French art market

'Fatal for the French art market': dealers decry new EU sales tax that could wipe out Paris's booming commercial scene

The directive will make selling art in France much more expensive—and imperil its post-Brexit position as the EU's market hub


French collectors step up buying at FIAC

Making a making a remarkable return to the contemporary art world

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French collectors boost sales at FIAC, Paris

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto


Pinault buys 37 works at FIAC

41st edition of the fair sees continued growth

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

But attendance was down at fairs devoted to works on paper

Pinault sells shares in auction group

The billionaire entrepreneur bought a majority stake in 2000

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Fiac bounces back thanks to homegrown collectors

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

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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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Parisian auction results buoyed by decorative arts

Most auctioneers reported increased sales in 2005

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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FIAC, Paris: Suffering from the Frieze effect

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

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Drouot to close for FFr40 million revamp

Fury at likely choice of railway warehouse as temporary replacement

François Pinault loses Egyptian antiquity case

Controversy over statue which dates from 1850-1720 BC

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Partnerships in the French auction market

Commissaire-priseurs unite in preparation for 1998


Dealers talk about collectors

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

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Cautious sales in a buoyant French auction market

Good pickings for private collectors at Drouot auctions

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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