Some images and rich memories of the pre-pandemic days of this great art fair.
Anthony Meyer with man's best friend (Parcours 2009)
Philippe Ratton & Daniel Hourde' Fang Exhibit 2006
Philippe Ratton & Daniel Hourde' Fang Exhibit 2006. A sea of people holding champaign glasses obstruct traffic on Rue Bonaparte and Rue des Beaux-Arts!
Philippe Ratton & Daniel Hourde' Fang Exhibit 2006. This was a "tour de force" exhibit of Fang Byeri figures, sourced from their important clients, that can NEVER be duplicated in its scale and splendor ever again.
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) Wayne Heathcote Gallery. Wayne is on the computer and Bruce Frank talks to a customer.
(Parcours des Mondes 2012?) rue de Seine as a girl on a scooter runs over the foot of an African runner.
(Parcours des Mondes 2016) A crowded Saturday on rue de Seine. This model in spacey outfit was associated with an exhibit by Galerie Vallois as I recall.
(Exterior Galerie Meyer 2013?) Michael Auliso next to a Maori Artist with full moko tattooing who was collaborating with Anthony Meyer
(Parcours des Mondes 2015) Alex Arthur and Thomas Murray (right) outside his gallery on Rue des Beaux-Arts.
(Parcours des Mondes 2009?) Joris Visser outside his gallery on rue Guenegaud. Later that day Joris caught a thief stealing a piece. He chased him down and held him on rue Jacques Callot before the guy broke free and ran off. It was high drama.
(Parcours des Mondes 2012?) Interior Michael Hamson's gallery. Sam Singer posing next to New Guinea mask. A possibly resemblance?
(Parcours des Mondes 2013? ) Brussels dealer Alain Guisson (RIP) (left) with his colleague (darn, forget his name).
(Parcours des Mondes 2009?) John Giltsoff (RIP) and his wife outside their gallery. He would never permit me to take any photos inside his galleries and was fearful of internet exposure. John is surely missed and so is his excellent taste. He would do the most amazingly accurate "voice impressions" of all the most flamboyant people in the art world!
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) Udo Horstmann and Heinrich Schweizer (left).
(Parcours des Mondes 2010? ) Edith Flak, Daniel Hourde' (center) possibly just returning from a Parachute jump, and son Charles Hourde'.
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) La Palette: Udo Horstmann with Didier Claes (right) and Colette Ghysels (back right).
(Parcours des Mondes 2009? ) Eugenia getting the job done.
(Parcours des Mondes 2010? ) Alain Verala and his wife showing off, just purchased, beaded cache-sex aprons.
(Parcours des Mondes 2010) Michael Auliso, with bad hair (center). A French security agent clears a requested photo with French President Jacques Chirac as he exists Galerie Christian Deydier on rue de Seine. I was surprised he only had one agent with him who was also his driver! After all, I was an unknown variable and so were the contents of my bag.
(Photograph by Sam Singer)
(Parcours des Mondes 2010) Michael Auliso with French President Jacques Chirac on rue de Seine.
(Photograph by Sam Singer)
(Parcours des Mondes 2010) Auliso and Chirac head for lunch at the Alcazar in the armored Citroen. Not!
(Photograph by Sam Singer)
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) Herma and Joris Visser at La Palette.
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) At some gallery opening. Carlo Bella (right) Pace Primitive Gallery.
(Parcours des Mondes 2008) Joseph Gerena (RIP) and Judith Schoffel transporting new purchases.
(Parcours des Mondes 2017) Exterior Bruce Frank's Gallery on rue Mazarine. Left to right: Amyas Naegele, Bruce Frank, Fred & Kathleen Taylor, Alan Marcuson.
(Parcours des Mondes 2015) Julian Flak
(Parcours des Mondes 2007?) Galerie Flak with a memorable Northwest Coast/ Arctic Exhibition.
(Parcours des Mondes 2015?) Exterior Ben Hunter's gallery. Ben with classic the bowler hat and handlebar mustache. Deiter and his beautiful daughter smiling back.
(Parcours des Mondes 2016) Lin Chen-Willis standing outside Galerie Finch & Co.
(Parcours des Mondes 2016) Chris Boylan and Jessica Phillips striking a pose.
(Parcours des Mondes 2009) British dealers Adam Prout and Douglas Barrett (right).
(Parcours des Mondes 2008) Galerie Jacques Germain. James Willis (RIP) talking with Germain (right).
(Parcours des Mondes 2006) Opening night of Kevin Conru's Oceanic Shield Exhibition. John Friede standing in the entrance. Kirby Lewis is sitting on the curb. I still remember the charged excitement and anticipation of this exhibit!
(Parcours des Mondes 2006) Opening night of Kevin Conru's Oceanic Shield Exhibition. Conru (left) talking to Kirby Lewis who is surely missed in the business. Kirby no longer sells "wood" but sell alcohol spirits instead. In hindsight probably a brilliant and timely transition.
(Parcours des Mondes 2006) Opening night of Kevin Conru's Oceanic Shield Exhibition. John Friede holding court and drinking a Champaign.
(Parcours des Mondes 2015) The tin can zombie aliens just landed. Clank.. clank-- bang... bang. Part of a mobile art exhibit by Galerie Vallois that I never quite understood.
(Parcours des Mondes 2015) The tin can zombies coming out to dance again in front of La Palette. A creation of Galerie Vallois.
(Parcours des Mondes 2015) Cafe' on rue Bonaparte. A customer enjoying her Yoruba Ibeji. Photo by Anita Schroeder.
(Parcours des Mondes 2008?) Antonia and Ana Casanovas (Arte y Ritual) next to a massive Dan Mask.
(Parcours des Mondes 2007) Kirby Lewis (Lewis Wara Gallery) striking a pose with his Vanuatu Rambaramp effigy figure.