Gérard Garouste, a giant at Centre Pompidou

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We spent the summer waiting for this large retrospective of Gérard Garouste’s paintings and no one was disappointed at the opening at Centre Pompidou! Sophie Duplaix, the very discreet curator of the show, dialogued with the artist who seemed extremely happy in his elegant blazer, light pants and brown suede shoes. We talked about his decor at the Privilège in the … Read More

Cyril Duret has come a long way since Nancy

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When we first met, Cyril Duret had just graduated from the University of Arts ENSAD in Nancy where his teacher, artist Etienne Pressager, had recommended that he contact me for his thesis. He has since exhibited his “Portraits mondains” in a few galleries, in Provence where he lives part of the time and his new show at Loeve&Co Marais is … Read More

Van Dongen in Deauville, a perfect match

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Les Franciscaines, which I discovered last year in Deauville, is the new meeting place where one can browse through multiple exhibitions, a Mediatheque, and a library with comfortable reading space with all the magazines and daily newspapers. A perfect spot to visit on a rainy day in Normandie. I was there recently to see the new Kees Van Dongen exhibition, … Read More

Marie Hugo in Lunel, Lee Ufan in Arles and Jules Milhau in Nîmes

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Provence has always been a territory for artists and in the summer it is the playing ground of art collectors and museum curators. I was drawn to the South by the wonderful Louis Gauffier exhibition which was closing in Montpellier at Musée Fabre and is opening on October 14 at Musée Sainte Croix in Poitiers where the  artist was born … Read More

Sarah Kalvar brings art (and eroticism) to wall paper

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The daughter of a French soprano and an American photographer from Magnum, Sarah Kalvar was raised in an artistic International environment and has always been attracted to objects and decorative tools. She is exhibiting for the first time at Maison et Objet, the most important  French decoration fair, which takes place in Villepinte near Paris, from September 8-12.Her wallpapers and … Read More

The Pantheon has become the “it” place!

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Like most Parisians, I never go to the Pantheon, but Ann Veronica Janssens‘s project (until October 30) enticed me to return at a time, in mid August, when Paris’ museums are folding all their exhibitions. And it was a great experience. Three thousand visitors enter the Pantheon every day in the summer and to see children running around, young couples … Read More

Art Brut drawings at Halle Saint Pierre, in Montmartre

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Halle Saint Pierre is a pretty building with a great café, at the bottom of Montmartre, which specializes in Art Brut. Next to it is the famous Marché Saint Pierre where you can buy discounted fabric by the greatest manufacturers. I like to visit this art center for it always exhibits little known International artists, self made painters, or incarcerated … Read More