16 October 2019

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FIAC Paris 46th Edition A Grand Palais Happening – What’s On

As everyone must know by now, FIAC one of Europe’s most important fairs opened for the VIP preview today at the Grand Palais in Paris.

29 July 2019

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Carlos Cruz-Diez Protagonist Of Kinetic And Op Art Dies

The Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, born Caracas, 1923 has died in Paris where he lived and worked since 1960. Cruz-Diez was a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art, a movement that encouraged “an awareness of the instability of reality.” His body of work established him as one of the critical twentieth-century thinkers in the realm of colour.

4 April 2019

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Christo Gets Green Light To Cover Arc de Triomphe Paris

The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.

30 June 2018

Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud After Second Paris Trial Collapses

The French billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud after a second trial collapsed in Paris on Friday.

31 May 2018

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FIAC Paris Announce Exhibitors List For 45th Edition

FIAC, the leading international Contemporary and Modern art fair, held each year in Paris has announced their exhibitor list for the 45th edition.

10 April 2018

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Suzanne Pagé Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton Interview – Paul Carter Robinson

Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition titled ‘In Tune With The World’ I had the privilege to talk to Suzanne Pagé the Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton 

9 September 2017

Two Men Charged With Paris Invader Mosaic Theft After Twitter Campaign

Two men who posed as Paris city workers and stole up to 20 pixelated tile murals by the French urban artist Invader have been arrested, after a widespread social network campaign. 

7 August 2017

Invader Mosaics Targeted By Paris Art Thieves Dressed As City Workers

Art thieves disguised as Paris street workers have stolen a number of pixelated tile pieces by the French street artist Invader

21 February 2017

Paris Art Thieves Receive 21 Years Collectively For Hundred Million Heist

The trial of the 2010 ‘Spider-Man’ burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris has concluded securing an eight year sentence for 49-year-old Serbian mastermind Vjeran Tomic.

12 January 2017

Billionaire Art Dealer Guy Wildenstein Cleared Of Tax Fraud In Paris

The billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein, has been cleared of tax fraud and money laundering in a Paris criminal court today (12 January).

7 January 2017

Paris Museums Suffer As Terrorism Scares Off Foreign Tourists In 2016

The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks in the city in 2015 and Islamic incidents in other parts of France. The Louvre dropped by a whopping 20% to 5.3 million with the Musee d’Orsay’s down 13% to three million.

12 December 2016

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Carl Andre Retrospective Opens At Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris

A retrospective of work by the major 20th-century American artist Carl Andre (b. 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. The exhibition Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 covers the full spectrum and inner consistency of the Andre oeuvre, with 40 monumental sculptures, numerous poems and photographs, works on paper and various objects that defy pigeon-holing.

30 October 2016

FIAC 2016 a cheerful moment in Paris

I love Paris … and even more during FIAC. This year, in particular, the city of lights became the vibrant hub of the Art World with its incredible Museums and Galleries, its exhibitions and top-notch Art Fairs.

18 October 2016

Martin Brown And Anthony White Explore Displacement In New Paris Painting Exhibition

A two person exhibition of Paris-based Australian artist Anthony White and London-based Australian artist Martin Brown opens today at Le Pave D’Orsay, Paris. Both artists explore a contemporary interpretation of art making through their own individual explorations within the processes inherent in painting.

14 October 2016

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FIAC 2016 What To Expect From A World Class Art Fair

Following on from Frieze London, the 43rd edition (October 20 to 23) of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris sees The Grand Palais event showcasing 180 galleries from 27 countries, the largest event of its kind in France.

14 October 2016

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18 September 2016

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How Contemporary Is This Russian Art Collection On Display in Paris?

A recent donation “Kollektsia ! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia.1950-2000” to the Pompidou Centre by Vladimir Potanin one of the wealthiest Russian businessman backed by 20 other collectors and 19 artists amply fulfils its aim to deepen knowledge of Russian art by the French and international audience but it should be the first step towards more ambitious goals. According […]

30 August 2016

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Oscar Wilde Honoured With Major Exhibitions In Paris and Reading

Two major exhibitions honouring the Irish novelist, playwright, and poet Oscar Wilde, one in Paris, one in Reading, UK will open next month. Paris was the city of his death in 1900 and he is famously buried in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery within a mausoleum designed by the Modern British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein. The other exhibition is a group […]

24 March 2016

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Monumenta: Huang Yong Ping Chosen For 2016 Grand Palais Installation

Monumenta has invited outstanding artists with an international reputation to take on the Nave of the Grand Palais, an immense 13,500m2 glass dome, 35-metres high, Since 2007. Contributing artists have included: Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have all succeeded one another in tackling this challenge. Huang Yong Ping […]

7 December 2014

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Christie’s Contemporary Art Sales Achieve Record Results In Paris

Christie’s Paris Contemporary Art evening and day sales have remained buoyant proving prices are still strong selling 85% of the lots offered the auction realised €24,910,050 / £19,761,143 / $30,998,066. Amongst the 178 sold lots, 11 new world records have been set for pieces by artists sold at auction, including Henry Darger, Christo, Jim Nutt, […]

28 October 2014

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Paul McCarthy Plays A Crazed Willy Wonka At Monnaie De Paris Pop-Up Chocolate Factory

With the recent removal of Paul Mccarthy’s ‘Tree’ sculpture from Place Vendome, in Paris after the Parisian meltdown that took place over the work as it resembled a particular type of sex toy; even causing an unknown assailant to slap McCarthy in the face – three times, and the sculpture to be vandalised and subsequently […]

25 October 2014

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Paul McCarthy Responds To ‘Sex Toy’ Sculpture Attacks

Infamous American artist Paul McCarthy has responded to the removal of his ‘Tree’ sculpture from Place Vendome, in Paris after the Parisian meltdown that took place last week over the work as it resembled a particular type of sex toy. It caused an unknown assailant to slap McCarthy in the face – three times, and […]

23 October 2014

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Critics Flash Mob To Defend McCarthy’s ‘Sex Toy’ Sculpture As French President Supports

The current dust-up around Paul McCarthy’s immense green ‘sex toy’ sculpture in Paris has divided opinion with either anger or fits of giggles being the resulting response, the giant inflatable sculpture that was reduced to a flaccid pile on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work has been reported as being permanently […]

22 October 2014

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Paul McCarthy’s ‘Sex Toy’ Sculpture Removed Permanently From Place Vendome In Paris

Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture that was reduced to a flaccid pile on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work, has been permanently removed by the artist. The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it was a massive, green, inflatable sculpture on […]

19 October 2014

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Vandals Deflate McCarthy’s ‘Sex Toy’ Sculpture In Paris

Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture was reduced to a flaccid lump of plastic on one of Paris’s swankiest squares on Saturday after vandals attacked the work. The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it was a massive, green, inflatable sculpture on the famous Paris square […]

18 October 2014

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McCarthy ‘Sex Toy’ Sculpture Causes Outrage In Paris

The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ by US artist Paul McCarthy is on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it is massive, green, inflatable sculpture on the famous Paris square and has raised a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist even being attacked in the street; after being slapped […]

4 February 2014

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Ilya And Emilia Kabakov Present 2014 Installation For Monumenta Grand Palais Paris

Since 2007, Monumenta, a major Paris-based arts event, has been commissioning internationally renowned artists to create large-scale installations for the nave of the Grand Palais – a vast building measuring 35 metres high with a glass rooftop that covers 13,500 square metres. Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor and Daniel Buren have successively […]

1 December 2012

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Eugene Delacroix Painting Stolen from Prestigious Paris Art Gallery

A painting by the French romantic painter Eugene Delacroix was stolen on Friday from the prestigious Schmit art gallery in Paris. The small work (15 cm high, 19 cm wide) painted in 1833 and is entitled the Arabs of Oran. It was exhibited in the gallery on Rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. […]

8 June 2012

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Dan Colen An American In Paris New Gagosian Exhibition

Gagosian Gallery has just announced Dan Colen’s first solo exhibition in Paris. “Out of the Blue, Into the Black” It is a eulogy in three parts comprising paintings, installation, and a sculpture. The title conflates two songs that open and close Neil Young’s 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps: “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and […]

14 April 2012

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Largest Art Gallery In Europe Palais De Toyko Opens In Paris

This week has seen the opening of what is now the largest contemporary arts centre in Europe – the newly renovated Palais de Tokyo in Paris The renovation cost €20 million, took over 10 months, and nearly tripled its original size to an incredible 22,000 square metres. To help you get a sense of perspective, […]