The Art Newspaper | By Gareth Harris
Will Fine Arts Paris fill the gap left by defunct Old Masters fair Paris Tableau and rival La Biennale Paris? A new fine art, drawing and sculpture fair is due to open in Paris in November, filling the gap left by the Paris Tableau fair which folded two years ago. More than 30 international galleries—including Didier Aaron of Paris and Galerie de Jonckheere of Geneva—will participate in the Fine Arts Paris fair held at the Palais Brongniart (8-12 November). Officials at the Salon du Dessin, Paris’s longstanding drawings fair which launched in 1991, are behind the new initiative. “Diversity and quality are the hallmarks of this new fair, whether in media, periods, subjects on view, but also budgets because museum quality works exhibited by major galleries can be shown alongside “discoveries” by young dealers presented at lower prices,” according to a statement.
Paris Tableau, which was also held at the Palais Brongniart, was founded in 2011 by a consortium of mainly Paris-based dealers. These included Galerie Eric Coatalem and Galerie Canesso who said at the time that no art fair catered specifically for the Old Masters market. Galerie Canesso is among the participants in Fine Arts Paris…read more
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