Constable and Jimi Hendrix

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People's-eye view of birds on the Arc de Triomphe.

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Paris:- Saturday, 12. October 2002:- Despite a couple of weeks away from this column, it has still been whittled down a bit from its former colossal size and may load in less than 14 minutes.

This is partly because I have put the exhibitions and events surrounding the semi-annual 'Mois de la Photo' on a separate page in this issue. If you intend to print either page, it won't require a half-tree's worth of paper. Print both and you are not being very 'bio-conscious.'



De Caillebotte à Picasso - features major works from the collection of Oscar Ghez, essentially a round-up of French painting from 1870 to 1950. Until 15. June 2003, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily. At the Musée Jacquemart-Andre, 158. Boulevard Haussmann, Paris 8. Métro: Miromesnil. InfoTel.: 01 45 62 11 59.

Constable - 'Le Choix de Lucian Freud' includes 200 works with many portraits by this English painter more knownposter: modigliani, musee du luxembourg for his landscapes, in this first retrospective in Paris. Until Monday, 13. January 2003. Open 10:00 to 19:15 and until 21:15 on Wednesdays. Closed Tuesdays. Reservations (often) required for morning visits before 13:00. At the Grand Palais, 3. Avenue du Général Eisenhower, Paris 8. Métro: Champs-Elysées-Cleamenceau. InfoTel.: 01 44 13 17 17.

Electric Body - is 'backstage with Jimi Hendrix' in this anniversary exhibition with unpublished photos, and maybe a bit of guitar music too. Until Sunday, 12. January 2003, from 12:00 to 18:00 and from 10:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Monday. At the Musée de la Musique, 211. Avenue Jean-Jaurès, Paris 19. Métro: Porte de Pantin. InfoTel.: 01 44 84 44 84.

Aubes - or, 'Rêveries au Bord de Victor Hugo' seems to involve a guest list starting with Antonin Artaud and ending with Zhou Xiaohu, with Franz Kafka somewhere in the middle. Credit goes to Harald Szeemann for this. Until Sunday, 19. January 2003, from Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Maison de Victor Hugo, 6. Place des Vosges, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 10 16.

Les Maîtres de la Lumière - fresh air painting from the Irvine Museum in California, features 60 landscapes from the collection. Until Saturday, 14. December. Except Sunday and Monday, from 10:30 to 18:30. At the Mona Bismarck Foundation, 34. Avenue de New York, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 47 23 38 88.

Olivier de Serres - is an art school for 'métiers d'art.' Students propose ideas and if they are selected, then they produce them. This exhibition has a selection of recent works. Until Wednesday, 23. October, from Tuesday to Saturday, from 12:30 to 18:30. At the Atelier An-Girard, 7. Rue Campagne Première, Paris 14. Métro: Vavin or Raspail. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 01 16.

Dance Posters - this little poster gallery is at it again with a collection of high quality 'Affiches de Danse,' and this expo-sale of posters continues until December. At the Galerie Grand Monde, in the Cour Damoye, entry via 12. Place de la Bastille, Paris 11. Métro: Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 48 05 51 30. The Cour Damoye has several other galleries and shops worth your while too.

Questions d'Etiquettes - is an exhibition featuring commercial labels, from the 18th century to our time. Continuing until Saturday, 28. December. From Tuesday to Saturday; from 13:30 to 20:00. At the Bibliothèque Forney, Hôtel de Sens,1. Rue Figuier, Paris 4. Métro: Pont Marie InfoTel.: 01 42 78 14 60.

'Fleurs du Mal' by Constantin Guys - Guys painted Paris ladies who were sometimes over-painted themselves, from 1860 to 1880, and this bi-centennial exhibition shows about 100 of his works. Guys was championed by Baudelaire as a 'peinture de la vie moderne' in 1863, but slighted by contemporary critics. Until Sunday, 5. January 2003, from 10:00 to 18:00 daily, except Mondays. At the Musée de la Vie Romantique - Hôtel Scheffer Renan, 16. Rue Chaptal, Paris 9. Métro: Saint-Georges, Blanche or Pigalle. InfoTel.: 01 48 74 95 38.

Lire en Fête - is the annual book party for readers. This takes place in public libraries, atposter: lumiere du laque, musee carnavalet the Hôtel de Ville, at the Cité Universitaire, at the Espace des Blancs-Manteaux and at the Rue des Libraires in the 19th arrondissement. The dates are Friday, 18. October until Sunday, 20. October, and you'll find the complete program here.

Bohêmes - takes place within the Festival Ile-de-France this year, which means it is not only in Paris. Something like 37 events are planned, continuing until mid-October. Some transfer buses from Paris will be available for out-of-town locations. In Paris and the Ile-de-France region. InfoTel.: 01 58 71 01 01.

Festival d'Automne - details are slight for the 31st edition of this multi-everything series of events, lasting until Sunday, 22. December. Throughout Paris. InfoTel.: 01 53 45 17 00.

Festival Art Outsiders - what is assumed to be a photographic exhibition, may be something like a 'voyage to the heart of the virtual.' It continues until Sunday, 20. October. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 11:00 to 19:30. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Dancer - is the title of an exhibition of photographs by Irving Penn, on view until Sunday, 20. October. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except holidays, and Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5-7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul or Pont-Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Paris With a View - is a paraphrase of the photographic exhibition 'Paris au Plus Haut des Cieux,' which shows Philippe Muraro's affection for high places in the city. The series, begun in 1999, is not yet finished. Until Thursday, 31. October, from 10:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday. At the location of the Cultural Affairs direction of the Ville de Paris in the Hôtel d'Albret, 31. Rue des Francs-Bourgeois, Paris 4. Métro: Saint-Paul. InfoTel.: 01 42 76 84 00. No entry charge.

Lumière du Laque - is an exhibition celebrating the centennial of the master lacquerer Pierre Bobot. Beginning on Wednesday, 23. October and continuing until 23. February 2003. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Carnavalet - Historie de Paris, 23. Rue de Sévigné, Paris 3. Métro: Saint-Paul or Chemin Vert. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 21 13.

Modigliani - is 'L'Ange au Visage Grave' and was an impressionist genius. This exhibition has a hundred paintings, of which a third have never been shown in France. Includes drawings and sculpture. Beginning on Wednesday, 23. October and continuing until 2. March 2003. Open Tuesday to Thursday, from 10:00 to 19:00, from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekends and from 10:00 to 22:30 on Monday and Friday. At the Musée du Luxembourg, 19. Rue Vaugirard, Paris 6. Métro: Saint-Sulpice. InfoTel.: 01 42 34 25 95.

FIAC No 29 - is the annual contemporary art fair, this year hosted by 165 galleries from 19 countries, divided into five sectors, including video. From Thursday, 24. October until Monday, 28. October. At Paris-Expo, Porte de Versailles, Paris 15. Métro: Porte de Versailles.

Henry Clarke - Fashion Photographer - Clarke started as a 'gofer' at Vogue's New York studio, but began his real career in Paris with an exclusive contract withposter: constantin guy, mus vie romantique Condé-Nast in 1951. Working at the top until 1991, he left his works to the Musée Galliera. This year's 'Mois de la Photo' sees 200 of Clarke's works being exhibited for the first time. From Friday, 25. October until 2. March 2003 from 10:00 to 18:00, except Mondays. At the Musée Galliera, 10. Avenue Pierre-1er-de-Serbie, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma-Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 86 00.

Salon du Chocolat - is a European event, with at least 150 chocolate makers from all over. This salon includes dancers from chocolate countries - Brazil! - and an exhibition named '500 Years of Chocolate.' Beginning on Thursday, 31. October and going on until Sunday, 3. November. Hours begin at 10:00 and go as late as 22:00 on Friday. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 45 03 21 26.

Rituels Tibetains - or, the 'Visions Secrèts du Ve Dalai Lama' is an exhibition organized around 56 original pages of the 'Secrèts,' accompanied by other objects, some on view here for the first time. Beginning on Wednesday, 6. November and continuing until 24. February 2003. Hours are 10:00 to 18:00, except on Tuesdays. At the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques / Musée Guimet - Le Panthéon Bouddhique, 19. Avenue d'Iéna, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna. InfoTel.: 01 56 52 53 00.

Francis Picabia - this exhibition presents a huge collection from Picabia's lifetime of works, including his Dadaist period. Starting on Wednesday, 6. November and going through to 16. March 2003. Except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00 and until 18:45 on weekends. At Paris' Musée d'Art Moderne, 11. Avenue Président Wilson, Paris 16. Métro: Iéna or Alma Marceau. InfoTel.: 01 53 67 40 80.

Jacqueline Kennedy - if you missed it at the time or if you missed the time entirely, see Jackie O's costumes from her period in the White House, from 1959 to 1963. This includes 70 costumes plus 200 other documents. Do you remember the 'Pill Box' hat? Starting on Wednesday, 20. November and continuing until 16/ March 2003. Except Monday, from 11:00 to 18:00, 10:00 to 18:00 on weekends and on Wednesdays until 21:00. At the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, 107. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais-Royal. InfoTel.: 01 44 55 57 50.

Métiers d'Art - means artisans rather than artists, but more than 3000 of these essential professionals throughout France are having 'open doors' from Friday, 29. November until Sunday, 1. December. Some locations in Paris are the Maison des Metallos, Viaduc des Arts, the Musée des Arts et Métiers and ateliers in the Goutte d'Or. For the moment, more Métiers d'Art info at this Web site.


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