Archive for July, 2011

Relax and take a nap and Galeries Lafayette _ Ends August 20th, 2011

July 6, 2011

Who said contemporary art is hard work? French artist Claude Levêque invites visitors to lie down in his new piece commissioned by Galeries Lafayette and on view in the 1st floor exhibition space of the Parisian department store (Paris, 9th).

Note: Claude Levêque represented France at the Venice Biennale in 2009.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjgpya_hymne-a-la-joie-de-claude-leveque-a-la-galerie-des-galeries_creation

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Farewell Cy Twombly (1928-2011)

July 6, 2011

American artist Cy Twombly dies in Rome, aged 83 … It’s a good time to go gaze into the blue of his monumental ceiling work commissioned by the Louvre and inaugurated in 2010 …

And the Pompidou has one of his paintings hanging right at the beginning of their new presentation of the permanent collection on the 4th floor … Beautiful ….
The Pompidou is also displaying his model for a bronze monument that was to be placed at the center of the Place Furstenberg (Paris, 6th) designed in 2005.