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The 7th Edition of Printemps Asiatique in Paris, More International Than Ever!

Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 07 June 2024 - 14:00 (CEST) - Salle 2 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

Red on red, Paris is a buzz for the 7th edition of Printemps asiatique—a lucky number, of course. Learn more here!

Façade du musée Guimet, decorated by artist Jiang Qong Er.PHOTO Frédéric Berthet The 7th Edition of Printemps Asiatique in Paris, More International Than Ever!

Façade du musée Guimet, decorated by artist Jiang Qong Er.
PHOTO Frédéric Berthet

From the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris unfolds in all its beauty and diversity. This year, the eye is drawn towards a new red accent that may seem incongruous. In fact, with the carte blanche given to Franco-Chinese artist and designer Jiang Qiong Er, the Musée Guimet, which usually blends into the mass of surrounding Haussmann architecture, stands out. For the first time in its history, to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between France and China, the building's facade is transformed: it is entirely covered in a veil of red tulle and reborn under the contemporary guise—reinterpreted—of Chinese caves inhabited by twelve mythical creatures, the Guardians of Time , born of the fertile imagination of the dynamic visual artist. What better way to dress the capital in the colors of China , as Printemps asiatique (Asian Spring) returns for its 7th edition? La Pagode, The Beating Heart This incandescent red echoes that of La Pagode, an emblematic site for Asian art and its Parisian market since the dealer Ching Tsai Loo, better known as C. T. Loo, transformed the two-story Napoleon III-style townhouse into the headquarters of his gallery and the showcase for his collections. It was the 1920s and his business was flourishing. This ingenious idea propelled the businessman onto the international scene, with subsequent openings in London, Shanghai and New York. The perfect tribute. In fact, once again this year, major foreign dealers—seven to be exact, including Gregg Baker, Carlo Cristi, Marcel Nies, Carlton Rochell and Tenzing—are invited to present their finest…
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