordable.
YellowKorner photographs are selected by a committee composed of a dozen experts under the authority of the founders. Each member of this committee is a specialist of a particular photographic trend from 1880 to today. As talent spotters, they are also responsible for selecting international young hopefuls in the world of art photography, from amongst the most talented of their generation. Several of these artists, who were yesterday’s hopefuls, are included amongst today’s most renowned photographers. YellowKorner therefore shone a light upon Léo Caillard, Laurent Baheux, Kourtney Roy and Lee Jeffries right from the start of their career. YellowKorner thus intends to be a springboard for young photographers as well as promoting internationally renowned photographers.
SILVER GELATIN PRINTS SUPPLIED WITH A CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
All YellowKorner photographs are silver gelatin prints produced by a professional laboratory. Under the artist’s control, the prints are numbered and a certificate of authenticity is provided. In agreement with the photographer, the same photograph can be available in one or several formats (30x45 cm, 24x36 cm, 60x90 cm, 100x150 cm, 120x180 cm and 150x225cm). Each format has its own specific limit (open edition, limited edition of 150, 200 or 500 copies).
ACTUAL EXHIBITION SPACES AND AN ONLINE GALLERY
With this persistent will to close the gap between the public and artists, YellowKorner has created unique areas for display. Under the supervision of the famous architect and designer Gérard Barrau, Alexandre de Metz and Paul-Antoine Briat conceive and design their exhibition venues. So, the concept of entirely black and white galleries emerged. Like a showcase, these spaces magnify the works presented and invite all art lovers to a luxurious, yet moderate venue.
YellowKorner owns 50 galleries worldwide. In France and in Europe, but also in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Morocco, YellowKorner galleries offer a wide panorama of traditional and contemporary photography. Each gallery fulfils the first requirement of the founders of YellowKorner: to makes these exhibition sites a venue for culture and encounters between the public and chosen artists. In this vein, the galleries organise events and previews which photographers and celebrities attend in a common spirit of sharing.
This spirit of sharing is also in evidence through the history of photography lessons offered to the public. Led by esteemed specialists and Sorbonne professors, each conference aims to refine and develop the curiosity of enthusiasts and collectors. This same pleasure for sharing inspires the YellowKorner teams. The impassioned and experienced gallerists are totally at your disposition to assist and guide you with your findings.
LA HUNE, SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS : BOOKSHOP-GALLERY SINCE 1949
Founded in 1949 in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, the bookshop-gallery La Hune is a symbol of the cultural life of the neighbourhood. In October 2015 La Hune reinvented itself with contemporary renovations, becoming a site entirely dedicated to photography and a unique place for encounters between the public and artists, with a dynamic events programme.
Arranged in three complementary spaces, on the ground floor it accommodates a revisited YellowKorner gallery containing a large selection of numbered prints available in various formats, and a teNeues bookshop presenting an exclusive selection of photography books, including some very beautiful limited-edition art books. The gallery on the first floor unveils monographic exhibitions of rare prints, dedicated to internationally renowned photographers.