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Chris Dercon Tapped to Oversee the Grand Palais in Major Revamp Efforts

Chris Dercon, the former director of The Volksbühne Theatre in Berlin will soon be in charge of the Grand Palais and Musée du Luxembourg in Paris, starting January 2019. His appointment makes him the head of France’s cultural body, Reunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais (Rmn-GP for short), responsible for the landmark and iconic venues as […]

AI in the art market: how the sale of an AI painting has made history

An austere man in what could be clerical garb gazes out at the viewer. His coat, shoulders, and hair blend into the dark, yet incomplete background. Exhibited in a beautiful gilded wood frame, the painting feels familiar. Perhaps by a lesser known artist or an incomplete study by a 19th century master. Oh, there’s a […]

Jeff Koons’ Controversial Tulips Find a Home in Paris

After major public outcry and a fierce battle with the city, Jeff Koons’ controversial Bouquet of Tulips will be housed in Paris. The giant bunch of tulips made of aluminium and stainless steel will be installed on the lawn of the city’s Museum of Fine Arts, near the Champs-Elysees, as per Paris culture minister, Christophe Girard’s announcement. […]

6 Must-see Shows in Paris during FIAC

With FIAC just around the corner (October 18-21), Paris will soon seem to be the art capital of the world, at least for the week. In anticipation of the entire art world congregating in the city for seven coinciding art fairs, plenty of local galleries, museums and institutions have organised incredible exhibitions that are certainly […]

Your guide to Art Fairs in Paris in October

With more than seven art fairs taking place almost at the same time, Paris becomes the Art capital of the world during the end of October. Whether you live there or are planning a trip, here is your definitive guide to Paris’ most anticipated art fairs. FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, better known as FIAC, is […]

Jeff Koons Sued for Copying Old French Advert

American artist Jeff Koons is no stranger to controversy, let alone lawsuits. Adding to the long list of class action lawsuits against the famous American artist, The Art Newspaper reports that Koons is being accused of plagiarising an iconic French advertisement that ran in 1985 in one of his celebrated sculptures, Fait d’Hiver. Franck Davidovici, […]