A Paris art-fair decoder

Which Fall Fair is right for you?

Each October brings an action-packed week of art fairs and many of our clients ask for help choosing which fairs to attend.

Consider this your Paris art-fair decoder -- a lighthearted Q&A to help you decide which fair is the best match for you.

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You love name recognition and seeing artists, gallerists and collectors who are on the international art fair circuit. You like recognizing works you've seen in museums and art magazines. The ones that make headlines when they sell at auction. You love to see so much art, among crowds of fellow-admirers, so much art it sets your brain on fire. In a good way.

For certain, you're headed to FIAC, the Foire internationale d'art contemporain.

And because Grand Palais isn't enough, now crossing the street, you can enjoy a display of monumental works in the splendid Petit Palais....

2

You like a fair set in a contemporary space, a manageable amount of galleries showing works that pass a critical threshold. You want to buy but your budget has fewer zeros than would get you a Jeff Koons. You trust your own inner art critic, you know what you like, or you will know it when you see it. You don't need the marketplace to tell you what to buy. You should visit...

YIA, the Young International Art Fair, in Carreau du TemplE. it's a smaller fair featuring French and European galleries.

3

You're interested in the next big thing, up-and-coming artists with an edge. Those represented by young galleries willing to take a chance on less well-known names, new techniques and new visions. You want to have an opinion on the latest trends in art, with a less tight and more spontaneous atmosphere, you won't be disappointed by

PARIS INTERNATIONALEthis year in the offices of the newspaper liberation at republique !

4

You feel that an entire new art market and artist generation is growing and you want to discover it ? You will learn, discover and appreciate a lot Asia now Paris. In a nice hotel particulier avenue Hoche, you will se many great artists, represented by Chinese, Corean or Singapour galleries, as well as French, Belgium or German ones. Some famous galleries like Magda Danysz or Galerie RX have chosen this fair for their participation to this Paris art week. Don't miss it !

ASIA NOW PAris, Av Hoche.

5

If you are moved by the impulsive need to create of certain people, outside the art market, a follower of Art brut / raw art, there is also an fair for you, it's   

OUTSIDER ART FAIR, held in NEW-York and Paris, near opera.

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Last but not least, if you're a street art fan, you'll be happy to learn about this new fair, holding its first edition at Cité de la Mode et du design, in the Parisian Mecca for street art 13th arrondissement .

13 Art Fair

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If after all your indoor fair festivities, you're ready to get moving outside, don't miss the outdoor sculptures from Place Vendôme to Tuileries to Jardin des Plantes, installed by select galleries under the auspices of FIAC Hors des Murs.

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Don't want to commit, just want an evening stroll with great art? Thursday night is Nocturne des Galeries, the night when many Paris galleries stay open late and many are also launching their new shows. Pick the Marais, Saint Germain, Matignon -- you name it, it'll be a great night for art.