SFMOMA’s American Icons at the Grand Palais

Ce weekend j’ai visité l’exposition Icônes Américaines au Grand Palais. J’y allais plus par simple curiosité – et pour amortir ma Carte Sésame – que par amour de l’art moderne. Moi qui pourrais passer une journée au Musée d’Orsay, j’avoue être peu sensible à ce courant. Impression confirmée à la vue des premiers tableaux –…

Cartier, Le Style et L’Histoire at the Grand Palais

When speaking about a highly-respected luxury brand, we French use the word “maison”, which also means “house” or “home”. How can a company qualify for such an honor? Start with an exceptional “savoir-faire”, a unique expertise with the best ateliers and most luxurious materials. Add to this a history rich with tradition, peppered with technical…

Edward Hopper at the Grand Palais in Paris: impressions of solitude

The latest major art exhibition in Paris was dedicated to the work of Edward Hopper. It was so popular that the Grand Palais remained open for part of the night in the last days and people lined up for hours to get inside. What is so fascinating about Edward Hopper’s paintings? Probably its realism which…

Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition in Paris

If you’re in Paris this weekend, I recommend you head to Chanel’s Little Black Jacket exhibition at the Grand Palais. After gracing the galleries of Tokyo, New York City, Taipei, Hong Kong, London, Moscow and Sydney, the exhibition has finally made it to Chanel’s birthplace. What does the little black jacket mean to you? The…