Guy Denning Drawings in Paris

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Guy Denning’s wonderful drawings have popped up in my facebook news feed for as long as I can remember. I don’t see them as much as I would like to lately as facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg is a greedy little cretin (he’s forcing page owners to pay up if they want the people that have already liked their page to see new posts) but that’s another story. Back to the point of this post, Denning is showing a collection of works on paper at the Galerie Brugier Rigail in Paris, France this month.Continue Reading

Big Blue French Cock

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I noticed that all the newspapers had fun with the headline of this story on the massive cock erected on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. London’s mayor, Boris Johnson unveiled the thunderous blue cock by German feminist artist Katharina Fritsch. OK, I have had my fun with it too, back to work now.Continue Reading

French Artist Bernard Lorjou

I like discovering interesting artists that I have never heard of before. French artist Bernard Lorjou (1908-1986) is one of them. I still don’t know much about him but I like his work.Continue Reading

Lascaux Cave Paintings in France

An anonymous comment mentioned the Lascaux cave paintings on an earlier post about a sports art prize, so I thought I would see if there’s any good websites on them. I found one on the French government’s culture portal online here. There’s a “Virtual Visit” which shows paintings in each of the cave rooms (or are they called crevices? sections?.. there’s probably a word for a cave room.. Batman would know it.)

The Lascaux caves were discovered in 1940 by some teenagers chasing after their dog called Robot. They were opened up to the public, but like everything else we touch, we were destroying them. So they were closed to the public in 1963 and were restored. More recently there has also been a fungus causing damage in the caves which is believed to have been created by an air conditioning system that was installed in the caves. The cave paintings are estimated to be 16,000 years old.Continue Reading

Woman Charged for Kissing a Twombly Painting

A woman has been charged in France for kissing a Cy Twombly painting worth more than 2 million dollars. Sam Rindy was overcome with passion in front of the work and just couldn’t help herself.

Painting meets its femme fatale
“I left a kiss,” she told La Provence newspaper on leaving the police station. “A red stain remained on the canvas… This red stain is testimony to this moment, to the power of art.” Speaking to French news agency AFP, she said the artist had “left this white” for her. BBCContinue Reading

Spencer Tunick in France

New York photography Spencer Tunick had the French naked with their legs in the air last week. Fifteen hundred French got their threads off in the French town of Lyon to participate in Spencer Tunick’s latest nude fest. Participants were arranged by the artist working from a crane on the waterside port in Lyon, surrounded with multi-colored shipping containers.Continue Reading