Paris auction house Piasa will move this spring to a new location at 118 rue du Faubourg St-Honoré, the prestigious Right Bank shopping street, home to art and antiques galleries and to Sotheby’s Paris.
Piasa are taking over the space of the
Galerie Didier Aaron, who have already announced their move this
spring to a new location at 152 boulevard Haussmann. Didier Aaron
also have galleries in New York and London. Their new Paris gallery
was formerly the home of the Galerie Fabius, whose contents were
dispersed by Sotheby's and Piasa in 2011 following the death of
François Fabius in 2006.
With 1000 square metres of space, Piasa's
new headquarters will allow them to unite their saleroom,
departments, viewing facilities and offices all under the same
roof, including the Piasa Rive Gauche sales from their rue du Bac
premises launched last year.
"We are thrilled by our new venue and very
excited at the opportunities it opens up," said Alain Cadou,
Piasa's chairman and chief executive. Deputy chairman Frédéric
Chambre said: "It will provide our clients with a stunning showcase
for our most important auctions from now on."
Piasa will start operating in the new premises from the end of
April, with the first auction to be held in June, while the last
sale in Piasa's Rive Gauche rooms will be the Italian design
auction on April 15. The firm will continue to hold several sales a
year at the Drouot auction collective.