Keith Haring The Political Line
Keith Haring defined the street art movement in the 80s and went on to be one of the most important artists of his generation. This new exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris along with Le CENTQUATRE Arts Center is the largest Haring show ever with over 250 works on canvas and tarps and from subway walls. The exhibit centers on Haring’s intensely political themes.
April 19 to August 18
Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson 75116
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10AM to 6PM , Thursday till 10PM
Metro: Iena or Alma-Marceau
5 rue Curial, 75019
Open Tuesday to Sunday 3PM to 7PM
Caroline Nin Hymne a Paris
Gorgeous, blond, leggy chanteuse Caroline Nin brings her award winning cabaret show about Edith Piaf to Paris. Nin has been touring the world with her bilingual tribute to France’s Little Sparrow and will sing classic anthems such as La Vie en Rose, Hymne A l’Amour and Padam with her deep, smoky voice.
Every Wednesday, 8PM, April 10 to June 26
6 rue Pierre au lard, 75004
Book online www.essaion.com or tel: 01 42 78 46 42
Sunday in the Park with George
The Chatelet Theatre continues their presentation of Stephen Sondheim musicals. This year they are doing one of my favorites, Sunday in the Park with George, a musical based on the famous Seurat French pointillist painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. The original show won the Pulitzer prize in 1985.
April 15 to April 25
Theatre du Chatelet Place du Chatelet, 75004 Metro: Chatelet
Marcel Breuer-Design and Architecture
One of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the 20th century, Marcel Breuer is having an important retrospective. After being a Bauhaus student, at only age 23 Breuer invented the landmark modern furniture using tubular steel. Organized by the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition also includes models of Breuer’s renowned buildings such as the Whitney Museum in New York and UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
Till July 17
Cité de l’Architecture
Palais de Chaillot
1 Place de Trocadero, 75116
Open Wednesday to Monday 11AM to 7PM
Thursday till 9PM
For the first time in France the history of the exquisite art of Murano glassmaking from Italy is being chronicled. The exhibit follows the creation of the glass from the 15th century to the present and the collection includes rare works from the great families of Europe the Estes, Gonzagas and Medici’s.
Till July 28
59/61 rue de Grenelle 75007
Metro: Rue du Bac
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. 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 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 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.
Check it out at 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 Charlotte's 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,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am happy to announce the sale of a new set of prints of my Eye Prefer Paris Photos. I am offering 20 of my most popular and iconic images for sale including my doors, architectural details, statues, and monuments. They will make great gifts for all your Francophile friends, relatives, and colleagues but don't forget to buy some for yourself.
Click here to see photos and for full details including sizes, prices, and shipping. Here is a sample of some of the photos.