Around and about at the Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

Drama and scandal swirled around the opening of the twenty-eighth edition of the Biennale des Antiquaires. Less than a week before the celebrated fair opened, there was a thwarted terrorist attack near Notre Dame that only heightened anxiety about security, which was already tight, at the glorious glass-domed Grand Palais where the fair takes place, and made Parisians even gloomier about the year’s precipitous drop in tourism due to earlier attacks.

Dramatic Encounters at the 2016 Biennale des Antiquaires


There was an air of confident renewal at this year’s Biennale des Antiquaires, the grand and sophisticated Paris showcase for art, antiques, jewelry, and antiquities which, despite its name, will become an annual event next year under a new name to be announced in October. A dramatic wood figure from Yimam, circa 1650, at the booth of Galerie Meyer. Photo by Marisa Bartolucci. …

The British Museum Italian Renaissance drawings

Editorial Staff Exhibitions

The British Museum: Italian Renaissance drawings The British Museum unites fifty Italian Renaissance drawings from the Uffizi’s staggering collections with a similar number drawn from its own formidable holdings. Focusing on the development of drawing in Italy between 1400 and 1510, the exhibition incorporates works by Fra Angelico, Jacopo and Gentile Bellini, Botticelli, Carpaccio, Leonardo da Vinci, Filippo Lippi, Andrea …