PARIS.- CHOICES, Collectors Weekend
took place from the 23rd 25th of May 2014 in 35 galleries of the Marais, Saint -Germain, Palais Royal, Belleville and at the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
The opening of the group exhibition at the Palais des Beaux-Arts was on Friday, May 23rd and marked the start of the weekend well being attended by over 1500 guests, including many professionals (gallerists, collectors, artists and directors of institutions).
In total, the Palais des Beaux-Arts hosted more than 3,000 people during the weekend, with 700 visitors on Saturday and 800 visitors on Sunday, May 25th.
Artists, French and international, came in large numbers to the opening, including: Pauline Bastard, Cathryn Boch, Alain Bublex, Matthew Darbyshire, Hélène Delprat, Damien Deroubaix, Dominique Figarella, Gilgian Gelzer, Khaled Jarrar, Elodie Lesourd, Vincent Mauger , Didier Mencoboni, Laurent Pernot, Françoise Petrovitch, Moussa Sarr, Claire Tabouret, Stéphane Thidet, Ida Tursic & Wilfried Mille.
During the weekend, CHOICES drew in many major international collectors from 12 countries : Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.
Marion Papillon: "A successful launch with a very positive atmosphere. Many collectors and gallerists have been encouraging me for the next edition ! "
CHOICES was an opportunity for the gallery to establish new contacts and achieve great sales. They all expressed enthusiasm for the first collectors weekend and are excited about the next editions.
2015 will see the second edition of CHOICES, Collectors Weekend!
Testimonies from the galleries :
Christian Berst: An event like CHOICES is necessary for the Parisian scene as it can highlight its dynamism. Collectors invited by the gallery were delighted with the quality of the reception and proposals at the Palais des Beaux- Arts in particular .
Jocelyn Wolff: It is proved by the quality of the attendance of our galleries by major international collectors during CHOICES, that the galleries are not shunned. Living in an era of of globalization and artistic exchanges, which result in a lot of traveling around the world, collectors like to identify a date when the galleries are all present in their spaces.