Thomas Ruff is back in Paris after 15 years and more…

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I have always admired Thomas Ruff’s portraits in Düsseldorf and it is wonderful to see him back in Paris, where he had not exhibited since 2006. The new show at David Zwirner is devoted to “Chinese paintings”, and the “grammar of photography”. Using well known images of Mao Zedong’s propaganda campaigns, which became famous in the West thanks to artists … Read More

At galerie de Vazieux, Chinese and Korean artists are plenty

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Sabine Vazieux has been around for many years and yet I had never stepped into her gallery of 5 bis rue du Louvre. She specializes in figurative Chinese and Korean artists, who follow in the steps of the great Zao Wou Ki. At the moment she shows “Immensity” by Rao Fu, a 42 year old painter from Beijing who lives … Read More

I look forward to…

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There are many great projects for 2021 which we should all look forward to. Alexandra Lapierre, author of  many biographies such as “Moura” and “Artemisia Gentileschi”, is publishing on January 20, a 500 page novel on “Belle Greene”, the brilliant creator of the collections of the Morgan Library who hid all her life that she was a Metis. Avenue Matignon … Read More

At Templon a powerful Jim Dine!

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After almost fifty years at 30 rue Beaubourg, Daniel Templon has opened up his gallery on the courtyard making it less mysterious and more inviting. He has also recently been promoted to Officer of the Legion of Honor, and I discovered on this occasion that his official first name is Claude. I wonder why he changed it to Daniel? With … Read More

Elegant presents for all ages

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If you can’t afford a painting by Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Alex Katz, Ligne Blanche has a solution for you. Buy a plate, a coffee cup or a candle designed by them. This smart company started working with famous artists or their estates to reproduce their art on Limoges porcelain plates. And the result is great fun. I was … Read More

To do and not to do

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Two extraordinary auction sales are coming up: one features Charles Aznavour‘s decorated Steinway piano among many pieces of furniture that the singer held in his house outside Paris, the other is the collection of painter Balthus‘ young lover Frédérique Tison, who lived in the painter’s château de Chassy in the Morvan and was given drawings all her life in order … Read More