Fiac

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Grand Palais

Grand Palais's long-awaited renovation curtailed over soaring costs

Following government intervention, the historic Parisian exhibition space will now undergo a more 'sober restoration'

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Art market

Controversy erupts over Fiac cancellation

Paris's major contemporary art fair has been scrapped due to Covid-19 fears, but galleries are divided over whether the decision was wise or "lacking courage"

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Art fairs

Fiac cancelled as new travel restrictions are imposed across Europe

The Paris art fair had seemed defiant in the face of coronavirus but organisers say they could not “meet the legitimate expectations of its exhibitors”

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Art market

Fiac organisers determined to go ahead with Paris fair this October despite coronavirus turmoil

But dealers ponder crucial question of whether US collectors will venture overseas by the autumn

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Exhibitions

Three exhibitions to see in Paris this weekend

The best shows to see outside of Fiac, from a literary contextualisation of Francis Bacon to Kiki Smith's coin collection

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Fiac

Fiac fever: amidst Brexit drama, we ask 'virgin' dealers why they chose the Paris fair this year

Galleries fresh to the 46th edition explain their decision and reveal their early sales

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Art fairs

'Revitalised' Paris gets its mojo back for Fiac art fair

Yayoi Kusama will display her largest ever public work for the French fair opening this week

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Collectors

French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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Art fairs

French collectors boost sales at FIAC, Paris

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

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Commercial galleries

‘Brexit changes the game’: David Zwirner to open Paris gallery

Mega-dealer’s first space on the European continent will open to coincide with Fiac art fair this autumn

Analysis
Fiac

Art world figures at Fiac reveal the main challenges they face today

From fair fatigue to unearthing new talent, gallerists and collectors at the Paris event share their concerns

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Art market

Can an increase in two-artist booths spur sales at Paris's Fiac?

Artist pairings have grown in popularity for this year's edition of the fair at the Grand Palais

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Fairs

Fiac fair confirms move to temporary venue near Eiffel Tower

Fairs held at the Grand Palais forced to move out of the historic venue during extensive renovations beginning 2021

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Art market

New antiques biennial, Sublime, to launch in Paris

Event founded by Christian Deydier is scheduled to debut one month after La Biennale Paris, to coincide with Fiac

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Plans for Grand Palais’s €466m facelift revealed: six new galleries and a Chanel-sponsored entrance

Three-year closure from 2020 means Fiac and Paris Photo fairs must relocate to temporary venues

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Art market

Fast sales at 44th edition of Fiac as galleries target European buyers

High-profile fair welcomes 41 “newcomers” and starry clientele including Brigitte Macron

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Art market

Fiac welcomes design back to the fold

Fair celebrates art-design crossovers in public installations

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Controversies

Censored 'sexual' sculpture finds new home at the Centre Pompidou

Domestikator piece was withdrawn by the Louvre from its surrounding gardens

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Controversies

Sexually explicit sculpture pulled from Fiac after Louvre raises concerns

Domestikator was due to go on show in garden close to Paris museum as part of contemporary fair's public programme

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Fiac

Pinault buys 37 works at FIAC

41st edition of the fair sees continued growth

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Art market

Frieze launches charm offensive to tempt China, with Fiac not far behind

Frieze welcomes UK’s new visa rules for visitors as event’s co-founder prepares to “increase the dialogue” with Chinese artists and galleries

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Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault’s Paris museum to open ahead of Fiac

The museum opens 20 October

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Censorship

Kulik images impounded as ‘pornography’ at Fiac

Russian gallery directors handcuffed by police, but case dropped

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November 2007

Mortgage crisis and resulting stock market plunge be damned—the party isn’t over yet

In 2007 we noted that strong sales at auction and fairs and more money coming from Russia, Indian and Chinese collectors indicated that confidence in art remained strong

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Art fairs

Fiac '07 fair report: Fiac makes a strong comeback with new location at the Grand Palais

Collectors and dealers praise the quality of art on offer

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Art fairs

Fiac bounces back thanks to homegrown collectors

François Pinault, Bernard Arnault and Claude Berri attended, among many others

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Basel

Design Miami/Basel 2006 kicks off in style

The fair makes it clear that contemporary design dictates the taste of the moment

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Fiac

French collectors boost sales at FIAC

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

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Art fairs

FIAC, Paris: Suffering from the Frieze effect

Foreign collectors deserted the fair and the French only buy their own artists

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Art fairs

Chirac for FIAC: Many welcome changes for collectors and galleries to remedy last year's poor performance

The ailing fair has brought in radical new measures including a party with the President at the Elysée Palace to encourage collectors and improve the standard of exhibitors

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Art Basel

The strong gets stronger: Art Basel outstrips other art fairs in popularity as applications soar

Art Basel's status as the leading art fair remains in tact; whilst plans are made to include a video forum and a space for young galleries