I have always been a big fan of Dan Flavin's fluorescent light sculptures. Deceptively simple upon first looking at them, there is a mood altering and seductive effect they give off, making them much more complex than what the eye first sees. I recently saw "An Installation" at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, a series of eight works dating from 1963. I have seen Flavin's shows at various galleries and museums in New York, London, and Paris and each environment created a different experience of how I viewed his work. The floors at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin are a shiny industrial gray and the sculptures reflect dramatically, giving them a whole other dimension. Also, the gallery is in a converted hotel particulier, so the sculptures reflect so interestingly in the windows. I was there on a dark, overcast day so the reflections in the window were so strong that I thought there were additional sculptures in the garden and in the courtyard until I realized I was looking at a reflection. The exhibit includes three preparatory drawings «untitled (to the citizens of the Republic of France on the 200th anniversary of their revolution)» from 1989. Dan Flavin unfortunately died in 1996 at the age of 63, way too soon for this brilliant artist.
Till March 3
Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin
76 rue du Turenne, 75003
Metro: San Sebastien- Froissart
Tuesday to Saturday 11AM to 7PM
In addition to my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, we now offer Eye Prefer New York Tours, 3-hour walking tours of New York's best neighborhoods including Soho, Meatpacking/West Village & Tribeca. Tours cost $195 for up to 3 people and $65 for each additional person.Come take a bit of the Big Apple on an Eye Prefer New York Tour!
Come experience my blog ìliveî with my Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I lead. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.Tours cost 195 euros for up to 3 people, and 65 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris. www.eyepreferparistours.com
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotteís professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
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