E-Photo Newsletter #264

by Michael Diemar

Paris Photo Has One Last Show at the Grand Palais Éphémère; Attendance up 7%, but Buyers Seemed Slow to Purchase More Expensive Work

This year, Paris Photo, the world's leading art fair for photography, marked its 26th edition on November 8-12. It was also the third and last edition to be held at Grand Palais Éphémère, the temporary exhibition structure erected on Champ de Mars, before the fair returns to the Grand Palais after its…

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Grand Palais Éphémère, exterior.

E-Photo Newsletter #263

by Michael Diemar

EU Changes to VAT System Could Bring Down Art and Photography Business in France, but Possible, But Only Partial, Reprieve Looks to Be in the Works

It slipped by with barely anyone noticing it. On April 5, 2022, the EU commission adopted a new directive, Council Directive (EU) 2022/542, to go into effect in 2025, its purpose, to erase special VAT schemes and to harmonize VAT in order to reduce competition between the 27 member states. This would…

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Martijn van Pieterson, AIPAD's new president, notes "This clearly has a significant impact on the art market inside and outside of Europe. Due to the increased import duties, anything imported from outside of the EU will become even more expensive, impacting the bottom line of US and other non-EU galleries.

E-Photo Newsletter #262

Paris Photo Returns One Last Time to the Grand Palais Éphémère, November 9-12

The next edition of Paris Photo will be held November 9-12, 2023, returning one last time to the Grand Palais Éphémère. A VIP Preview (by invitation only) will kick off the international show on Wednesday, November 8th. Situated on the Champ-de-Mars, facing the Eiffel Tour, the temporary space will bring together leading…

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Photo courtesy of Paris Photo.