In September 2000 Patrick Gutknecht opened his gallery specializing in 20th-century decorative arts, photography and antique canes in the heart of Geneva’s old town.
He expresses his passion in a space of over two hundred square meters that contains furniture, lamps and art objects from the 1920s and 1930s, works from the 1940s with a neoclassical esthetic, and pieces from the 1950s forward to today. The gallery also presents vintage and contemporary black and white or color photographs. Furthermore enthusiasts and collectors visiting the gallery will find a large selection of decorative and system canes dating from the 16th century to the 1930s.
Patrick was appointed the scientific curator for an exhibit on “The Cane and its Mysteries” at the Carouge Museum in Geneva.
He is a member of the Association pour l’Art en Vielle-Ville, a group of prestigious art and antique dealers that unite twice a year in an evening program, with each gallery offering a specific themed exhibition or monograph.
In March 2017 Patrick Gutknecht opens a second gallery in Paris, in the Haut-Marais, mainly dedicated to photography but in which he also shows a few decorative art pieces from the 1920s to the present day.