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Autumn Expositions

As the summer has ended and the autumn is knocking on the door, we decided to write a post on which museum to visit when it is raining this fall and winter. Of course there are the incredible permanent collections of the Louvre, Musee D’Orsay and Musee de l’Orangerie, but what are the must see’s this autumn?

The Grand Palais is famous for its great expositions and for the first time in 20 years they are hosting a major retrospective of the work of French painter, sculptor and filmmaker Niki de Saint Phalle (1930-2002) from 17th September to 2nd  of February 2015. Her career started in the beginning of the sixties with her Shooting Paintings, designed to “make paintings to bleed”. You will probably recognize her art when you see it and especially her Nana’s: voluptuous and colorful women sculptures. I am personally really fond of her Miles Davis statue outside the famous Hotel Negresco in Nice. It is a great retrospective of one of the first women who received international acclaim and recognition during her lifetime and skillfully used the media to guide the reception of her work.

The name Jeff Koons doesn’t need any introduction as last year his Balloon Dog was sold for $58,4 million at Christie’s, which gave it the fame of most expensive piece of art of a living artist! Centre Pompidou is staging the first exhaustive European retrospective on Jeff Koons in partnership with the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York from 26 November until 27 April 2015. The exhibition takes a chronological approach and highlights the main themes of Koons. The works that are exhibited are really icons of modern time, such as Rabbit (1986), Michael Jackson and Bubbles (1988) and of course Balloon Dog (1994-2000). A must see if you like contemporary art!

Yore

Grand Palais – Niki de Saint Phalle
3 Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008
Open: Monday and Wednesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday late opening till 20:00
Metro: Line 1 and 13 to Champs-Elysees – Clemenceau
www.grandpalais.fr

Centre Pompidou – Jeff Koons
Place Georges Pompidou, 75004
Open: Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-18:00, Thursday late opening till 20:00
Metro: Line 1 and 13 to Champs-Elysees – Clemenceau
www.centrepompidou.fr

Photo Credits: all Jeff Coons images by Jeff Coons
Photo Credits: all Niki de Saint Phalle images by Grand Palais

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