formerly bookshop Denise Weil

Books & Avant-garde Reviews
Literature, Fine Arts, First Editions.

We offer our clients a selection of books, reviews & ephemera :
Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Expressionism, Constructivism,
the Belgian avant-garde, Lettrism, Visual & Sound Poetry,
to the avant-gardes of the years ‘60 to ‘80.

Paul Colinet : Correspondance avec Rose Capel (1938-1947)

Bruxelles, Quadri, 2018

Festival Dada.1920

Salle Gaveau : Festival Dada. 26 mai 1920

Affiche Minotaure

Affiche pour la sortie du n°3/4 du Minotaure. 1933.

New Burlington Galleries : 2 Cartons d'invitation de l'International Surrealist Exhibition

Londres. 1936

Blast : Review of the Great English Vortex

Londres. N°1 (20 juin 1914) et N°2 (War number : juillet 1915) : Collection complète.

Jean Scutenaire – René Magritte : Frappez au miroir

Bruxelles, 1939.

E.L.T. Mesens : Troisième front - poèmes de guerre

London, 1944.

Jacques Brunius - E.L.T. Mesens : Idolatry & Confusion

London, mars 1944.


Philippe Luiggi took over the bookshop Denise Weil in 1989, located at rue du Dragon 1 in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, specialized in avant-garde reviews, ephemera and rare books concerning the artistic movements of the twentieth century : Dada, Surrealism, Futurism, Expressionism, Visual & Sound Poetry, Avant-gardes of the years ‘60 to ‘80.
He was also associated with the John Benjamins bookshop located in Amsterdam, with which he published 23 thematic catalogues. They also worked on several important archives, among which those of Henri Chopin, Gianni Bertini and Jacques Lacomblez.

In November 2019, he is the expert (associated with Benoit Forgeot) of the auction of the library Geneviève and Jean-Paul Kahn “Mille nuits de rêve”, étude Bergé & associés.


Settled in Belgium since 2006, Philippe Luiggi developed the field of the Belgian avant-garde by searching for documents of or about artists of Antwerp : Josef Peeters, Victor Servranckx, Floris and Oskar Jespers, Jos Leonard, Karel Maes, Michel Seuphor…

His second field of expertise is Belgian surrealism, with such artists as René Magritte, Paul Nougé, E.L.T. Mesens, Marcel Mariën…


Philippe Luiggi is a member of the CLAM-BBA (Chambre professionnelle belge de la Librairie Ancienne et Moderne) which is a part of the ILAB (International League of Antiquarian Booksellers) and of the CNES (Chambre Nationale des Experts Spécialisés).


Two or three catalogues are published every year.
Our clients are private collectors and we work closely with European and American institutions and museums.

Philippe Luiggi sees visitors by appointment only and is at your disposal for expert evaluation, assessment, purchase or sale of books or reviews.

Coordinates :
74, avenue Louis Lepoutre
B-1050 Ixelles
Phone (B): +32 471 095 020
Phone (F): +33 6 08 80 70 36