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With more than 18 years of experience, Charles-Wesley Hourdé is an expert specialised in ancient arts of Africa, Oceania and America. 

He notably directed Christie's African and Oceanic art department, and contributed as a consultant at Sotheby's.


With a gallery situated in Paris, he is a member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts, the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art (CPGA) and a friend of the Amis du musée du Quai Branly and of the Centre Pompidou.

Expert, dealer, author, he is at your disposal for all acquisition, sale, brokerage, expertise, advice, and research.


Follow the news of the gallery: exhibitions, participation in fairs and publications. You will also find here the press review. 


Charles-Wesley Hourdé works as an expert for several auction houses. Find here about the upcoming sales.

With a desire to deepen and transmit, Charles-Wesley Hourdé has published numerous exhibition catalogues and books that are now references, including: 


Galerie Pigalle: Afrique, Océanie. 1930. Une exposition mythique,

et In Praise of the Human Form, Arts of Africa, America and Oceania, The Josette and Jean-Claude Weill Collection

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Collecting works from faraway continents is an art that cannot be improvised. 

Buying, Selling, Expertise, Brokerage, Advice, Research, Charles-Wesley Hourdé offers you his experience and his specialized library to help you better understand this market. 

Charles-Wesley Hourdé


41 rue de Seine, 75006, Paris, France



By appointment.

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