The atmosphere was not as festive as it should have been for a tenth anniversary and the reason was that the principal hero was absent. Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac is hosting an exhibition in honor of its founder, the former President of the Republic. His childhood passion for Musée Guimet, his admiration for Chinese statues and Japanese masks or … Read More
It was fun to visit marché Serpette in Saint Ouen, at night and with food and wine served on every stand, and music around the corner. The occasion for this festive evening was the celebration of the 70 years of activity of the most elaborate and largest flea market in Paris. The interior market called Paul Bert is surrounded by many … Read More
It’s always puzzling to find out that famous painters abroad, in this case, in Portugal, can remain totally unknown in Paris and around the world. Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso died at 30 in 1918 after having lived in Paris for 8 years at the height of the Montparnasse artistic movement. A friend of Modigliani and Brancusi, he exhibited in Germany and … Read More
Next year, Naïla de Monbrison will celebrate thirty years of her jewellery gallery located place du Palais Bourbon. She was one of the first in Paris to celebrate contemporary jewellery and to treat the pieces she sells like art objects. At the moment she is showing Italian goldsmith Giampaolo Babetto, who sculpts gold with genius.
Visiting Musée de la Chasse in the Marais is always a great experience, and this small and chic museum has become the best shared « secret » for demanding visitors. The reason for it is Claude d’Anthenaise, its excellent director. But it’s not always easy to revive an 18 th century house devoted to stuffed animals and paintings of hunters. … Read More
After reading a portrait of architect Pierre Yovanovitch in the Figaro, I rushed to visit the new Kamel Mennour right bank gallery, on avenue Matignon (next to Baccarat) and this led me to Hôtel Bristol where Daniel Buren, the king of stripes, is showing a pergola. What fun !
You might have never heard of François Stahly, the German born French sculptor, but you know his work if you have passed by the Eiffel tower once in your life: as a sculptor he designed wooden columns for the hallway of Maison de la Radio (visible when you attend a concert there) and a chimney across the Seine, which rises … Read More
It was the opening of the Venice biennale for architecture and the canals were swarming with architects dressed in black, who had come from all over the world, so Lin Utzon’s vernissage was attended by guests from ten different nationalities. Friends had travelled from Copenhagen where she was born, Sydney where she grew up and Mallorca where she lives. All … Read More