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Art District Gallery announces major exhibition by UK artist Kate MccGwire

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 10/01/2013 | Art News

Kate MccGwire 230 x 229As part of the FIAC Art Fair 2013, our Art District Gallery & La Galerie Particulière are pleased to announce a major exhibition of recent works by UK artist Kate MccGwire.

For this outstanding event that will run from October 3 to November 3, Kate MccGwire will create new artworks and a monumental installation.

A graduate of the Royal College of Art in London, Kate MccGwire immerses us in a world that is at once fascinating and fantastical. Enchanting, spell-binding, the work operates on so many levels that its power is impossible to ignore.

MccGwire has been making animal-like forms since 2008, fashioning new hybrid creatures with ‘limbs’ that coil and twist around themselves, as if they might at any moment rouse themselves to life. Made from pigeon feathers, which she patiently collects, cleans and sorts, this ‘bestiary’ looks as if it has come straight out of a fairy-tale

“Kate MccGwire Exhibition”, 3 October to 3 November 2013.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, ART DISTRICT Gallery, 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 6:00pm (FREE). Ph: +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81
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From online to offline: emerging artists in Art District

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 09/25/2013 | Art News

Adam Martinakis 230x229From September 24 to 29, in partnership with leading online art gallery MyContemporary.com, our Art District Gallery presents the works of 4 emerging contemporary artists:

- Adam Martinakis (photo, left) a Greek photographer born in Poland, who presents a spectacular series of water scenes in 3D digital photography

- Pascal Goet, a photographer who explores the hidden beauty of insects through macro-photography

- Kardesch, a painter from the Basque country near the Spanish border, who graduated from the Ecole du Louvre and Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris

- Laura Buttons, a young sculptor whose work revolves around the notion of ‘Romantic Geometry’.

The mission of MyContemporary.com is to scout for promising talents from all over the world, in a wide range of styles and disciplines (photography, painting, sculpture, digital art…), connect them with a community of art lovers, and get them established in the art market.

This group show is the very first offline exhibition of the online gallery.

“Emerging Artists with MyContemporary.com”, 24 to 29 September 2013.
Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, ART DISTRICT Gallery, 41 avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30am to 6:00pm (FREE). Ph: +33 (0)1 42 99 98 81
Pricelist available upon request with our Art Concierges.

 

‘CELEBS’ AT Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

by Royal Monceau Raffles Paris on 05/29/2013 | Art News

Art District - CELEBS - Jack Nicholson by Xavier Martin (230 x 229)In the wake of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, until 24th June, Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris continues to celebrate the movies with ‘CELEBS’ – an exhibition of photographic portraits at the hotel’s gallery, ‘Art District’.

CELEBS (until 24 June 2013) brings together a magnificent collection of portraits of stars of the cinema (or le 7eme Art, as it is called in France) including Jack Nicholson, Sophia Loren, Lauren Bacall, David Lynch, Isabelle Huppert, Jodie Foster, Halle Berry, Robert Mitchum, Jean Marais and the Hollywood Svengali, producer Harvey Weinstein.

Bringing a touch of la Croisette to avenue Hoche, CELEBS is organised in conjunction with la Collection Privée Olivier di Chiara. The exhibition focusses particularly on the work of two photographers, André Rau and Xavier Martin, whose portraits of celebrities reveal both the private life and the glamorous public faces of their sitters.

Official photographer of the Cannes Film Festival for many years, André Rau started his career as assistant to the famous photographer Peter Lindbergh. Today he is acknowledged as one of the most respected beauty and fashion photographers of our time, with covers of Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and ELLE to his credit. But it is for his insightful and powerful celebrity portraits that André is internationally known. Xavier Martin plied his trade as paparazzi before turning his lens to the more gentle art of celebrity portraiture. His subjects also include the great and not-so-good – from Serge Gainsbourg and Iggy Pop to Robert Mitchum.

This fascinating exhibition shows Sophia Loren replying to phone calls during a break in a photo-shoot; an unselfconscious, young Jack Nicholson snapped on the terrace of Sénéquier in St Tropez, unaware of his fame to come; and a laid-back Will Smith caught in a moment that is surprising, touching and draws in the viewer.

“Ever since the hotel re-opened in 2011 we have actively sought to connect with this city’s creative spirit. Our latest exhibition strengthens our links with cinema and photography, and spotlights the incredible talent artists who have all, in their own way, contributed to the brilliance and glamour that is the ‘7th art’ , as we call the movies, here in France, ” comments Omer Acar, General Manager.

“CELEBS”, until June 24th 2013, ART DISTRICT, 41 Avenue Hoche
Open every day from 10:30 am to 6 pm