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About Us

Born in 1998 and 1997 respectively, Alexis de Bernede and Marius Jacob- Gismondi, collectors from the beginning, have, since 2018, created their own structure dedicated to raising emerging talents ever higher. Of a still unprecedented kind in the format of exhibitions and support of artists, Darmo promotes a deliberately limited number of young shoots - often close to their generation - that touch them and for which they have at heart to make their talent emerge.

In 2021, Darmo started working with artist estates to pursue archival work and shed light on under-represented historical artists.

Their leitmotiv? To advise and support contemporary artists, but also to highlight little-known periods or techniques of the modern masters, by offering tailor-made exhibitions in emblematic and often unexpected places both in France and abroad. Collectors - whether they are first-time or mega-collectors - are also guided, accompanied and followed throughout their journey.

In addition, the two partners do not refrain from creating bridges between modern art, contemporary, and ancient art. In addition to their activity as collector-dealers, Alexis and Marius have forged solid partnerships and have helped Gucci acquire pieces for the company's collection; they have also collaborated with the fashion designer Giambattista Valli and have now been included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 2022 list awarded by the prestigious Forbes magazine.

This nomination, obtained after four years of passionate commitment to supporting the emerging art scene, confirms that their unanimously recognized achievements now place them in the world's most influential community of young entrepreneurs who innovate and advance society.