Due to the announcement of a 4-week confinement and despite the determination of its organizers, Fine Arts Paris was forced to cancel its edition scheduled for November 26 to 29, 2020 at the Palais Brongniart, as well as the Semaine des Beaux- Arts and a scientific symposium.

An alternative 100% digital edition entitled FINE ARTS PARIS ONLINE, took place from November 24 to 29. It brought together 55 participating galleries with nearly 500 works.



In 2019, for its third edition, Fine Arts Paris pursued its wish to promote the influence of Paris as a stronghold of the world art market thanks to the works selected by its exhibitors and a rich program of cultural events composed of a museum exhibition within the Salon itself, and a Fine Arts Week, organized in partnership with some twenty Ile-de-France institutions and museums.


La Piscine de Roubaix

As guest of the Fine Arts Paris 2019 edition, La Piscine – Musée d’Art et d’industrie André Diligent de Roubaix presented a museum-quality exhibition at the fair. This exhibition has sum up the spirit of the museum with a selection from its collection.

Poll of the Piscine de Roubaix museum, guest of Fine Arts Paris 2019

Roubaix-la-Piscine. Architecte A.Baert, 1932 ; J-P Philippon, 2001 et 2018. Photos : A. Leprince

La Piscine–Musée d’Art et d’Industrie André-Diligent in Roubaix, France, is a true success story: a municipal building typical of the 1920s has been converted into a museum that is praised far beyond the borders of France.

Founded in 1835 by local manufacturers, the Roubaix museum made a splash on the national cultural scene when it moved in 2001 to an unusual site: a former swimming pool in the Art Deco style. In 2018, to make room for important works kept in its reserves, La Piscine was expanded by architect Jean-Paul Philippon, who had designed the original transformation in 2001. La Piscine’s collection and programming stand out in the French museum landscape.

For its exhibition at Fine Arts Paris, the museum demonstrated its originality with a group of works that included ceramics, sculpture, textiles, fashion and painting. The museum’s setting and history, closely linked to the industrial heritage of Roubaix, was also addressed by recent images and archival documents.

With the support of La Piscine’s Friends Society and Circle of Patrons, the museum’s team has welcome visitors to the show with iconic works by such artists as Camille Claudel, Joseph Bernard, Marc Chagall, Jean Lurçat, Albert Braïtou-Sala, Jean-René Gauguin, Christian Astuguevieille and Marc Alberghina. The centre of the space was occupied by an unusual, never-before-exhibited plaster by Paul Cornet (1892-1977), a sort of futuristic reinterpretation of Rodin’s The Thinker. La Piscine was seeking donors for its restoration.

Paul Cornet, Le Penseur

1892- 1977

87 x 40 x 37 cm
Don de la famille de l’artiste en 2018
Inv. 2018-17-9
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince

Albert SALA, Vénus verte, 1929

Albert SALA
(Albert BRAÏTOU-SALA, dit)

Vénus verte, 1929

Huile sur toile
203 x 80 cm
S.D.b.d. dans un cartel : Braïtou / Sala 1929
Don de la famille Sala en 2015
Inv. 2015-29-1
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince

Marc ALBERGHINA, Canis Lingua, 2015

Né en 1959 à Laval
Canis Lingua, 2015

Terre à faïence blanche chamottée, modelée et émaillée dans les tons de rose, de blanc et de rouge, plat rond estampé en biscuit de terre blanche
H. 39 ; L. 62 cm
Don de la Société des Amis du Musée d’Art et d’Industrie de Roubaix en 2015
Inv. 2015-13-1
Copyright La Piscine-Roubaix – Photos A.Leprince

Street-Art performance
Andrea Ravo Mattoni reproduces Luca Giordano

Thursday the 14th of November, live performance of Andrea Ravo Mattoni at Fine Arts Paris. The street-artist reproduced a work by Luca Giordano (1634-1705), whose retrospective exhibition opened in the Petit Palais on the same day.



After the Fair, Ravo’s work was exhibited at the Le Sinner hotel, 116 rue du Temple in Paris and  sold in the urban art Artcurial sale on February 23, 2020. It was auctioned for 7,000 euros (including fees).

The sale’s benefits were for the restoration of the plaster The Thinker by Paul Cornet, kept in La Piscine – musée d’art et d’industrie André Diligent of Roubaix.


Andrea Ravo Mattoni, Work from his street-art performance at Fine Arts Paris 2019, exhibited at the hotel Le Sinner, Artcurial charity auction

Untitled, 2019
Spay paint on canvas
Signed, dated and titled on the back
Detail from a work by Luca Giordano (1634-1705), “Ariane abandonnée”


For its second edition, Fine Arts Paris has developed its cultural program and has created a Fine Arts Week.

Like the “Drawing Week” held every year in March for the past twenty years or so, the aim of this week is to encourage the discovery or rediscovery of  museums collections in Paris and the Ile-de-France.

Collectors, connoisseurs and experts are invited to private exclusive events, great occasions for exchanges and wonder, thanks to the involvement of curators and directors of the partner institutions of Fine Arts Paris.


The Fine Arts Week 2018
Sculpture week

To echo especially important recent events in the world of Sculpture, the first Fine Arts Week was entirely dedicated to this art.

The Fine Arts Week 2018, called for this occasion Sculpture Week, ran from Monday 5 to Sunday 11 November 2018.


“Sculptors as Painters, Painters as Sculptors”
The example of Henry de Triqueti

The Musée des Beaux-Arts in Orléans and the Musée Girodet in Montargis have worked together to present at Fine Arts Paris the rich work of Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874), a painter whose sculptures made him famous.

The two museums, which were bequeathed the contents of the artist’s studio by his daughter, Blanche Lee Childe, will exhibit selected pieces that show how diverse Triqueti’s materials and techniques were, among them line drawing, polychrome, terracotta studies, oil painting, plaster modellos and fine marble.

A typical 19th century artist in terms of the creative abundance of his research, Triqueti freely combined different materials and drawing styles, as did Eugène Devéria and other contemporaries, to illustrate original, appealing aesthetic concepts.

Henry de Triqueti (1803-1874) : Homère se désaltérant

Homère se désaltérant
Inv. 947.51, Musée Girodet, Montargis


The Heyday of Sculpture

On the occasion of its second edition, FINE ARTS PARIS is proud to publish The Heyday of Sculpture : 1850 – 1880, gathering 12 scientific texts from renowned scholars, under the supervision of Mrs Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.