Once again I will be "standless", shopping and carpetbagging my way, in countless rotations around the show. The "vieux papier" scene is certainly on the decline and the room somewhat gloomy with all the bad economic news. Nonetheless, many of the dealers create excellent displays of their best material. It remains one of my favorite shows in one of my favorite cities.
Other salons, events and happenings: the annual FIAC at the Grande Palais (worth the hefty admission price just to be inside and roam the marvelous steel girders of the 1890s crystal palace); the first Paris Outsider Art Fair; the 25th Anniversary Exhibition of Raw Visions magazine at the Halle Saint Pierre, the Show-Off near the FIAC across the Champs Elysee and a highly anticipated exhibition of corsets, undergarments and lingerie at the Louvre design center, Les Arts Decoratifs. Plus the new show on the male nude at the Musee d'Orsay.
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