Wednesday, October 10, 2007

OK folks, here's the thing. I'm not going to try and post here on a frequent basis anymore (not that I have been) but I am truly going to work hard to put a nice post together once a month (which, as I look back, has been the schedule to which I have settled anyway), hopefully around the 15th or so. So hey! This one's early.

Anyway, Melicious and I visited Paris about a month ago and enjoyed ourselves to death. We stayed in the Marais (Hotel du Petite Moulin, Victor Hugo's favorite boulangerie when it was still a boulangerie), ate at non-guidebook restaurants (hello Robert et Louise), chose a cafe to visit at least once a day (hello Le Sancerre with the duck confit and breast meat salad) and had our 15th anniversary photo taken (howdy Fabien Breuvart). We also visited the Orsay and were lucky to catch the Vollard exhibit. It was wonderful of course, but the amazing thing was a movie of the collector with Renoir in what must have been Renoir's 70's. The artist's hands are destroyed by arthritis from painting and yet he continues to paint and smoke.

We also visited Galerie Alain Blondel where we saw the wonderful work of Alessandro Papetti, whose work is now at These works were pretty large, call it 3 feet tall by 5 feet wide. We really liked his work as it reminded us a lot of Veerakeat's, but different. Differently priced too; Papetti's work is in the 15-25 thouand euro range! Here are some more photos we took of his work. And, see you in November...promise.

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Blogger Anna L. Conti said...

Would you be interested in contributing a once-a-month post to a Bay Area group art blog?

I've noticed that there are plenty of people in and around SF who have interesting things to say about local arts, but they don't want to write daily, especially not for free. The few souls who do give it a whirl, burn out after a while.

A good number of individual local art bloggers write regularly, if infrequently. If only we could contribute to a single blog - I think it'd be a winner. If I could find 15 people to commit to a once a month posting, with a few of them posting weekly, it could be very lively. Especially if the correspondents were a mix of artists, gallerists, critics, collectors, curators, students and fans.

The answer would seem to be a group blog. So I'm thinking of pulling it together - that is, if there's enough interest. And if I can find enough correspondents. The target audience is art viewers (not in the business) looking for info on what to go see, inside stories on what they have already seen, and enlightenment about the workings of the art world.

9:31 AM, October 29, 2007  
Blogger Edward_ said...

thanks for the virtual trip to Paris, C

enjoyed yourself to death? sounds wonderfully painful.

8:03 AM, November 01, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is Críonna 2 yay i love the name crionna did you know it means wise and prudentt...?

1:25 PM, November 10, 2007  
Blogger crionna said...


I'd love to join the group blog.


1:42 PM, December 09, 2007  

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