May 24, 2020

Fiac

FIAC is one of the grandest art fairs, located in the Grand Palais in Paris, a venue built in the 1890s to house the world expo, is the perfect contrast to the displays of contemporary art
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FIAC Art Fair in Paris

It's always been my dream to go to FIAC since it falls on my birthday every year (plus who doesn't want an excuse to go to Paris), so what better year to go than to celebrate my 30th birthday? After a magical dinner at Café Marly at The Louvre the previous night, we made our way over to the Grand Palais to see the fair.

Jeff Koons sculpture at the front of the Grand Palais

The Grand Palais is hands down, the most beautiful location for an art fair. It was built in the early 1900's to house the world fair, and is now the annual home for FIAC. For this fair I wasn't blown away by booths but by individual pieces...with the exception of Gavin Brown Enterprise's booth, which featured works by Cy Gavin that I was captivated by.

Paintings by Cy Gavin at GBE’s booth
Paintings by Cy Gavin at GBE’s booth
Paintings by Cy Gavin at GBE’s booth
Paintings by Cy Gavin at GBE’s booth

Now for some of my favorite artworks (it's a LOT, you've been warned)...

Painting by Brian Calvin at Almine Rech's booth
Painting by Ellen Berkenblit at Anton Kern Gallery's booth
Nick Mauss at Campoli Presti
Andrea Bowers at Kaufmann Repetto's booth
Painting by Ben Sledsens at Tim Van Laere's booth
Adrian Ghenie at Tim Van Laere's booth
Painting by Julie Curtiss at Anton Kern Gallery's booth
Painting by Martial Raysse at Levy Gorvy's booth
Sculpture by Paul McCarthy at Hauser & Wirth's booth
Thomas Houseago
Photo by Marilyn Minter and sculpture by Ruby Neri at Salon 94's booth
Marilyn Minter at Salon 94's Booth
Marilyn Minter at Salon 94's booth
Werner Reiterer at Galerie Loevenbruck's booth
Werner Reiterer at Galerie Loevenbruck's booth
Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel at Galerie Loevenbruck's booth
Betty Tompkins
Thomas Lerooy at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen’s booth
Thomas Lerooy at Galerie Rodolphe Janssen’s booth
Benoît Maire at Galerie Nathalie Obadia’s booth
Laure Prouvost at Galerie Nathalie Obadia’s booth
Laure Prouvost at Galerie Nathalie Obadia’s booth
Joris Van De Moortel at Galerie Nathalie Obadia’s booth
Jannis Varelas at Galerie Krinzinger Contemporary Art’s booth
Hans Op de Beeck at Galerie Krinzinger Contemporary Art’s booth
Pieter Schoolwerth at Capitain Petzel's booth
Sean Landers at Capitain Petzel's booth
Carroll Dunham at Eva Presenhuber's booth
Carroll Dunham at Eva Presenhuber's booth
Tobias Pils painting (behind) at Eve Presenhuber's booth
Hugh Hayden at Lisson Gallery's booth
Xavier Veilhan at Galeria Nara Roesler's booth
Peter Saul
Genesis Belanger
Genesis Belanger
Antonio Obá at Mendes Wood DM's Booth
Antonio Obá at Mendes Wood DM's Booth
Hubert Duprat at Galerie Art Concept’s booth
Nate Loweman at Massimo De Carlo's booth
Eva Rothschild at 303 Gallery's booth
Kaws at Skarstedt Gallery's booth
Kiki Smith's sculptures on the left and paintings by Yoshitomo Nara at Pace Gallery's booth
ANTEK WALCZAK at House of Gaga's booth
Liz Craft at Neue Alte Brücke's booth
Liz Craft at Neue Alte Brücke's booth
Julien Ceccaldi at House of Gaga's booth
Mathieu Malouf at House of Gaga's booth
Austin Lee at Peres Project's booth
Austin Lee at Peres Project's booth
Austin Lee at Peres Project's booth
Austin Lee at Peres Project's booth
Eliza Douglas at Overduin & Co's booth
Eliza Douglas at Overduin & Co's booth
Calvin Marcus at CLEARING's booth
Katherine Bradford at Canada's booth
Katherine Bradford at Canada's booth
Katherine Bradford at Canada's booth
Katherine Bradford at Canada's booth
Puppies Puppies at Balice Hertling's booth
Keith Farquhar at High Art's booth
Keith Farquhar at High Art's booth
Aaron Garber-Maikovska at CLEARING's booth

Overall Fiac is everything I could have imagined and more. Such amazing art, the most beautiful venue, and to walk out on the streets of Paris at night...so magical.

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