Billie Zangewa is a hit at Galerie Templon

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She was born in Malawi but now lives in South Africa with her husband and children. She is confined at the moment and since all fabric shops are closed, she cannot send more works to galerie Templon which has sold out the exhibition during the lockdown. It was a beautiful discovery for me to see the ten embroideries by Billie Zangewa, … Read More

Everything we missed this week, in Paris

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Normally, the week was going to be intense, much too intense: it should have started with the opening of the new Chanel wing at Palais Galliera which was under construction for the last two years. It is publicized online as the first Museum of Fashion in France? Olivier Saillard turned the museum into a trendy fashion space, let’s see what … Read More

Atam Rasho wins the Pierre David-Weill drawing prize

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Selected by a jury composed of Jean Anguera, Pierre Collin, Erik Desmazières, Astrid de la Forest, Philippe Garel and Brigitte Terziev, the prize offered by Michel David-Weill in memory of his father Pierre, who was a member of the Académie des Beaux Arts, was awarded to three young artists. The 23 finalists of the prize will (hopefully) see their works … Read More

Agnès b moves East to the Grande Bibliothèque

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The opening of la fab on place Jean-Michel Basquiat was a festive yet discreet event. Designer Agnès b (the b comes from Christian Bourgois, her first husband), had always wanted to be a museum curator since she studied at Ecole du Louvre, but her successful career was achieved in casual ready to wear. The inventor of the famous cardigan with … Read More

Latest pleasures from Paris in these odd times

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Hélène Rodocanachi was the anti heroin of the week. She could not go out and celebrate her 105 th birthday with children (Annick, Josselin and Olivier de Rohan) and stepchildren and was locked up in her retirement home in the Trocadero! This amazing lady lived through two World Wars with her first husband Duc de Rohan, an athlete and 80 … Read More

Amiens celebrates its modernized museum

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It took 10 years and three different curators to renovate Musée de Picardie in Amiens and the inauguration on February 29 th, in the midst of the coronavirus was somewhat doomed. But I was curious to visit the city where Emmanuel Macron was raised and where his love affair with Brigitte (born Trogneux), started. Amiens is famous for its huge … Read More

Cernuschi reopens and Cluny closes, for a year

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There have never been so many construction sites in Paris, and its museums are no exception with the reopening of Palais Galliera on April 1, and soon Musée Carnavalet. Musée Cernuschi, founded in 1898 on the Parc Monceau, was reopened in great style last Thursday, with the emphasis put on its founder, the Italian born art collector Henri Cernuschi, who brought … Read More

Cezanne and Italy, a double influence at Marmottan

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He never travelled to Italy and yet he knew its XVI th and XVII th century painters as well as Latin writers. Cezanne, “the Master of Aix en Provence”, was very much inspired by them and in return influenced Italian artists such as Morandi and Pirandello. Sixty paintings lent by 43 collectors and International museums are shown at Musée Marmottan … Read More