Some absolutely fantastic shows on there at the moment, including a surprisingly brilliant David la Chappelle retrospective on the left bank and frankly the best andy warhol exhibition I've ever seen at the Grand Palais (http://www.rmn.fr/Le-grand-monde-d-Andy-Warhol) but tucked away in one of the derelict wings due for imminent restoration is the T.A.G. exhibition showcasing an international roster of graffiti artists including such names as Seen, Duster, Taki 183, toxic, doze green...the list goes on (and on.....more than 150 in total!).
The exhibition was curated by a French architect, Alain-Dominique Gallizia, and has been several years in the making, with artists completing a diptych of canvases of equal size and shape including some theme on 'love'.
Gallizia intends never to split up or sell the collection, but rather to continue adding to it over time and having it continually touring the world.
Interestingly there are no UK artists at this stage, with most of the artists from North America or France at this stage so I imagine that is something which will also expand over time.
This really is an exhibition you must see, if you book far enough in advance you can get a return Eurotunnel for >£150 and you could happily do it and back again to London in one day, including the Warhol exhibition. It is a unique and fantastic opportunity to view such a huge range of artists and styles in one place, not to mention in such a fantastic venue.
There is also a fantastic two inch thick colour book for 20 euros with one canvas to a page as well as a forward by Henry Chalfant which is well worth picking up.
For anyone who is unable to make the exhibition, fear not, I photographed every panel, which you can find here:
Daniel Silk: Thanks Zippy, we had a problem with it a while back but I cant remember what I did to fix it now
Mar 27, 2015 17:31:04 GMT 1
zippy: daniel it is there on my mobile but not on my laptop. Not sure if that helps?
Mar 27, 2015 12:33:34 GMT 1
minibear: What happened to the site? Went a bit Jack Bauer for an hour..
Mar 26, 2015 19:03:34 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Im not sure why the NEW has gone, but im sure it can be restored.
Mar 26, 2015 15:00:00 GMT 1
mrblast: Was going to say the same thing zippy. Very hard to find your place in a thread now....
Mar 25, 2015 21:31:50 GMT 1
zippy: where has the 'new' button gone? it was very handy to know which threads you had read etc..
Mar 25, 2015 15:53:16 GMT 1
minibear: If people are worried to post FS threads due to trolling, then the mods should do something about the trolls. If Mod gets a complaint or sees someone trolling, warning and then suspension. Isn't that their job?
Mar 25, 2015 1:02:13 GMT 1
astrobboy: (new) icon/button doesn't seem to be showing up anymore
Mar 25, 2015 0:08:11 GMT 1
wishingiwaslucky: There's nothing interesting to read now :-(
Mar 24, 2015 19:05:05 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: It's now changed back we found a few errors with it, due to this forum having extra reply buttons.
Mar 24, 2015 18:58:01 GMT 1
Wilson: Mr Silk are you unmoveable on the sale thread changes?
Mar 24, 2015 18:54:02 GMT 1
chads007: Think a few people will get burned with dodgy sellers. Can you restrict thread bumping to every 72 hours or something then. ..saves people creating same thread again
Mar 24, 2015 17:57:42 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: I think the settings have a few bugs, so will have to see how it goes over the next few days.
Mar 24, 2015 17:43:53 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Too much of the "Recent Threads" and "New Posts" is taken up with childish bickering about Asking Prices and who is selling what.
Mar 24, 2015 17:37:54 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: I agree, but it might help pull things around to more serious discussion about Art on Art threads.
Mar 24, 2015 17:35:03 GMT 1
dungle: The b**ching and fighting aren't restricted to the for sale and wanted threads.
Mar 24, 2015 16:28:24 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Artists and Galleries are afraid to post coz of the few people who jump on threads just to pick a fight.
Mar 24, 2015 16:19:35 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Most of the recent posts are just b**ching and fighting between egos, nothing about Art.
Mar 24, 2015 16:08:20 GMT 1
Daniel Silk: Too much of the forum is diverted into battles of who is Right or Wrong, who is Good or Bad, when actually this is an Art forum.
Mar 24, 2015 16:06:31 GMT 1
dappy: ... happy to discuss via PM ...
Mar 24, 2015 15:58:22 GMT 1