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

Gaby Wagner has caught Venice in complete stillness!

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Photographer Gaby Wagner has lived in Venice for twenty three years and when lockdown started last March 8, she decided to catch the opportunity to photograph this usually overcrowded city. She always carried a chemist bag with her because the police was stopping unusual movements on the street and buying medicine was her excuse to go out one hour a … Read More

Last minute presents

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Going shopping for Christmas can be fun and I loved my little time spent at Marie Hélène de Taillac‘s shop on rue de Tournon. It is all blue and red and her sister Gabrielle, who beautifully edited the book on her jewelry, could not have been more patient and charming as is Philippe, the director of sales. Sealed drawers magically … Read More