Le Violon Bleu

Le Violon Bleu art gallery opened its doors in Tunisia in 2004 at the initiative of Mrs Essia Hamdi. The gallery is situated in the prestigious bleu and white village of Sidi-Bou-Said, with exceptional views of Carthage and the Mediterranean sea.

The gallery’s choices are based on internationally renown artists, with proven talent and track record.
Many of our artists are included in the public collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and The British Museum, London.

Mrs. Essia Hamdi, a French literature teacher, with a passion for arts since her youth, started with a gallery of antiques and oriental paintings in the 90’s.

During a visit to the international contemporary art fair in Paris, Mrs. Hamdi meets Armand, a world renown French sculptor, painter, collector and son of an antique dealer. Mrs. Hamdi was stunned by Armand’s accumulation technique and vision for contemporary arts. This marked the beginning of a great journey that brought into existence Le Violon Bleu Gallery, which used Armand’s blue violin (a tribute to Yves Klein) as logo. The gallery’s entrance door is a unique accumulation of Armand’s rusty violins.

In 2006, the gallery expanded its global reach to London, the world’s major international financial and arts center.

Contact information

  • Le Violon Bleu
  • 23 Maddox Street
  • W1S 2QN
  • London
  • UK