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20120401021108-11--33112 One of the best Photo shows in Paris this year!  
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Paolo Pellegrin at Maison Européenne de la Photographie April 4th, 2012 - June 17th, 2012
Posted 4/29/12

What a relief after so many disappointments at the MEP to see a show of such a strong artist.  Pellegrin is the real thing.  If you're in Paris before June 17, be sure to make a point to visit the MEP in the Marais.  A thorough investigation of this Magnum photographer who continues to win journalism prizes left and right--and all merited.  Whether he works with film or switches to digital, the work is equally strong in his mastery of the graphic and compositional elements as well as his wonderful se... [more]

20120116145135-25--1 Beautiful but not overly interesting...  
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Dominique Issermann at Maison Européenne de la Photographie January 18th, 2012 - May 6th, 2012
Posted 4/29/12

One can't argue with the beauty of Laetitia Casta or the obvious technical skills of Dominique Issermann.  There are many beautiful images in the current MEP exhibit.  Undoubtedly, this has been a big draw for the museum, bringing in people who are perhaps only marginally interested in photography.  I understand the gallery does need revenues to run and a popular show like this one hopefully allows the gallery to show other artists that are more interesting but whose work is less able to draw in... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Labor Robert  
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4/24/12 Posted 4/24/12

Labor Robert, Composition digital média photo on plexi, 2012,  Digital Photo, 60 X 45 X 2 Centimeters; © Labor Robert Labor Robert (b. 1937, St Denis Reunion Island, France) Forty years of creativity, thoughts about art, through paintings and sculptures, teacher of visual art, Labor Robert qualified from Claude Bernard in Paris. He began painting at 17 years old .  Born on13th May,  1937, in St. Denis, on the Reunion island, he came to France in1959 and after studying mathematics, he fell into... [more]

Watchlist: Valérie Belin  
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9/23/11 Posted 9/23/11

(Image: © Valérie Belin) Valérie Belin (b. 1964, Boulogne-Billancourt, France) French photographer Valerie Belin has photographed body builders, potato-chip bags and car wrecks. In her latest series Black Eyed Susan, she turns her lens on a dreamy montage of women who embody the ideal post-war female, interlaid with sharp images of flowers. To get the interlay of female and flower right, Belin first cast models who could pull off a particular look–a plastic beauty coupled with Grace Kelly glamo... [more]

Valérie Belin: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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5/27/11 Posted 5/27/11

(Image: Valérie Belin, Black Eyed Susan, 2010; © Valérie Belin) Valérie Belin (b. 1964, Boulogne-Billancourt, France) French photographer Valerie Belin has photographed body builders, potato-chip bags and car wrecks. In her latest series Black Eyed Susan, she turns her lens on a dreamy montage of women who embody the ideal post-war female, interlaid with sharp images of flowers. To get the interlay of female and flower right, Belin first cast models who could pull off a particular look–a pla... [more]

Eric Roux-Fontaine: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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5/11/11 Posted 5/11/11

(Image: Eric Roux-Fontaine, Passengers, 2011, 100 x 100 cm; © Eric Roux-Fontaine) Eric Roux-Fontaine (b. 1966, France) Eric Roux-Fontaine is a wandering artist of the 21st century. A sort of singularity, at a time when groupthink is becoming the universal norm. Nomad, poet, photographer, video artist and painter, he roams to the ends of forgotten worlds with insatiable curiosity. He drifts back and forth between imaginary worlds and worlds of the imaginary. Rare are the contemporary artists w... [more]

Adam Adach: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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3/23/11 Posted 3/23/11

(Image: Adam Adach, Slavny Zàvêr, 2008, Oil on canvas, 72 x 62 cm; © Palm Beach Art) Adam Adach (b. 1962, Warsaw, Poland) In his paintings, Adam Adach draws on symbols and motifs from Polish history, which, like every narration, always makes reference to itself and its construction of reality. In a succession of layers painted over each other, which partially cover and partially uncover various aspects, there are flashes of so-called historical moments, remnants, remains of the past, w... [more]

Bettina Rheims: On Our Paris Watchlist  
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3/15/11 Posted 3/15/11

(Image: Bettina Rheims, Daria Werbowy; © Bettina Rheims) Bettina Rheims (b. Paris, France) It all began in 1978, when Bettina Rheims met and began photographing strippers. The resulting series, her first, was soon being seen in exhibitions. It marked the beginning of a long career. Bettina Rheims now devoted herself wholly to photography, inspired by her passion for art and female portraiture.She has since become one of France’s most internationally acclaimed contemporary practitioners.... [more]

20110311030203-vitrine Les sourires de Christophe Chemin : obscurs objets du désir  
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Christophe Chemin at galerie jeanrochdard October 30th, 2010 - December 26th, 2011
Posted 3/11/11

PHOTO GALLERY Les œuvres de Christophe Chemin PARIS — Présentant ses dessins pour la troisième fois à la Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Christophe Chemin est parti de son propre rapport au sourire, pour interroger les différentes représentations qu’il implique, tant d’un point de vue social qu’identitaire. Dans un kaléidoscope de faciès aux dents exhibées, il révèle toute l’ambivalence de cette convention esthétique, et prolonge ces portraits par une mise en scène d’éléments naturels ou a... [more]

Koonsheart Contemporary art Paris : The culture rock  
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Jeff Koons at Chateau de Versailles September 10th, 2008 - January 4th, 2009
Posted 10/8/08

Nutella rock by jaspert Rock art Paris Balloon dog after Jeff Koons by jaspert Art Paris  Medusa after Caravaggio by jaspert Contemporary art rock Paris CHANEL history COPY famous mondrian sand SYMBOL dior magritte crocodile pompeii installation dali HERMES stella drummer irritating roman 2011 wood granite richter van gogh hirst COBBLESTONE EYE environment VUITTON advert danger cat jasper johns sun king utrillo toy painting christo nude find shell CARTIER PARIS lewitt rock-art demouy basquiat famous flag picasso mona lisa absinthe jaws concept... [more]


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