The Team

Alain de Monbrison

Since 1971 Alain de Monbrison is specialized in African and Oceanic art.

He has sold work arts to an important number of museums both European and American (Musée du Quai Branly, Metropolitan Museum of art, Smithsonian in Washington, Detroit Institute of Art, Barbier Mueller Museum in Geneva, The Royal Museum of Central Africa in Tervuren…)

At the same time he participated in the preparation and constitution of some of the most important private collections.

As an expert he participated to the implementation of several public auctions at the Hôtel Drouot. Among them, the Pierre Harter auction in June 1995, Van Bussel in 1996, Solvit in 1998; In 2001, the Hubert Goldet at the Maison de la Chimie, by the Ministry of François de Ricqlès, then René Gaffé (Artus Associates and Calmels-Chambre-Cohen) at Christie’s France premises, which both established important world records.

International Consultant at Christie’s in 2001-2002, Alain de Monbrison is an expert of primitive arts for the important André Breton auction managed by Calmels-Chambre-Cohen in Spring 2003.

In 2006 André de Monbrison participated to the great auction Vérité alongside Pierre Amrouche that reached several world records, such as the famous Ngil mask from Gabon which was sold 5,4 million euros.

Arthur de Monbrison

Arthur de Monbrison coming from an antique dealers family got along tribal arts since his very early age.

Graduated from an MBA in International Business and after two long internships at Christie’s he joins the gallery in 2013.

Chloé de Monbrison

Intensely interested in American and Oceanic art Chloé de Monbrison presents her personal selection within the gallery.

Emilie Salmon

Graduate from both a master’s degree in Art History and Art Market, Emilie Salmon starts her career with Jean-Claude Bellier in 2005 with whom she discovers African art. After passing through the world of photography at Baudoin Lebon she joins the Monbrison Gallery in 2009.