April 2015 sees the launch of a brand new annual antiques and art fair in Paris. The Paris Beaux-Arts Fair will be held at the celebrated Carrousel du Louvre right in the heart of the City in rue de Rivoli.
The Syndicat National des Antiquaires (SNA) who are the organisers of the event say that the Paris Beaux-Arts Fair aims to attract younger collectors with an exciting mix of antiques and modern art.
Classic art, drawings, sculpture, jewellery and furniture, modern and contemporary art from all eras will be on show from around 80 French and international dealers and collectors. In a novel move the fair is being organised by exhibitors drawing lots for stands “I believe it’s the first time a fair run by the SNA has been organised like this,” commented Olivier Delvaille, president of the SNA committee in charge of Paris Beaux-Arts. “The cost of the stands is attractive” he adds, making this a more accessible fair for dealers and attendees.
You can expect to see works by Bonnard, Pissarro, Renoir (left), Braques, Brueghel and Magritte on sale at the launch of this new annual art and antiques fair. The Paris-based De Jonckheere Gallery is showcasing a harvest scene by Pieter Brueghel the Younger; the DIL Gallery will offer a Self Portrait in biro by René Magritte; a portrait of Pierre Bonnard’s grandmother will be on sale at Berès Gallery stand. Diamond jewellery from the time of Charles X (1757-1836) will be showcased by Marseilles gallery Francine Joaillerie.
The SNA will continue to run the Biennale des Antiquaires Fairat the Grand Palais in parallel with the new event.
Paris Beaux-Arts at the Carrousel du Louvre 1-5 April 2015
The Carrousel du Louvre is a prestigious underground shopping centre; the name refers to two nearby sites, the Louvre museum and the Place du Carrousel. The mall contains a famous skylight, La Pyramide Inversée (the inverted pyramid), which plays an important role in the best-selling book The Da Vinci Code.
Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli. 75001 Paris
Nearest Metro: Palais Royal – Musee du Louvre (exit carousel du Louvre)