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Spotlight On…Élysée Montmartre, Paris

  Close to Sacré-Cœur, located in the Montmartre district, Élysée Montmartre is one of the most famous music venues in all of Paris and over its 203 year history, the venue has hosted everyone from David Bowie to Katy Perry. Its numerous specialty music nights are well-respected in Paris, making this a must see and do for music fans.   ... Read More »

Amélie + Paris

  Amélie, the bucolic and whimsical French film by director Jean-Pierre Jeunet was made nine years and yet continues to hold a special place in the heart of romantics and Francophiles alike.   Many of the scenes from the film were shot on the streets of Paris though a fair amount of the interiors are from a studio in Cologne. ... Read More »

News: Another Art Heist!

This time, south of Paris in Marseille. A Picasso and various other works were stolen from the home of a collector Friday evening in a robbery that wasn’t quite as clever as the Paris heist. The thieves beat the owner of the works in order to make off with the masterpieces.   The Picasso stolen was a lithograph representing a ... Read More »

News: 100 Million Euro Art Heist

Early this morning at the Paris Modern Art Museum, one brazen thief stole five paintings right off the wall. The works include ‘Le pigeon aux petits-pois” (The Pigeon with the Peas) an ochre and brown Cubist oil painting by Pablo Picasso, valued an estimated €23 million, “La Pastorale” (Pastoral), an oil painting of nudes on a hillside by Henri Matisse ... Read More »

Birds on A Wire, Japan’s Penis Festival, and An Abstract Artist Battle Royale

  At London’s Barbican, zebra finches play guitar for the pleasure of museum goers—play “Freebird”, dudes! (Guardian UK)   Only 33 years after its last use, France has opened a museum dedicated to their favorite method of capital punishment, the guillotine. (Guardian)   If you’re liable to blush or giggle at the sight of giant wooden weewees and whowhodillys, you ... Read More »

Suicidal Statues, Coco Does Bonnaroo, and 44-Cent Abstract Expressionists

  Don’t jump, Mr. Statue! You have so much to be inanimate for! (Gothamist)   One of the world’s most famous insomniacs, Vincent Van Gogh used to sleep on a pillow covered in camphor, which did terrible things for his health and psyche, but must have made for interesting dreams. (The Week)   Kenneth Anger is still out there making ... Read More »

Designer McQueen’s Final Collection is an Art Lover’s Dream

  Last season, before his sad and untimely suicide in February at the age of 40, designer Alexander McQueen offered fans an exhaustive, exhilarating SciFi vision of fashion—an outrageous, masterful collection of organic-inspired prints and alien shapes that looked to both the natural sciences and humanity’s future. Materials recalled butterfly wings and spaceships as the mix of natural and technological ... Read More »

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