Christo will wrap the Arc de Triomphe for Easter 2020

On April 6 th to 19 th 2020, the Arc de Triomphe in Paris will be wrapped by Christo with silver blue recyclable polypropylène fabric and red rope. This was decided by the French President Emmanuel Macron with Philippe Bélaval, head of the Centre des Monuments nationaux (which includes Arc de Triomphe) and Serge Lasvignes, President of Centre Pompidou, who … Read More

Chicago art brut finds its way to Montmartre

La Halle Saint Pierre is a very special museum of Art brut in Montmartre. Twice a year it invites visitors to discover a new territory and this time, we travel to Chicago, where director Martine Lusardy has discovered amazing artists. This is where Dubuffet, the apostle of art brut, was first exhibited in the US when he travelled there in … Read More

Atmo(spheres) at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger

A large exhibition on  “The Moon” opens on April 3 at Grand Palais and this show at Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger is a sort of prefiguration. The gallery’s historical artists Max Ernst, Miró, Mark Tobey, mix with “outsiders” like Marinette Cueco, the magician who threads vegetals, in a show dedicated to spheres in the universe. The gallery founded by Jeanne … Read More

Salon du dessin, Drawing now and DDessin, what a week!

For its 28 th edition, Salon du Dessin was particularly excellent at Palais Brongniart and I went shopping (virtually) with great enthusiasm. The mix of old, XVIII th century and new,  XXth century, is really exciting. At Drawing now, which was founded in 2007, I was very disappointed except for an extraordinary piece by Birde Vanheerswynghels at galerie Kudlek. And … Read More

Charles Filiger in full light at galerie Malingue

It is rare enough to find a private gallery which organises an exhibition where nothing is for sale, that one should applaud André Cariou, former curator of Musée des Beaux Arts in Quimper, for his perseverance and his hard work. Maurice Malingue, father of the actual owners, was fascinated by Charles Filiger whom André Breton had brought out in full … Read More

“The art market under the Occupation” at Mémorial de la Shoah

It is ironical that the remarkable exhibition on the collaboration between some French art experts and Nazi collectors “Le Marché de l’art sous l’occupation 1940-1944” opened the exact same day as the Bührle collection at Musée Maillol. German Swiss collector, Emil Bührle, typically profited from the extraordinary art market during the war at Hôtel Drouot and through private sales, and … Read More

“Red” brings Soviet art at Grand Palais

This is not an uplifting exhibition, but “Red, Art and utopia in the land of Soviets” has enough striking paintings, designs and films that you might want to visit it any way. There are two parts in the exhibition as Nicolas Liucci-Goutnikov, the curator, was telling us, ten years from 1917 of intense activity by Russian artists and at the … Read More

The Emil Bührle Collection at Musée Maillol

What is fascinating in a private collection is to discover the taste of the owner. In the case of Emil Bührle’s fascinating acquisitions, one is overwhelmed by the quality of each painting. And seeing them in the intimate premises of Musée Maillol on rue de Grenelle, is a bonus. Fifty seven masterpieces are lent by the Bührle Foundation, while the … Read More