In January I started working part time in a beautiful contemporary art gallery in central Paris. It has been really refreshing and motivating to get back into work and because the gallery is young and dynamic I’ve participated in lots of different aspects of running a gallery. There have been two openings with all the bustle of meeting the artist, deciding what pieces to display, hanging the art, learning how to speak about each piece and the work as a whole, meeting collectioners and celebrating after the opening. There has been a collaborative performance with Chinese artist Liu Bollin and french artist Rero which took place in the gallery and involved Liu being painted into a canvas of RERO’s, ultimately disappearing into the piece before the watchful eye of photographers, journalists, collectioners and artists. There has been the daily upkeep of photographing, measuring and recording information about the artwork in the gallery database and then packing it up to be shipped off when sold and there has been the excitement of two art fairs. Here are a few photos I managed to take despite all the action.
Fahamu Pecou “Negus in Paris”
Liu Bolin and Rero at the gallery
Xavier Thenuis “Tout ca ne nous rendre pas le Congo”
Art Paris Art Fair
Rero’s new piece at the Backslash stand at Art Paris
I’m working on a few photo projects, one of my favorite shops and cafes photographed at night from the outside. One of stylish commuters underground and another of french text and architecture in the shape of letters for Theo. Good thing babies don’t learn the abc’s untill 2.5 or 3, I should have time.
I can’t wait to post the final prints, however its slow going, so here are some beautiful photos of Paris taken by others to keep me inspired.
(By Berni Tin)
Melvin Sokolsky taken 1963
Although we were all freezing it almost felt like spring setting up this floral arch. To prepare for the busy wedding season we all took to the woods to help Amy construct her first floral arch. How great are the artichokes! Happy March 1st
I can’t believe my little baby is already 2 years old! We had a raging birthday brunch on sunday with all our friends. It was so sweet to see Theo with his 3 little boy buddies and I was touched that everyone knew exactly what to get him. After his bath he was too excited to even dry off (let alone get dressed) and couldn’t wait to get back to his new toys. Love you Theo I never dreamed I’d have such a smart sweet handsome little boy!
Michel turned 35 this year and made it back to Paris from the CES (Consumer Electronic Show in Vegas) just in time to celebrate the big event with our friends who were in from London. We went to the Terminus Nord a delicious and classic french restaurant facing the Gare du Nord that serves the worlds best oysters. The sea food platters (with names like the Imperial) are delicious too but when I go there I just want to eat the oysters, they are that good! This is the restaurant we took my family too just before our wedding and we are always looking for more occasions to go. Anyway Michel’s birthday was a riot, Theo came too and we had an after party at a charming little apartment in Montmarte that our English friends rented on air b’n'b for the occasion. It was great to see everyone from the Borneo trip and reminisce about the sunshine. Luckily Theo is a great little partier and fell asleep on the bed next door. I probably should have followed suit because staying up until 7am and then going to work in the gallery the following day was a little difficult, but thats what tea and coffee is for!