Claudia Barbieri

Claudia Barbieri is a Paris-based journalist who writes about art for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The Art Newspaper and other publications.

Valentine Specials

February 1, 2014 | By Claudia Barbieri | What's New Potpourri

Paris Update What’s New in Paris VALENTINE SPLURGE A suite at the Royal Monceau-Raffles. The recently renovated Royal Monceau-Raffles Hotel (37, avenue Hoche 75008 Paris; 01 42 99 88 77) has not just one, but two Michelin-starred restaurants. For Valentine’s … Read More

Brittany: Art in the Chapels

July 22, 2013 | By Claudia Barbieri | Farther Afield

Contemporary Religious Art: Blasphemy or Blessing? The Chapelle St Gildas in Bieuzy-les-Eaux. If Puff the Magic Dragon ever joined the cast of “Sesame Street,” he might look like the mop-headed multipede by the artist Virginie Barré in the Chapel of … Read More

Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

French GagosianLikes to Provoke “Nasutamanus” (2012), by Daniel Firman. Photo: Guillaume Ziccarelli Emmanuel Perrotin, France’s answer to Larry Gagosian, is celebrating his Paris-based gallery’s 25th anniversary with a major exhibition, “Happy Birthday Galerie Perrotin,” Favorite

Désirs et Volupté

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

English Love Affair with Erotic Sensuality “A Song of Springtime” (1913), by John William Waterhouse. Photo © Studio Sébert Photographes In the 18th and early 19th centuries, the English were a pretty rakish lot. Victorian prudery drove that tendency underground, … Read More

Expérience Pommery

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Underground Art inChampagne Country “Maintenant/Now” (1997), by Stéphane Calais in the stairway leading to the cavernous cellars. Photo: © Fred Laures In the soft chalk of the hill beneath Reims, the Roman Gauls burrowed a honeycomb of mines, extracting the … Read More

America Latina 1960-2013

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

A Conflicted Continent’sTormented History ”Untitled,” from the ”Latin Fire” series (1975-78), by Ever Astudillo. Courtesy Toluca Fine Art, Paris. Whether by accident or design, the Fondation Cartier in Paris is devoting a major exhibition to five decades of contemporary Latin … Read More

Théâtre du Monde

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Finding Harmony in Organized Chaos “Duet Room.” © MONA/Rémi Chauvin Image Courtesy MONA Museum of Old and New Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia The Maison Rouge contemporary art space in Paris is currently offering an odd jumble of a show called … Read More

Henri Cartier-Bresson

February 7, 2010 | By Claudia Barbieri | Archive

Beyond the Decisive Moment,Multiple Cartier-Bressons “Martine Franck, Paris, France” (1967). © Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson, wealthy bourgeois, Surrealist, leftist, portraitist and father of photojournalism, was unequivocally one of the great photographers of the last century. … Read More