Buddha, Tokaido and Mr. with Pharrell Williams at Musée Guimet

Musée Guimet is one of the most fascinating museums in Paris and its collections all dedicated to Asian art are among the most complete in the world. This summer it presents three very different shows which all are attractive. “Buddha, the golden legend” as seen in Afghanistan, China, Burma, Japan… is curated by Thierry Zéphir. “On the Tokaido road”, a … Read More

London is swinging even in the heat

While the whole of literary London gathered around charming historian Philip Mansel at the French Institute for his talk on his remarkable new biography of Louis XIV, “King of the World”, and art collectors and dealers (like Alexis Kugel) were at Christie’s bidding for the Rothschild treasures with its exceptional Flemish cabinets, polychrome enamel plaques by Léonard Limosin and rock crystal … Read More

“Back Side”, a fashion show at Musée Bourdelle

Musée Bourdelle,  in Montparnasse, is one of the hidden treasures of Paris. Its director, Amélie Simier, runs it with enthusiasm and has clever initiatives for its twice a year shows. One of which is to have joined forces with Palais Galliera (under renovations at the moment) to exhibit part of their fashion collections in the monumental sculpture halls. This summer, … Read More

Jacques Muron draws Palm trees, in the Pyrénées

I have often told you about this discrete gallery, Documents 15, on rue de l’Echaudé just behind Eglise Saint Germain des Prés. Until the end of July, it is showing drawings and prints by Jacques Muron, a rare artist born in 1950, who works in the Pyrénées, south of Toulouse. Each work is original in its theme and incredibly well … Read More

Eva Jospin once again creates a surprise!

For her second solo show at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve, Eva Jospin once again excels. She delivers a new series of architectural folies in cardboard and light wood which compete with the forests she has accustomed us to seeing. After her huge creations at  Cour Carrée du Louvre in 2016, and galerie Beaupassage last year, we can see the evolution of her … Read More

Taher Chemirik, a sculptor of rings

Taher Chemirik was born in Relizane, south east of Oran, Algeria. He came to Paris in 1977 to study at Ecole des Arts Décoratifs and soon worked on costumes and decors for the Paris Opera, then as a designer for Ralph Lauren. But as soon as he discovered jewelry, he concentrated on this new art as well as on sculpture … Read More

Edith Dufaux, invites mystery at Alain Margaron’s gallery

Galerie Alain Margaron has accustomed us to seeing post war painters like Fred Deux, René Laubiès, Anselme Boix-Vives and Dado, so it was an interesting discovery to see Edith Dufaux’s monotypes of space, geography, cartography. Through forty works on paper and a few paintings, we discover an artist who had exhibited at Fondation Cartier in 1990 and not much since. … Read More

Citéco, a dream Neo Renaissance house turned into a tech nightmare

This is a building you’ve passed a hundred times while driving to CDG airport on boulevard Malesherbes.  It used to be the prestige offices of Banque de France with a huge safe room surrounded by a moat! And before that, it was built in 1878, by architect Jules Février for Emile Gaillard, a member of the 19 th century banking … Read More