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Anish Kapoor – Monumental in Paris

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 4 May 2011


Memory” by Anish Kapoor, at the Deutsche Guggenheim (2009)

Natasha Garnett has written “Anish in Paris”, in the WSJ Magazine section of The Wall Street Journal, an excellent article and interview with the renowned, ambitious and charming Indian-born, British artist Anish Kapoor, looking at his work, his thoughts about art and fame, and his upcoming monumental work, Leviathan“, for Monumenta in Paris:  An enormous inflatable “balloon”, a major departure for the artist, who has worked almost exclusively with solid, predominantly metal, constructions, that will fill the vast, light-filled nef of the Grand Palais in Paris from 11 May- 23 June 2011.


Anish Kapoor in his London studio, with unfinished works and a member of his team standing by.

An excellent slideshow accompanies Garnett’s article, here.

Monumenta’s wonderful official site, including photos, interviews and videos with Kapoor, here.

The Grand Palais’s fascinating official site, including a virtual visit, here.

 image: Top, Mathias Schormann/courtesy of the artist and Deutsche Guggenheim/The Wall Street Journal, bottom, Photograph by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin/The Wall Street Journal

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Scandal at Drouot, the Most Important French Auction House

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Niviere/European Pressphoto Agency/The New York Times

Bidders competed earlier this year at the Hôtel Drouot, France’s oldest, largest, most storied and most profitable auction house.

Scott Sayare has written a very interesting article entitled “Chatter of Swindles and Scams at Auction House” in the Europe section of The New York Times (online) looking at French Justice Ministry and Police investigations, and charges, leveled at the largest and most important French auction house, Drouot, including art-trafficking, theft, and price fixing by Drouot insiders.  A fascinating look into the realities of what has been described as a typical French lack of ethics, among other things…
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Polanski Arrest: Still More, And Increasingly Polemical, Response

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

It’s clear that the arrest of film director Roman Polanski has attracted a good deal of media coverage.  As this coverage continues more and more diverging views on the subject have surfaced, and this from a very large spectrum of the political and creative communities.

We provide here two links to articles from The New York Times, online, “France Divided Over Polanski Case”, by Doreen Carvajal and Michael Cieply and “Powerful Player Joins Polanski Team” by Michael Cieply and Doreen Carvajal.

With the posting of these two links we would like to think that our own communications on this event and its surrounding repercussions will come to an end.  The issues relevant to our scope of inquiry have, by and large, been raised.  We are confident that you, yourselves, are in the processing of forming and modulating your own opinions on these issues and we feel that further coverage of the subject is best left to what may be called “the news media”. 

Nevertheless, if you wish to express your points of view in comments please feel free to do so, encouraging others to share their own opinions as well.

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