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Centre Pompidou

Jeff Koons' Degradation of Luxury

Misha Pinkhasov | Posted 12.22.2014 | Arts
Misha Pinkhasov

The Pompidou Center in Paris is showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons through April 2015. It will surely be a much talked-about stop for attendees of the haute couture and menswear shows in January, and of Paris Fashion Week in March.

Paris Journal: Marcel Duchamp. La Penture, Meme

Francis Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Duchamp's eyes, eroticism was as much of a movement as expression and cubism. Besides unifying the concerns of Duchamp's career, the exhibition of early work also demonstrates one of the reasons that the artist may have given up painting.

Paris Journal: The Baguette vs. the Bagel

Francis Levy | Posted 12.13.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Bagels have come to Paris. They've probably actually been here for some time. Yelp lists numerous sites if you are looking for Mecca. Amongst them ar...

Going to Paris? Here Are Three Exhibits You'll Want to See

Jerry Lanson | Posted 06.03.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

Psst. Please, people. Art in Paris neither starts at the Mona Lisa nor ends in the Louvre.

Mike Kelley: The Sacred and the Profane

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Huge, sprawling exhibition devoted to the art of one of the best-known LA artists, Mike Kelley (1954 - 2012), just opened at the Geffen Contemporary...

Kosice's Triumph in Paris

David Galenson | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
David Galenson

Albert Einstein once declared that imagination is more important than knowledge, for knowledge is limited, but "imagination encircles the world." Gyula Kosice clearly agrees.

Controlled Spontaneity: Roy Lichtenstein at Centre Pompidou

Jenna-Marie Warnecke | Posted 10.14.2013 | Arts
Jenna-Marie Warnecke

When one thinks of Roy Lichtenstein, one naturally conjures the image of an oversized comic strip, a moment of melodrama laden with Ben-Day dots forming a damsel in distress.

A French Shower in the Jungle of the American Beats

Frank Browning | Posted 08.24.2013 | Arts
Frank Browning

It's three years since the world-famous Pompidou Center of Modern Art opened its branch in the old industrial city of Metz, a couple of train hours east of Paris. The six-story wood and glass tent is far smaller--and some believe esthetically more daring -- than the mother museum.

Making the Best of the "Blockbuster"

MutualArt | Posted 08.21.2012 | Arts

Should exhibitions cater to the masses with monolithic shows featuring blue-chip artists and a shiny new line of gift shop merchandise, or should they present a novel intellectual and aesthetic experience?

Gerhard Richter Opens Largest Exhibit In Paris

AP | By THOMAS ADAMSON | Posted 08.04.2012 | Arts

PARIS -- Gerhard Richter, one of the world's top-selling living artists, launched his largest exhibit to date in Paris on Monday – a show spanni...

Oversized Flower Sculptures Bloom In French Gardens

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 02.11.2012 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

As fall cedes to winter, the Jardins des Tuileries in Paris will be enlivened by Yayoi Kusama's vibrantly colored Flowers That Bloom at Midnight, a series of unique large-scale sculptures.

Ingenue Interview -- Chloe: Chasser Croiser/The Surreal and Its Echo

Nicole Garton | Posted 12.13.2011 | Arts
Nicole Garton

Chloé's style, poised between genres and aesthetics, reflects a unique eclecticism which has led her to become one of the most sought-after leaders of the contemporary electronic scene.

Major French Museum To Dispatch Mobile Gallery

Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

The Centre Pompidou Mobile, a travelling component of the French museum of modern and contemporary art, is set to launch in October, much to the delig...

Arman and the Art of the Object

David Galenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Galenson

The career of Nouveau Realiste Arman is much less familiar than that of of Yves Klein. But his exhibition presents a fascinating portrait of an important conceptual artist.

WATCH: 'Mondrian's House:' An Exact Replica Of His House, Paintings In Paris Retrospective

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Aside from being a seminal European post-war artist and founder of the De Stijl movement, Piet Mondrian is one of those artists that had an all encomp...

Contemporary Art In Versailles: Addressing The Controversy

Takashi Murakami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Takashi Murakami

As my French counterparts explained to me many times over the frenetic week of press conferences, parties, and interviews that marked the opening of m...

Top 10 Shows to See in Paris

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

ARTINFO France surveyed Paris's lively visual arts scene and presents this guide to the top 10 shows to see this summer in the City of Lights, the gra...

INSTALLATION: Theme Parks To World Fairs, 'Dreamlands' at the Pompidou Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

PARIS-- There is only one week left to explore the Pompidou Center's "Dreamlands" exhibition (running through August 9), which examines contemporary u...

Paris Exhibitions of Lucian Freud and Yves Saint Laurent

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Angella Nazarian

Last week Paris was abuzz with Fashion Week and the opening of 2 extraordinary exhibits: the first ever retrospective of Yves Saint Laurent's entire work, and a showing of Lucian Freud's paintings and engravings.