There is a new art exhibition with a difference at the Paris Shoah Memorial this year. Le Marche De L’Art Sous L’Occupation – translated at The Art Market during the occupation – looks at the vast number of paintings sold in the city during this period. It is stated that as many as 2 million pieces of art passed through Paris’ artistic auction houses between 1941 and 1942 alone. This wasn’t a sign of an artistic boom. Instead, it was the result of French Jews having their precious artwork and heirloom seized by occupying forces. The previous owners went to internment camps while new owners profited from the art.
This show, which continues until November 3rd, offers the ideal chance to learn more about this darker side of the Paris war-time art scene. Furthermore, family members and members of the Jewish community can come and meet experts to learn more about lost items. Don’t miss out!
Opening days and hours :
From March 20th to November 03rd, 2019
Open every day from 10 am to 6 pm, on Thursdays until 10 pm.
Closed on Saturdays, as well as on 26 April, 1 May, 9 June, 14 July and 15 August 2019.
17, rue Geoffroy-l’Asnier 75004 Paris
How to get there:
Metro access: Saint-Paul or Hôtel-de-Ville (line 1), Pont-Marie (line 7)
Bus: 96, 69, 76, 67, Balabus
Parking: Baudoyer (place Baudoyer), Lobau, Pont-Marie (rue de l’Hôtel-de-Ville)