The Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, born Caracas, 1923 has died in Paris where he lived and worked since 1960. Cruz-Diez was a major protagonist in the field of Kinetic and Optical art, a movement that encouraged “an awareness of the instability of reality.” His body of work established him as one of the critical twentieth-century thinkers in the realm of colour.
The artist Christo has announced that he has received permission from the French government and the country’s Center for National Monuments to wrap the Arc de Triomphe, one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris.
30 June 2018
The French billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein has been cleared of tax fraud after a second trial collapsed in Paris on Friday.
FIAC, the leading international Contemporary and Modern art fair, held each year in Paris has announced their exhibitor list for the 45th edition.
Ahead of the opening of the Fondation Louis Vuitton’s latest exhibition titled ‘In Tune With The World’ I had the privilege to talk to Suzanne Pagé the Artistic Director Fondation Louis Vuitton
9 September 2017
Two men who posed as Paris city workers and stole up to 20 pixelated tile murals by the French urban artist Invader have been arrested, after a widespread social network campaign.
7 August 2017
Art thieves disguised as Paris street workers have stolen a number of pixelated tile pieces by the French street artist Invader
21 February 2017
The trial of the 2010 ‘Spider-Man’ burglary at the Musee d’Art Moderne in Paris has concluded securing an eight year sentence for 49-year-old Serbian mastermind Vjeran Tomic.
12 January 2017
The billionaire art dealer Guy Wildenstein, has been cleared of tax fraud and money laundering in a Paris criminal court today (12 January).
7 January 2017
The most popular galleries in Paris have seen a steep decline in foreign visitors in 2016. This has been blamed on the terrorist attacks in the city in 2015 and Islamic incidents in other parts of France. The Louvre dropped by a whopping 20% to 5.3 million with the Musee d’Orsay’s down 13% to three million.
A retrospective of work by the major 20th-century American artist Carl Andre (b. 1935 in Quincy, Massachusetts) is currently on view at the Musée d’Art Moderne in Paris. The exhibition Sculpture as Place, 1958–2010 covers the full spectrum and inner consistency of the Andre oeuvre, with 40 monumental sculptures, numerous poems and photographs, works on paper and various objects that defy pigeon-holing.
18 October 2016
A two person exhibition of Paris-based Australian artist Anthony White and London-based Australian artist Martin Brown opens today at Le Pave D’Orsay, Paris. Both artists explore a contemporary interpretation of art making through their own individual explorations within the processes inherent in painting.
Following on from Frieze London, the 43rd edition (October 20 to 23) of the Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain or International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) in Paris sees The Grand Palais event showcasing 180 galleries from 27 countries, the largest event of its kind in France.
A recent donation “Kollektsia ! Contemporary Art in the USSR and Russia.1950-2000” to the Pompidou Centre by Vladimir Potanin one of the wealthiest Russian businessman backed by 20 other collectors and 19 artists amply fulfils its aim to deepen knowledge of Russian art by the French and international audience but it should be the first step towards more ambitious goals. According […]
Two major exhibitions honouring the Irish novelist, playwright, and poet Oscar Wilde, one in Paris, one in Reading, UK will open next month. Paris was the city of his death in 1900 and he is famously buried in Paris’s Père Lachaise cemetery within a mausoleum designed by the Modern British sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein. The other exhibition is a group […]
Monumenta has invited outstanding artists with an international reputation to take on the Nave of the Grand Palais, an immense 13,500m2 glass dome, 35-metres high, Since 2007. Contributing artists have included: Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor, Daniel Buren, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov have all succeeded one another in tackling this challenge. Huang Yong Ping […]
Christie’s Paris Contemporary Art evening and day sales have remained buoyant proving prices are still strong selling 85% of the lots offered the auction realised €24,910,050 / £19,761,143 / $30,998,066. Amongst the 178 sold lots, 11 new world records have been set for pieces by artists sold at auction, including Henry Darger, Christo, Jim Nutt, […]
With the recent removal of Paul Mccarthy’s ‘Tree’ sculpture from Place Vendome, in Paris after the Parisian meltdown that took place over the work as it resembled a particular type of sex toy; even causing an unknown assailant to slap McCarthy in the face – three times, and the sculpture to be vandalised and subsequently […]
Infamous American artist Paul McCarthy has responded to the removal of his ‘Tree’ sculpture from Place Vendome, in Paris after the Parisian meltdown that took place last week over the work as it resembled a particular type of sex toy. It caused an unknown assailant to slap McCarthy in the face – three times, and […]
The current dust-up around Paul McCarthy’s immense green ‘sex toy’ sculpture in Paris has divided opinion with either anger or fits of giggles being the resulting response, the giant inflatable sculpture that was reduced to a flaccid pile on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work has been reported as being permanently […]
Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture that was reduced to a flaccid pile on one of Paris’s swankiest squares after vandals attacked the work, has been permanently removed by the artist. The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it was a massive, green, inflatable sculpture on […]
Paul McCarthy’s giant inflatable ‘sex toy’ sculpture was reduced to a flaccid lump of plastic on one of Paris’s swankiest squares on Saturday after vandals attacked the work. The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ was on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it was a massive, green, inflatable sculpture on the famous Paris square […]
The sculpture entitled ‘Tree’ by US artist Paul McCarthy is on display at the Place Vendome in Paris, France – it is massive, green, inflatable sculpture on the famous Paris square and has raised a storm for its resemblance to a sex toy, with the artist even being attacked in the street; after being slapped […]
Since 2007, Monumenta, a major Paris-based arts event, has been commissioning internationally renowned artists to create large-scale installations for the nave of the Grand Palais – a vast building measuring 35 metres high with a glass rooftop that covers 13,500 square metres. Anselm Kiefer, Richard Serra, Christian Boltanski, Anish Kapoor and Daniel Buren have successively […]
A painting by the French romantic painter Eugene Delacroix was stolen on Friday from the prestigious Schmit art gallery in Paris. The small work (15 cm high, 19 cm wide) painted in 1833 and is entitled the Arabs of Oran. It was exhibited in the gallery on Rue Saint-Honoré in the 1st arrondissement in Paris. […]
Gagosian Gallery has just announced Dan Colen’s first solo exhibition in Paris. “Out of the Blue, Into the Black” It is a eulogy in three parts comprising paintings, installation, and a sculpture. The title conflates two songs that open and close Neil Young’s 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps: “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)” and […]
This week has seen the opening of what is now the largest contemporary arts centre in Europe – the newly renovated Palais de Tokyo in Paris The renovation cost €20 million, took over 10 months, and nearly tripled its original size to an incredible 22,000 square metres. To help you get a sense of perspective, […]