Le Sergent Recruteur, is reborn on île Saint Louis

When I saw the first course of tomato pineapple and melon being set on the table, its colorful beauty reminded me immediately of a starter, “The palette of vegetables” I had a few months ago at Laurent, the restaurant in the Elysées gardens. Well, little did I know that the creator of both dishes was the same! Alain Pégouret, who … Read More

Nicolas Buffe, Chevalier and jewelry designer

It’s always fun to hear about a Paris event through an Italian friend who is a curator at the Wolfsonian in Miami! I know that Silvia Barisione is the most trendy person in South Beach but I did not expect her to introduce me to such a talented and diverse artists as Nicolas Buffe. The occasion was his exhibition of … Read More

Matei Negreanu’s precious glass sculptures

When he left Rumania and arrived in Paris in 1981, Matei Negreanu already had a career as an artist. It took him very little time to exhibit his glass sculptures which were made of thin layers of glass, cut out, sanded and assembled in his modest room. His works have evolved over the years but his style remains very identifiable … Read More

Thaddaeus Ropac presents Imran Qureshi, in Pantin.

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Pantin has accustomed us to gigantic shows and Pakistani artist Imran Qureshi is no exception this summer. “The Seeming Path of Memory” is both delicate and bloody, beautiful and violent. Large canvases are shown along delicate gouaches on paper (my favorites) inspired by poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) and mogul miniatures.

Rosemarie’s necklaces, a perfect summer temptation

Rosemarie Carvalho Dufour was raised partly in Senegal, in Portugal and in Italy and met her husband, African art dealer Alain Dufour, when he worked in Dakar. They spend their professional lives between Saint Maur des Fossés near Paris and Ramatuelle, near St Tropez, in the summer. Their common love for Africa has produced amazing jewelry which mixes bronze from … Read More

“Shapes in silence” at Galerie Dutko

Walking towards Galerie Dutko on the edge of Ile Saint Louis, near Hotel Lambert, was a very soothing experience. I crossed the pont de la Tournelle and checked on Notre Dame where large cranes are now at work, walked past Helena Rubinstein’s former house at 24 quai de Béthune and arrived in the most beautiful little street, rue de Bretonvilliers. There … Read More

Gothic sculpture at Cluny looks contemporary!

Musée de Cluny is currently being totally remodeled and the new entrance in a modern building is a huge success. Besides the lovely exhibition around the “Unicorn” tapestry “La Dame à la Licorne”, a large show “Naissance de la sculpture gothique”  of 130 statues from 1135 to 1150 illustrates the birth of Gothic sculpture in Saint Denis and at Chartres … Read More

Two American photographers illuminate Le Jeu de Paume

American photographer Dorothea Lange was born in New Jersey in 1895 and is famously known for her portrait of “Migrant mother, Nipomo, California”, shot while she was investigating migrations from the Midwest to California in the thirties. Ana Mendieta was born in Cuba in 1948 and died prematurely in New York in 1985 just after marrying the minimalist artist Carl … Read More