Must-See Art Guide: Paris

This week's guide features Richard Serra, William Klein, Dominique Blais, and more.

Daniel Buren, Carré - Encadré - 8/9, travail situé, septembre / September (1991). Courtesy of Galerie kamel mennour.

Paris is in for a big week. Art Paris Art Fair opens today, heralding a four days of non-stop art seeing at the glorious Grand Palais. There, visitors can roam 142 participating galleries heralding from 23 countries that together provide “an overview of European art from the post-war years to the current day.”

But you don’t only want to spend the weekend inside the fair, do you? Not when you could go and visit Polka Galerie and see a retrospective of the work of William Klein. Organized in honor of the late artist’s 90th birthday, the exhibition features a range of iconic street and fashion photography. The whole thing is very chic, very Parisian, and a great way to get your bearings in the city’s local art scene. There’s also a few days left to get to Galerie Xippas and see “La fin du contretemps,” an exciting solo show of Dominique Blais’ offbeat, conceptual practice—hurry and get there before April 7. We also wouldn’t want to overlook the chance to see a selection of Richard Serra’s works on paper at Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris. The sculptor brings a similarly imposing, aggressive presence to his drawings and etchings, making them a seamless addition to his more famous monumental oeuvre.

As you might expect, those are only the beginning. Find artnet’s full list of picks below, have a fabulous weekend.


Exhibition: “Daniel Buren, Camille Henrot, Anish Kapoor, Bertrand Lavier, Claude Lévêque, Christodoulos Panayiotou
 March 4–April 7, 2018
Galerie kamel mennour, 28 avenue Matignon, Paris, France

Dominique Blais, Empyrée #1 (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Xippas.

Exhibition:La Fin du contretemps
 February 10–April 7, 2018
Galerie Xippas, 108 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France

Anthony Wigglesworth, The Shortest Day. Courtesy of Galerie INCEPTION.

 March 10–April 7, 2018
Galerie INCEPTION, 67 rue Saint Jacques, Paris, France

Bernard Buffet, Nature morte aux deux bouteilles (1956). Courtesy of Galerie Tamenaga.

Exhibition:Bernard Buffer en Grand
 March 22–April 12, 2018
Galerie Tamenaga, 18 avenue Matignon, Paris, France

Pippo Lionni, 20170826 43°11° AR15 (2017). Courtesy of Galerie Dutko.

 March 17–April 28, 2018
Galerie Dutko, 4 rue de Bretonvilliers, Paris, France

Sebastien Wickerooth, Fuck Newton (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Paris-Beijing.

Exhibition:Sebastian Wickeroth: matter // constant
 March 29–May 12, 2018
Galerie Paris-Beijing, 62 rue de Turbigo Métro Arts et Métiers, Paris, France

Gérard Garouste, Raba Bar Bar’ Hanna (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Templon.

 March 15–May 12, 2018
Galerie Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France

Richard Serra, Bright 1 (2011). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris.

Exhibition:Richard Serra: Double Rift
 March 15–May 18, 2018
Where: Galerie Lelong & Co. – Paris, 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris, France

William Klein, Antonia + Simone + Barber Shop, New York (1961). Courtesy of Polka Galerie.

Exhibition:William + Klein
 March 24– May 26, 2018
Polka Galerie, Cour de Venise – 12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris, France

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita, Maternité (1951). Courtesy of HÉLÈNE BAILLY GALLERY.

Exhibition:Works on Paper 1860–1960
 February 8–April 15, 2018
HÉLÈNE BAILLY GALLERY, 71 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

“Matthew Ronay: Ramus” installation view. Courtesy of Perrotin.

Exhibition:Matthew Ronay: Ramus
 March 17–May 26, 2018
Perrotin, 76 rue de Turenne, Paris, France

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