Monday, April 09, 2018

Art Paris Art Fair 2018

Last Wednesday was a bit like today...drizzly..a day where its easy to stay inside and draw. But ART PARIS was opening that night.
Grand Palais is always a treat to visit no matter how stay-at-home you feel.
Such a fantastic, airy space. Everybody was there. Long, long lines waiting to get. Plenty of pkids!
So much color. Always uplifting.
More color. Give me color and I'm there.
A plastic bottle guy montage.
Wall of eyes, round objects.
A gallery of Corbusier watercolor drawings.
What Parisians are wearing is half of the show.

Champagne chariots stratigically placed.

A 'thank you' note from Swiss kinetic artist Jean Tinguely painted on corrugated cardboard to a brazilian client. Hence forth PBers all thank you notes will be on cardboard...or something.
Loved these loose drawings. They look like they were drawn with a branch. I felt like I paint with a pin.
Armin's tubes of yellow ochre encased in plexiglass for posterity.
More color. Bold, splashy paintings from a Frankfurt gallery, Die Galerie.
On the way home in the metro station - Marimekko's bold, slpashy prints at Uniglo right now. I got the one the one on the left. The ISLE OF DOGS poster could have been in the show. 
Next year I won't hesitate to go to ART PARIS. No way.

17 comments:

  1. Wow, those dogs are sort of creepy! It's the eyes. The Yellow Ochre paint leaves me with wonderment, how? why? Love the Marrimekko bag and dress, yum.

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    1. You can get your Marimekko too at UNIGLO. Pas cher too
      The dogs are from Wes Anderson's new movie so not in the show exactly but could be

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  2. ♥Love seeing les couleurs

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    1. Yes color is a wonderful mood-elevator! ❤️

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  3. Looks very interesting & even though I'm not a big fan of modern art, the color and imagination involved is fascinating to me.

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    1. Full of visual surprises. A good experience.

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  4. A fascinating collection. I loved the dogs -- it should have been in the show. Reminded me of a documentary I recently saw on WWI veterans who were in a bad way and it's very powerful. Love the color, though not all the art in the show knocks me ut. I much prefer yours, to be honest.

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    1. You are biased Jeanie. How nice πŸ˜„πŸ’‹

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  5. What a joy it is to receive your Paris breakfast. I was a student in Paris back in the dark ages (1956-56) after spending a year in Switzerland learning the French language. How luck you are to live in Paris.

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    1. Wish I had taken a year to learn French in Switzerland...lucky you!❤️

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  6. Elaine S11:49 AM

    I love that Marimekko dress! You bought it? Was it expensive?

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    1. Pas cher & BIG pockets πŸ˜„
      24,90€

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  7. Gordon11:53 AM

    Do you know if the Grand Palais exhibit and the Van Cleef one are still going to be up next month? Am trying to decide whether to come to Paris in late May... :) I know it's always a good time.

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    1. Sorry no. The dates are shown. These are short exhibitions but theres plenty else to see in Paris....not to worry
      Cheers

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  8. Beautiful art!! I love your posts. Looking online for the cute Marimekko bag but not finding it. Have you seen it anywhere?

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  9. I need more champagne chariots in my life! (Currently zero).

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