I had the opportunity to visit the Art Paris Art Fair 2019 at the stunning venue of the Grand Palais. There was a lot of Op-Art works (geometric and optical). I don’t really know if this interest in optical art is international, but in Paris, there has been a major exhibition on Vasarely at the Centre Pompidou; the Vasarely Foundation in Aix-en-Provence re-opened some days ago. I suppose there is a kind of cause-and-effect. The Vasarelian trend is obviously fashionable.
So the op-trend was accompanying the fair themes as A look at women artists in France/ Southern Stars: an exploration of Latin American art. As the fair was not “huge” as the FIAC can be, it remained at human size and the tour was pleasant. But because I was late, despites many beautiful things, I hadn’t time to see every artwork. You shall know that in this kind of event – a fair- guided tours are very limited, except for VIP groups. As long as you don’t look like a collector with significant resources, explanations with gallerists won’t be unfortunately very long either!