As summer shades into autumn, the Grand Palais of Paris becomes the focus for antiques and art. A major event for collectors from all over the world, the Biennale des Antiquaires take place from September 11th to 15th, 2017. Two major exhibitions will also be presented, featuring the American photographer Irving Penn and the French painter Paul Gauguin.
For more than half a century, the Biennale des Antiquaires, one of the world’s most important antique fairs, has brought together dealers and collectors. More than 100 international galleries and antique dealers, as well as the world's greatest jewellers, will present their wares under the majestic glass roof of the Grand Palais. From 2017, the previously biannual show becomes an annual event while retaining what makes it so special; the most beautiful and sought-after masterpieces of art, jewellery and antique furniture for sale.
A hundred years ago, in 1917, Irving Penn was born. Considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, he is famous for his portraits of Pablo Picasso, Yves Saint Laurent, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock and many others. He placed his immense talent at the service of an unfailing rigor and a remarkable simplicity, qualities he captured perfectly in the studio, a setting to which he remained faithful. The Grand Palais will pay tribute to Irving Penn on the centenary of his birth with a retrospective running from September 21st, 2017 to January 21st, 2018.
At the same time, Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) will also be honoured at the Grand Palais. A trailblazer for modern art, Gauguin remains one of the most recognized French painters of the 19th century. From October 11th, 2017 to 22 January 2018, the Grand Palais exhibition will bring together masterpieces illustrating the creative evolution and career of a painter who explored the most diverse artistic universes.
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