Thaddaeus Ropac presents Imran Qureshi, in Pantin.

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

Food, food, and more food on rue du Bac

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I naively thought that rue du Bac had filled all its spaces with luxury food and catering, between La Grande Epicerie and the numerous pastry shops which line this epicenter of the 7 th arrondissement. Well there was a little space left within the buildings, and famous chefs such as Sophie Pic, Olivier Bellin, Pierre Hermé and Alexandre Polmard have … Read More

Richard Duqué tells all about Quai d’Orsay

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There was a snow storm outside and hundreds of Parisians were stuck on the motorway trying to get home. But this did not deter Richard Duqué‘s colleagues and friends who all rushed to the wonderful bookstore of Saint Germain des Prés, l’Ecume des Pages, to buy his Memoirs of a diplomat, “Une Vie au Quai, de la guerre froide au … Read More