FINE ARTS PARIS
Creation of Fine Arts Paris by the organizers of the Salon du Dessin: L’Agence d’Événements Culturels.
This new event which they hoped to be eclectic, selective, and convivial, aimed to confirm Paris’ position as a major centre for the international art market.
So, for the first edition, 34 galleries from France, Europe and the USA presented their latest acquisitions in the prestigious Palais Brongniart.
For its second edition, Fine Arts Paris has developed its cultural program and has created a Fine Arts Week.
Like the “Drawing Week” held every year in March for the past twenty years or so, the aim of this week is to encourage the discovery or rediscovery of museums collections in Paris and the Ile-de-France.
Collectors, connoisseurs and experts are invited to private exclusive events, great occasions for exchanges and wonder, thanks to the involvement of curators and directors of the partner institutions of Fine Arts Paris.
The Fine Arts Week
To echo especially important recent events in the world of Sculpture, the first Fine Arts Week was entirely dedicated to this art.
The Fine Arts Week 2018, called for this occasion Sculpture Week, ran from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 November 2018.
Visit of the French Minister of Culture Franck Riester
“Sculptors as Painters, Painters as Sculptors”
The example of Henry de Triqueti
The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans and the Musée Girodet in Montargis have worked together to present at Fine Arts Paris the rich work of Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874), a painter whose sculptures made him famous.
The two museums, which were bequeathed the contents of the artist’s studio by his daughter, Blanche Lee Childe, will exhibit selected pieces that show how diverse Triqueti’s materials and techniques were, among them line drawing, polychrome, terracotta studies, oil painting, plaster modellos and fine marble.
A typical 19th century artist in terms of the creative abundance of his research, Triqueti freely combined different materials and drawing styles, as did Eugène Devéria and other contemporaries, to illustrate original, appealing aesthetic concepts.
Henry de TRIQUETI
Homère se désaltérant
Inv. 947.51, Musée Girodet, Montargis
The Heyday of Sculpture
On the occasion of its second edition, FINE ARTS PARIS is proud to publish The Heyday of Sculpture : 1850 – 1880, gathering 12 scientific texts from renowned scholars, under the supervision of Mrs Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.
In 2019, for its third edition, Fine Arts Paris pursued its wish to promote the influence of Paris as a stronghold of the world art market thanks to the works selected by its exhibitors and a rich program of cultural events composed of a museum exhibition within the Salon itself, and a Fine Arts Week, organized in partnership with some twenty Ile-de-France institutions and museums.
La Piscine de Roubaix
As guest of the Fine Arts Paris 2019 edition, La Piscine – Musée d’Art et d’industrie André Diligent de Roubaix presented a museum-quality exhibition at the fair. This exhibition has sum up the spirit of the museum with a selection from its collection.
Roubaix-la-Piscine. Architecte A.Baert, 1932 ; J-P Philippon, 2001 et 2018. Photos : A. Leprince
La Piscine–Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André-Diligent in Roubaix, France, is a true success story: a municipal building typical of the 1920s has been converted into a museum that is praised far beyond the borders of France.
Founded in 1835 by local manufacturers, the Roubaix museum made a splash on the national cultural scene when it moved in 2001 to an unusual site: a former swimming pool in the Art Deco style. In 2018, to make room for important works kept in its reserves, La Piscine was expanded by architect Jean-Paul Philippon, who had designed the original transformation in 2001. La Piscine’s collection and programming stand out in the French museum landscape.
For its exhibition at Fine Arts Paris, the museum demonstrated its originality with a group of works that included ceramics, sculpture, textiles, fashion and painting. The museum’s setting and history, closely linked to the industrial heritage of Roubaix, was also addressed by recent images and archival documents.
With the support of La Piscine’s Friends Society and Circle of Patrons, the museum’s team has welcome visitors to the show with iconic works by such artists as Camille Claudel, Joseph Bernard, Marc Chagall, Jean Lurçat, Albert Braïtou-Sala, Jean-René Gauguin, Christian Astuguevieille and Marc Alberghina. The centre of the space was occupied by an unusual, never-before-exhibited plaster by Paul Cornet (1892-1977), a sort of futuristic reinterpretation of Rodin’s The Thinker. La Piscine was seeking donors for its restoration.
87 x 40 x 37 cm
Don de la famille de l’artiste en 2018
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince
(Albert BRAÏTOU-SALA, dit)
Vénus verte, 1929
Huile sur toile
203 x 80 cm
S.D.b.d. dans un cartel : Braïtou / Sala 1929
Don de la famille Sala en 2015
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince
Né en 1959 à Laval
Canis Lingua, 2015
Terre à faïence blanche chamottée, modelée et émaillée dans les tons de rose, de blanc et de rouge, plat rond estampé en biscuit de terre blanche
H. 39 ; L. 62 cm
Don de la Société des Amis du Musée d’Art et d’Industrie de Roubaix en 2015
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince
After the Fair, Ravo’s work was exhibited at the Le Sinner hotel, 116 rue du Temple in Paris and sold in the urban art Artcurial sale on February 23, 2020. It was auctioned for 7,000 euros (including fees).
The sale’s benefits were for the restoration of the plaster The Thinker by Paul Cornet, kept in La Piscine – musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent of Roubaix.
Andrea RAVO MATTONI
Spay paint on canvas
Signed, dated and titled on the back
Detail from a work by Luca Giordano (1634-1705), “Ariane abandonnée”
Due to the announcement of a 4-week confinement and despite the determination of its organizers, Fine Arts Paris was forced to cancel its edition scheduled for November 26 to 29, 2020 at the Palais Brongniart, as well as the Semaine des Beaux- Arts and a scientific symposium.
An alternative 100% digital edition entitled FINE ARTS PARIS ONLINE, took place from November 24 to 29. It brought together 55 participating galleries with nearly 500 works.
Videos: Focus of some works
For its 5th édition, Fine Arts Paris hosted some 60 galleries at the Carrousel du Louvre and Online, from 6 to 11 November 2021.
Although intimate in dimensions, the young fair was nevertheless ambitious, bringing together the best dealers in the fields of painting, drawing and sculpture but also opening to new specialties like primitive arts, jewellery, Asian art and rare books.
Alongside its habitual exhibitors – Steinitz, Xavier Eeckhout, La Présidence and Marianne Rosenberg – this year’s edition of FINE ARTS PARIS will be hosting new dealers like De Jonckheere, Christian Deydier, Librairie Clavreuil, Royal Provenance, Tanakaya, Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh, Robilant + Voena, Laocoon-Apolloni, as well as the jewellers Véronique Bamps and Walid Akkad.
A scenography by Jacques Garcia
Jacques Garcia has added his sober and elegant touch to the fair’s scenography by transforming the entrance under the famous glass Pyramid.
From the start, visitors found themselves in a strangely oneiric world. The famous decorator and interior designer has taken inspiration from the 14th century (Charles V) defence system discovered when the Carrousel was being built.
The result will be a Contemporary theatrical atmosphere involving 14 mineral and vegetable ‘elements’.
The Arts Week
One of Fine Arts Paris’s strong points is its links between collectors, dealers and institutions.
Apart from attracting numerous museum curators, Fine Arts Paris organises an Arts Week, an external itinerary offering private visits to around twenty partner museums including the Victor Hugo House, the Condé Museum, The Army Museum (Musée de l’Armée), the Artists Foundation, the Château de Fontainebleau, Paris’s School of Fine Arts (Beaux-Arts de Paris) and the Emile Hermès Collection.
Fine Arts Paris also hosted two scientific symposiums at the Petit Palais: one devoted to Watteau and his entourage, marking the 300th anniversary of the death of this central figure in 18th century French art. The other discussed the research conducted by Geneviève Bresc-Bautier into 16th and 17th century sculpture, in collaboration with Sophie Jugie, Director of the Louvre Sculpture Department.
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Oil on panel, 48.6 × 64.5 cm
Chicago, Art Institute, Max and Leola Epstein Collection, inv. 1954.295
© The Art Institute of Chicago
This 6th edition inaugurated the synergy with the Biennale Paris. The show was held under the name “Fine Arts Paris la Biennale”. It took place at the Carrousel du Louvre from November 9 to 13, 2022, and brought together 84 exhibitors.
The Lurçat house-studio
Fondation Jean et Simone Lurçat – Académie des beaux-arts
At the heart of the Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale, we invited the Jean and Simone Lurçat Foundation – Academy of Fine Arts to let the public discover the atmosphere of the Lurçat house-studio, through photographs of the spaces and a panel of works representative of Jean Lurçat’s creativity: tapestries, paintings, drawings…
The current issues of the art market in galleries
On the occasion of Fine Arts Paris & la Biennale, this discussion moderated by Guy Boyer, editorial director of Connaissance des Arts, focused on the current challenges facing galleries.
Conference organized by Connaissance des Arts, with the Syndicat National des Antiquaires and the Comité professionnel des galeries d’art. It was held in the conference room of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs (MAD), 111 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris
Questions of style and interior design
This study day, which takes advantage of the physical proximity between Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, examined these interior reconstitutions from different points of view, bringing into play collecting and museum practices, material culture, intellectual discourse, and social habitus.
The SNA Art Book Prize,
awarded at Fine Arts paris & La Biennale
This year, fir its 22nd edition, the SNA Art Book Prize was awarded during Fine Arts Paris & La Biennale, on Wednesday November 9th. It has been awarded to Stéphane Guégan for his book “Caillebotte. Peintre des extrêmes”.