With more than 15 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. 

Exhibition: Hommage aux chasseurs du Mandé

Charles-Wesley Hourdé works as an expert for several auction houses. Find here 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

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. 

31 PROJECT - contemporary art originating from Africa and its diasporas

Charles-Wesley Hourdé and Clémence Houdart have founded 31 PROJECT. This platform is dedicated to the promotion of African contemporary art scenes through multidisciplinary exhibitions of emerging and established artists from the continent and its diasporas. These events are held at the galerie ou during international art fairs. To find out more about 31 PROJECT please click below. 

Charles-Wesley Hourdé


31 rue de Seine, 75006, Paris, France

Telephone: +33 (0)1 42 01 69 82

Opening hours: 

Tuesday-Saturday from 2.30PM to 7PM and by appointment?