Why Olivier Masmonteil Trains Emerging Artists in His Paris Studio – ARTnews.com

In a lineage that includes the likes of Tintoretto, Titian, and Rubens, artists have long maintained large studios, in which assistants—previously called apprentices and students—helped execute these famed Old Masters’ major commissions in order to keep up with demand. With a team of nearly 10 people, Paris-based artist Olivier Masmonteil is following that example, as … Read more

See the Exhibitor List for 2022 Edition of Paris+, par Art Basel – ARTnews.com

Art Basel has named the 156 galleries that will participate in the inaugural edition of its new Paris+, par Art Basel fair that will run October 20 to October 23, with a preview day on October 19, at the Grand Palais Éphémère. As with another fair launching this year, Frieze Seoul, Paris+ will include the … Read more

Intimate scenes in Paris | Apollo Magazine

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris is housed in an early 18th-century mansion in the historic Marais district. With generous exhibition space, it is also home to a huge collection, a library, and a conservation workshop. Its director Simon Baker arrived in 2018 from the Tate Modern. For its current show, ‘Love … Read more

“Pioneers” Points to Women Artists’ Role in Avant-Garde and 20s Paris – ARTnews.com

Jazz-age Paris, the era of Ernest Hemingway’s “moveable feast,” burns bright in the romantic imaginary as a time of liberty and libertinism. This euphoric vision is at once confirmed and denied in the Musée du Luxembourg’s “Pioneers,” a survey of women artists who worked in 1920s Paris. As curators Camille Moreneau and Lucia Pesapane explain … Read more

Paris’ Centre Pompidou Suspends Gift of $619,000 from Vladimir Potanin – ARTnews.com

The Center Pompidou in Paris has suspended a donation of some $619,000 from Vladimir Potanin, one of Russia’s richest men, as cultural institutions worldwide grapple with how to address the invasion of Ukraine. The news from Paris closely follows Potanin’s resignation from the board of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, where he had served … Read more

Boilly’s chronicles of Paris | Apollo Magazine

From the May 2022 issue of Apollo. Preview and subscribe here. Early on in this choice exhibition of works by Louis-Léopold Boilly (1761–1845) at the Musée Cognacq-Jay in Paris is a small image that encapsulates much about this skilled, quirky and unclassifiable painter. In Self-portrait as a Sans-Culotte (c. 1793), the artist shows himself adopting … Read more

A Film Follows Wayward Lovers in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris

There are titles aplenty in the genre of French romantic dramedies about fetching young people negotiating their romantic entanglements in Paris — hell, even filtering things through tasteful black and white doesn’t narrow the field down much. Still, Paris, 13th District finds enough specificity, as well as a distinct vibe of actual sensuality, to stand … Read more

A clutch of Yves Saint Laurent shows in Paris

From now until the end of spring, Parisians and tourists will have their fill of Yves Saint Laurent. With half a dozen simultaneous exhibitions on the fashion designer at the Center Pompidou, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Musée Picasso, Musée Yves Saint Laurent and the Musée du Louvre, the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent … Read more

Art Basel Names French Fair ‘Paris+,’ Announces Leadership Team – ARTnews.com

After snagging the Grand Palais from Paris’s top modern and contemporary art fair, FIAC, Art Basel has announced the name and leadership for its competing event, whose first edition is set to open in October. Meet “Paris+, par Art Basel” (or Paris+, by Art Basel). Its name “celebrates the city’s premier standing as a cultural … Read more