Numerous collectors from the four corners of the world attend this year’s FIAC in Paris

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PARIS.- French and international collectors and professionals were particularly numerous on the opening day of FIAC : 15,455 guests attended the inauguration at the Grand Palais on Wednesday 19th October. In 2010, there were 14,053 at the Grand Palais, or an increase of 10% for the professional day this year. FIAC welcomed numerous collectors from the four corners of the world: from across Europe, Switzerland, the United States, Russia, Turkey, Lebanon, the Middle East, South America, India, China and Indonesia among others. Groups of collectors, foreign art-world professionals, friends of museums including the Guggenheim in New York, the Power Plant in Toronto, the Ludwig Musem in Cologne, the Wiels in Brussels, the MAMCO in Geneva, as well as many groups of French collectors gathered at FIAC this year. FIAC 2011 was inaugurated at the Grand Palais by Frédéric Mitterrand, French Minister of Culture and Communication. Valérie