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by 03/13/2013 | Art Newson
Created by Romain Tichit, the founder of YIA Young International Artists, the very first edition of « LA LITTLE ART FAIR du YIA » will be held at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris until April 21rst 2013.
Works by young contemporary artists, including Lionel Sabatté, Vincent Olinet, Sarah Derat and Michael DeLucia, will be displayed throughout the public areas of the hotel, as well as in the hotel’s exclusive gallery, ART DISTRICT, at 41 Avenue Hoche.
As with the first two YIA events held in Paris for the FIAC Art Fair, this year’s exhibits will blend seamlessly into the inspired and dreamlike interiors created for this Palace by Philippe Starck – there will be no conventional gallery partitioning or stands here.This project is tangible evidence of both YIA Art Fair’s and Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris’ commitment to supporting young artists and France’s emerging contemporary art scene.
Ömer Acar, General Manager of Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris explains: “Ever since the hotel reopened in 2011 we have actively sought to connect with this city’s creative spirit. As such it has become much more than just an hotel – it is really a cultural and artistic meeting point. This gives our guests an insider’s take into the artistic scene in Paris, making them feel part of the city – and gives the hotel joie de vivre and soul.”
Amongst the galleries exhibiting at LA LITTLE ART FAIR at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris, are the Nathalie Obadia gallery, the Laurent Godin gallery, who will show, respectively, “Projection (Green) and Silver Screen” by Michael DeLucia, and “Notre époque a la poésie qu’elle mérite”, a monumental work by Vincent Olinet (picture).
A former assistant of Jeff Koons, Michael DeLucia, is a young American artist who currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in 1978 in Rochester, NY, and educated at the Royal College of Art, London and the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. Broadly defined, his practice is engaged with the appropriation, fetishization and exploitation of objects of mass production in the pursuit of an abstract form. His sculptural process begins with explorations of these objects with computer modelling software, resulting in a hybrid form of painting and sculpture, image and abstraction, fabricated and found object.
« LA LITTLE ART FAIR du YIA » , until April 21rst 2013, ART DISTRICT, 41 Avenue Hoche.
Open every day from 10.30 am till 6 pm. Free entrance.
by 11/28/2012 | Art Newson
“Blumenfeld in Colors, 1941-1960”, an exhibition of famous American fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld. This American photographer, originally from Germany, participated in the Dada Movement before starting a professional photography career in the early 1930’s. He moved to Paris in 1936 – where he worked for Vogue and Verve – then to the United States in 1941. For more than 15 years, he created stunning imagery for all major American fashion magazines, including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Collier’s, Cosmopolitan, Life and Look. His photographs celebrate a strong, extremely stylized vision of women, both sensual and remote, summarized in vivid details such as red lips, painted fingernails, and arched eyebrows.
“Blumenfeld in Colors, 1941-1960”, until March 2013 (free).
Art District – 37 avenue Hoche
This exhibition was organized in collaboration with Ms. Nadia Blumenfeld Charbit, grand-daughter of the artist, to coincide with the release of the eponymous exhibition catalog, available at the Arts Bookstore of Le Royal Monceau Raffles Paris.
by 11/12/2012 | Art Newson
Michael Somoroff, had the privilege of photographing some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, including Brassaï, Elliot Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Ralph Gibson, André Kertész, Duane Michals, Helmut Newton among others. This historic body of work is published for the first time in A Moment. Master Photographers: Portraits by Michael Somoroff. The book has ben launched in New York and will be in Paris November 16 at Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris
A special exhibition of the work will be on view at the Art District Gallery of the hotel, from November 12 through 17 2012.