Paris

‘Picasso is relevant to any creative person working today’: British designer Paul Smith to provide art direction for exhibition on the Spanish artist

The show at the Musée National Picasso in Paris will include a jazz soundtrack, Modern masterpieces hung on colourfully designed walls, and Picasso’s Vogue magazine drawings

Giacometti Foundation director outlines vision for new museum on Paris’s left bank

French billionaire Xavier Niel will fund the renovation of Gare des Invalides site

Paris gallerists—found guilty of selling Picasso works stolen by handyman—receive suspended jail sentences

Belle et Belle gallery has now been dissolved, closing the chapter on a decade-long criminal investigation

Climate activists target billionaire François Pinault's private collection in Paris

Demonstrators poured orange paint over the US artist Charles Ray's Horse and Rider

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France's answer to Tefaf? Inaugural Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale stakes its long-term ambitions

While sales weren't spectacular, dealers were overwhelmingly positive as to the future of the fair, and its potential for further growth

The Big Review: Alice Neel at the Centre Pompidou ★★★★★

While her New York peers were fighting over the future of abstraction, Alice Neel was urgently capturing life

'How dare YOU?': we speak to Just Stop Oil, the eco activists who threw soup over Van Gogh’s Sunflowers

Plus, Art Basel's inaugural Paris+ fair and an enigmatic Frank Bowling painting

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Paris+ par Art Basel's VIP opening: galleries report good sales, the right people and a clear step up from Fiac

Seventeen Gallery—who were presenting a solo show of work by Patrick Goddard at the fair—sold their entire booth to a single US collector by 2pm

Eight must-see sculptures from Paris+ par Art Basel's Jardin des Tuileries show

The public programme, Sites, brings together contemporary works artists including Niki de Saint Phalle, Otobong Nkanga and Franz West

Paris+ par Art Basel's director on his long-term vision for the inaugural fair—and how it compares to Fiac

The fair, which opens today, sees 156 galleries gather at the Grand Palais Éphémère

Interview by Alexandre Crochet

Seven shows to see during Paris + par Art Basel

From Monet and Mitchell at Fondation Louis Vuitton to Munch at the Musée d’Orsay

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Asia Now Paris, Europe's premier Asian art fair, moves to the historic Paris Mint

The relocation comes at a time "when Paris is once again a focal point for the art trade," the fair's director says

A legendary woman artist and her beautiful beasts: show on Rosa Bonheur's naturalist paintings opens in Paris

Exhibition at the Musée d’Orsay shows how the 19th-century French artist's realism was a way of respecting the animals she painted

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Paris vs London: which capital will win the hearts of art collectors?

London’s struggles with the reality of leaving the European Union coupled with a government unsympathetic to the arts means the French capital is gaining the edge over its rival

Van Dyck or copies? The curious case of the socialite, the scholar and the Old Masters

Plus, Joan Mitchell and Claude Monet at the Fondation Louis Vuitton and England's Tudors head to New York

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Chris Dercon quits French cultural body Rmn-GP for leadership role at Fondation Cartier pour l’art Contemporain

Belgian curator, who once headed Tate Modern, recently backed decision to kick Fiac out of Grand Palais in Paris

Art Basel's Paris+ fair to show ambitious commissions across city's major landmarks

Public art programme Sites will replace Hors les Murs—the outdoor sculpture event hosted by Fiac—Paris's once-unrivalled contemporary fair

Lights go out early at the Louvre in bid to slash high energy costs

Paris museum's pyramid joins the Eiffel Tower, Musée d'Orsay and Chateau Versailles in French government initiative to save power

Immerse yourself in Venice in Paris… more crowd-pleasing multimedia shows being launched

A “behind the scenes” tour of Venice is the latest project from Grand Palais Immersif

First edition of Design Miami Paris fair postponed after police cite ‘security problems’ with venue

The event was to be held at the Place de la Concorde in October to coincide with the inaugural Paris+ par Art Basel

When Elsa Schiaparelli met Salvador Dalí: exhibition explores fashion designer’s Surrealist influences

Paris show features the “lobster dress” that the pair created for Wallis Simpson’s wedding

Eight men accused of stealing a Banksy from the Bataclan concert hall in Paris go on trial

The crooks removed the mural that was painted on an emergency exit door of the Parisian concert hall, though there is disagreement over who ordered the theft

C’est officiel: Hauser & Wirth will open a space in Paris next year

Located in a townhouse near the Champs-Élysées, this will be the mega gallery’s 16th location worldwide

Rejuvenated Musée de Cluny presents a history of the Middle Ages in 1,600 objects

After a seven-year refurbishment, the Paris museum is fully wheelchair-accessible and ready to welcome back visitors on a journey from the first to the 15th century

Macron wins: what now for the French art scene?

Plus, Walter Sickert at Tate Britain and Gordon Parks at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh

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Tate Britain show probes Walter Sickert’s French connection

Exhibition, which will travel to the Petit Palais in Paris, examines the profound influence Degas, Manet and Bonnard had on the artist and his work

Musée D’Orsay takes a trip through Gaudí’s fantastical world in new exhibition

Immersive show at the Parisian museum aims to show the varied output of the master of Catalan Modernism and go beyond his most famous work, the Sagrada Família

Art Basel reveals directors and name for new Paris fair in October

Paris+, by Art Basel is due to run until at least 2028