Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

Giorgio de Chirico: La Fabrique des Rêves

February 17, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

The Artist as Enigma “Le Vaticinateur” (1915). © ADAGP, Paris 2009 What could be more recognizable than a Giorgio de Chirico painting? A large stretch of empty space; lonely, featureless human figures or a statue; an architectural element here and … Read More

David LaChapelle

February 10, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Irreality Show “Statue” from the “Deluge” series (2007). © David LaChapelle What happens when Jeff Koons meets Andy Warhol meets Pierre et Gilles? You get David LaChapelle. Call him camp, kitsch and commercial all you like, but his giant photographic … Read More

Rapa Nui: Easter Island

January 6, 2009 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Islanders Vindicated Moaï Papa. © Galerie Louise Leiris Rapa Nui, or Easter Island, has always exerted a strong fascination: a tiny “lost” island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 2,000 kilometers from the nearest land, it was home to … Read More

L’Art de Lee Miller

December 23, 2008 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Convulsive Beauty “Portrait of Space” (1937). © Lee Miller Archives, England 2008. All rights reserved. www.leemiller.co.uk What a life Lee Miller led! The exhibition now on at the Jeu de Paume tells us rather more about its fascinations than about … Read More

Museum Miscellany

December 2, 2008 | By Heidi Ellison | Museums

Picasso may be lording it over the Paris art world right now with “Picasso et les Maîtres,” a mega-exhibition at the Grand Palais and two smaller ones at the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay, but there are plenty of other rewarding … Read More

Ron Arad: No Discipline

November 25, 2008 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

A Laughing Matter: Escapist Art “Well Tempered Chair” (1986), made from four sheets of stainless steel. © Vitra Design Museum An explosion of sheer exuberance greets visitors to the Centre Pompidou’s new show of designer Ron Arad’s work: exuberant swooping … Read More