We recently celebrated the one year anniversary of the illustrated column A Few Parisians by David Cessac in Paris. In this giveaway, you can win an original signed print of his piece, “To be or not to be…a Parisian.” Enter below and scroll down to see a video of the making of this piece of art!
Inside Out: The People’s Art Project, a documentary about French artist JR and his participatory art project, is set to air in Paris on November 13. JR has taken his Inside Out Project all over the world, pasting enormous photographs of people onto walls, sidewalks and even construction barriers. Recently, he has set up a photo booth truck allowing anybody to have their photo taken with his signature dotted background and make a larger-than-life print, which is then pasted onto the public square. JR came to New York City in April and set up a truck in Times Square. The truck traveled to London and is currently in Paris. (more…)
“The Life of Christ” was Keith Haring‘s last work before his death. According to a firsthand account by his friend Sam Havadtoy, Haring used a loop knife to draw the altarpiece into clay: “the images came directly from his head…He never stopped to rethink the line; he never edited himself and never made corrections. The lines he carved in the clay were seamless, flawless.”
There are at nine versions of this triptych, cast in bronze and covered in white gold. One is located in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan, the church where the altarpiece was dedicated during his memorial service.
Champ de Mars Metro Station photogaphed by Janol Apin
In the 1990s, Janol Apin photographed scenes in the Paris Metro re-enacting the station names literally. While one, like Maison Blanche, is a little off-color for American readers, others are whimsical and understandable even to an international audience.
An emblem of New York and a symbol for freedom and democracy, the Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by France as a gesture of goodwill between the two countries. Today marks the 127th anniversary of the dedication in 1886 (it’s also the 50th anniversary of the demolition of Penn Station). While we know there are nice vintage photographs of the completed Statue of Liberty itself, we wanted to share with you some of the many photographs of it under construction, which means lots of Statue of Liberty body parts sitting by themselves in incongruous places.
The Waiters Race is exactly what it sounds like. Appropriately dressed participants – in full waiter and waitress gear, line up at the start line balancing a tray in one hand. On the tray will be placed at least one full bottle of liquid of some sort and some glasses which may also be filled with liquid. The intrepid sportsman or woman must run a designated course, past throngs of cheering fans and get to the finishing line without spilling a drop and without dropping a glass. (more…)