Daily Management Review

RIP Biennale, Welcome Ex.Paris


Don't forget the lavish decorations by Pizzi, Wilmotte, Graf and Grange, September’s warmth under the glass roof of the light-drenched Grand Palais and the head-spinning maze of huge aisles where one could easily lose one's way—for the Biennale Paris, formerly the Biennale des Antiquaires, is no more.

by Agathe Albi-Gervy

Biennale Paris
Biennale Paris
The jewel of the French art market created at the Grand Palais in 1962, an eclectic 31-time fair, could not survive a pile-up of problems in recent years: internal crises, growing competition from TEFAF , the controversial decision to stage the event annually, the departure of the jewelers and a 2020 edition in the form of an online auction at Christie's that ended in failure. The rumors started when... read more