PAPIER11 ART FAIR IS THE BEST EVER. A hint of Art Basel Miami Beach – sadly without the beach, of course!
Rush over to the Place des Festivals, right beside Place des Arts. You can’t miss the big white tent….and the red carpet. PAPIER11 is the only contemporary art fair in Montreal that showcases art on paper.
And what art it is! Riopelle, (Galerie D’este), Chih-Chien Wang (Pierre François Ouellette), Suzy Lake (Donald Browne), Sophie Jodoin (Battat Contemporary), Nicholas Baier (Galerie René Blouin)…. None of the pieces are expensive, making a paper purchase perfect for all levels of collectors.
The event is under the patronage of president and founder Roy L. Heenan, he of the law firm Heenan Blaikie . Roy is not only an artficionado, he is a major collector, and has one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in the country.There is an impressive list of 38 galleries and partners from Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Ottawa. PAPIER11 features over 1,200 pieces..some already sold!
The fair was organized – brilliantly I might add – by AGAC (Association des galleries d’art contemporain) pres Jean-François Bélisle. BRAVO! There is also an EDUCATIONAL WALK.