The gallery was founded in 1966 by Daniel Templon. It first opened rue Bonaparte, in Saint Germain des Prés in Paris, before moving in 1972 to its current location, rue Beaubourg, only a 5 mn walk from the Pompidou Center (opened in 1977).
Daniel Templon first gained recognition by exhibiting conceptual and minimal artists such as Martin Barré, Christian Boltanski, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Richard Serra. In the seventies, Daniel Templon was one of the pioneers of the contemporary art and introduced many important American artists to the French public: Dan Flavin, Ellsworth Kelly, Willem de Kooning, Frank Stella, Andy Warhol. The gallery quickly became one the references in contemporary art in France.
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