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The French Do It Better: FIAC Week in Paris

FIAC at Le Grand Palais

Last week, the international art crowd arrived from near and far for Paris’ Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain (FIAC).  Art fairs can often be a rather dull enterprise with long days spent inside window-less convention halls and a steady stream of mostly average and sometimes engaging art.  But this fair was pulsing with energy and – according to many dealers – actual sales.  Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach and Frieze London are arguably the most important art fairs in the world but it seems Paris is carving out a place for itself in the contemporary art arena.  The city of lights isn’t just about dead artists anymore.

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