Stéphane Custot

Stéphane Custot
Born Stéphane Felix Jerome Custot
April 1963 (age 5253)
Nationality French
Known for Art gallerist

Stéphane Felix Jerome Custot (born April 1963) is a French art dealer, gallerist and fair organiser.[1]

Early life

Stéphane Felix Jerome Custot was born in April 1963.[2]


In 1984, he joined Waring Hopkins' Galerie Hopkins located on Avenue Matignon, Paris. Then in 2001, he partnered with him to form Galerie Hopkins-Custot.[3]

From 1995 to 1996, he co-organized with Patrick Perrin and Emmanuel Moatti the Salon des Beaux-Arts, held at the Espace Eiffel-Branly.[4]

− In 1996, he co-founded the Pavillon des Antiquaires and the Pavillon des Beaux-Arts with Patrick Perrin.[5][6] In 2006, the fair was renamed as the Pavilion of Art & Design (PAD)[7] annually in Paris and London.[8][9]

In 2010, Custot joined Waddington Galleries through the acquisition of Lord Bernstein’s shares of the gallery. It forms Waddington Custot Galleries.[10]

The gallery, based in Mayfair, represents a number of contemporary artists from the UK, Europe, and North America including Peter Blake,[11] Ian Davenport, Peter Halley,[12] Axel Hütte, Robert Indiana, Mimmo Paladino, Fabienne Verdier, Bill Woodrow,[13] and the Estates of Josef Albers,[14] Milton Avery, Patrick Caulfield,[15] Jean Dubuffet,[16] Barry Flanagan[17] and Patrick Heron.[18]

Regular solo exhibitions of gallery artists are interspersed with group shows of works by major twentieth-century artists including John Chamberlain, Fausto Melotti, Henry Moore,[19][20] Ben Nicholson, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg, Pierre Soulages, Frank Stella and Antoni Tapies.

Since 2011, Custot has owned 50% of Waddington Custot Galleries, the rest being held by the British art dealer Leslie Waddington.[21]

In January 2016, Custot will open a new space Custot Gallery Dubai in Alserkal Avenue, the new contemporary art hub in the industrial quarter of Al Quoz in Dubai.[22][23][24]

Custot is an expert member of the Compagnie Nationale des Experts (CNE) and a specialist in Modern and Contemporary paintings and works on paper.[25]


In July 2008, he was honoured with the grade of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.[26]


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  4. Le Masson, Stéphane (29 August 1997). "Un Salon des beaux-arts sous de bons auspices". Le Journal des Arts.
  5. Potard, Marie (13 March 2015). "Patrick Perrin : " Les marchands sont choisis avec goût et esprit "" (PDF). Le Journal des Arts.
  6. "Pavillon des Antiquaires et des Beaux-Arts".
  7. Moore, Susan (17 September 2010). "Style makeover". The Financial Times.
  8. Crichton-Miller, Emma (October 2011). "All's fair in London". The Wall Street Journal.
  9. Kirwan-Taylor, Helen (8 October 2010). "Chaise longue lizards: The Pavilion of Art and Design London". Evening Standard.
  10. "The Art Market: High stakes".
  11. Peter Blake : Rock, Paper, Scissors. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. 2012. ISBN 9780956617460.
  12. Melvin, Jo (2013). Peter Halley : Paintings 2012-2013. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9566174-8-4.
  13. Bill Woodrow, sculptures 1981-1988. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. 2011. ISBN 978-09566174-1-5.
  14. Fox Weber, Nicholas (2014). Joseph Albers, Black and White. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9576612-2-6.
  15. Livingstone, Marco (2013). Patrick Caulfield. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9566174-9-1.
  16. Waddington, Leslie (2012). Jean Dubuffet, Late paintings by Jean Dubuffet (1975-82). London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9566174-4-6.
  17. Melvin, Jo (2014). Two pataphysicians : Flanagan, Miró. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9576612-3-3.
  18. "Waddington Custot Galleries".
  19. "Art Sales: Photo London returns at Somerset House". 5 May 2015.
  20. Hodgson, Francis (2015). Rodin, Brancusi, Moore : Through the Sculptor's Lens. London: Waddington Custot Galleries. ISBN 978-0-9576612-5-7.
  21. "Stéphane Custot packs his bags for Dubai". 18 March 2015.
  22. "Leila Heller, Stéphane Custot and more join Alserkal Avenue". 1 September 2015. External link in |website= (help)
  23. "Interview: Gallerist Stéphane Custot on the Allure of Dubai". 9 September 2015.
  24. Adam, Georgina (27 March 2015). "New cultural hub in Dubai; Haring lawsuit fails; German art adviser found guilty". The Financial Times.
  25. "Stéphane Custot".
  26. "Nomination ou promotion dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres". External link in |website= (help)
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