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As clearly expressed by the influential press baron Christopher Forbes in his editorial, the Biennale Paris, whose Commission he has chaired since 2017 as a well-informed francophile, ought (once more) to become a key event for all major international collectors; in the meantime, he will take care of spreading the good word to the US. And restoring the image of the historic event within and beyond its borders will inevitably mean calming relations between France's antiques dealers and tempting back the top jewellers, as collector and businessman Alain-Dominique Perrin urges in this issue. While awaiting the return of the golden age, now is the time for firm action: the Biennale is resolutely taking on a new annual status and opening out to new galleries and more contemporary creation, while intensifying its vetting procedure. Its aim is to further synergy between Paris events, from the Paris Design Week to the European Heritage Days, even if this involves friendly competition from Parcours des Mondes, which has won over various ethnic art galleries this year. Meanwhile, at Drouot, street art looks set to turn buyers' heads with a new fair (District 13) and a dedicated sale, all designed to establish Paris as the capital of the sector.



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The Biennale Paris returns beneath the glass roof of the Grand Palais on 8 September. Over the past twelve months, it has had a bumpy ride: rarely has an artistic event of this scope faced so many adverse winds. But it has held steady in its now annual version, announcing 70 exhibitors, with fifteen well-known figures in the art world as sponsors joining the Biennale Commission, chaired by Christopher Forbes, and who notably include Alain-Dominique Perrin. Its vetting process has been boosted under the guidance of Frédéric Castaing and Michel Maket; and the event is even giving itself the luxury of inviting a colourful figure, Pierre-Jean Chalençon, to exhibit the private section of his enormous Napoleon I collection

EVENT

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Impressive provenances will be rubbing shoulders in the last quarter's auctions. Take note, lovers of pre-Columbian and African art, now awaited by several major collections. Not to mention street art!

UPCOMING

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This is a street art sale with a difference: the bidding will close the first edition of a new event, District 13 Art Fair. Chosen for their powerful visual impact, many of the works borrow the codes of classical art history.

UPCOMING

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Painting shared the honours of the summer's top hammer prices with a Rodin plaster owned by Monet and jewellery illustrating seasonal design.

RESULTS

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As head of the Richemont Group and President of the Fondation Cartier and the Jeu de Paume in Paris, Alain-Dominique Perrin is a busy man. Between flights, he agreed to join the Biennale Paris Commission.

INTERVIEW

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Three questions for Mehdi Ben Cheikh, artistic director of the first edition of the District 13 Art Fair: 27 to 30 September at the Hôtel Drouot in Paris.

GALERIST

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On the occasion of the exhibition devoted to Brazilian modernists at the Chastel-Maréchal gallery, we look back at this generation of artists who mingled European influences with local resources.

DESIGN

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