The late Friday edition - I'm so happy for the 6 hr time difference...
Here's another Don't Miss PBers.
The Keith Haring exhibit at MAM - le Musee d'Art Moderne.
I can just hear you saying,
I am not coming all the way to Paris to see an American artist! No way.
I know, I know. I went reluctantly myself but got swept away by the enormous energy
So much vitality and downright positivity (I hope that's a word)...
It makes you feel extra proud to be an American - all that 'can-do' spirit is ever present in Haring's work.
And boy did he work - so prolific! I didn't know he painted sculptures and huge ones at that, plus murals everywhere including Paris.
And for very good causes - for AIDS awareness, stamping out crack cocaine, South Africa, you name it. And Haring supported the hip hop/rap movement as a positive change from crime and drugs. This guy was immensely pro-active in every possible way. Plus his bold color sense is riveting. You can't help feeling deeply energized when you leave.
So how does that bring us to these gorgeous tartes? In this town art and pastry are joined at the hip. Well maybe that's not the best cliche. My hips certainly feel the connection. But pastry chefs in Paris know their color wheel and their creations are works of art.
Even the Paris Opera chose American artist (and a big favorite of mine) Wayne Thiebaud to illustrate their posters all over town for Hansel and Gretel. What a clever and sophisticated leap of faith. I was floored when I saw these.
And isn't Caitlin Freeman (also from San Francisco like artist Thiebaud) a clever duck to come up with cakes that illustrate many famous tableaux!
Her table of contents is like walking through the best art gallery.
And it's all edible! What's not to love. I wish I baked. I wish I had an oven and not just a microwave...
You can make these arty cakes!
And don't miss Keith Haring when in Paris!
Bonne Weekend PBers!