Presentation of ‘Head of a Lioness’ at TEFAF

‘Head of a Lioness’ by Patrick Villas at TEFAF Maastricht
the world leading art and antiques fair March 16-24th 2019

presents the sculpture ‘Head of a Lioness II
by Patrick Villas 63 x 45 x 50 cm
on booth 102

About Galerie Perrin

Dedicated to the arts for the past three generations, the Perrin family is one of the most acclaimed authorities in French 18th century fine art.

From its prestigious showroom on the Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris, the Galerie Perrin radiates 17th, 18th and early 19th century art onto the world. Indeed, Galerie Perrin has been participating in the Paris Biennale since it was launched, and each year exhibits at the TEFAF European Art Fair,in Maastricht as well as in New York, at the BRAFA in Brussels and Masterpieces in London. Galerie Perrin exemplifies the goût français in its most refined and ultimate luxurious attributes, offering a new vision emphasizing pure and sleeker outlines, bringing together past and future, classicism and modernity.

As a result of its praised choices and notorious expertise in serving official organizations, Galerie Perrin has repeatedly been cooperating with the most prominent institutions throughout the years. Its clientele includes the château of Versailles, the Museum of Marly and the Mobilier national in France, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu in the United States.

Thus Galerie Perrin is the ultimate destination for distinguished and discerning collectors, worldly international interior designers and museum curators seeking rare objects and reliable guidance.

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Championing the finest art from across the agesEstablished in 1988, TEFAF is widely regarded as the world’s pre-eminent organization for fine art, antiques, and design. TEFAF runs three Fairs internationally – TEFAF Maastricht, which covers 7,000 years of art history; TEFAF New York Spring, focused on modern and contemporary art & design; and TEFAF New York Fall, covering fine and decorative art from antiquity to 1920.TEFAF gives international dealers the platform to present museum-quality works of
all eras and genres to a broad base of collectors and connoisseurs.

In addition to its annual TEFAF Maastricht fair in March at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Center) in the Netherlands, TEFAF expanded to the United States in October 2016. It presents two additional Fairs – TEFAF New York Fall and TEFAF New York Spring – held in October and May respectively, in the global art center, New York City.


TEFAF champions the finest art through the ages and from around the world. It brings together a network of top international dealers, who, through a combination of expertise and accessibility, inspire lovers of art from around the world.


Founded by art dealers in 1988 and run as a non-profit foundation, TEFAF has a proud history of showcasing masterpieces in every category of fine art – from antiques, Old Masters and Haute Joaillerie to contemporary painting, works on paper and 20th century design.

TEFAF is unrivalled in the rigor with which it checks the quality, authenticity, and condition of the works of art on sale at its Fairs. Using the latest technical equipment, its vetting committees scrutinize every item to be presented, so buyers can feel confident that any object offered for sale has passed through the hands and under the eyes of leading international experts.

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Head of a Panther in crystal by Patrick Villas for Daum France Collection 2018

Head of a Panther 1/125 crystal 36x22x29cm ©2018

Daum, since 1878

Daum, the legendary glassmaker master, has kept alive for more than a century a love relationship with the greatest artists of its time, giving their work of art a second life of crystal and colours. From the Ecole de Nancy, from Art Nouveau to Art Decoratif, from Majorelle to Dali, Arman and Hilton McConnico, Daum has not missed any of the magic rendez-vous of the artistic creation and modern savoir- faire, which has always renewed the alliance of art and art craft. Few brands have worked with as many artists: for 140 years, more than 350 exceptional signatures have constituted a heritage beyond compare, a unique collection. How to convey those works into crystal sculptures? This is where Daum’s secret lies: shaper of the exception, highly knowledgeable workshop, laboratory of wonders, designer of incomparable objects.

For his first collaboration with Daum, Patrick Villas realizes a proud and powerful panther’s head. Felines are a central theme of his work. The crystal worked with the lost-wax technique transcribes all the work of the material, and preserves the modeling traces specific to the work of Patrick Villas, giving birth to a very contemporary sculpture. The crystal plays with the light and brings a new emotional momentum to Patrick Villas’ work.

“In my work, I use shadows and natural lights to create a living interaction between the interlocutor and the work. I suggest the details and the shadows complete them. Throughout my career, I researched different materials and techniques: painting, sculpture, bronze, clay, ceramics and now crystal. I’ve know Daum since my youth, when I crossed the whole of France in search of antiquities and captivating objects, the vases and lampshades by Daum particularly touched me. Having the opportunity to create especially for Daum Nancy is an honour.” – Patrick Villas

Exhibition ‘Félinité’ at the Centre Culturel de St.-Pierre-des-Minimes in Compiègne (Summer 2017)

Solo exhibition “Félinité” in Compiègne at the Centre Culturel St Pierre des Minimes, Summer of 2017.

Exhibition ‘Big Cats’ at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Matmut (2016)

Missed it? Discover the digital 360° visit of the ‘Big Cats’ exhibition at the Centre d’Art Contemporain de la Matmut, held from July 2th – October 2th 2016 in St.-Pierre-de-Varengeville near Rouen (F) : circa 100 sculptures, drawings and paintings by Patrick Villas.

Walk of 7 Monumental Sculptures

Walk of 7 Monumental Sculptures throughout the city of Compiègne (F) – Summer 2017

Video : Reportage de France 3 Picardie de l’exposition “Félinité”, sculptures monumentales de Patrick Villas à Compiègne du 24 juin au 17 septembre 2017. 

Arrival of two Monumental Sculptures in Le Touquet – Paris Plage (F)

Article in La Voix du Nord :

Art contemporain

Deux fauves lâchés au Touquet