Monumenta: The Strange City

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Worshipping at The Church of Art “L’Etrange Cité,” by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov for “Monumenta 2014.” Photo: Didier Plowy pour la Réunion des Musées Nationaux-Grand Palais Each year, for the event called “Monumenta,” a single artist is invited to fill … Read More

Félix Vallotton: Le Feu sous la Glace

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Smooth Surfaces, Seething Undercurrents “Femme Nue Assise dans un Fauteuil Rouge” (1897), by Félix Vallotton. © Rmn-Grand Palais/Jacques L’Hoir/Jean Popovitch How refreshing it is to discover an artist whose work you haven’t already seen over and over, especially when it … Read More


February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Centuries of Stereotypes Perpetrated by Artists ”L’Homme à la Pipe” (1846), a self-portrait by Gustave Courbet. © RMN/Agence Bulloz The Grand Palais opened another of its entertaining and informative themed exhibitions last week. “Bohemians” starts out with an investigation of … Read More

Edward Hopper

February 7, 2010 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Only in America:Anomie on Parade Edward Hopper’s “Office at Night” (1940). © Walker Art Center, Minneapolis The big event of Paris’s fall art season, “Edward Hopper” at the Grand Palais, opened last week. Hopper’s most iconic paintings — notably “Nighthawks” — … 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


February 7, 2010 | By Paris Update | Archive

Paris Update Art Notes PARIS ART FAIR WEEK “Heron and Bridge at The Royal Canal 2” (2013), by Mairead O’Heocha, to be seen at the FIAC stand of Dublin gallery Mother’s Tankstation. FIAC, Paris’s massive modern and contemporary art fair, takes … Read More