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Revenge of the Muses – Is there a life after being a muse ?

It seems more often than not, we celebrate the artist, but rarely the muse. Sure the muse is mentioned (Picasso’s Dora Maar, Man Ray’s Lee Mitter, Banksy’s Kate Moss) but they’re usually cited as inspirations for the artist, a part of the artistic process, an object to be transformed and reinterpreted. But what about the muses themselves? Is it possible to get a life after being a muse? Is it..

My parents think I’m a snob

When my parents retired  few years ago, they re-located to a sleepy community in Florida – a simple place with rows of identical houses and beautifully manicured lawns. It looked like something out of Edward Scissorhands, but they seemed to like it well enough. I’m sure it’s a lovely place to grow old. Especially if you don’t mind eating dinner at 5 o’clock; or, you know, watching a neighbour drop..

Get Ready for Some American Justice

Once heralded as the messiahs of electronic music, the French group Justice has set its sights on the US – out to prove they’re not just another pop band that’s « big in France ». It’s a brisk San Fran night at Outside Lands music festival where Justice are about to start their set. With a mist swirling off the bay and settling in Golden Gate Park’s wooded Hellman Hollow, everything onstage..


FRANCK TAPIRO BY MÉLANIE MENDELEWITSCH

You just bought an agency in New York, why did you decide to set-up something over here ? Well, actually, we didn’t buy but created an agency from scratch in New York. It’s not a standard communication agency, but a digital marketing bureau. I observed that we were very late in France concerning the Internet and new technologies ; then we finally repaired our delay and, today, France is in..

SPRING VALLEY REPORT BY SHELDON HEITNER

Chronicles of a Suburban Past Sheldo’s America I am from the suburbs, a pure product of the last half of what was called the American century, and my world – the world I come from – is unrecognizable today… at least to those who grew up there, to those who dreamt it in the first place… Now I live in Paris… but that’s another story… I am from the suburbs,..

THE FOOD WARRIORS TRENDY GREENS OR ACTUAL ACTIVISTS ?

THEY ARE CALLED FREEGANS, LOCAVORES, GUERILLA GARDENERS AND THEY ARE THE LATEST NEW YORK SENSATION. FOR THESE URBAN FREAKS, THE FIGHT AGAINST GLOBALISATION BEGINS IN OUR PLATES. TO GET A GRIP ON THE PHENOMENON, WE TRACKED THEM DOWN IN THE BIG APPLE. IS FRANCE THE NEXT STOP ? THE LOCAVORES In a recent episode from Law and Order, Robin Williams played the part of a suspect charged with an offence..

WELCOME TO NYC KOLKOZ BY EVE THEROND

In an art fair, like the Armory, Art practitioners must market themselves within an informal network of perverse rituals, what are the rituals of allegiance to art you have to perform? ( i.e., unconfortable hand-shakes…) The Armory is like other fairs, a speed-dating museum. We appreciate make a solo-show at the Emmanuel Perrotin’s booth but the ritual that consists of licking the dog’s tongue of the collector’s wife, we don’t..

STUDIO 55 BY HANNAH KUGEL

For a few years, Emmanuel de Brantes and his wife Domoina Ranoro Ramarozaka used their talent in communication and their relationd in art to support street artists. Two years ago they opened their own gallery, Studio 55, in Paris. Why Street art ? My wife studied art and especially Street Art. To me it was an old passion that I had while growing up in New York City, where I..

JOSE MARTOS GREGOIRE MAISONNEUVE BY HANNAH KUGEL

Jose Martos is a New York gallery owner and a leading specialist on Keith Haring. Today, he associates with the French art dealer Gregoire Maisonneuve, starting a new chapter and giving his gallery the infusion it needs to face the financial crises. Jose, how did you become a New York art dealer? Jose : I was living in St. Barth, I came to New York and found a job at..