“The Second Half” of life by photographer Ellen Warner

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Ellen Warner is a photographer who one day started asking questions to her models: do you prefer your life before fifty or after? and she was surprised to find out that most women preferred the second half with more experience and more “letting go”. “In the second half you know who you are, and you are liberated by not caring … Read More

Saint Exupéry’s “Le Petit Prince”, lands at MAD at last

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Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry (1940-1944), is the book most translated in the world after the Bible. Over a 140 millon copies have been sold in 301 languages and dialects. An encounter with his young hero is organized at MAD, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, with over 600 books, photographs, drawings and letters featuring Saint Ex’ airplanes, books … Read More

In Evian, “Bébé” Bérard revives grand old times

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My taxi driver in Evian, Nicolas Fleury, who is on the American football team, holder of the French national title, had never heard of Christian Bérard even though large adds promoting the new exhibition are all over town. But this energetic man, who was raised in the Paris suburb of Aubervilliers, could not stop talking about what a wonderful town … Read More

At IMA, Jews from the Orient and Raymond Depardon’s photographs

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Institut du Monde Arabe always has nice surprises for us and the exhibition “Juifs d’Orient” puts a light on the eternal coexistence of Jews and Muslims in most of the Mediterranean countries. It covers twenty six centuries with 280 objects from Syria, Yemen, Iran, Egypt, Turkey, and a large section on North Africa where the French had strong interests until … Read More

Another full day in Paris!

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The day started with the celebration of Chinese New Year with Shang Xia at MAD‘s boutique on rue de Rivoli, went on with the discovery of the new contemporary furniture acquired by Mobilier National and ended with Alexandra Lapierre’s conference at Christie’s on the occasion of the paperback publication of “Belle Greene“, the extraordinary portrait of J.P. Morgan’s African American … Read More