Harry Winston may not be as well known to the French as the jewellers on place Vendôme, but it is a venerable American establishment, famously name-checked in the Marily Monroe song “Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend” and still considered one of the most famous jewellers in the world.
Harry Winston the man worked in his father's store in the early 1900s, after the family emigrated to the States from the Ukraine. Over the years he started to amass an impressive collection of jewels, many - ironically - bought from Cartier.
Now with a small network of boutiques around the world (seven in the USA and 10 elsewhere), only two are in Europe: London and Paris. The avenue Montaigne branch is probably best known for two large robberies in October 2007 and October 2008 (for which several arrests have been made). You may want to avoid the store in October then...
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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