Bonjour! It is a beautiful sunny day here in Paris, but still no signs of Spring and too cold to sit outside at a cafe.
Yesterday afternoon was the Professional Preview of "Art Paris 2006". While this is not a new art fair, it is the first exhibition to be held in the newly renovated Grand Palais - an enormous glass pavilion on the Champs Elysée which has been closed for repair for the past 10 years. What a beautiful site for an art fair - a Turn of the Century masterpiece of glass and wrought iron! From now until Monday it will be home to 108 galleries from France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and New York. The artwork exhibited ranges from Modern Masters to Contemporary and features special niches for large-scale sculptures along the perimeter of the building as well as the exhibitor booths. An excellent show and an appropriate venue for the inauguration of this magnificent new/old space.
Due to connection problems I have had to post my blog from a Cyber Cafe and therefore cannot include photos - sorry! I'll be back with the images as soon as I can! See you soon!