Archive of ‘Art & exhibitions’ category

Inoubliable Marilyn

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I guess I will never have enough watching photos of the beautiful Marilyn Monroe, always discovering new ones I haven’t seen before. A few weeks ago when walking around in Marais I stumbled upon a small gallery that is having an exhibition with photos on Marilyn Monroe taken by different photographers. Rare photos, go there before February 25th..last day of the exhibition !

Inoubliable Marilyn – La Galerie de l’Instant – 46 Rue de Poitou, 75003 Paris

Jean-François Baecker

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Yesterday I went and saw the French photographer, Jean-François Baecker‘s exhibition at La Galerie du Pont Neuf. He is both a street photographer and news reports. I liked his way of capturing different sceneries in a way that evoke many emotions. Below you’ll see a selection of the photos that were shown. Today, Sunday February 15th is the last day of the exhibition – not to be missed ;-)

La Galerie du Pont-Neuf - 23, Place Dauphine – 75001 Paris

jean-francois-baecker-5Jean-François Baecker – La Galerie du Pont Neuf
jean-francois-baecker-4Jean-François Baecker – La Galerie du Pont Neuf
jean-francois-baecker-3Jean-François Baecker – La Galerie du Pont Neuf
jean-francois-baecker-1Jean-François Baecker – La Galerie du Pont Neuf
jean-francois-baeckerJean-François Baecker – La Galerie du Pont Neuf

TAK – A day in Copenhagen

tak-copenhagen-12TAK, a day in Copenhagen

Returned from Copenhagen last Friday just in time to “visit” Copenhagen, in Paris ;-)
MERCI, the concept store in Marais are during a short period, until February 7th, exposing some Danish goodies! Raincoats, rubberboots, the classic Margrethe bowl, Kay Bojesen’s teddybear…you name it. I fell in love with the tableware in ceramics made by KH Würtz, restaurants such as Noma is using.

“Tak, a day in Copenhagen” at Merci – 111 Boulevard Beaumarchais, 75003 Paris

tak-copenhagenCeramic tableware from KH Würtz
tak-copenhagen-3Kaj Bojesens classic teddybear
tak-copenhagen-5Irma, the supermarket where I used to do my grocery shopping in Copenhagen, they had lots of organic products <3 This is their bag.
tak-copenhagen-6And the story behind it…
tak-copenhagen-8Named after the Danish Queen, the Margrethe bowl is a must in every kitchen !
tak-copenhagen-7Here in pastel colours
tak-copenhagen-11Rubber boots from Ilse Jacobsen
tak-copenhagen-10Cup with letters
tak-copenhagen-9Danish  Elderberry juice and apple juice, straight from Denmark
tak-copenhagen-13Danish designers…they are many of them ;-)
tak-copenhagen-14My Danish collegues love that licorice pipe…
tak-merci-merciThe red Merci car in their courtyard
tak-merci-merci-1Merci…or tak (in Danish)

Maison & Objet Paris 2015

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Maison & Objet , my favourite event takes place twice a year in Paris. This year they had a 20 years anniversary and I was one of the lucky ones getting a piece of their birthday cake. For proof, just scroll down ;-) It was delicious, however I would have liked to keep the blue assiette :-( I bumped into Carol at the Cook + design hall, out of all places..what are the odds when the venue where it takes place is more than 250 000 sqm ?! I was happy to see her and we did some browsing together. Next time I better save two full days for this event. Half a day is not enough, lesson learned.

maison-objet-15-2A piece of the birthday cake

maison-objet-15-paris-13The Cook + design hallmaison-objet-15-paris-12Giant teddybear made of pink rosesmaison-objet-15-paris-11 Ceramicsmaison-objet-15-paris-10 Wooden cut boards..maison-objet-15-paris-9Fiorirà un giardinomaison-objet-15-paris-8 Fiorirà un giardinomaison-objet-15-paris-6Fiorirà un giardinomaison-objet-15-6 From Cambodia, wooden bowlsmaison-objet-15-paris Only the box is a piece of art in itself…Dammann knows how to sell their teamaison-objet-15-paris-1Ceramic pans are the new it-thing! I bought one two weeks ago…goodbye teflon and other dangerous pans and potsmaison-objet-15-paris-2Looked for bone-broth but it was empty…maison-objet-paris-3 When I go to Strasbourg I would like to learn how to make a Kouglof…this mold inspired memaison-objet-15-paris-5 Spinning cocktail glasses…maison-objet-15-paris-7Lady in pink from Guadartemaison-objet-15-5 maison-objet-15-4 Organic and healthy foodmaison-objet-15-3Funny eggcupsmaison-objet-15-1Greek specialities at Kilikio’s stand, we got to taste delicious olives…maison-objet-15

Garry Winogrand in Paris

Garry WinograndGarry Winogrand in Paris

As my French teacher knows I’m passionated about photography, on our last lesson for this year, she had collected some articles about the current photography exhibitions in Paris. After all, Paris Photo 2014, was held at Grand Palais three weeks ago so there are plenty of exhibitions to visit all over in Paris for the moment.

However, the photographer who caught my interest was the American photographer Garry Winogrand, so I decided to see his exhibition, held at the art center, Jeu de Paume, hosting Garry Winogrands first retrospective. Luckily, on Tuesday evenings, they are open until 21h, perfect for me who works until LATE…BUT just around the corner, Place de Madeleine.

I love street photography, it documents real life..not everybody have the ability to capture the true moments and I admire those who can, among them Winogrand which is considered to be in the same leage as the American photographers Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander and the French photographers Robert Doisneau, Marc Riboud and Willy Ronis, just to mention a few.

He died at a young age, only 56 and left behind over 6 500 rolls of film, 250 000 images that he had never seen and many of them you can now see in this exhibition together with some of his iconic photos.

This is an exhibition worth seeing and you’ve got until February 8th 2015 ;-)

Garry Winogrand exhibition at Jeu de Paume – 1, Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris

Garry Winogrand until February 8, 2015 1 place de la Concorde 75008 – See more at: http://www.colleensparis.com/2014/10/garry-winogrand-jeu-de-paume-retrospective/#sthash.IdOG025m.dpuf
Garry Winogrand until February 8, 2015 1 place de la Concorde 75008 – See more at: http://www.colleensparis.com/2014/10/garry-winogrand-jeu-de-paume-retrospective/#sthash.IdOG025m.dpuf
Garry Winogrand until February 8, 2015 1 place de la Concorde 75008 – See more at: http://www.colleensparis.com/2014/10/garry-winogrand-jeu-de-paume-retrospective/#sthash.IdOG025m.dpuf

Below you’ll find a selection of my favourite photos taken by Garry Winogrand:

“The world isn’t tidy; it’s a mess. I don’t try to make it neat” – Garry Winogrand

Garry Winogrand

New York World’s Fair 1964 © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco.
Photo : Don Ross

“When I’m photographing I see life. That’s what I deal with,”

Garry Winogrand

Democratic National Convention, Los Angeles – © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

“I look at the pictures I have done up to now, and they make me feel that who we are and what we feel and what is to become of us just doesn’t matter. Our aspirations and successes have become cheap and petty. I read the newspapers, the columnists, some books, I look at the magazines (our press). They all deal in illusions and fantasies. I can only conclude that we have lost ourselves, and that the bomb may finish the job permanently, and it just doesn’t matter, we have not loved life. I cannot accept my conclusions, and so I must continue this photographic investigation further and deeper.

Garry Winogrand

Metropolitan Opera, New York – © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Garry Winogrand

New York 1962 – © The Estate of Garry Winogrand, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

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