I finally got to visit the Basquiat and Schiele exhibitions at Fondation Louis Vuitton. I was really looking forward to see Schiele’s works, but unfortunately I got very disappointed by the setting; very dim lighting and weirdly dark walls which made it very difficult to enjoy. The Basquiat part on the other hand was not bad at all. I wasn’t in the mood to study all the political aspects in the paintings but even with a quick browsing I was very aesthetically pleased.
Paris Design Week is on until 15th of September and there are great events and exhibitions to discover this weekend. I wanted to recommend this exhibition I visited yesterday, 1000 Vases, in the heart of Le Marais. You can imagine my excitement, as I’m huge fan of ceramics and constantly looking for new artists. The exhibition runs until Monday the 10th at 17 Rue Commines, 75003 Paris.
I lost my faith at one point for fashion exhibitions as I wrote earlier. I understand their purpose, it is to serve the masses and promote the brand to the public as a new way of advertisement.
However, there is a difference between retrospective exhibitions and exhibitions organized by the brand. I recently visited at Palais Galleira, which is currently hosting a Martin Margiela retrospective, art directed by Margiela himself. As having an obsession towards fashion archives and history, this exhibitions was truly food to my soul. Margiela’s influence in fashion could be seen so clearly, plus they were showcasing some most precious archive pieces which would be impossible to find anywhere else. I can’t recommend this one enough. MARGIELA / GALLIERA, 1989-2009, Palais Galliera until 15th July 2018
Maison Martin Margiela SS09
It’s time to wrap up 2017 and welcome 2018. I’ll rather start the new year fresh and rested, so tonight’s plans doesn’t include late partying or disco outfits. I would only wear sequins if they were from Margiela.
Speaking of, in March 2018 Palais Galleria in Paris will host an exhibition dedicated to Martin Margiela. After seeing the Hermes Years exhibition in Antwerp, I can’t wait for this one!
Irving Penn, Nude No 58.
Jean-Michel Basquiat, Untiteled (Venus/The Great Circle)
Jean Arp, Torso
Different perspectives on female beauty in different types of art. And a tip if you are visiting Paris, there is currently a Irving Penn exhibition in Grand Palais, it wasn’t the greatest one but in any case I spotted few gems.
You know the pink mirror that everyone always takes mirror pictures with at Pigalle Hotel in Paris? As much as I admire Ettore Sottsass’ work, I wasn’t too big fan of it. Until now, when I came across to this photo above. Would be a perfect contrast in the old Paris apartments.
Also I’m very excited for the approaching weekend. There will be an Ettore Sottsass exhibition at Gallery Downtown in Paris starting on Friday and Fiac, a contemporary art fair, starting tomorrow.
David Hockney – Pink Hose, May 1974
Céline Pre-Fall 2017
I finally went to see the David Hockney retrospective today at Pompidou and I was really impressed by some of his works I’ve never seen before, especially video installations. Anyway, the Pink Hose photograph instantly reminded me of this Céline lookbook image. It’s not even the first time I’m juxtapositioning David Hockney and Céline.
Céline Eyewear SS2013
David Hockney – John St Clair Swimming, April 1972
This weekend we are planning to find a swimming pool in Paris and I’m planning to wear nothing else but my best jewellery. Another great way to tackle the heat in Paris is recently opened David Hockney exhibition in Centre Pompidou.
PARIS TIPS – Here’s my current favourites Paris spots and must sees. Paris is just overwhelmingly beatiful during the spring bloom.
Balenciaga, l’oeuvre au noir, Musée Bourdelle – One of the best exhibitions I’ve visited for a while. Perfectly curated, Balenciaga archives mixed with the permanent collection of sculptures.
Jardin des Plantes, Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie – Leaves you speachless, how fascinating the nature can be.
Bois de Vincennes – I used to run here all the time so now I’m very lucky to live just 5 minutes away. Piece of nature in Paris and sometimes no people in sight.
Nous et Les Autres, Musée de l’Homme – On my list for this week. Described as an exploration of the origins of prejudice and racism. Sadly, very relevant exhibition.
Ed van der Elsken – Love on the left bank
PARIS TIPS – First year of university I was doing a visual research about Chloé. As Gaby Aghion was very inspired by those cool kids of left bank in Paris, I came accross to some of Ed van der Elsken’s photographs. My teacher advised me to search his book Love on the left bank which took me almost a year to find (ok I wasn’t looking too hard), until one day I stopped by at Book Marc searching something completely else, but oh the excitement when I saw the book!
So you can imagine my excitement when yesterday I was doing a list of must see current- and upcoming exhibitions. In my favourite museum in Paris, Jeu de Paume, there’s going to be Ed van der Elsken exhibition starting in June 13th. I migh have to see it twice.