Less than a week after the Frieze Art Fair ended in London, the Foire d’art contemporain, or FIAC, prepares to open to the public later this week in Paris. In its 37th year, the fair will feature nearly 200 dealers with work from over 3,500 artists, and expects to see an estimated 80,000 visitors to its two locations, the Cour Carrée and the Grand Palais–opening Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively.
Grand Palais during FIAC 2007, photo via Grand Palais
Running through Sunday the 24th, FIAC annually provides an arena for a wide variety of contemporary art, from blue chip galleries–the likes of Barbara Gladstone, Gagosian Gallery, David Zwirner, Blum and Poe, Cheim and Reid, Contemporary Fine Arts, Yvonne Lambert, Emmanuel Perrotin, Thaddaeus Ropac, Sprüth Magers, and Hauser and Wirth to name a few — peddling million dollar pieces to the lesser known emerging talents in the field. In a tandem move with the week’s events, industry powerhouse Larry Gagosian opened the latest installment in his global network of galleries off of Champs Elysees, noting the resurgence of modern art in France.
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A photo from the preview via blaksquirrel
A photo from the preview via artpricedotcom
Grand Palais during FIAC 2009, photo via Grand Palais
FIAC 2010 [Official Site]
Art Market Recovering as Frieze Boosted by Hirst, Collectors Head to Paris [Bloomberg]
The Art Market: FIAC in prospect [Financial Times]
After Frieze comes FIAC [Financial Times]
Should FIAC Be Afraid of a SHOW OFF? [ArtInfo]
US art titan Gagosian takes on Paris [AFP]
The Art Price/ FIAC Contemporary Art Market Report is Out! [PRNewswire]
Paris Art Show Gives ‘Buzz’ a New Meaning [New York Times]