Astrid de la Forest delivers beautiful figures at Documents 15

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The whole of Paris was concentrating on Emmanuel Macron paying a tribute at la Sorbonne to Samuel Paty, the teacher murdered by a young Tchetchen, while at Galerie Documents 15, a small group of art lovers were concentrating on the new work by printer Astrid de La Forest. And what a delight it is to lose oneself in the new … Read More

David Hockney has become Norman, at Galerie Lelong

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It’s really a wonderful story like always with David Hockney. Two years ago he was looking for a new place to paint, having decided to leave Los Angeles, which had become too far to commute from England. Jean Frémon, director of his French gallery, Lelong & Co, was in London for the inauguration of the stainless glass windows the Queen … Read More

“Asia Now” is full of great surprises

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Walking into the Asian Art fair on avenue Hoche was an exciting moment this week, and when you meet only nice people, you know the event is a success. François Curiel, whom I ran into at the opening, entirely agreed. It is largely due to Alexandra Fain, the founder of the fair, who opened it to Indian artists this year … Read More

To do and not to do

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If you are curious of the new artistic scene, go to Magasins Généraux in Pantin to discover “Un plus grand lac” (a bigger lake) an exhibition of students’ works from Ecole des Beaux Arts and Arts Décoratifs: Elisa Florimond, Victoire Gonzalvez, Lauren Januhowski, César Ropponen Brunel, all have interesting works to show under the excellent curatorship of Simon Grainville. Do … Read More

Olmecs, ancestors of the Mayas, at Quai Branly

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I had no idea what Olmecs were before I walked into the Musée du quai Branly Jacques Chirac and encountered the larger than life cocurator of the show, Steve Bourget, who led the visit with his strong French Canadian accent. These people of the Vera Cruz area on the Eastern coast of Mexico, lived from 1600 to 400 bc and … Read More

To do or not to do

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Make sure not to go to Comédie Française to see “Le côté de Guermantes” directed by Christophe Honoré and do not miss “Asia Now” which is very well attended by major galleries this year, starting on October 21. Do go to the Louvre to see the Albrecht Altdorfer show, a travel through time in German Renaissance with outstanding drawings and … Read More