mercredi 17 octobre 2012

Sculptures on the streets of Paris - guest post

Since I became a reader of the blog Eye Prefer Paris and since my blog is about life in France, among other,  I have to share with you a great post they just put up about an amazing art display on the streets of Paris. Here it is, all description and pics via
(See their other posts, (useful)advice and good info about spots and stuff going on in Paris.)

FIAC is the premiere art fair of Paris and draws some of the world’s top artists and dealers. For the last seven years FIAC has presented large-scale sculptures by well-known artists in the Tuileries. I went to photograph them early yesterday afternoon and was lucky to have had bright sunshine and blue skies, since it’s been rainy and gray most of October. Usually there are signs noting the artists but they were still placing them as I finished photographing, so sorry for not providing the names of the artists.

FIAC expanded the outdoor sculptures this year to Place Vendome, Invalides, and Jardin des Plantes.

The white metal sculptures at Place Vendome by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa are quite special and dramatic against the backdrop of the elegant square. The three sculptures are titled Istanbul Blues, just completed in August 2012 and standing six meters high, Yorkshire Soul, and Irma’s White Head. Plensa uses a playful mix of music symbols, numbers and letters.

The sculptures will only be up till October 21.

Grand Palais
Ave. Winston Churchill, 75008
Metro: Champs Elysees-Clemenceau
October 18 to 21
12PM to 8PM, Friday October 19 till 10PM



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