What’s new this week? Eric Fischl, Bente Skjøttgaard, the Al Thani treasures…

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Thanksgiving was great fun in Paris with lovely faithful American friends visiting and they took me to see the new Skarstedt gallery on 2 avenue Matignon where Eric Fischl, their neighbor in North Haven, is having a show. The large space decorated by Jacques Grange is stupendous with a view of the Elysées gardens and the Eiffel Tower and just … Read More

Botticelli at Jacquemart André, a short visit of a true treasure

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Musée Jacquemart André has accustomed us to short exhibitions of very high quality and the pretty 1875 mansion on boulevard Haussmann inhabited by painter Nélie Jacquemart and her husband Edouard André is always a source of great joy. Forty works by Botticelli are accompanied by more by his contemporaries and the accent is made here on the design activities of … Read More

Cedric Riou reigns over a world of sculptures

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Atelier Prométhée is a magic manufacture in Saint Denis, just behind the stadium, which specializes in reproductions of  XVII th and XVIII th century sculptures and decors. Its collections include orders for Versailles’ bosquets, swimming pools or palazzo floors for famous decorators, and the Iznik decor it created for a private spa in Gstaad is a little miracle. Cedric Riou, … Read More

Picasso, the Foreigner, by Annie Cohen Solal

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Musée National de l’Histoire de l’Immigration has never found a better role than with this exhibition “Picasso l’Etranger” (Picasso the Foreigner) curated by Annie Cohen Solal, the well known intellectual and excellent biographer of Jean Paul Sartre and Leo Castelli, who has written a very interesting book on Picasso’s immigration dramas in Paris after seven years of research in the … Read More

Giacometti is on all fronts again

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Two exhibitions will lead you to two delightful little museums. One is at Institut Giacometti which you might already know near the Fondation Cartier with sculptor Barbara Chase-Riboud (Marc Riboud’s first wife and biographer of Sally Hemmings) and the second one is at Musée de la Libération de Paris, an interesting historical museum set on the premises of the Resistance’s headquarters … Read More

Paul Signac as a collector at Musée d’Orsay

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Wandering through the exhibition of “Signac, the Collector” (1863-1935) at Musée d’Orsay is one of the most pleasant experiences I have lived recently. His own works are presented in the first rooms, with magistral paintings owned by the museum, but the surprise comes from his taste and friendships with many contemporaries such as Jongkind, Manet, Pissarro, Monet, Cézanne, etc. But … Read More

A new gallery from Barcelona settles in the Marais

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Pigment Gallery is a young contemporary art space created in 2016 in Barcelona and in Mallorca by the collector Ferran Josa. He has just inaugurated a beautiful space on two levels on rue du Roi de Sicile, at the heart of the Marais, with three French partners involved in the movie industry. So far focused on Spanish painters, photographers and … Read More

In Versailles, animals reign in lavish decors.

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Driving to Versailles on a sunny day to see the exhibition “The King’s animals” was a very exciting moment, especially since I was accompanied by photographer Karen Knorr who often works with animals in museums and palaces and who was showing her works at Paris Photo. There were lots of children running around and loving the large elephants and birds … Read More