mars 23rd, 2019

Art Paris 2019

The place to be for modern and contemporary art in spring in Paris
4th – 7th April 2019 Grand Palais

Art Paris is the place to be in Paris in spring. Favouring a thematic approach and open to all mediums, from 4th -7th April 2019 the 21st edition of the fair will bring together 145 modern and contemporary art galleries under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais.

Art Paris has an identity all of its own. It is an international art fair that focuses on a regional exploration of European art from the post-war years to the present day, whilst placing special emphasis on the new horizons of international creation, whether from Asia, Africa, the Middle East or Latin America.

Curated by AWARE: Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions, the 2019 edition presents a critical and subjective overview of the work of women artists in France, from the post-war period to the present day. 20 specific projects by women artists will be selected from amongst the exhibits of participating galleries and AWARE will produce a text that summarizes the question. Each of the 20 selected projects will be specifically highlighted in the fair’s promotional material.

Art Paris forged its reputation by broadening the scope of art and exploring foreign art scenes. The 2019 edition will present an exploration of the new effervescent and highly stimulating artistic scenes of Latin America. Art historian and independent exhibition curator Valentina Locatelli will be in charge of this focus, which will highlight the specific identity and diversity of Latin American art with a selection of galleries and artists, special additional projects, such as a video programme, conferences and the production of monumental wall art.

ART PARIS, Grand Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris.

Opening hours: Thursday April 4th, 11.30am – 8pm. Friday April 5th, 11.30am – 9pm. Saturday April 6th, 10.30am – 8pm. Sunday April 7th, 10.30am – 7pm.


octobre 14th, 2018

FIAC 2018 Paris

International Contemporary Art Fair – 18 to 21 October 2018

The 45th edition of the FIAC takes place in Paris and hosts 195 galleries in the spaces of the Grand Palais.

The selection, composed of galleries of modern art, contemporary art and design among the most emblematic of the international scene, presents the best of artistic creation from the modern masters of the early twentieth century to the most emerging trends, including represented by the Lafayette Sector.

FIAC Galleries will have 195 galleries for the 2018 edition, from 27 countries including 3 inbound countries (Greece, Peru and Ireland). Among the exhibitors, there is the return of 15 international galleries and also the participation of 18 new galleries. The design sector at FIAC, is on track with the return for the 2018 edition of five major galleries in the sector.

FIAC Projects presents some forty sculptures and installations at the Petit Palais, on the pedestrianized Winston Churchill Avenue and around the Grand Palais. For the works presented in the Petit Palais, FIAC Projects is this year conceived in collaboration with Marc-Olivier Wahler, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

FIAC Hors les Murs, in collaboration with the Louvre Museum, present a tour of some twenty outdoor works in the Jardin des Tuileries, and a monographic exhibition of the English artist Rebecca Warren at the Eugène Delacroix National Museum. For Place Vendôme, FIAC Hors les Murs gave free rein to the duo of Elmgreen & Dragset artists to invest this emblematic place of Paris, in collaboration with Perrotin.

The FIAC also inaugurates a course of architecture on the Place de la Concorde. Exceptional installations are presented, creating a unique set of historic and contemporary architecture, an ephemeral village in the heart of Paris.

FIAC Programs presents for the duration of the fair a cultural programming of performances (Parades for FIAC), conferences (Conversation Room) and film screenings (Cinéphémère), free and open access.

FIAC – Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris


juin 1st, 2018

Serge Mendjisky – Port Grimaud, le Grand Canal (1969)

Impressionist and Modern Sale in London at Sotheby’s

To notice among all the remarkable paintings on sale Wednesday, June 20, 2018, in London at Sotheby’s, the lot 243, a painting by Serge Mendjisky, Port Grimaud in France.

A pointillist painting, which is now a landmark because it was made in 1969, for the inauguration of this famous seaside village in Provence.

Recall that in the late 1960s, Serge Mendjisky lived in the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, near Nice. He discovered near Saint Tropez, the project of creation of this port, as a true « new Venice » in Provence.

Attracted by this very original project on the sea, he meets his creator, the architect François Spoerry. This renowned village is located at the bottom of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and was born from the desire of this architect to have a small house at the edge of the water with a boat in front of his door.

At the inauguration of this new seaside city in 1969, Serge Mendjisky created this painting of the Grand Canal, for the exhibition he is doing in Port Grimaud.

On this occasion, he also produced a set of 36 lithographs presented by Marcel Pagnol, Dunoyer de Segonzac, Henri Troyat and François Spoerry.

Marcel Pagnol, the famous Provençal writer, went so far as to affirm that « Serge Mendjisky pursues the same goals as Van Gogh, Cézanne, or Manet, and that he tries to show us the world not as he “thinks“ it, but as he sees it, through his own sensibility, and to share with us his pleasure, and his emotion. »

For the event of the time, Serge Mendjisky delivers in this painting, with a light palette made of small touches of color, his first impressions of the Grand Canal of Port Grimaud. The houses, the tower, the boats and the reflections of the sea, in this brand new port, under the sun of Provence.


Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale    

Auction in London Wednesday 20 june 2018

Session One : 10.30 AM


avril 16th, 2018

Mary Cassat – An American Impressionist in Paris

The Musée Jacquemart-André, from March 9 to July 23, 2018, hold a major retrospective devoted to Mary Cassatt (1844-1926). 

Mary Cassatt, circa 1889, John J. Emery Fund © Cincinnati Art Museum

Considered during her lifetime as the greatest American artist, Mary Cassatt lived in France for more than sixty years. She was the only American painter to have exhibited her work with the Impressionists in Paris.

The exhibition focuses on the only American female artist in the Impressionist movement; she was spotted by Degas in the 1874 Salon, and subsequently exhibited her works alongside those of the group.

This monographic exhibition enable visitors to rediscover Mary Cassatt through fifty major works, comprising oils, pastels, drawings, and engravings, which, complemented by various documentary sources, convey her modernist approach — that of an American woman in Paris.

Just like Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt excelled in the art of portraiture, to which she adopted an experimental approach. Influenced by the Impressionist movement and its painters who liked to depict daily life, Mary Cassatt’s favourite theme was portraying the members of her family, whom she represented in their intimate environment.

Her unique vision and modernist interpretation of a traditional theme such as the mother and child earned her international recognition. Through this subject, the general public discover many familiar aspects of French Impressionism and Postimpressionism, along with new elements that underscore Mary Cassatt’s decidedly American identity.

The exhibition bring together a selection of exceptional works loaned from major American museums, such as Washington’s National Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Terra Foundation in Chicago; works also be loan by prestigious institutions in France — the Musée d’Orsay, the Petit Palais, INHA, and the BNF (French National Library) — and in Europe, such as the Bilbao Museum of Fine Arts, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and the Bührle Foundation in Zurich. There are also many works from private collections. Rarely exhibited, these masterpieces are be brought together in the exhibition for the first time.

Curator of the exhibition: Dr. Nancy Mowll Mathews. Chief Curator and Lecturer Emeritus, Williams College, Williamstown, Mass., USA. Specialist Mary Cassatt.

Jacquemart-André Museum, 158 bd. Haussmann, 75008 Paris – France.

Opening hours: open 7 days a week, from 10am to 6pm.

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avril 10th, 2018

Lafayette Anticipations: new place of artistic creation in Paris

This new Fondation is structured around its production activities and support provided to contemporary creation. The Fondation acts as a catalyser, providing artists unique, made-to-measure conditions in which to produce, experiment and exhibit.

Since its opening on March 10, 2018, Lafayette Anticipations has been the first multidisciplinary centre of its kind in France. In its 19th century building situated in the heart of the Marais and renovated by OMA, Rem Koolhaas’s architecture firm, the public will soon discover a curatorial machine in which new pieces produced by international creators – stemming from the fields of contemporary art, design and fashion – will be presented.
Located in a industrial building of 2,200 m2, the Fondation is a place for creation, innovation and research. The renovation project is led by architect Rem Koolhaas and his firm.
The seven story industrial building, characteristic of the end of the 19th century, is structured in a U-shape around a courtyard. The building can be crossed freely, thus leading to the rue Sainte-Croix-de-la-Bretonnerie via a covered passage. The architectural intervention manages to articulate two seemingly contradictory conditions: the desire for programmatic flexibility and the respect of strict and mandatory preservation rules.
An “exhibition tower” equipped with four mobile platforms is inserted into the building’s courtyard. These motorized platforms can move independently along rails and align with the existing floors.
With each exhibit, these innovative platforms will allow the space to be reconfigured in 49 different ways. These multiple arrangements will instil verticality, flexibility and adaptability, as required by numerous future projects. The building will offer 875 m2 of exhibition space. This curatorial machine completes another fundamental component of the Fondation: its production workshop situated in the building’s basement. Here, pieces can be conceived and created by guest artists. The simultaneous use of these two structural features will foster the creation of unique projects, with their own spatial configuration.

Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, 9, rue du Plâtre – 75004 Paris – France.
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mars 31st, 2018

Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863)

The exhibition not to be missed
Paris Musée du Louvre from March 29, to July 23, 2018

© Musée du Louvre / E. Lessing
Delacroix, La liberté guidant le peuple.

Eugène Delacroix was one of the giants of French painting, but his last full retrospective exhibition in Paris dates back to 1963, the centenary year of his death.

In collaboration with the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Louvre is holding a historic exhibition featuring some 180 works – mostly paintings – as a tribute to his entire career.

From the young artist’s big hits at the Salons of the 1820s to his final, lesser-known, and mysterious religious paintings and landscapes, the exhibition will showcase the tension that characterizes the art of Delacroix, who strove for individuality while aspiring to follow in the footsteps of the Flemish and Venetian masters of the 16th and 17th centuries.

It will aim to answer the questions raised by Delacroix’s long, prolific, and multifaceted career while introducing visitors to an engaging character: a virtuoso writer, painter, and illustrator who was curious, critical, and cultivated, infatuated with fame and devoted to his work.

Organized by:  Sébastien Allard and Côme Fabre, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre.

Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris – France

Practical information :

The Louvre is open every day (except Tuesday) from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Night opening until 9:45 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Closed on the following holidays: January 1, May 1, May 8, December 25.

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mars 31st, 2018

Art Paris Art Fair 2018

The fair celebrates its 20th anniversary
An overview of the French art scene with Switzerland guest of honour

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Art Paris Art Fair. Since its foundation in 1999, the fair has established itself as Paris’ leading modern and contemporary spring art event. The 2018 edition will play host to 142 galleries from 22 different countries providing an overview of European art from the post-war years to the current day, while leaving room for the new horizons of international creation from Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Open to all forms of artistic expression, including video art and design, Art Paris Art Fair offers a theme-based approach emphasising discovery and rediscovery. This year’s guest country is Switzerland and the fair will also be taking a close look at the French art scene with a new theme developed especially for the twentieth anniversary as well as the monographic exhibitions in Solo Show and emerging artists in Promises.

On the one hand, the 2018 selection is characterised by the arrival of new countries, such as Canada (Christopher Cutts Gallery), Portugal (Galeria Carlos Carvalho), Russia (Art 4 and K35 galleries from Moscow), Kuwait (CAP Contemporary Art Platform), the Czech Republic (Cermak Eisenkraft Gallery) and Saudi Arabia (Misk Art) and on the other hand by the influx of renowned Parisian galleries, who are either returning to the fair or participating for the very first time. In the latter case are Loevenbruck, Thomas Bernard-Cortex Athletico, Backslash, Dominique Fiat, Eric Dupont, Odile Ouizeman, Alain Gutharc, Jean Brolly, Polaris and Bertrand Grimont, not forgetting Galerie Particulière, Eric Mouchet and Zlotowski.

Art Paris Art Fair   5 – 8 April 2018

Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 PARIS

janvier 5th, 2017

Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting


Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam ©.

Paris Musée du Louvre
Exhibition 22 February – 22 May 2017

The Musée du Louvre, in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, is holding a landmark exhibition about renowned painter Johannes Vermeer.

For the first time since 1966, this event will bring together twelve of the Delft master’s paintings – a third of his total known body of work – providing an insight into the fascinating relationships the artist maintained with other great painters of the Dutch Golden Age.

Thanks to special loans from the most prominent American, British, German, and  naturally Dutch museums, visitors will be able to see Vermeer in a new light.

The exhibition does away with the legend of the reclusive artist living in his own inaccessible, silent world, without ever implying that Vermeer was just one painter of many. Indeed, his artistic temperament grew more distinct through encounters with other artists. Vermeer did more than launch a new movement: he acted as an agent of metamorphosis.

Exhibition curators: Blaise Ducos, Department of Paintings, Musée du Louvre, Paris, Adriaan E. Waiboer, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, and Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., National Gallery of Art, Washington.

janvier 5th, 2017

Art Paris Art Fair 2017

A springtime fair focusing on discovery

Art Paris 2017

Held from 30th March to 2nd April 2017, Art Paris is the leading springtime event for modern and contemporary art in Paris. The fair brings together close to 140 galleries from some 20 countries at the Grand Palais, exploring European art from the post-war period to the present day as well as emerging talents from around the world.

Since 2012, the fair has built a reputation for its exploration of international art scenes. After Asia, Art Paris Art Fair continues to shed light on new scenes by inviting Africa as guest of honour in 2017. The guest curator for this project is independent cultural consultant and curator Marie-Ann Yemsi whose mission is to promote the wealth and rich diversity of contemporary African creativity in all its variety and openness to the world. This will be done through a selection of galleries and artists from the both African continent itself and its far-reaching diaspora. A symposium, a programme of video projections and several special projects will broaden this exploration and offer an in-depth vision of the creative fertility and energy of the African continent.

In cooperation with a number of participating galleries, Art Paris Art Fair offers a unique programme of spectacular projections of digital art on the façade of the Grand Palais every evening for the duration of the fair.

The City of Lights is experiencing an exceptional artistic and architectural regeneration with the opening in 2017 of several new institutions and foundations. The “Springtime in Paris” VIP programme offers collectors and art professionals access to the best of what is on in Paris, with a special focus on Africa in 2017.

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septembre 22nd, 2016

FIAC 2016 Paris

FIAC 2016 : International Contemporary Art Fair
International Contemporary Art Fair – 20 to 23 October 2016

For its 43rd edition, the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC), one of the world’s leading art fairs, will run from 20 to 23 October this year, bringing together 186 of the most prestigious galleries in the historical Parisian venue, the Grand Palais. Directed by Jennifer Flay since 2010, the fair is broadening the scope of its programme this year.

Fiac expands by presenting On Site, a series of sculptural works and installations at the Petit Palais, a historic building facing the Grand Palais that was built for the Exposition Universelle (World’s Fair) in 1900 like the Grand Palais itself. The opening of the Salon Jean Perrin, the Grand Palais’ new exhibition room, will focus on works by artists from the late twentieth century.

A Performance Festival, Parades, in association with the Louvre Museum will bring contemporary art into dialogue with music, dance, performance and poetry.

FIAC’s public events programme, Hors les Murs is renowned for its unparalleled diversity and the beauty of its locations. The programme will be reinforced with works exhibited in public space, an artists’ films programme, and three days of conferences. The itinerary will cover three emblematic venues: the Tuileries Garden (returning for the 10th consecutive year, in the context of FIAC’s collaboration with the Louvre Museum), the Musée National Eugène Delacroix and the Place Vendôme.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy the « VISITES YCI! » presented by young critics and exhibition curators from the YCI (Young Curators Invitational) programme, created by the Fondation Ricard and FIAC in 2006.

FIAC 2016 in brief: 186 galleries, including 43 new exhibitors, 133 international galleries from 27 countries across the world – France (53 French galleries), the USA (34 galleries), Germany (26 galleries), Italy (14 galleries) and England (13 galleries).

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