Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Ai WeiWei Lightens Up With “Er Xi” Paper Kite Installation at Paris Department Store

January 28, 2016  |  art  |  No Comments

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Renowned Chinese political artist Ai WeiWei whose allegorical work is usually focused on social & political injustice took a vacation from the usual heaviness this month with a massive paper kite installation Er Xi (“Child’s Play”) commissioned by historic Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche. Comprised of dozens of giant Read More

PRAY FOR PARIS | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “EARTH CRISIS” INSTALLATION OPENS IN THE EIFFEL TOWER

November 21, 2015  |  art, Streets  |  Comments Off on PRAY FOR PARIS | SHEPARD FAIREY’S “EARTH CRISIS” INSTALLATION OPENS IN THE EIFFEL TOWER

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In the aftermath  of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Shepard Fairey has unveiled his newest project, Earth Crisis, a giant sphere suspended between the first and second floor of the Eiffel Tower, a call to action to address the global Read More

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LEVALET IN PARIS

March 16, 2015  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LEVALET IN PARIS

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French situationalist street artist Levalet has been making waves in Paris with his humorous wheat paste interventions, the latest of which is this impromptu composition in the fourth arrondisment that turns a decorative architectural detail into a life-sized Minotaur drawing up the plans for a new maze. In Greek mythology, the Labyrinth was an Read More

STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LUDO IN SHANGHAI

November 16, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | ON THE WALL WITH LUDO IN SHANGHAI

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Globetrotting French street artist & Supertouch buddy Ludo just returned from Shanghai where he lent his trademark green iconography to a ruined monochromatic landscape that makes Detroit look like Read More

FOOD PORN | PAUL McCARTHY’S “CHOCOLATE FACTORY” AT LE MONNAIE, PARIS

October 28, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on FOOD PORN | PAUL McCARTHY’S “CHOCOLATE FACTORY” AT LE MONNAIE, PARIS

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A week after Paul McCarthy‘s notorious giant green butt plug “Christmas tree” sculpture was attacked and destroyed in Paris by a not-so-understanding French public, the artist has opened his first proper art exhibition in the city with his trademark absurdist humor still Read More

FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

October 20, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on FIRST LOOK | RICHARD PRINCE “NEW FIGURES” AT GALLERY ALMINE RECH, PARIS

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Hot on the heels of his hilarious & timely show of Instagram photos now on display at Gagosian in NYC, the bad boy of the art world, Richard Prince, takes a hard left and goes neo-Cubist with a beautiful body of new Picasso-esque photo collage paintings titled New Figures at Gallery Almine Rech in Read More

PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

October 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on PUBLIC ART | THE SHORT LIFE & QUICK DEATH OF PAUL McCARTHY’S GIANT BUTT PLUG IN PARIS

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The French are known for their cultural open-mindedness, but apparently not in the case of Paul McCarthy‘s giant buttplug sculpture which met with an unceremonious end at the hand of vandals over the weekend in The City of Light. The 79-foot-high inflatable green sculpture titled Tree was erected in Place Vendôme last Thursday in conjunction with

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POP LIFE | JIGGA & BEY PAY A VISIT TO MONA LISA AT THE LOU-VRAY

October 13, 2014  |  art, Culture  |  Comments Off on POP LIFE | JIGGA & BEY PAY A VISIT TO MONA LISA AT THE LOU-VRAY

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Proving once again that crowds are for suckers, illuminati power couple Jay-Z & Beyonce proved their star power remains undiminished when they shut down Paris’ palace of art & culture last week to pay a private visit to their homegirl Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Sources report she was mad cool but still had to be reminded not to ask Mr & Mrs Carter for their Read More

LAST LOOK | MARTIAL RAYSSE AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

September 19, 2014  |  art  |  Comments Off on LAST LOOK | MARTIAL RAYSSE AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, PARIS

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This will be the last weekend to catch the epic retrospective of overlooked French psychedelic Pop artist Martial Raysse at Paris’ Centre Pompidou in Paris. Though over two hundred works—paintings sculptures, films, photographs and drawings, the Pompidou is devoting a completely new retrospective to the work of this visionary artist, on the margin of Read More

STREET LIFE | INVADER’S NEW 8-BIT PICASSO PORTRAIT IN PARIS

September 4, 2014  |  Streets  |  Comments Off on STREET LIFE | INVADER’S NEW 8-BIT PICASSO PORTRAIT IN PARIS

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One of Supertouch buddy Invader‘s latest hits is this low-res Picasso portrait on a wall in Paris adjacent to the Musee Picasso. Given his standing as the father of Cubism, we’re pretty sure he’d approve of the 8-bit rendering… Read More