Anni and Josef Albers are brilliantly reunited at MAM

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It is the most comprehensive show (150 works) of Anni and Josef Albers together and, “Art and Life” at Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris, was made possible thanks to the extraordinary collaboration between Fabrice Hergott and Nicholas Fox Weber, director of the Joseph and Anni Albers Foundation in Bethany, CT who declared at the opening:  “This is the realization of … Read More

News of the week

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The happiest news of the week is the nomination of Christophe Leribault, 57, as President of Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, two museums with the largest Impressionist collection in the world, which are often number one on the to-see-list of foreign visitors. He has done marvels at Musée du Petit Palais for 9 years and will inaugurate a Jean-Michel Othoniel … Read More

Jenny Robinson shows her gigantic prints at the French Académie

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British artist Jenny Robinson reigns over the 6 th arrondissement. After winning the Printmaker’s prize Mario Avati, a 40 000€ award given by Académie des Beaux Arts to confirmed printmakers in memory of Mario Avati she was offered an exhibition at Pavillon Comtesse de Caen, and another one at Galerie Documents 15, a few hundred meters away. At the opening, she was … Read More

ArtParis is proof that painting is back in fashion

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Art fairs are always exciting because you never know what you will discover, by chance. This new edition of ArtParis in front of the Eiffel Tower was particularly successful. The weather was lovely, everyone was tanned and art dealers admitted that they had a very good year during lockdown. The first gallery I stepped into was Claude Bernard’s with his … Read More

The Eye of a collector, a new London art fair

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A new art fair “The Eye of the collector” curated by Nazy Vassegh, formerly CEO of Masterpiece, opened in London and Georgia de Chamberet visited it for Parisdiary. “After a year of ‘flattening the curve’, to attend an experimental, edgy new kind of art fair in superb surroundings was just the ticket to lift post-pandemic angst and Brexit uncertainty. From 8 … Read More

A crazy rentrée but what fun!

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It was a race this week if you wanted to see half of what took place in the capital. But with the magnificent weather and the use of subway and walking rather than taxiing, you could achieve a lot. After discovering the very pretty exhibition galleries at Christie’s with new windows on the street, I rushed to Galerie du Passage, … Read More

Youth equals talent with Pierre Renart and Julien Vermeulen

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The most uplifting moment of the Design week (until 18 September) for me was to meet Pierre Renart and Julien Vermeulen, both 30, and with a ten year professional career, whose work I have admired for a couple of years. It was thanks to Florence Guillier-Bernard from Maison Parisienne, who patiently collects brilliant craft designers and throws them into the … Read More

In Brussels, Fondation Boghossian is a true discovery

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“Icons” is the theme chosen by Henri Loyrette for his very successful exhibition at Fondation Boghossian in Brussels. It is set in the magnificent art deco Villa Empain, built in 1930 by Louis Empain, age 22, on the avenue des Nations (now avenue Franklin Roosevelt) where all the embassies are settled. The house has gone through many hands from the … Read More