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Paris Photo 2016 - the world's largest international art fair dedicated to photography

13.11.16





 

 

 
 
Today sees the last day of the 20th edition of the Paris Photo fair which was abruptly closed down last year after the terror attacks on the French capital. Located in the sumptuous Grand Palais with 180 galleries showcasing the largest panorama of photography spanning from the mid 19th century to today, the fair was a huge success despite the shock of the US presidential election.

                                                  Gagosian Gallery at Paris Photo 2016


Sponsored by JP Morgan for the 6th year in a row, this year the main theme was the representation of the human body and the nude and a new representation of vintage works also emerged. Some of the main highlights of this year could be seen at Gagosian Gallery who showcased incredible works by Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly and Peter Lindberg and at the Galerie 1900-2000 who showed a series of 20 David Hockney photographs. Another interesting aspect of this years fair worth mentioning is the is the new section called Prismes
located on the first floor displaying very cool new emerging artists.

Christies just published a very interesting article on the photography market and on young photographers to watch . Follow the link to read full article  http://www.christies.com/features/Paris-Photo-celebrates-its-20th-anniversary-7901-1.aspx Another article worth reading is The Art Newspapers recently published article on new trends in the photography market - follow the link to read full article http://theartnewspaper.com/reports/photography-review/photography-has-become-the-seismograph-for-contemporary-society/

The focus of the fair was to expand and continually grow their international representation of galleries : 39% of exhibitors were French, 29% American, 14% German and 8% British and the rest was made up of galleries coming from South Africa, Asia, the Ivory Coast.

With Grand Palais's enormous glass vault ceilings,  Paris Photo is a true photography heaven bringing together curators, dealers , artists and art aficionados.


                                                  David LaChapelle at Paris Photo 2016

 


                                                  Read more about this incredible art fair on
                                                                www.parisphoto.com

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