All posts in Paris

Louvre strikes Sackler name from gallery and website

The Louvre has become the first major institute to officially remove the Sackler family name from its galleries. The Sacklers had been associated with the museum’s wing of oriental antiquities since 1997 but today, a placard bearing the family’s name was removed from the gallery and all other references to the name have been temporarily […]

David Zwirner Gallery expands to Paris ahead of Brexit

Just months after the Goodman Gallery announced they’d be expanding their South Africa-based gallery to London this fall, David Zwirner, one of the art industry’s biggest gallery names, announced plans to expand to Europe. Set to open in just a few months, the Zwirner gallery will then have its first continental Europe gallery in Paris. […]

Mona Lisa moves! Well, ‘100 paces’ away…

Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa (c. 1503-1516) is getting some new digs, at least temporarily. On the evening of July 16th, the painting along with its bulletproof encasement will move from the large concrete wall it’s called home for 14 years. Its new location will be in the Medici Gallery of the Louvre but the […]

Van Gogh’s gun sells for €162,500 at auction

In 1965, a farmer in French village found a rusty old revolver in a field that has since been thought to be the gun that Vincent van Gogh used to shoot himself with. Just yesterday, that very gun was sold to a buyer who phoned into the Auction Art- Rémy Le Fur auction in Paris […]

1815 – 1848: Paris amidst excitement and historicism

The Petit Palais is somewhere in Paris that you’re sure to find crowded exhibitions with viewers deep in thought, just like the Baroque des Lumières in 2017. A stroll through Romantic Paris also promises to be a delight. Nevertheless, there’s still an initial annoyance to overcome; the exhibition has been laid out according to a topographic […]

Paris’ Notre Dame engulfed in flames

Only a few hours ago, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire and was subsequently evacuated. The enormous blaze has continued as firefighters have worked hard to control and extinguish the blaze, which Paris officials are saying could have started due to restoration work being performed on the church. A Notre Dame spokesperson says the […]

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 fence near San Francisco; hung curtains across a Colorado valley and wrapped a series of islands in Florida in luminous pink. In April 2020, the […]