How to come across as a collector? Can you buy a work of art for only €5? Where to find a major work of art without queueing up? Can you spend an upscale evening without being bored by the pompous circle of contemporary art? Our very unusual and stylish visit of FIAC.
Buying a Buren with just € 5 on a stand at FIAC
It’s not a joke. If you cannot go home with a work of art worth one hundred thousand dollars under the arm form the Perrotin or Gagosian corner … The most modest, such as us, can always treat themselves to a Buren edition on the Lab’Bel, stand at the Grand Palais.
Totally LOL, the artistic lab of the Bel group commissioned Daniel Buren to create Collector Boxes of Vache qui Rit cheese, thought out like art works entirely conceived by the artist… who plays with the 24 portion format in a wide array of colours, his claim to fame: he already “colourised” the Louis Vuitton Foundation, 3 years ago. In short, a must-have small luxury. If only for the snobbism... Now you will have to decide if you want to spread them… or collect them as art objects!
5€ sold at the Fiac of the Grand Palais Thursday to Sunday the 20th of October.
A Rick Owens after party to book on the Pompidou Centre rooftop
Who said contemporary art was hard to understand? The coolest party this Fall and of the FIAC, is the one organized by Beaubourg. No need to beg all over Paris of a freebee. Just buy it!
To inaugurate FIAC, the Pompidou Centre has handed over the keys of the venue to Rick Owens all evening long and during the night of Thursday the 17th of October. Joy! On the programme: an incredible fiesta performance at 11pm, followed by a big party with Rick Owens and his wife on the last floor of the museum that is morphing into the most trendy dancefloor of the week.
€ 35 for the After Party on amis.centrepompidou.fr.
Playing at being rich VIP collector
No need to hop on a jet to inject glam in your social status. If you need to upgrade your life, the Staycation collective slips in the skin of a fortunate collector…
We are teleporting you directly in a 5 star bedroom of the Sofitel Arc de Triomphe with a VIP PASS for FIAC. The idea: showing up red carpet style without queuing up at the Grand Palais, and having a glass of champagne with the jet-set in a VIP space… For extra festivities, there is a fabulous dinner at the Cocottes restaurant of Christian Constant and a late morning in a deluxe hotel. The Beautiful People week-end has a price: €330 for two. A small luxury that is worth all the Prozac in the world.
FIAC pack on www.staycation.fr starting at 330 euros all included for two persons including 2 VIP FIAC entrances + 2 VIP Grand Palais entrances for the Greco and Toulouse Lautrec exhibitions + dinner for 2 with wine glasses at the Les Cocottes restaurant + wine glasses + Breakfasts x2 + late check-out.
A buzz on Place Vendôme with the pumpkin of Yayoi Kau
Jewellers don’t have the monopoly of Place Vendôme. Like each year, FIAC Hors Les Murs is shaking up the Golden Triangle with a monumental work creating the buzz.
Carte blanche was given to Yayoi Kau, the most outstanding contemporary artist in Japan with Takashi Murakami. The plastician artist is showcasing a giant sculpture and her usual visual signature: an inflatable pumpkin with polka dots around the column!
Free. All the info on www.fiac.com.
Also discover all the exhibitions of the Fall season.