Jeff Koons: A Retrospective

February 7, 2010 | By James Overton | Archive

Art as Commodity and The Craft of Self-Promotion “Antiquity 3” (2009-11). Photo: Tom Powel Imaging. © Jeff Koons. If you, like many people, are bemused by Jeff Koons, now is your chance to see some of his most celebrated artworks … Read More

Le Surréalisme et l’Objet

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Fun and Games with The Surrealists Victor Brauner’s “Loup-Table” (1947). Photo: Philippe Migeat, Centre Pompidou © Adagp, Paris 2013 Not being a huge fan of Surrealism, I put off going to see the exhibition “Surrealism and the Object” at the … Read More

Niki de Saint Phalle (2)

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Art That Saves, Art That Kills “Les Trois Grâces” (1995-2003). © 2014 Niki Charitable Art Foundation. Photo: Philippe Cousin It seems that everyone in the world is familiar with Niki de Saint Phalle’s “Nanas,” those monumental sculptures of curvaceous goddesses … Read More

Simon Hantaï & Roy Lichtenstein

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Shared Detachment inSeparate but Parallel Careers Lichtenstein’s “M-Maybe” (1965). © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein New York/ADAGP, Paris, 2013 The two major exhibitions currently showing at the Centre Pompidou are worth seeing together for the interesting comparison they provide between the … Read More


February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Desperately Seeking a Likable Side of Dalí “The Persistence of Memory” (1931). © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí/Adagp, Paris 2012 Beyond a grudging admiration for Salvador Dalí’s energy, enthusiasm and wit, I have never been a fan of the Catalonian … 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