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Paris—June 2

Paris today (June 2): did much, but two highlights—a long intense visit to the powerful & in some ways heartening “Young Artists of Europe” show at the amazing Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain; and a briefer but pleasurable visit to the Picasso Museum, which featured a Picasso/Calder show. Nika Kutateladze...

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Paris—June 1 (part 1 of 2)

Paris today (June 1), part 2 of 2: an astonishing show at the Musée du quai Branly about Félix Fénéon who was an anarchist and art critic (first identified the neo-Impressionists as such and supported them intellectually, critically & as himself a collector) and also strongly advocated for the inclusion...

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Paris—May 31

Visits to the Shoah Memorial, Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, Place des Vosges—and, later, with Spanish-Parisian poet Irene Torra Mohendano, to the Le104 public/open art center, Canal de l’Ourcq, and a squatter-style poets’ pop-up where we hung out with Colombia poet Jorge Torres Medina.

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Paris—May 30, 2019 (Versailles)

Yes, we spent a long day at Versailles. Crazy gilded excess in combo neo-classical and baroque. I took a hundred photos, most of them awful. Here are a few that pretty well convey my overwhelmed response to the experience.

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Paris—May 29, 2019

Today in Paris: sunny cool day and a Metro ride to the Musée d’art Moderne da la Ville de Paris, where we were stunned by the beauty of the courtyard, notwithstanding some construction underway in the building. We saw a number of works of Etienne-Martin including a fabulous wire drawing...

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Paris — May 28, 2019

Today we walked across the Seine to the Musse d’Orsay and saw the magnificent collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, including a number of painting I had never seen. The Renoirs I can do without. But there were some Cezannes and Monets that blew me away. I spent some time watching...

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Paris — May 27, 2019

We spent some hours at the Pompidou Center, and then took a long walk into the Left Bank and ended up in Luxembourg Gardens before walking back.  

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Paris 5/26/19

We arrived mid-day, exhausted but ready to walk. We are staying in the Marais and walked a bit east and then down from our spot on the Right Bank to the Seine. Didn’t have my good camera with me but got a few shots, including one of Notre Dame.

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Manhattan February

Color and gritty brightness, Manhattan in February. Words on the sidewalk at Greenwich Avenue and 7th. Self-portrait in a convex subway mirror. A favorite scruffy mailbox. Subway mosaic. And the western sun hitting me hard as a I turn down 11th Street.