Amos Gitaï and Yitzhak Rabin, a 25 year long story

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It was incredibly poignant to meet film director Amos Gitaï at Bibliothèque Nationale de France this week. A small group of journalists were invited to visit the new exhibition of his archives on Yitzhak Rabin‘s assassination on November 4, 1995. Films, interviews, a play and a book, and numeric archives, the result of 25 years of research, are being bequeathed by … Read More

Aurore Bagarry, an explorer with an eye

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You will not see any water in these pictures of rocks and cliffs shot by Aurore Bagarry in Brittany, Normandy, Devon and Cornwall. After shooting glaciers and mountains for six years (because members of her family were mountaineers in Haute Savoie) she is now concentrating on the erosion by the sea, since her husband moved to Saint Brieuc for work. … Read More

In Switzerland, museums open up today!

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In Lausanne the lovely Fondation de l’Hermitage is hosting an exhibition of 132 paintings and drawings from the Bemberg collection in Toulouse. In Martigny, just down from Verbier, Fondation Pierre Gianadda is showing photographer Michel Darbellay until June 13,  when Caillebotte will at last be alive again thanks to Daniel Marchesseau’s curatorial talents. In Basel, Fondation Beyeler is showing a … Read More

Bamiyan, twenty years later.

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You probably remember the traumatic destruction by the Taliban of the two monumental buddhas (38 m and 55 m high) in Bamiyan, Afghanistan on March 11, 2001. Just a few months before 9-11. To celebrate the anniversary of this tragic event, Musée Guimet has organized a small but charming exhibition with the different elements it owns from the diggings by … Read More

At Christie’s, Man Ray reigns supreme on March 2

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Lucien Treillard was combining two jobs, of teaching French and being assistant to Man Ray in Paris from 1960 to 1976. With his wife, Edmonde, they became the experts of the American artist and curated many shows of his works. Their collection of 188 lots, including 96 photographs and books illustrated by the master, is coming up for sale at … Read More

Studio Harcourt is well and alive, and OPEN!

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I had never visited Studio Harcourt, the famous black and white photo studio where all the stars have their portraits shot. And so it was a true pleasure to walk into the sumptuous Hotel Particulier of 6 rue de Lota, located in the posh 16 th arrondissement, just off rue de Longchamp. The occasion was to see the exhibition of … Read More

Herbert List, Black and white beauties…

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I have to admit I had never heard of Herbert List before stepping into the Karsten Greve gallery of rue Debelleyme on one of my Marais tours of the month. The occasion was to meet Victoire, a very pretty little girl born last May in Moscow and we wandered around the galleries with her mother. And it was interesting to … Read More