A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715


This exhibition is organized by the Getty Research Institute in special collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France. 300 years after the death of Louis XIV, the exhibition explores the rich variety of prints that came to define French power and style in the era of the Sun King. A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715 June 16 – September 6, 2016 – Getty Research Institute A Kingdom of Images features nearly 100 works produced during the golden age of French printmaking—from grand royal portraits to satiric views of everyday life, and from small-scale ornamental designs … Continue reading A Kingdom of Images: French Prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715

Paris Photo


“Paris Photo Los Angeles 2015 will take place at Paramount Pictures Studios from May 1-3rd and will host 80 leading galleries and art book dealers from 17 countries world-wide. See the 2015 exhibitor list and program. Paris Photo Los Angeles is the US edition of the world’s most celebrated art fair for works created in the photographic medium. The Fair is held annually each spring at Paramount Pictures Studios, the ideal setting to explore how artists have been and are using photography and moving image in their work in the 20th and 21st centuries. Paris Photo Los Angeles exhibitors present historical and contemporary bodies of … Continue reading Paris Photo

Los Angeles in a Snow Globe!


Los Angeles in a Snow Globe! “Snow Globe Los Angeles” is a short time-lapse film that captures the city of L.A. during the holiday season.   “Snow Globe Los Angeles” was created using over 4000 still images shot on a custom built camera rig. The effect was achieved using a Canon 5D MII, a homemade tilt-shift style lens, a light bulb filled with water, and paper cut outs to create shaped bokeh.” Credits: Shot by: Colin Mika Music: “Samskeyti” by Sigur Ros Enjoy and Happy Holidays! Joyeuses Fêtes! Continue reading Los Angeles in a Snow Globe!

Ceci n’est pas… French Art and Culture in the Los Angeles Art Scene!


 Ceci n’est pas… French Art and Culture in the Los Angeles Art Scene!  Ceci n’est pas…  Art Between France and Los Angeles is finally here!  A much talked about and long awaited  project initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States in association with the Institut Français, with the support of the Alliance Française of Los Angeles, and the participation of many other local institutions. It is an unprecedented and diverse five-months series of Franco-American contemporary art collaborations starting December 2012 through April 2013.   Michel Blazy – Fontaine de mousse, 2007 / Exhibition view Post Patman, Palais … Continue reading Ceci n’est pas… French Art and Culture in the Los Angeles Art Scene!

Art4Good “Inspiring Change with Every Brush Stroke!”- The American Red Cross Sandy Relief


Art4Good “Inspiring Change with Every Brush Stroke!” “Real art is one of the most powerful forces in the rise of mankind, and he who renders it accessible to as many people as possible is a benefactor of humanity” ~ Zoltan Kodaly ~   Of course, I just had to share these inspired  Nostalgic Art Deco Giclées with a French twist with you especially from  Art For Good Foundation! These wonderful Giclées are available at a very irresistible special price to support  The American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Mission!!!  (Please scroll down to order yours! )  What is The Art4Good … Continue reading Art4Good “Inspiring Change with Every Brush Stroke!”- The American Red Cross Sandy Relief

Fabien Castanier Gallery Presents “A Beautiful Madness” by artist JonOne!


Fabien Castanier Gallery Presents “A Beautiful Madness” by artist JonOne!  Fabien Castanier Gallery opened about 1 year ago in Studio City and often features French contemporary artists as well as contemporary pop art, urban art, photography and fine art editions. (We featured a few months back on the blog the French Invasion for instance). This month   Fabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present JonOne in his very  first solo exposition in the USA premiering in the City of Angels entitled: “A Beautiful Madness”– The exhibition will host an opening reception, with the artist, on Saturday November 3, 7-10pm and run from November 3 – December … Continue reading Fabien Castanier Gallery Presents “A Beautiful Madness” by artist JonOne!

Fifi Flowers with a Parisian Flair


Painter of Whimsy and Fun with a Parisian flair Fifi Flowers says, “Life should be full of WHIMSY and FUN! Art is an experience that transcends all cultural boundaries… it makes us feel! “ Beautiful things that surround her daily life inspire her to paint. Setting a mood, playing with color, experimenting with patterns and textures, painting on canvas or paper.  Fifi Flowers resides in  Los Angeles , California… but part of her  heart clearly resides in Paris, France!!! Visit Fifi’s Shop on Etsy.com  for amazing sales going on NOW!!! Website Facebook Continue reading Fifi Flowers with a Parisian Flair

French Invasion @ Fabien Castanier Gallery this weekend!


  NEW WORK BY: JONONE, NASTY, RERO, SPEEDY GRAPHITO & TILTOPENING RECEPTION MAY 12, 7-10 PM LA CANVAS PRE-EXHIBITION PARTY WITH LIVE PAINT PERFORMANCE MAY 12, 4-7 PM *featuring limited edition FRENCH INVASION print sale to benefit Inner-City ArtsFabien Castanier Gallery is proud to present the first exhibition in Los Angeles dedicated to the work of France’s leading street artists today. FRENCH INVASION features brand new work by: JonOne, Nasty, Rero, Speedy Graphito and Tilt. The exhibition will present an extensive range of work by these artists including paintings, installations, silkscreens and sculpture. Speedy Graphito, JonOne and Tilt will be … Continue reading French Invasion @ Fabien Castanier Gallery this weekend!

Niki de Saint Phalle


NIKI DE SAINT PHALLE – 1930 – 2002 A  very special retrospective on the West Coast  of  Niki de Saint Phalle‘s work presented by the artist’s daughter and  organized by Here is Elsewhere Gallery will be held at Pacific Design Center on Thursday March 1rst starting at 6:30 -8:30 PM     Une rétrospective intime des oeuvres de Niki de Saint Phalle sera présentée par la fille de l’artiste organisée par la gallerie Here is Elsewhere jeudi 1er mars, 2012 de 18:30 a 20:30 au Pacific Design Center       Related Links: Niki de Saint Phalle honorée à Hollywood Article de Sophie … Continue reading Niki de Saint Phalle

JR “Photograffeur” all over L.A!


  JR “Photograffeur”all over L.A! “I wish for you to stand up for what you care about by participating in a global art project, and together we’ll turn the world…INSIDE OUT.” JR is a French photographer and artist whose identity is unconfirmed. He describes himself as a “photograffeur”, he  flyposts large black-and-white photographic images in public locations reminiscent of  the graffiti artist.The street is “the largest art gallery in the world.” He started out on the streets of Paris.JR’s work “often challenges widely held preconceptions and the reductive images propagated by advertising and the media.” JR’s work combines art and action and deals with … Continue reading JR “Photograffeur” all over L.A!