Where does the myth of the cowboy fit in a racist America? Cowboy: the book

  World afterwards again Since the start of the coronavirus crisis there’s been too much talk about what the world’s going to look like afterwards, to the point of rendering the expression meaningless even if it’s true. No doubt mankind will still be pursuing profit and will still be just as individualistic once the global […]

Louise Bourgeois: a major biography contains many revelations

Louise Bourgeois © Alex Van Gelder Louise Bourgeois Jerry Gorovoy, Alfred Pacquement Jerry Gorovoy, M L Bernardac 174 Boulevard Saint Germain Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois Louise Bourgeois Art super star It was only after her death that the American artist Louise Bourgeois (1910-2010) became a contemporary art superstar, thanks to a proliferation of exhibitions around […]

Books: how to predict that a certain kind of art is guaranteed to have zero success?

Wild Art explained Jean -Jacques Lequeu Jean -Jacques Lequeu Jean -Jacques Lequeu Jean -Jacques Lequeu Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint Hilma af Klint @ the Guggenheim Ever since Marcel Duchamp presented an upside-down urinal which he called “Fountain” and the artistic community decided this was […]

Marina Abramovic: 5 times 50 seconds. God, sex, money and her.

Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic In the studio of Marina Abramovic In the office of Marina Abramovic Marina Abramovic s books Marina Abramovic s Memoirs Marina Abramovic’ s memoirs Marina Abramovic One beautiful, sunny, late-summer morning, I arrived at the chic, minimalist New York studio of Marina Abramovic (her neighbours in the building include, among others, […]

Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith and David Croland: when the artist came out

David Croland & Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe David Croland & Robert Mapplethorpe David Croland Instagram Dans la vie noire et blanche de Robert Mapplethorpe The Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery in Paris is showing the early works of Robert Mapplethorpe. Each is unique and made in his […]

Simon de Pury, the Pop auctioneer divulges (parts of) his life

Simon de Pury Have you heard the one about the former chairman of Sotheby’s Europe who loved electronic music so much that he took part to a video music? Or the one-time chairman of Phillips who agreed to star in a reality TV show for US channel Bravo? What about the art advisor  raised in […]

Michel Houellebecq: sex, trash and puppy love at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris

Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Present to Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq Michel Houellebecq He’s an arch-narcissist, his teeth are falling out, he’s unattractive, provocative, intelligent, cynical, disabused and expresses himself spiritedly with his lapidary pronouncements. Michel Houellebecq, the runaway success of the French publishing world, a writer who […]


Catalogue Proust auction Marcel Proust, Lucien Daudet et Robert de Flers Marcel Proust and his brother Robert Proust Marcel Proust drawing Letters to Reynaldo Hahn I sometimes wonder if those men dressed head to toe in leather, chains strapped across their bodies, showing off those muscular bodies achieved through hours spent in the gym, their […]

Getty reveals Robert Mapplethorpe as he truly was 

Mapplethorpe Book-Cover Mapplethorpe Interior of R Mapplethorpe house Mapplethorpe Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989) was a great artist, not just a great photographer. He will forever be etched in memory as someone who  immortalised in black and white those perfectly formed, statuesque naked male bodies in highly constructed environments. The numerous commercial operations around the world attempting to cash in on his photographic legacy, […]


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