His eyes still shining from a weekend of parties celebrating the end of the Paris fashion-week, Ayann Goses awaits us at the Galerie GAM, set within the premises of Habitat 1964. Though he admits to not being an early riser, this multi-talented gallery-owner, born into the antique trade, answers our questions with enthousiasm.
What are your ties to the Puces of Saint-Ouen?
My father was an antiquarian. From age 14, I followed him to the Puces: early Friday morning, he would take me bargain-hunting before dropping me off at school. When he died in 2000, I took over his two galleries and opened the Galerie GAM at the Biron market, then the Galerie Avril in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in 2005 with my business partner Nicolas Palatchi. There, we show masterpieces from the 1960’s and 1970’s by Jean Prouvé, Charlotte Perriand, Serge Mouille…