ACID GALLERY is DTTH younger sister and focuses on young and emerging artists.
The spirit is the same, no BS, we like it or not.
A story adds a dimension to an artwork, but is never the reason why we buy a piece.
We're deeply convinced a piece of art has to do the job by itself, so we like it or not.
Money is neither the motivation. We never buy a piece thinking about money first.
Of course we have to keep it in mind, art has to be a business too. But we never buy a piece we don't like just because it will make a lot of money.
Money goes where our heart is not our bank account.
And most of all, we love the face of the first time art buyers when the artwork becomes theirs, takes live in their space and their lives.
It's the same face people make when they eat those tangy candies. They hesitate for a moment and then smile.
Because it's acid.
After working for many years in security and close security, Eric Delecourt created MEMENTO MORI a dozen years ago (Link to the website). Collector for 20 years, Eric's sensitivity for Art and multiple opportunities for encounters associated with a moment in his life when he had free time between two missions, naturally led him to take a close interest in Contemporary Art.
Taking advantage of his many stays abroad, Eric Delecourt began to visit various exhibitions, participate in art fairs and read art magazines. His meeting with Dennis Hopper, emblematic actor of Easy Rider, renowned photographer, who contributed to the popularity of Pop Art, close to artists and curators, and then his meeting with his producer, Scott Lavin were real triggers to embark on his new path. It is thus in 2016 that ACID GALLERY was created. Within the gallery, two entities coexist: DON'T TRUST THE HYPE DTTH which promotes majorconfirmedartists, listed on the second market and ACID GALLERY, dedicated to emerging artists.
"To make one's passion his profession, to share works of Contemporary Art, to make discoveries, to make them accessible."
Initially, DTTH and Acid were only virtual galleries and sales via trade fairs. Then the curator wanted to make his peers travel in a place of meeting and exchange, so the gallery was opened in December 2018, rue de la Collégiale, in Le Vieux-Lille. Lille being a city that was close to Eric's heart and where he comes from.