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Large-scale Zao Wou-ki
The UAM: twilight of the moderns?
Nicolas de Moustier
A gifted administrator and passionate art lover, this multi-talented man died on 16 January at the age of 57.
FIAC lifts its exhibitors’ spirits
This year looked complicated for FIAC because "intermediary" galleries are dying in France in 2018. But foreign players who were questioned after the…
Intoxicating Eastern perfumes
In focusing on the subtle art of Chinese perfume, the Musée Cernuschi provides a genuine olfactory discovery: the first to reveal its importance in…
Jean Fautrier: a comprehensive show
Pompidou goes international
While the Guggenheim chain is rusting, somewhat, the Centre Pompidou is consolidating its prestige in Malaga, Brussels and Shanghai. Its president,…
Robbie Fitzpatrick gambles on Paris
When Robbie Fitzpatrick throws himself into a new venture, he doesn't do things by halves. After five years directing a contemporary art gallery in…
Paris Photo: a decided success
Fine Arts Paris: first round
A new player in the antique art fair arena, Fine Arts Paris is counting on both beginner’s luck and its organising team’s expertise to score its first…
The Kugels: a taste for the beautiful
Walker Evans’ America
Ismaïl Bahri: washing the gaze
A virtually polyglot Salon du Dessin
It took a little under thirty years for the Paris fair to achieve a perfect balance between French and foreigners. Is Paris finally polyglot?
The beauty of line
PAD Paris: right in the 21st century
A beloved pachyderm
Tutankhamen’s mesmerising gaze
Tutankhamen returns to Paris nearly a century after Howard Carter found his tomb. Visitors will be able to admire the treasures that accompanied him…
Biennale Paris, 2019 version
Let’s take a look at the next edition of Biennale Paris – now less than four months away – with Mathias Ary Jan, Chairman of the Syndicat National…
Dora Maar, the hidden woman
Photographer, painter, activist: Dora Maar was much more than The Weeping Woman Picasso painted in 1937. The Centre Pompidou retrospective, Paris,…
Parcours des Mondes: the increasing presence of archaeology
Now firmly established as the global leader in non-European art, the Parcours des Mondes is widening its geographical scope to boost the presence of…
Jean-Louis Rémilleux to promote Paris's influence
Since 2017, the television producer and collector has been one of the nine members of the "Biennale Commission" in charge of setting the main guidelines…
Biennale Paris: Heading for the future
Rooted in reality, the Biennale has decided to forget the past and write a new chapter in its history.
What have galleries got lined up for the Biennale Paris?
For the new autumn season, several Paris galleries have pulled out all the stops, with outstanding hangs designed to resonate with the fair occupying…
Bacon's reading: the dangers of the too-exclusive
The Centre Pompidou, in Paris, is exploring Francis Bacon's literary pantheon in relation to fifty-odd works dating from the end of his life. An overly…
Outsider Art Fair: can art brut mix with contemporary art?
The Outsider Art Fair has become a meeting place for European collectors and confirms the appeal of contemporary art for what has long been a niche…
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Gallery Owner Gabriela Sismann Can’t Escape Classical Music
In 1994, Gabriela and Mathieu Sismann founded their gallery dedicated to antique sculpture: an occasion to celebrate 25 glorious years!
Respect, Monsieur Lautrec!
Dazzling, ferocious, affable: the eye of Toulouse-Lautrec reveals his immense humanity in the retrospective at the Grand Palais: some two hundred works…
Paris Photo 2019: an expanding world
Does reality become diluted? It changes, rather. Transformations in the sphere of photography are continuing apace, and the speciality's benchmark…
The fair that revives the fine arts
For its third edition, Fine Arts Paris is no longer focusing only on graphic arts and sculpture, hitherto its trademark, but is opening out to new…
Summer and autumn: modern art seasons
A nostalgic Van Dongen and a Henri Martin at home in Marquayrol brilliantly illustrate two facets of modernism.
The Templons: contemporary art gallery owners from father to son
At 33, Mathieu Templon joined his father's company (based in Paris) by taking over the Brussels branch. Although son and father may not always agree…
The miraculous door of the Hôtel de Ville
At first glance, it's just a door. Yet the history of this door, which opened the way to the French monarchs for two centuries, borders on the miraculous.…
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The Odiot company
Part of the silversmith aristocracy, Odiot was supplier to the Europe's leading courts, and its most outstanding achievements sometimes top the €200,000…
The heart: a vital organ as both theme and symbol
The Musée de la Vie romantique in Paris explores the heart and its representation in contemporary art.
Brexit: wait and see
After almost half a century of living "together", the United Kingdom stopped being part of the European Union on 1 February. London and Brussels have…
Les Invalides: a temple for souls and bodies
The Hôtel des Invalides was founded in Paris three hundred and fifty years ago. We look back at the history of a unique architectural complex.
Géricault’s star is on the rise
Disparaged during his lifetime and mourned after his death, Géricault still haunts auction houses.
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Stories in a bottle
Perfume bottles recount a wealth of many-hued stories. Here are a few of them.
Vera Molnar: between rigueur and transgression
The digital art pioneer celebrated her 95th birthday in January. Her preparations for two exhibitions for Zurich and the Centre Pompidou are in no…
Ruben Sobol, photographer of the Roaring Twenties
A painstaking search resulted in a major donation to the Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF): around 300 prints by a Parisian portrait photographer…
"Bêtes de scène à Paris" Animals in contemporary sculpture
In search of lost works by Alberto Giacometti
Virtuosity rewarded for a "Violinist" by Gen Paul
Unsurprisingly, the work by the expressionist artist set the tone in the bidding at Saint-Brieuc. In its wake came an early figure by Pompon and a…
A 15th-century matrix for the Bibliothèque Nationale de France
This rare example of a printing plate aroused a positive salvo of bids
Agnès Kentish, timeless design
Agnès Kentish launched Élizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti at her gallery En attendant les barbares. Today she features designers’ creations inspired…
Hervé Van der Straeten and Alexandre Biaggi: A Pair of Aesthetes
Hervé Van der Straeten designed a collection for antique dealer Alexandre Biaggi – a match made in heaven for two people with a love of decorative…
Harper’s Bazaar: the first fashion magazine
Emmanuel Kasarhérou: a new direction for the Musée du quai Branly?
Named as head of the Musée du quai Branly after a six-month transition period, the former director of Noumea's Tjibaou Cultural Centre talks about…
Talent has no age for Boucher
Good things come in twos! After brilliantly knocking down Jusepe de Ribera’s a p hilosopher: The Happy Geometer on June 16, the Daguerre auction house…
Spotlight on Line Vautrin
This “Sun King” mirror confirms the popularity of a designer who gave her works poetic names.
Auguste Herbin: lover of Paris
When he started out, the future champion of geometric painting dazzled viewers with a post-Impressionist technique that marvellously expressed all…
"D" as in Degas
An icon of modern art, presented in an authorised reduced-scale model, was poised to seduce bidders.
Louis de Bayser: a thoroughly Parisian president
In the wake of deconfinement, Louis de Bayser, who heads Fine Arts Paris, reveals the strategies adopted by this influential fair to adapt to the new…
Parcours des mondes 2020, a test for the art market
The 19 th Parcours des mondes ("Journey Through the Worlds") will take place in Paris as scheduled, but with a less international range of visitors…
Jean-Marc Lelouch: "Ceramics are underpriced"
As the Parcours céramique brings together 19 Paris galleries, the dealer discussed ceramics, long considered contemporary art's poor relative.
The booksellers' paradise at the Grand Palais
Rescheduled because of the pandemic, the 32 nd International Rare Book and Autograph Fair is opening at the Grand Palais on 18 September. Overview…
Art Paris: an unexpected success
This 22 nd edition will go down as a red-letter day, when the event's weak point, in being essentially a French affair, became a strength in the context…
Miren Arzalluz rethinks fashion at the Palais Galliera
A renovated building and a major opening show… Under Miren Arzalluz’s leadership, the Paris fashion museum aims to confirm its scientific legitimacy…
Alison Gingeras: a female perspective in Outsider Art
Adjunct curator at Dallas Contemporary and a guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Miami, Alison Gingeras is overseeing the exhibition…
The Outsider Art Fair: a very special edition
American galleries account for over half the participants in the eighth Paris Outsider Art Fair, which combines physical exhibitions at Drouot with…
Nathalie and Georges-Philippe Vallois: visionaries for 30 years
The gallerists have preferred staying in Paris and keeping things in the family rather than opening up outposts abroad. Today they run one of the city’s…
Laurence Crespin and Frédéric Bodet: ushering ceramics into modernity
The Parisian fair C-14 is truly a pioneering event—whose 2020 edition has been postponed to next year due to the health crisis—considers ceramics…
Small Fairs in Paris: A Determined Resistance
Despite the cancelation of the FIAC , several Paris fairs were held in the capital between October 15 and 25. While not always successful in terms…
Fine Arts Paris in the Digital Age
The fair’s organizers are moving it online because, in the absence of physical contact, that is the only space left where dialog remains possible.…
Simon Baker: From the Tate to the MEP
With the acquisition of forty-six prints by Irving Penn and three thousand contemporary books, the former curator of the Tate, now director of the…
Christo Ties Up the Pont-Neuf
As a tribute to the recently deceased master of land art, this composition has reemerged: one of a series of works created as a prelude to his monumental…
Maison Poursin and the art of buckles
Renowned since 1830, Poursin is one of the oldest manufacturers in Paris and the last one in France still making buckles—a guardian of 19th-century…
Benefiting the science of tomorrow
Gearing up for the future, the Palais de la Découverte in Paris reached for the stars with an auction of items telling its story.
Jean-Louis Herlédan: waking up the Carré Rive Gauche
As president for the past four years of the Carré Rive Gauche, an association of Saint-Germain-des-Prés antique dealers and art galleries, Jean-Louis…
Fine Arts Paris 2020: "Online Only"
After four years of brisk growth, Fine Arts Paris , like other fairs, went online due to Covid-19. Here is an assessment.
The Pont-Neuf by the Young Soulages
The sale of this view of the famous Paris landmark by the master of outrenoir had been eagerly anticipated since its postponement. It was worth the…
Alexandre Giquello and Brice Pescheteau Badin: Drouot Shifts into High Gear
Alexandre Giquello and Brice Pescheteau Badin, president and director of Drouot Patrimoine and Drouot Enchère, respectively, spelled out the Paris…
Père Lachaise: Birthplace of the Modern Resting Place
Père Lachaise Cemetery welcomes 3.5 million visitors each year to wander the graves of past and present celebrities. Few are aware of the revolution…
The Salon du Dessin and Drawing Now Art Fair Come Together
Two French fairs are joining forces to boost their impact on a market yearning for a return to normality.
BRAFA is Coming to a Location Near You…
If you don't go to BRAFA, it will come to you! The Brussels art fair is taking place in galleries, online and on video in response to the health crisis.…
Ger Luijten Channeling the Spirit of Frits Lugt
After 10 years as head of the Custodia Foundation, Ger Luijten’s enthusiasm remains undimmed. We asked him about his acquisitions.
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Jean Dunand and the Normandie: A Temple of Art Deco
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