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Two Gen Zers turned a $2,000 investment into an art gallery that sells $600,000 pieces. They want to usher in a new generation of art collectors.

Alexis de Bernede (L) and Marius Jacob (R) Darmo Art Darmo Art is a gallery based in Paris that booked more than six figures in its latest show.

Its young founders are looking to highlight up-and-coming creatives and build a welcoming environment for aspiring collectors.

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Name(s): Alexis de Bernede and Marius Jacob Age(s): 22, 23 Location: Paris, France Business: The art world has a bad reputation among many young people . Some find it old and too exclusive for their generations, which value inclusivity.Alexis de Bernede and Marius Jacob didn’t wait for the market to transform — instead, they innovated it themselves. In 2017, with $2,000 saved, the duo launched Darmo Art , a gallery specializing in contemporary and modern artworks that also highlights up-and-coming artists.Young artists have trouble finding support in the art world since many can’t estimate their overall value, de Bernede told Insider. The duo’s gallery aims to spotlight emerging artists and help them grab a piece of the $50 billion market . Simultaneously, they hope to create a more welcoming environment for aspiring art patrons.”We want to be the […]

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