Category Archives: ART

Soir Bleu by Edward Hopper

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Obsession – Leonor Fini

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Who is afraid of Virginia Wolf by Edward Albee

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A great play by Edward Albee that is unmissable and immortalised as well by Elisabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the silver screen. It gives us a sneak peak into one night of a middle aged couple whose marriage is not going well by all means. The alcohol on this particular night does not help either it just inflames the issues at hand. A young couple is invited to their home and I am sure they regretted it the day after and not only because of the hangover.

Quotes: Martha: I swear, if you existed, I’d divorce you.

Nick: Who did the painting?
George: Some Greek with a moustache that Martha attacked one night.

George: You can sit around with the gin running out of your mouth; you can humiliate me; you can tear me to pieces all night, that’s perfectly okay, that’s all right.
Martha: You can stand it!
George: I cannot stand it!
Martha: You can stand it, you married me for it!

George: Martha, in my mind you’re buried in cement right up to the neck. No, up to the nose, it’s much quieter.

Martha: Well, you’re going bald.
George: So are you.

Erica Jong’s Fear of Flying in Vanessa Daou Zipless music album

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You can listen to the pieces from Vanessa Daou’s album Zipless, a collection of songs inspired by the work of Erica Jong, the American author and teacher.

Marko Velk

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Dusan Gerzic Gera

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Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 13.49.40An incredible artist from Belgrade , a musician, painter, dj, photographer who sadly passed away in 1998. He perhaps was lucky not to survive and see the degradation of Belgrade due to the years of war and the negative aftermath this created culturally. He studied a couple of semesters at Beaux Arts in Paris in the class of Vladimir Velickovic . Jean Marc Barr made a film “Lovers” about his life in Paris starring  Elodie Bouchez and Sergej Trifunovic. He aslso lived and worked in New York where he exhibited his work.

Irina Kondic Jancic

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Mantis beach greetings!

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Miss Van – Paris

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Photo by Vuk Vidor

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Art-Tom Wesselman

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Dolores by Norman Parkinson, 1965

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Emerson Copper at Muriel Lupin,New York from June 5- July 6, 2014

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Jacques le Moyne de Morgues , 1580

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Sigmar Polke, 1965

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Kirke

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RIP H R Giger- tribute to a fellow Aquarian born on the same day as me – may you rest in peace

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That obscure object of desire by Luis Bunuel- Carol Bouquet

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Benedetta Bonichi

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Salvador Dali’s Dream of Venus

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Grand feathers sculpture by Kate McCgwire at Le Galerie Particuliere @ Grand Palais Art Fair, Paris

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Marche aux Puces de Saint Ouen, Paris

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The Sonia Sieff / Sara magic got framed

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Portrait by Sonia Sieff , necklace by Boucheron

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Requiescat in pace

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Chris Von Wangenheim – 1970′s

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It’s really a SIEFF affair- Me by Sonia Sieff

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Daughter like father- Iconic photos by JeanLoup Sieff

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Sonia Sieff shot by her father in 1985.





YSL and Jane Birkin below

Serge Gainsbourg and Catherine Deneuve



Fantasy by Toshiko Okanoue

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Death by petals, Sir Lawrence Alma Tadema

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Harland Miller

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Naples creature

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That was fun….

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The night- by Vuk Vidor

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Mum’s collage of me , my sister and our cats

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CULT- Maria Pergay ring chair in steel made in 1968

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It is always amazing to see design objects that look so fresh and inventive now as they did when they were made by a a still today living artist . Maria Pergay is 83 years old and she arrived in France as an émigrée in 1937. She then studied costume and set design at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques in Paris and took sculpture classes with Russian-French artist Ossip Zadkine. She makes the most beautiful sculptural furniture out of stainless steel.

This looks like it needs to be in my library

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Felix Vallotton @ Grand Palais, until 20th January 2014

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This could probably the most inspiring exhibit I have seen in the past couple of years. Explosion of colours ! Really made my day!!





Calder

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Fiac 2013- Claude Leveque, Mort, 1988, Kamel Mennour gallery

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Really liked what this gallery was showing. All the pieces fit together. It was fluid. I did an earlier post with another piece from the same gallery….I am not sure you can see from the pictures but each box contains a dead leaf with a cut out face….

Fiac 2013- Pier Paolo Calzolari, Untitled, 1990, Gallery Kamel Mennour

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See no evil

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Adam , try the apples

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Philip Lorca diCorcia

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Flasher @ Paris

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Donald Sultan at Piece Unique, Paris until 12 December

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Abel Ferrara- Angel of Vengance

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Metamorphose- AD Magazine invites 15 interior decorators to transform a 17th Century Parisian Hotel Particulier

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This is what they came up with….
Chahan Minassian‘s Garden below



Above: Pierre Yovanovich‘ Salon de Musique
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Elliot Barnes 1920′s vibe


Below: Bruno Moinard was inspired by Ovid’s Metarmophoses to create mythological sale a manger
Charles Zana‘s sculptural kitchen


Below: Hubert de Malherbe creates a surrealist world…as well as the most comfortable sofa ever

7-8 October- Artcurial, 7 Rond-point des Champs Elysées, Paris – Plaza Athene Hotel Furniture Sale

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After the Crillon Hotel you can own a piece of another Parisian Palace- the Plaza Athene. Interesting bids are definitely the illuminated bar designed by Patrick Jouin with the glass desk crafter by Patrick Desserme. Have a look at all the items on sale here: http://www.artcurial.com/en/asp/searchresults.asp?pg=1&ps=18&st=D&sale_no=2407+++Old Parisian hotel institutions are being renovated- for the better I hope – but I can no imagine if that will be the case. I think we all appreciate the charm of the old yet functional hotels- this is exactly what they were- I read an article saying otherwise. I believe it was in Forbes. Something triggered the massive renovation of Parisian Hotels- Royal Monceau, The Ritz….Have the mention that I loved going to Royal Monceau in the 90′s but I have not been back since it was renovated. Waiting to see what my favourite hotel in Paris, The Ritz will look like after renovation but I hope that once renovated they will not resemble expensive corporate hotels with no soul. Sniff sniff, bye old Paris….

AD magazine expo, 15 established interior designers transform a Parisian Hotel Particulier

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Stay tuned, got the pictures or go and visit!

Thanks for lovely portrait

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Xavier Veilhan- Le Corbusier bust @ Cite Radieuse rooftop, Marseille

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We look like a Matisse painting- Aquazzura dinner Florence, Palazzo Corsini

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Paris 11eme – La vie en Scarface rose

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Thomas Houseago, Gagosian, Rome, June 4- July 26

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Ellen Gallagher

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Comes in handy? Basketball chandelier

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Jean Francois Fourtou life size giraffe and Xavier Veilhan ballons chez Ora Ito, Paris

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Sis and I chez Ito, the opposite side of the room from above’s picture. You can check out the rest of Ora Ito’s home and interview here http://sarabrajovic.com/2011/03/interview-from-paris-designer-ora-ito/

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Dynamo exhibit at Grand Palais, Paris. Xavier Veilhan, Dan Flavin, Anish Kapoor, Marcel Duchamp, etc, 09/04-29/07/13

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Xavier Veilhan below


Find the photographs of the artworks in Paris metro stations, photograph them, post them here https://www.facebook.com/GrandPalais.RMN/app_119346054918778 and win….something!

Chateau d”Haroue or an ode to elegance

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This  classified French monument historique has been in the Beauvau-Craon family since it was completed in 1732. The current proprietor, Princess Minnie de Beauvau-Craon, is a direct descendant of Prince Marc de Beauvau-Craon who in 1720 commissioned the architect Germain Boffrand to build it in the remote countryside near the Moselle and Meurthe rivers. A while back I was invited by the Princess’ daughter  to visit the chateau and be a guest at the opening of the old school couture Givenchy, Venet and Balenciaga exhibit.  Apart from meeting the chic Princess and having a feast for my eyes whilst walking around  I had the immense pleasure of meeting Hubert Givenchy himself. I am rarely star struck. But I skipped a breath when I met him. He is tall, handsome and a very elegant man. And there is the association of course to his muse Audrey Hepburn. I think that today we sadly only rarely  have the pleasure of meeting men and women that are  elegant in character, manners and appearance. Why? Is it because our pop culture is selling  us their packaged version of “fast-food” idols? And thus the youth thinks this to be model of lifestyle to aspire to? It’s as if there is a general consensus that Madame Hepburn or Monsiuer Givenchy types are not sellable? Is vulgarity cashing in nowdays?  Is it because our lifestyle is becoming busier and faster and people don’t have time to stop, think , observe and appreciate subtlety? Is there way too much information and lots of people are getting lost or have lost identity? Is our civilisation evolving or regressing to cave men esthetics?(ie. Kardashians)  I could go on and on with questions. Let’s leave at this and the beautiful history and tradition that Chateau d’Haroue brings with it into our century.

http://www.chateaudeharoue.fr/

Dan Flavin and Donald Judd, David Zwirner Gallery, February 15- March 16, 2013

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Thank you Grazia UK and Matches- Lula from HERSELF magazine illustration of me. Love it!

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Kraftwerk “retrospective”, live music, at Tate Modern, 6-14 February

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Matt Collishaw at Blain Southern, London, 14 February- 30 March 2013

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Home- In Hom Le Xuan ‘s showroom in Gstaad, Switzerland

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I popped into Hom le Xuan’s showroom in Gstaad today. This Paris based interior designer, furniture and landscape designer of Vietnamese origins creates incredible furniture sculptural pieces and gives a magic touch Franco-Asian touch to interiors. In his own words he looks for ” artisanal symbiosis instead style fusion”.
http://www.homlexuan.com/

Promenade 79, Gstaad from 15th December until March 4th

Lichtenstein retrospective, Tate Modern, 21 February-27 may 2013

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Thanks to the person that sent me this!

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Misato Suzuki

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Jill Ricci

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Andre grafitti

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Russian Criminal Tatoo by Sergei Vasiliev at Saatchi gallery London, now until 5th May 2013

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Marni chairs made by Colombian ex prisoners to be sold exclusively during Art Basel at Marni Miami store

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Lotus by Not Vital

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On the subject of wall mirrors- Arnolfini portrait by Jan van Eyck vs Herve Van der Straeten

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I also can not help remark that this is the earliest portrait of Putin ever made. Incredible resemblance!

Herve van der Straeten console

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Sherrie Levine at Simon Lee gallery, London, November 28 2012- 5 February 2013

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Anndra Neen birdcage

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Salvator Dali at Centre Pompidou, Paris, 21 November 2012- 25 March 2013

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Ken Russell’s The Devils

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Christie’s South Kensington Pop Culture sale, 29th November, lot 115A

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My favourite lot- a life size papier mache Iron Maiden made for Ken Russell’s 1975 film production of the Who’s rock opera Tommy. It’s from the scene where Tina Turner transforms into a psychedelic Iron Maiden.

Christie’s South Kensington Pop Culture auction, 2 pm, 29th November, London

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Lots of sale:
Madonna’s Jean Paul Gaultier couture corset worn during her Blonde Ambition tour, 1990



Mick Jagger’s Ossie Clark jumpsuit worn during Rolling Stone’s US tour in 1972

Wantissime now….Joy de Rohan Chabot chair

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Up to you

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Richie, Richie…

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Leon Bakst, Russian painter and costume designer, Ballets Russes

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Wendy Bevan photography

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Yumiko Utsu

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Maurizio Anzeri

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Robert Indiana at Waddington Custot Galleries, London until 10th November

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Question of imagination and not budget- head to Affordable Art Fair London in Hampstead, 1-4 November

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Amazing colours

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Harland Miller

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Donald Sultan

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Juz Kitson- Silence as a virtue

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Dance the night away in front of Kushdy graffiti on Thecoveteur.com

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Divine

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Inspiration- A door

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Inspiration- Doors

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Favourite new….secret artist!

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Sharon Booma

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