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Artcurial will auction treasures from the iconic Ritz hotel, with over 1,000 lots of tableware, silverware and glassware at the Art De Table sale in Paris in 20th-23rd June. The Ritz Hotel Paris enlisted the auction house once again to orchestrate its second sale of its items, following the 2018 record breaking sale of 3,500 lots of furniture, tableware, and heaps of textiles. Since its inauguration in 1898, the hotel has embodied the elegance and...

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Galerie Templon’s two spaces in Paris have re-opened after temporary closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. Currently exhibiting at the two spaces in Paris are: Norbert Bisky’s Desmadre Berlin extended until 23rd May, and Billie Zangewa’s Soldier of Love extended until 6th June. Jim Dine’s The Classic Prints is on in the Brussels space until May 23rd. Upcoming are two new exhibitions, Will Cotton’s The Taming of the Cowboy in Brussels from 28th May to...

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Art Paris, initially due to take place from April 2nd—5th, has been postponed to May 28th–31st, at the original location, the Grand Palais. Guillaume Piens, director of the fair said “As many countries globally, France is currently affected by the spread of the Coronavirus, which has given rise to conditions that will make it extremely complicated to hold an event as important as Art Paris at the beginning of April. “As organisers of the fair,...

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An exhibition being held at the Palais de la Découverte in Paris is exploring love in all its complexities. Artists have been exploring love for decades. The De L’amour exhibition represents the line where art meets science through two different galleries. The first gallery, named the Gallery of Attachments,  is dedicated to love in the cultural sense, and how it is seen through the eyes of artists. In other words, the ‘romantic’ version of love...

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Art Paris has announced its 22nd edition as it returns to the Grand Palais from April 2nd-5th, 2020. In the 20 years since its founding, Art Paris has established itself as Paris’s major spring fair for modern and contemporary art, bringing together more than 150 galleries from over 20 countries. From the post-war to the contemporary period, Art Paris is a place for discovery, placing special emphasis on the European scene, whilst exploring the new...

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The fire at Notre-Dame de Paris sparked concern throughout the world as one of the most historic landmarks in Europe went up in flames. But how much is truly lost and what precious artefacts were saved by careful planning? On April 15th 2019, one of the most devasting fires ever to be seen at a heritage site broke out at Paris’ beloved Notre-Dame cathedral. The 850-year-old gothic masterpiece is both an inspiration to artists worldwide and...

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Celebrated Parisian artists, François-Xavier and Claude Lalanne, spent five decades working together at their house and studio near Fontainebleau. Now Sotheby’s will be providing observers and fans of Parisian art with a complete, first look into the influence of naturalism on Claude and François- Xavier Lalanne’s oeuvre. A total of 280 works are set to be exhibited from 19th-23rd October, followed by a two-day auction titled, “L’Univers Lalanne” from the 23rd to the 24th of...

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A monumental fresco on the Champ de Mars in Paris was inaugurated on Saturday, June 15th to mark World Refugee Day. The work of ‘land-artist’ Saype, a native of Franche-Comté in Eastern France, the work, Derrière les Murs (Beyond Walls) is 600 metres long and 25 metres wide, and its full scale can be appreciated only from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Inaugurated by the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, the fresco, spray-painted with...

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The Revelations International Fine Craft and Creation Fair is a five-day event being held from 22nd May to 26th May 2019 at the Grand Palais Paris. The event showcases products in categories including contemporary jewellery, metal and glass sculpture, unique pieces, woodworking objects and products and services in the gifts and handicrafts industry. With 33 countries attending, the 2019 edition will be marked by a dramatic increase of international participants. Compared to 2017, twice as...

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The French billionaire families that own two of the biggest luxury retail empires in the world have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) to help repair Paris’ iconic Notre-Dame Cathedral. The billionaire owners of the LVMH and Kering luxury goods groups have pledged a combined €300 million (£260 million) towards repairs to the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral. The Pinault family, owners of Gucci, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent parent company Kering, will...

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