It’s hard to know where to begin with all the museums, fine art, and objects Paris has to offer. We began at the Centre Pompidou before embarking across various arrondissements.
We toured the exhibit Bacon: Books and Paintings at the Centre Pompidou before it closed on January 20th. Very powerful exhibit. A remarkable body of work with a VERY clear message of the pain in his life as a struggling artist in a gay man’s world.
The 11 Conti Museum at the Monnaie de Paris is hosting a compelling Kiki Smith exhibition. This exhibition marks the first time a French institution has presented a solo show of Smith’s work.
Kiki Smith’s tapestries are spectacular! Her bronze work is powerful and her works on paper featuring Sainte Geneviève with wolves and birds is a signature I return to with pleasure each time.
Oh, the French and their furniture! What a strong representation of a powerful Culture that loved everything about the decorative arts! Again, Thank You, to Louis XIV and Mari Antoinette.
To see Lelanne and Ron Arad Design Furniture next to one another on a plinth certainly made me smile! Lalanne’s secretaire in the form of a rhinoceros perfectly captures his skill and whimsical sense of humor.
Ron Arad’s Chair by its Cover is a sculptural stainless steel wrap that envelopes iconic chairs. Here the famous Zig-Zag chair designed by Gerrit Thomas Rietveld in the early 1930’s is featured. The reflections in the stainless steel are distorted and a new take on this iconic chair is created!
We look forward to sharing more soon from our most recent visit to Paris!