Young artists show at l’Institut de France

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Pavillon Comtesse de Caen is this little gallery within the Institut de France (Académie Française) on the right side of the building. It often has charming exhibitions of laureates or memorable ers of teh Academy, which are free and at the moment (until March 21), eleven alumni from the prestigious French Academy in Madrid (Casa de Velazquez), show their work … Read More

Museums keep hanging their shows and some, in Spain and Italy, are even open…

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In Paris, Musée Marmottan has just finished hanging the ravishing Krøyer exhibition, Petit Palais, which was bequeathed by Academician Jean Marie Rouart, twelve works by Henri and Auguste Rouart, Henry Lerolle and Maurice Denis is preparing its prints show “Edition Limitée, Vollard, Pétiet et l’Estampe de Maître” and in London the V&A is hosting the largest Iranian show in a … Read More

Jean Dunand is everywhere this week!

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Editions Norma is a remarkable publishing house which always publishes refined books with the greatest care. Founded and run by Maïté Hudry, it specializes in 1920 to 1970’s architecture and design, but has recently published the catalog of an exhibition of sneakers “Playground” which took place in Bordeaux.  And their latest publication is about “Jean Dunand”, by Amélie and father … Read More

Cat Loray hangs ceramics in the air

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I had never met the artist Cat Loray before and visiting her exhibition at Galerie Fernand Léger, a municipal space in Ivry-sur-Seine, was a moment of pure joy. It is hard labor to get there either by subway (50 mns from Madeleine) or by car (the same length of time and you can’t park) but once you find the art … Read More

Stéphane Erouane Dumas in full maturity

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Three years ago, Stéphane Erouane Dumas surprised us with refined paintings of birch trees, multiple blue and white images which became almost abstract as you were watching them. He comes back in force at Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier with seventy works including many beautiful ceramics and bronze sculptures. The cliffs and forests of Varangeville, where he has his main studio, have … Read More

Thomas Ruff is back in Paris after 15 years and more…

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I have always admired Thomas Ruff’s portraits in Düsseldorf and it is wonderful to see him back in Paris, where he had not exhibited since 2006. The new show at David Zwirner is devoted to “Chinese paintings”, and the “grammar of photography”. Using well known images of Mao Zedong’s propaganda campaigns, which became famous in the West thanks to artists … Read More