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About us

Since 2018, galleries specializing in Asian art, major auction houses as well as cultural institutions have joined forces for Printemps Asiatique Paris. 

Designed on the model of Asia Week New York and Asian Art in London, this event is organized around a common calendar of exhibitions, auctions, tours and conferences. 

It allows art lovers and collectors to discover some of the major works available in galleries, auction rooms and museums. Its ambition is to affirm the importance of Asian art in France, particularly in its capital.

The board

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Christian Bouvet

Christian Bouvet joined the Chinese and Japanese department at Sotheby's Olympia in London in 2003 before transferring to Paris to head the Asian Art sales from 2007 to 2011. Christian moved to Hong Kong in 2012 where he launched and led mid-season sales of Chinese works of art.


Aude Louis Carvès

Aude Louis Carvès spent 15 years working for auction houses as a specialist in Asian art before joining forces with Rébecca Sack in 2020 to create the Louis & Sack gallery, specialising in post-war Japanese and contemporary Korean artists. The gallery is a member of the SNA and CPGA and takes part in numerous fairs including FAB Paris, Tefaf, Salon du Dessin and Asia Now.


Camille de Foresta

Appointed auctioneer in 2010, Camille de Foresta joined Christie's Paris in 2016 as Specialist in Asian Art, with a focus on business-getting.


Christophe Hioco, Chairman

Christophe Hioco has been a passionate collector of antiques from an early age. In 2003, he decided to devote himself to his passion and to develop a business as an antique dealer, first in London then in Paris. The Hioco Gallery is a member of the S.N.A., the Chambre Royale des Antiquaires et des Négociants en Œuvres d'Art de Belgique and of the Asia Week New York Association, Inc.

Our partners in 2024


Gildas Hioco

After graduating from University College London and HEC Paris, Gildas Hioco started his career in finance, specializing in Private Equity. In 2012, he concentrated his efforts on the creation of an investment fund specializing in art and, a year later, joined the Hioco gallery.


Alice Jossaume

Alice Jossaume has been an expert with Cabinet Portier & Associés since 2004. She specialises in Chinese and Japanese art for French auction houses and is an expert before the Paris Court of Appeal.


François Judet

François is at the head of Ateliers Brugier, specialized in all fields of lacquer. Founded in the twenties by André Brugier, the firm practices three distinct and complementary trades: antique dealer, restorer, and lacquerer.

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