Joel-Peter Witkin HEAVEN OR HELL, BnF Paris

Posted on Jun 28, 2012 in Art

Yesterday Jan and I went to Joel-Peter Witkin’s exhibition “Heaven or Hell” at Bibiliothèque Nationale de France in Paris. The bibiliothèque is in the wealthy 1st arrondissement, a most charming corner of Paris.

Helmut Newton at Grand Palais, Paris March 2012

Posted on Mar 28, 2012 in Art

I’ve been trying to decide, did he photograph women to make them appear dominant and powerful, or was he objectifying them? Certainly the men in the room, while I was there, would identify with the later. Trying to remember what the quote was.. something about keeping bdsm accessories in his car not for himself but […]

mémoires du futur, la collection olbricht

Posted on Jan 16, 2012 in Art

Two things immediately obvious regarding Mr Olbricht; he has wealth, and; he has incredibly good taste. In fact, if I had similar wealth – I already have the good taste :D – then our collections of art would complement each others quite well indeed. On display at Mémoires du futur, was an abundance of wonderful artwork from […]

Autour de l’extreme

Posted on Jan 30, 2011 in Art

I went; I dragged my sorry arse in to Paris today to see Autour de l’extreme – Maison Européenne de la Photographie, despite monthly discomfort and freezing temperature and stood for 45 minutes on an outdoor queue to get in, but it was worth it. I got to see three Joel Peter Witkin’s, three Molinier, […]