In Paris the Biennale des Antiquaires is back with great jewels ♦ ︎
In Paris, at the Grand Palais, the Biennale des Antiquaires (11-17 September) is back. It follows the fair, a bit debated, of 2016. And more, it is still called Biennale, but it was decided that this year will be held every year: who knows if it will change its name. He has certainly changed president: he chose an American, Christopher Forbes, vice president of the publishing house and big collector. In addition, an independent expert committee, called to verify the authenticity of the pieces on display (some fake had caused a scandal last year) was introduced.
In short, the great fair founded in 1959 by André Malraux, novelist and French minister at Culture, changes. But at the same time it remains the same: this year there will be 94 exhibitors with proposals ranging from antiques, Renaissance paintings to Pop art, from watches to jewels. The latter category, for fans, is divided into vintage jewels, with pieces by Maisons as Van Cleef & Arpels or Cartier, and high jewelery with few selected brands: Boghossian, Glenn Spiro, Anna Hu, Moussaieff Jewelers, Nirav Modi. Federico Graglia