Laurie Hurwitz

Laurie Hurwitz is a curator, art writer and translator. Senior curator at the Maison européenne de la photographie, she has contributes regularly to American and British art magazines.

Nominees for the 2019 Pierre Daix Art Book Prize Announced

Five nominees have just been announced for the 2019 Pierre Daix Prize, created by François Pinault in 2015 in memory of his longtime friend, the journalist, writer and historian who […]

American painter Alex Katz reinvents Monet’s water lilies at the Orangerie

The American figurative painter Alex Katz first saw Monet’s water-lily paintings for around 1965, at Paris’ Musée de l’Orangerie. But although since the 1950s, he has been making gorgeous paintings […]

Agnès Varda remembered at the Cannes Film Festival

The official poster of this year’s Cannes film festival will be a photograph of Agnès Varda, the pioneering French film director, photographer and artist, considered by many the “mother of […]

In memoriam: fantastical French sculptor and designer Claude Lalanne (1924-2019)

French artist Claude Lalanne, who achieved cult status with her whimsical sculptures, furniture, jewelry and cutlery, often depicting flora and fauna and animals, recently passed away in Fontainebleau at the […]

Romamor: Anne and Patrick Poirier return to the Villa Medici

Through 5 May 2019, “Romamor,” the first personal exhibition in Italy by the French artist duo Anne and Patrick Poirier, is being held at the French Academy in Rome Villa Medici. Their […]

Christo to wrap Paris’ Arc de Triomphe in 2020

The artist duo Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the Reichstag, the Pont Neuf trees and a stretch of coastline in shimmering fabric; installed saffron-colored gateways through Central Park and a running […]

“La Pyramide” turns 30

When the Chinese architect Ieoh Ming Pei’s a 22-meter-high pyramid of glass in the courtyard of the Louvre Museum was first erected, the French were shocked by its revolutionary design. […]