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A Banksy artwork that was painted to memorialise the victims of a 2015 terror attack in Paris has been stolen.  The black and white work depicted a mournful female figure wearing a veil and was reportedly cut out of the emergency doors at the Bataclan concert hall, where it paid homage to the 90 people killed at the venue in November 2015. The concert hall reported the theft in a tweet on Saturday. ‘It’s a...

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Organized by the Salon du Dessin in partnership with Paris Tableau, FINE ARTS PARIS will be running its second edition at the Carrousel du Louvre from 7 to 11 November 2018. The new Paris event is run in collaboration with the major French museums, including the Louvre, Petit Palais, Centre Pompidou, Zadkine, Bourdelle, Rodin and Maillol museums. With over 40 overseas exhibitors currently booked to attend, the fair promises stalls from both recognized dealers and...

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Parisians have always been synonymous with artistic flair; their museums have always strived to embody the most up to date and crucial artwork of the age. This summer has proved to be no different. Here are the top exhibitions in Paris this season: Portraits of an influencer France’s established Musée d’Orsay devotes its collection to a true pioneer of modern art: Paul Cézanne. While he excelled in capturing landscapes, the painter was often revered for...

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From Rome and Florence to London and Paris, Europe boasts a great variety of cities of culture bursting with artistic treasures. Paris, France When one thinks of art and culture in the French capital, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower, Musée d’Orsay and Centre Pompidou are only a small handful of the well-known destinations that come to mind. A trip to the Champs-Élysées—one of the most famous streets in the world—is a must for...

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Known for innovative design and expert craftsmanship, Van Cleef & Arpels has become one of the most influential jewellery design houses in the world.  Graceful princesses, fairytale chateaux and exotic creatures from far far away are just a few of the magical elements found in the fantastical realm that inspires Van Cleef & Arpels’s Peau d’Âne High Jewellery collection. This exquisite collection tells the story of true love, not unlike the love story which led to...

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The highest sale total of the 2013 Sotheby’s Paris auction season. June 5, 2013 In a packed sales room, Sotheby’s Paris sale of Contemporary Art achieved a combined total of €21,623,600 / $28,222,906 / £18,403,043. The top lot of the sale was Jean-Michel Basquiat’s monumental Crown Hotel (Mona Lisa Black Background) from The Collection of the Comtesse Viviane de Witt, which sold for €5,697,500 ($7,436,320/£4,848,931). This proved to be a record price for the artist...

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It is the city of art, culture and romance—the perfect place for anyone in need of a weekend break. Every year, Paris is one of the top tourist destinations, with its promises of fine dining, trendy boutiques and a wide range of museums and galleries. The greatest work of art, however, is the city itself. Elegant and romantic, the so-called ‘City of Lights’ somehow manages to live up to every cliché you’ve ever read about...

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