Brian Childs

Brian Childs is a journalist, formerly with Reuters and the International New York Times, who has lived in Paris for more than 30 years.

Christopher Forbes Collection

March 2, 2016 | By Brian Childs | What's New Art & Culture

Tragicomic Coda orMisunderstood Monarch? “Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies-in-Waiting,” after Franz-Xavier Winterhalter. © Osenat Louis Napoleon, a.k.a. Napoleon III, gets a bad rap from history: he is often seen as a sort of tragicomic coda to the glories of … Read More

Jia Juanli

February 7, 2010 | By Brian Childs | Archive

Paris Update What’s New in Paris LADIES OF THE PALACE   Photo: Princewel Eklu The Chinese artist Jia Juanli has lived in Paris for the last 19 years, but her mind is decidedly elsewhere. An exhibition of her work, “A … Read More

Monumenta 2016: Empires

February 7, 2010 | By Brian Childs | Archive

Physically Brutal,Metaphysically Rich “Empires” by Huang Yong Ping. © Adagp, Paris 2016. Photo: Didier Plowy for RMN-GP To misappropriate one of Donald Trump’s favorite words, this year’s Monumenta installation at the Grand Palais is “HUGE.” For the next few weeks, … Read More