Allan and Eunice in Paris 2018

I'm so pleased to welcome you again !

Let's decide what will see together...

Our meeting 

Date July 11, Wednesday, at 3:30 (to be confirmed)

Meeting place: TBD

Caroline's phone: +33 6 82 06 27 07

What we can visit

Marais

We already visited it together in 2013 but it changes all the time, exhibitions are turning, new galleries have opened, even a new private art center recently opened its door...  

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Saint-Germain-des-Prés

In this eternal and elegant neighbourhood so important for art and art history, we'll see contemporary as well as modern art and design - recent and antique, institutions like the School of Fine Art, Musée Delacroix... 

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Belleville

This visit will make you discover this popular and trendy area, through art galleries, street art, parks, exotic shops and old streets...

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Montparnasse

The crazy years of Montparnasse at the beginning of the 20th century can still be tracked in former cafés, small hidden museums and artist's studios - including a reconstitution of the Giacometti atelier (opening this June 2018). Contemporary art and photography galleries are completing this itinerary. 

 

PALAIS-ROYAL

The hidden garden of Palais-Royal is a delight for its classic architecture, trees and flowers and selected shops under the arcades : fashion, cafés and art galleries. From there, we'll travel through time in the covered passages, the French national gallery and more surprises.

 

And finally, the "classics" but always different and fun with us - the museums of Louvre, or Orsay


An artful introduction to the Marais quartier - Saturday October 12 2013

  • Meet at 2:00
  • Salon de thé Carette, 25 place des Vosges (à l’angle avec la rue de Béarn)
  • our cell number +33 (6) 42 87 03 98 
  • Carolyn Smith & Caroline Etter

We'll talk about the history of the Marais and enjoy the lovely Place des Vosges, the oldest planned residential square in Europe before heading out. 

Our route will lead us through select contemporary art shows :

Galerie Perrotin, Michael Sailstorfer, Sun Yuan & Peng Yu

Galerie Frank Elbaz, Mungo Thomson

Galerie Particulière, Ethan Murrow

On our route we will wander through the garden of the Archives Nationale,  enjoy stops at a concept store and boutiques.

We'll point out additional points of interest for you to follow-up on on your own.  

 

Norman Howe's Half-Day in the Marais

A lovely day flirting with sun and rain, popping in and out of five galleries of the Marais to see painting and sculpture -- not to mention the post modern collection at Centre Pompidou, and a wonderful lunch at Claude Coillot -- thank you!

What we saw

10:00 Meeting at Hotel Place des Vosges. Introduction and presentation of the selected art works.

10:30 Exhibitions of Louise Bourgeois at Karsten Greve gallery and Tony Cragg at Thaddaeus Ropac gallery.

10:50 Presentation of the work of artist Benjamin Hochart by Martine and Thibault de la Châtre at their gallery.

11:00 Ethan Murrow and Friederike von Rauch, presented by Audrey Bazin at Galerie Particulière.

11:20 Françoise Petrovich presented by Benoit Porcher at Galerie Semiose.

11:40 Centre Georges Pompidou to see postmodern works and the exhibition of Soto's OpArt.

12:30 Lunch at Claude Colliot, rue des Blancs Manteaux.

Thoughts on your tour?

What we skipped :

Vincent Beaurin and David Kramer at Galerie Laurent Godin, Claire Tabouret at Galerie Isabelle Gounod, Marc Desgrandchamps at Galerie Zürcher

Some more from your Art Selection:

A half-day of art in Paris, July 5th, 2013

With Shelly and Genevieve

We visited 4 galleries and thanks to our common work on your tastes in art prior to your visit, it was very interesting and productive !

What we saw

Galerie Zürcher, with artists Katharina Ziemke, Mat Boillinger, Gerard Desgrandchamps

Galerie Sémiose, representing Françoise Petrovitch

Galerie Dukan, with the portraits of Craig Wylie

Galerie Tarasiève, with one painting of Romain Bernini, a selection of Dan McCarthy works, and one of Katherine Bernhardt

 

What you bought

Katharina Ziemke, Youth (3200 euros), galerie Zürcher

Françoise Petrovitch, drawing (1000 euros - to be framed), galerie Semiose

Romain Bernini 9000 euros, galerie Tarasiève

 

What you are hesitating on

Craig Wylie, big lying portrait in a London gallery and small portrait from Dukan Gallery

Dan McCarthy, Clown face  (the gallery would offer a reduction on the starting price of 2000 euros)

 

ArtSelector

This was our initial selection for you, based on your acquisitions of Tal R and Sterling Ruby, and your love of George Condo.

also

We thought these galleries might interest you if you want to look at more of the artists they represent. We can always ask to see works from the back if you see anything you like that's not currently on display.

Galerie Dukan

Galerie Tarasiève

Galerie Zurcher

some must-sees

Here are a few exhibitions that could broaden our visits. Let us know if any spark your curiousity, and we'll fit them in. 


James Turrell, Galerie Almine Rech

David La Chapelle, Galerie Templon

Société Réaliste, Galerie Poggi


tell us what you think!

Which of these would you want to see, which would you just as soon not? Did we miss anything?

Let us know so we can refine your itinerary!

The Marais: where we went, what we saw

Thursday, June 6th, 2013.  

Met at café Le Progres, 1 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

Our Galleries -- and if anyone's counting, we saw 7!!

Tony Cragg's sculptures at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

 James Turrell light installation at Galerie Almine Rech

Galerie Magda Danysz with the lovely and smart sculpted sentences of Fred Eerdekens. In the private show room, you also saw works from Vils,  Jef Aerosol, YZ  and JonOne. You loved the photography of Yang Yongliang

Giani Motti and his moneybox at Galerie Perrotin

The bronze and gold trees of Giuseppe Penone at Galerie Marian Goodman

Galerie Zurcher for works by David Lefebvre.

Galerie Semiose (Françoise Petrovitch) -- except we were DONE!

Lunch at Marché des Enfants Rouges: Lunch outside at a very busy, old Parisian marketplace.

Optional: Galleries you may want to visit on your own that we recommend

Galerie Laurent Mueller - Elvire Bonduelle opening June 6

Galerie Templon, Vernissage La Chapelle still life - opening June 6

Galerie Mennour Ann Veronica Janssens

Also, don't miss the exhibit on kinetic art, Dynamo, at Grand Palais

 

Next up: Sunday, June 9

Salon de Montrouge, half-day visit for Malinda and Katie

Meet 2 pm in front of the Salon at Metro Mairie de Montrouge, end of line 4 -- it's a new station and so it's not always on the maps. The last station used to be Porte d'Orleans, so sometimes you just see that. 

 

June 11

Perspective drawing course for Katie with Jan Olssen

Make appointment with her directly

 

Final payment:

€500 full day June 6

+€350 half day June 9

-€150 deposit

=  €700, via Paypal here. Thank you!

 

From Impressionnists to Contemporary Art in Paris

Dear Janet, Jennifer, and the kids.

Welcome to your personal space on city | art insider. It's where we pull together all the details as we organize your perfect art excursion.

We are so pleased to be working with you to put together a few great days of art for you in Paris. We appreciate your thorough approach to your time with us, and what you're looking for is exactly what we love to provide.

So, here are a few thoughts on your itinerary based on your requests. You'll also find links to important information to the side.

OVERVIEW

1. July 2, A great day at Giverny

Summer in Paris! We'll escape the city as did the Impressionists one century ago, and follow their path to Giverny. The home of Jean Monet takes you back in time; he designed the beautiful gardens exactly as he wanted to paint them. The Musée des impressionismes is also hosting an exhibition around Signac. 

2. July 3, a half-day immersion in the Marais

We love the Marais for this. It's packed with galleries that span the range of contemporary art, and also, mercifully, prices. We will take you inside the courtyards, discovering the fabulous spaces home to contemporary art galleries, dating from the 18th century, as well as more industrial ateliers. We'll choose entertaining exhibitions for all the family. We cannot resist stopping by our favorite concept-store and fashion shops.  

SEE THE FULL ITINERARY HERE

Gustave Caillebotte, Les canotiers

Gustave Caillebotte, Les canotiers


Tell us what you think -- anytime!

Update janvier 2014

J'ai rajouté quelques peintures et lithos et enlevé celles qui ne vous ont pas du tout plu.

On en reparle...

Les critères de départ : Soulages et Guillaume Bresson...

 


Tell us your preliminary choices & thoughts

A fine day at Giverny, and a half-day in the Marais

The artists you liked: 

Marc Desgrandchamps : a major French painter with sensitive paintings mixing several memories of instants. Timeless and poetic. He will have a personal exhibition at Galerie Zürcher next September. We can send Janet the list of available works. 

Françoise Petrovitch : after our visit, the director of galerie Sémiose brought a few drawings fresh from her atelier! We put one in the images on top of the page that could interest you, Jennifer. We can also send a list of available works in the size and atmosphere you like. Have a look at her website. Let us know!

Matt Bollinger: his work can always be seen at galerie Zürcher in New-York.

Pieter Hugo : David, I will keep you informed if I have more infos on availability of the Hyena Serie from one or the other galleries. Here is a link for the book on Amazon.

Henri Foucault : if you want a nice souvenir from the Monet's gardens, this well-known French artist is preparing a solo exhibition in the Musée des Impressionismes next year. Some works are already available, like these small and delicate photos or photograms made with flowers from Monet's garden.

 Peter Halley:  watch the evolution of his geometrical paintings on his site (special for Ben!).

 

Day 1: Giverny

Met at your apartment, ready to go, 9:50 AM

With advance-purchased tickets, we took the train from Gare Saint-Lazare to Vernon.

From there, we cycled to Giverny, only 5 km across the river.

We visited the House and gardens of Claude Monet and the Musée des impressionismes and the exhibition "Signac au fil de l'eau".

Lunched at charming Restaurant Baudy with its rose garden

Day 2 (1/2): The Marais

Met at Café Le Progrès, 1 rue de Bretagne, 75004 at 10:30 am.

We saw a selection of the best Parisian contemporary art galleries :

Galerie Xippas, Dean Monogenis and Peter Halley

Galerie Yvon Lambert, N. Van Woert - and the excellent library...

Galerie Ropac, recent drawings by Robert Longo

Galerie Sémiose, Françoise Petrovitch

Galerie Zürcher, collective show with G. Desgrandchamps and Matt Bollinger

 

Due to the so many nice shopping places in the Marais, we skipped these ones :

Galerie Perrotin, Charles Avery

Galerie Almine Rech, James Turrell

 

We had a nice lunch at the restaurant of Merci concept-store.

 

Payment:

€400 friends' full day June 6

+€280 friends' half day June 9

+€180 train fares, 3 adults, 3 kids

+ €85 admissions, 3 adults, 3 kids

-€300 deposit -  €645 thank you.


The Marais

 

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A selection of Paris-themed artworks

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Paris is so inspiring, it's no wonder many artists throughout time have been inspired to create great representations.

Here we've gathered a variety of works for you by artists who work occasionally or always on the subject of Paris (see photos below). 

These paintings, photos or lithos/prints are great memories of your time here.

The prices range from 300 euros to 20 000 euros.

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Visit for WICE Paris, October 9, 16 & 23 and November 13 & 20

Dear all,

Welcome to your class space on city | art insider, where we share details and visits of your visits and publish photos.

 

FRIDAY 9

On this very sunny afternoon, we met at Place des Vosges, discussed the story of the Marais and started by visiting 2 ephemeral installations for the YIA art fair inside the rooms of Musée Victor Hugo (photos of Didier Tallagrand) and in the courtyard of Hôtel de Sully (sculptures of Tatiana Wolska and Boris Lafargue).

Then, we visited four galleries :

Galerie Jousse, where we enjoyed the work of Germain painter Tim Eitel

Galerie Perrotin, solo show of JR

Galerie Pierre-Alain Challier, for a very private preview of the sculptures of Guillaume Castel

Galerie Ropac, Imran Qureshi and Jules de Balincourt

 

If you want more information on a painting or sculpture that we saw together, we'll be happy to facilitate your purchase. Contact us anytime !

 

Special thanks to Mary from WICE who came with us on this first Fall visit.

 

FRIDAY 16

Upon you request, we visited art galleries in Belleville and this rapidly changing neighborhood.

Galerie Bugada & Cargnel collective show with Claire Tabouret, Adrien Missika, Nick Deverieux, Julien Charrière, Cyprien Gaillard

Galerie Tarasiève Julien Salaud

Galerie Samy Abraham Mathieu Blanchard

Galerie 22,48m2 Emilie Broult & Maxime Marion

If you're coming back, here is the address of the excellent cafe Cream, 50 rue de Belleville

 

FRIDAY 23

An afternoon at Fiac (Foire internationale d'art contemporain) at Grand Palais.

 

November 13

An afternoon at Paris Photo art fair at Grand Palais.

 

November 20

Visiting exhibitions and auction sales at Drouot.

 

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Visit for WICE Paris, March - May 2016

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MARCH 25

The first afternoon of this new cycle of city art insider visits for WICE found us exploring the neighborhood of Matignon, between Champs-Elysées and Grand Palais.

Except for Drouot, in the 9th arrondissement, it's where most of auction houses have their premices (offices, exhibition and sale rooms). We saw three of them :

Artcurial, with its lovely library and restaurant.

Christie's with a fantastic exhibition of impressionism and mid-20th century painters. Here are the results of the sale. 

PIASA, with an exhibition of Scandinavian furniture.

We also went to the following galleries:

Gagosian showing Ramble drawings of Richard Serra

Galerie Tornabuoni - collective exhibition titled Roma Pop

Galerie Strouk - sculptures of French Philippe Hiquily

And we finished with tea time in the inside garden of Petit Palais

 

APRIL 1st

An afternoon at the discovery of contemporary drawing at the fair Drawing now at Carreau du Temple.

We saw and liked works of Ethan Murrow, Johan Rivat, Katarina Ziemke, Iris Levasseur, Guo Fengyi, Leny Rébéré, Iris Levasseur,...

 

APRIL 8

Program: Montparnasse from Les années Folles till today!

Meeting and quick eye at Café La Coupole

Lithographic atelier Idem in activity since 1880

Ephemeral exhibition by Antenor advisery in the commercial area of Tour Montparnasse

Historic place of 21 avenue du Maine - Villa Vassilieff and Fondation Krajcberg

Walking by Musée Bourdelle, we finished this afternoon of discoveries at Galerie Esther Woerdehoff to enjoy the photographic work of Iris Hutegger.

 

APRIL 15

An afternoon in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

 

MAI 13

Salon de Montrouge

 

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Visit for WICE Paris, October 7, 14 & 21 and November 4, 10 & 18

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FRIDAY 7

Marais contemporary art galleries

Thanks for joining us on this nice afternoon in the Marais !

We visited four galleries presenting solo shows of these artists :

 

Galerie Perrotin - Takashi Murakami

Galerie Frank Elbaz -  Sheila Hicks

Galerie Ropac - Alex Catz

Galerie particulière - Kate MccGuire

Galerie Tarasiève - Romain Bernini

 

If you want more information on a painting or sculpture that we saw together, we'll be happy to facilitate your purchase.

Contact us anytime !

 

 

FRIDAY 16

Gallery and neighborhood walk in Belleville

 

We started by walking along rue Desnoyez covered with tags and graffitis.

And visited those galleries:

Galerie Samy Abraham, presenting abstracts paintings/sculptures of Lisa Beck

Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, textile works of Frederic Moser and Philippe Schwinger

Galerie Intervalle, Julien Mauve photos

Galerie Eko Sato, the drawings of Fred Le Chevalier

Galerie 22,48m2 Jonathan Mongham digital works

Galerie Crevecoeur, with the videos of Shana Moulton.

Then, back to metro Pyrénées, under the rain but inspired by art ;))))

 

FRIDAY 21

An afternoon at Fiac

(Foire internationale d'art contemporain) at Grand Palais.

 

November 4

An afternoon in Saint-Germain-des-Prés

 

Watching the work of Iris Huetegger at Paris Photo fair

Watching the work of Iris Huetegger at Paris Photo fair

Fondation Etrillard, collective show Renaissance

Galerie RCM, collective show American Abstract Artists

Ecole nationales des Beaux-arts, exhibition of the graduate

Galerie Claude Bernard, Peter Blake

Galerie Loevenbruck, Gilles Aillaud

Galerie Meuble et Lumière, photos of Raphaël Dautigny

 

November 13

Paris Photo art fair at Grand Palais !

Meeting point : 1:30, inside the fair, at Info desk

 

November 20

Discover the auctions sales world at Drouot 

Meeting point : Hotel Drouot, 9 rue Drouot

 

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city art insider can organize unforgettable art visits in Paris, for you alone or with a small group of friends. From classics like the Musée du Louvre to galleries, auctions or any tailored wish for special occasions. See our offers here.

We are delighted to help you discover and acquire very good works by emerging artists. Have a look at our advising services.

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An afternoon in the Marais galleries...

Hi Meriem, Rachel and Dimi, 

It was so nice to browse the Marais with you, between galleries, memorable juices and hidden gardens!

Here are the contemporary art galleries we visited, linked to their sites, and the names of the artists:

Galerie De Roussan : Claire Trotignon, Elvire Bonduelle, Bruno Albizzati, Olivier Beer, Gregory Cummins

Galerie Anouk Le Bourdiec : Anouck Durand-Gasselin and her mushrooms photo prints

Galerie Eva Ober : Youcef Korichi (born in 1972 in Constantine Algerie more infos), Damien Cadiot, Rebecca Bournigault

Galerie Semiose : William S. Burroughs paintings

Galerie Metropolis : Johan Rivat, Thomas Leon

Galerie Particulière : photos with pen drawings - solo show of Anne-Lise Broyer

Galerie Xippas : solo show Farah Atassi

Galerie Ropac : Alex Katz landscape

Galerie Perrotin : coll show of South American artits


For Meriem & Dimi, new works on his site Thomas Humery ( Texas Texas ;-)