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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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Art fairs

Collectors flock to Paris for four fairs in one week

Serious buyers came out in force for Spring Art Week—a relief for dealers after a chilly winter

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Art fairs

Slow start for fledgling Paris fair

Paris Beaux-Arts’s first edition was handicapped by awkward timing and a vague concept

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Art market

Art Deco, classic cars and tribal art drive sales in France but growth remains sluggish

Single-owner consignments and a €13.5m portrait by Modigliani help Sotheby’s emerge ahead of its rivals in a stagnating market

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Art dealers

Air of malaise at Paris fairs

A scheduling clash and an unfriendly tax environment slowed business at most fairs

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François Pinault

Pinault appoints curator for first Palazzo Grassi show..

The French billionaire chooses Alison Gingeras from the Guggenheim

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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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Collectors

Swiss collector show for Asia and Europe

Monique Burger plans to take her works on an Asia tour

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Forgeries

Design forgery ring uncovered in France

Fake Nolls, Chareaus and Prouvés found

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April 2008

Pompidou cancels Calder exhibition for lack of funds—and renovations are also delayed

The French gallery has been hit hard by a 6% reduction in government subsidy, part of Sarkozy's pledge to modernise the State by reducing public spending

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Museums & Heritage

Swiss collector to open her own museum in Arles

Maja Hoffmann wants to hire Frank Gehry to design her gallery

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David Walsh

David Walsh reveals art for new private Tasmanian gallery

Walsh, described as “every casino owner’s nightmare”, owns around 1,300 antiquities and 300 contemporary works

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Art Basel

Art Cologne sets up subsidiary fair in Palma de Mallorca

By following Art Basel's example, organisers hope to rival their prosperity

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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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Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault, luxury goods billionaire, to show his art in new private foundation in Paris

But what is in the collection of LVMH chairman?

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Gagosian Gallery

Gagosian in controversial $54m Giacometti deal

“Preposterous plan to create additional sculptures,” says rival PaceWildenstein

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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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Fiac

French collectors boost sales at FIAC

Billionaire François Pinault bought Chen Zhen and Pistoletto

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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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Alberto Giacometti

The Giacometti Foundation becomes a reality at long last, but lawsuits brought against the Association wear on

In accordance with the president of the Foundation's emphasis on turning over a new leaf, none of the Association's members have been elected to the board