PAD Monaco had its first edition finished just recently in Monaco. This was the first time that the art fair was presented in this country sot today we’re bringing to you some of the top highlights of the event.
PAD Monaco 2019 art fair made its debut on April 25th starting with the visit of Prince Albert II of Monaco, accompanied by with Princess Charlene, as well as with its VIP Opening Night that took place on that same day from 6 pm to 10 pm. Then, until yesterday, visitors were able to take a glance at over 250 stands where they could admire the many wonders and treasures of collectors and art dealers from some of the most important art galleries and organizations in the world.
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One of the main highlights of PAD Monaco goes to the Diaghilev space, which had a section with 25 stands specializing in decorative arts, design, and primitive art. Among them, we can point to the semi-precious stones presented by Maison Rapin including a chandelier and mirrors made by the designer Robert Goosens.
There was also much interesting art to see at the event in Monte Carlo such as the vast installation by Anna Boghiguian (from the Roman collection of Silvia Fiorucci) the monumental sculptures by the Chinese artist Wang Du, and also some international names such as Victoria Miro, Blain | Southern, Kamel Mennour, Perrotin Mitterrand, Tornabuoni Arte, Franco Noero, Continua and Air de Paris
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Among four of the top exhibitors that were definitely not to be missed at PAD Monaco 2019, were some strong international names such as Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie (China, Taiwan and USA) with pieces heavily representing Eastern design and European craftsmanship, Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres (France) with the presentation of one of its most emblematic pieces (“the Vaisseau à mât vase”), David Aaron (UK) with a set of marble sculptures, funerary masks and other antiques, and Priveekollektie Contemporary Art | Design (The Netherlands) which presented some of the best creations by British sculpturer Alex Chinneck, architectural designer duo Barberini & Gunnel and sculptor Catharina van den Ven.
Some of the main highlights of PAD Monaco 2019 involved some sweet surprises such as the chance for guests to appreciate (in a tasting way as well) a total of 25 works of by a total selection of 15 artists that were all chosen in an initiative coordinated by Tullia and Paolo Canciani which was related to the theme of chocolate.