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Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Two super "vernissages" in Paris

I love to be at the opening night, to meet the artist, see the people and perhaps buy something. It is difficult to find out about these events in advance, but when I can I shall post them here. Have fun. Send me your reviews of any events you have attended recently.

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The Galerie de la Halle Saint-Pierre a has the pleasure of presenting the work of Douglas Padilla who lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota - from 30 June to 27 July

The vernissage (opening reception) is on wednesday 30 June from 6pm

Galerie de la Halle Saint-Pierre 2 rue Ronsard - 75018 Paris
Tel: 01 42 58 72 89
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Daily 10h00 - 18h00

You are invited to the "vernissage" cocktail reception for the exhibition of paintings by Anne Charlotte du Tillet "ABSTRACTION COLOREE" In the presence of the artist and other personalities.

Anne Charlotte du Tillet, was born into a family of famous artists - Leon Lhermitte (peintre sculpteur)Thierry Lhermitte (acteur producteur)

1 July from 6pm at:-
Agence Laforet Immobillier
38 rue des Martyrs Paris 9

The show runs from 1 July until 31 August

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Saturday, June 26, 2004

Bravo! the off roaders are offside, pas chic ...

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France launches radical green tax on bigger cars - Scheme rewards drivers who opt for small vehicles

Jon Henley in Paris The Guardian

French drivers who favour large, gas-guzzling cars will have to pay up to €3,500 (£2,300) more for a new model from next January under a radical green road tax scheme unveiled by the environment ministry.

Part of a new environment bill aimed at cutting air, water and soil pollution over the next five years, the scheme will also reward drivers who opt for smaller, cleaner vehicles with payouts of up to €700.

Last month the mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, described 4x4 vehicles as "bad for London - completely unnecessary" and their owners as "complete idiots".

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Friday, June 25, 2004

Entente cordiale - Lartigue et Lartigue

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Lartigue Jacques Henri Lartigue, Album 1944, Florette, Paris, January. Photograph JH Lartigue © Ministere de la Culture-France/A.A.J.H.L.

Jacques Henri Lartigue Photographs 1901-1986
24 June - 5 September 2004 Hayward Gallery

This is the first British exhibition of the photographs of this amazing French photographer. "Central to the exhibition are one hundred large albums on which he worked all his life - a unique and extraordinary document of his times, on loan for the first time outside France. These are displayed alongside his best-known images as vintage and modern prints and his early stereoscopes that highlight Lartigue's fascination with movement."

Exhibition is organised by the Centre Pompidou, Musee national d'art moderne, Paris and the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue.

The Hayward Gallery is in between the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Festival Hall.

Self portrait by Gerard Lartigue

I know Lartigue - Gerard Lartigue, he is an excellent French painter. I have passed many an amusing spell with him in his home of Toulouse. He is related to the photographer, bien sure! He is a big man usually taking the air in the glorious park by the garonne, with his charmant petite chien. I love his work, do look at his site here>>

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Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Foire Saint-Germain

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27th Foire Saint-Germain 7 Juin - 11 July 2004 Place Saint Suplice

The Foire Saint-Germain proposes a rich and varied schedule of artistic events that turns the district into a performance festival, concerts, readings, theatre, different activities.

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