Today Philippe and Lucas Ratton, father and son, are exhibiting together for the first time at Brafa. Their participation pays tribute to their family history, for their name is a reference in the domain of African art. The first member of the Ratton family to explore this field was Charles (1895-1986), an iconic figure in the tribal art market. Avant-garde artists were soon drawn to this domain, amongst them Jean Dubuffet, a close friend of Charles Ratton, who made a famous pencil portrait of him in 1946. Maurice Ratton worked alongside his brother Charles until his premature death. Philippe, Maurice’s son, then continued his father's work, and today Philippe's son Lucas is carrying on the family tradition.
C.I.N.O.A. (Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d'Art), C.N.E. (Compagnie Nationale des Experts), SFEP (Syndicat Français des Experts Professionnels en Oeuvres d'Art et Objets de Collection), S.N.A. (Syndicat National des Antiquaires Négociants en Objets d'Art Tableaux anciens et modernes de France)
PAD London, PAD Paris, Parcours des Mondes - Paris, Paris Tribal - Paris, TEFAF Maastricht,