French art market

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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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Fiac

Pinault buys 37 works at FIAC

41st edition of the fair sees continued growth

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Art market

Collectors remain cautious at Pavilion of Arts and Design in Paris as impulse buying declines

Many dealers reported mixed results from the fair

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Interviews

Interview with dealer Emmanuel Perrotin on taking risks: “People imagine it must be easy for me now”

The Parisian dealer was one of the first to tap into Asian markets

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Art market

Collectors drawn to Paris for synchronised mass of art fairs and auctions

But attendance was down at fairs devoted to works on paper

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Art dealers

Paris dealers take on Manhattan as galleries migrate across the pond

“We meet a broader range of collectors here”

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François Pinault

Pinault sells shares in auction group

The billionaire entrepreneur bought a majority stake in 2000

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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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François Pinault

François Pinault injects cash into French auction house

Piasa gets revamp after falling out of top six

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Art market

Removing French trade barriers still leaves London auction houses with upper hand

Five years ago, France finally allowed outsiders to hold auctions in the country by ending the 400-year-old monopoly of state-appointed auctioneers

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Art market

Parisian auction results buoyed by decorative arts

Most auctioneers reported increased sales in 2005

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François Pinault

Loss of Pinault collection is “catastrophe” for Paris

A top museum director and a dealer react to the billionaire’s decision to show his contemporary art collection in Venice

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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 market

Is the pendulum swinging back for the godfather of Op art? Vasarely's daughter-in-law is building momentum and interest in the late artist

And a London exhibition reminds us why he was popular in the first place

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Art market

The Conseil de Ventes has published its first report but two members have stormed out

Plus ça change... plus c’est la même chose

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François Pinault

Pinaults face controversy over antique table at auction

Following €1.23 million bid over writing desk

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Art market

Arms giant Dassault backs “cultural and artistic hub” for French auction Market

Briest allies with Artcurial

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Art market

As France opens its auction market predictions are optimistic that “France could regain its supremacy in Europe”

Gérard Champin is the president of new regulatory body for auction sales

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Art market

With the Paris auction market soon to be cracked wide open to outside competition, all eyes were on the first major sales to be held this year

Tip-top results for two very different sales

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Art market

Drouot to close for FFr40 million revamp

Fury at likely choice of railway warehouse as temporary replacement

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François Pinault

François Pinault loses Egyptian antiquity case

Controversy over statue which dates from 1850-1720 BC

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Art market

Drouot reports 14% increase in turnover after another strong year in the market

End of auction monopoly still awaited

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François Pinault

Pinault copies Arnault and buys French auctioneers Etude Tajan

Owner of Christie's bids high and wins big

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Art market

Partnerships in the French auction market

Commissaire-priseurs unite in preparation for 1998

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Collectors

Dealers talk about collectors

“A bit mad, but in a nice way”—Jean-Claude Binoche

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Art market

Cautious sales in a buoyant French auction market

Good pickings for private collectors at Drouot auctions

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Art law

Is the French art market subject to enough regulation?

A recent symposium at the Crédit Municipal examined ways in which the market could be improved