In Autumn 2014 PIASA are moving to 118 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in the heart of Paris’s Golden Triangle – with salesroom, exhibition spaces and personnel united under one roof.

The name PIASA is based on the surname-initials of the auctioneers who founded the firm in October 1996 at 5 rue Drouot in Paris. PIASA stage around sixty sales each year in the following fields: Modern & Contemporary Art; Asian Art; Jewellery; 20th Century Design; Old Master Paintings & Drawings; Books & Manuscripts; Haute Epoque; Furniture & Works of Art; Photography; and Wines & Spirits.

In 2008 Artémis – which had owned PIASA since 2001 – ceded 60% of the capital to group of private investors forming