David Hockney: Ma Normandie

Four Seasons in France

Through February 27, 2021 | Galerie Lelong | By Heidi Ellison

On a gloomy January morning in Covid-ridden Paris when nothing seemed to be going right, my spirits suddenly lifted when I walked into the Galerie Lelong in the eighth arrondissement and got an eyeful of David Hockney’s recent paintings, made … Read More

Jim Dine: A Day Longer

Like the Wind

Through January 23, 2021 | Galerie Templon | By Heidi Ellison

Distressingly for art lovers, the reopening of museums in France has been postponed from December 15 to January 7, but the good news is that small art galleries are open. One exhibition well worth seeing is “A Day Longer,” a … Read More

Hubert Duprat

Studio-Grown Art

Through January 10, 2021 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

The better-known names of photographer Sarah Moon and painter Victor Brauner are the big attention-getters at the Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris right now, but upstairs is a show (which had only a few visitors the day I was there, … Read More

Man Ray and Fashion

Rag Trade to Riches

Through January 17, 2021 | Musée du Luxembourg | By Heidi Ellison

Man Ray was Surrealism’s jokester and jack-of-all-arts. The impish-looking American was a painter (not a very successful one, though he saw it as his primary talent), photographer (known for his pioneering photograms, or “rayograms,” and many iconic images, such as … Read More

Tobey or Not To Be

The American Picasso

Through February 12, 2021 | Galerie Jeanne Bucher Jaeger | By Heidi Ellison

I rarely review gallery shows on Paris Update because there are just so many of them in the city that it would be outside the scope of the site, but every once in a while an exhibition goes beyond the … Read More

Sarah Moon: PasséPrésent

Time Past and Time Future

Through January 10, 2021 | Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris | By Heidi Ellison

I have to admit that, not knowing much about her and having a vague memory of fuzzy, romanticized fashion photos, I was not expecting much from the exhibition “Sarah Moon: PasséPrésent” at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de … Read More

Matisse: Like a Novel

The Joy of Color by Matisse

Through February 22, 2021 | Centre Pompidou | By Heidi Ellison

Matisse exhibitions don’t happen very often, and when one comes along, it is a major event. The eagerly awaited show at the Centre Pompidou, “Matisse: Like a Novel,” uses Louis Aragon’s Henri Matisse: Roman (1971) as a kind of framework to … Read More