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Contemporary art, the other passion of Michaël Zingraf

Known for offering the most prestigious real estate properties in France, Michaël Zingraf has another passion, contemporary art.

The dream begins as soon as one starts leafing through this catalogue of high-end real estate offers. Côte d'Azur, Provence, France, foreign countries, the glossy ads arouse admiration. Furthermore, the brand is in partnership with Fraser Yachts and features the most handsome boats in the world, while cultivating partnerships with the Cannes Film Festival, the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco or the Monaco Yacht Show.

Michaël Zingraf, passionate about contemporary art

But Michaël Zingraf has more than one string in his bow. This authentic connoisseur of contemporary art, photos and sculptures is also the happy owner of an exhibition space spanning 400 m², in Opio—cleverly baptized Opiom Gallery. Inspired by the Fondation Maeght in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, many ephemeral cultural events take place here, and the venue showcases leading artists.

Opiom Gallery exhibition room
In order to take the time to admire, or to select an art work from the gallery, this modern lounging chair is a great place to relax. © DR
Opiom Gallery
Hyper-realistic, figurative or playful, art takes on a multitude of shapes at the Opiom Gallery. © DR

A wide array of leading artists

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Albert Watson, Marc Lagrange, David Drebin, JeeYoung Lee, Dean West, Adam Magyar as well as many other artists, are currently displayed along with the series of endangered animal species by British painter Tim Flach. Since its opening, this eclectic gallery is creating the buzz, in a region that already comprises many arty addresses.

Opiom Gallery animal portraits
At the center of this room, Green Rough Snakes by Tim Flach is also part of the personal collection of Michaël Zingraf. © DR

40 years of passion for art, as well as prestigious real-estate