“[…] In creating MEL Publisher, I wanted to make the art and the artists I love accessible to everyone.”

Michel-Édouard Leclerc

Michel-Edouard Leclerc et Françoise Pétrovitch
Michel-Édouard Leclerc and Françoise Pétrovitch in front of the Mask lithography, Idem studio, Paris

The Artcurial Bookshop, a reference point for art publications and recognised for its signed books, conferences and exhibitions, was the first contemporary art bookshop in Paris. Located on the ground floor of the auction house, the bookshop has always championed engravings, limited-run editions and artists’ books and this collaboration with MEL publisher demonstrates the commitment of the bookshop’s director, Géraldine Martin, to supporting and promoting published art.








Barthélémy Toguo
Barthélémy Toguo
Untitled, 2017
Lithography in 3 colours, signed and numbered at 35 limited editions.
Studio Stéphane Guilbaud
120 x 80 cm
Price : 1500€ all tax included

Just like the Bookshop, MEL Publisher is keen to bring together a broad variety of artists. This is why the artists Barthélémy Toguo, James Rielly and Damien Deroubaix have chosen to pass a week in residence at the Bergerac workshop, in order to take on the challenge of working with that most formidable tool of creativity - the engraving. Whether using the giant presses of the Idem workshop (Paris 14th district) or those of Stéphane Guilbaud (Bergerac), each has a press and plates able to produce engravings to a truly impressive size (120 x 160 cms). There are only 3 workshops in the world still able to offer this unique format, dating from the 19th century.




Preview exhibition: from 6th to 10th June at the Artcurial Bookshop - Preview Room
MEL Publisher will be presenting an initial selection of signed engravings at the Artcurial Bookshop, available for sale in the shop and on www.melpublisher.com.



On this occasion you will be able to discover works from: Christophe Blain - Stéphane Blanquet - Luciano Castelli - Hervé Di Rosa - Emmanuel Guibert - Lorenzo Mattotti - Françoise Pétrovitch - James Rielly - Alain Séchas - Barthélémy Toguo - Winshluss - Agnès Thurnauer