Thomaï Serdari on Fine Arts & Luxury
Napoleon's watch by Chaumet

Paris offers plenty of opportunities to all of us who like looking at art, or simply, at beautiful things. Place Vendôme, even if a little old-fashioned today, remains the center of Haute Joaillerie and occasionally offers illuminating, off-the-beaten-path exhibits on the history of jewelry and watch making. A tradition of about 200 years distinguishes La […]

High Heels by Yayoi Kusama

One of the most fascinating personalities of 20th century art, Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), was feted with a retrospective of her work at Le Centre Pompidou, Paris from October 10, 2011 to January 9, 2012. The chronological exhibit of about 150 of Kusama’s works will travel to the Reina Sofia in Madrid, the Tate in […]

Sissi Farassat's sequined work, courtesy of the artist.

  The magnificent setting of the Grand Palais did not make my stroll through Paris Photo, an institution in its 15th year already, any easier.  There were just too many distractions in the about 135 exhibitor booths, too many first encounters, too many old familiars, and too many provoking juxtapositions. The leading photography fair had […]

Salvador Dali's brooch. Courtesy of the Museum of Art & Design.

The pantheon of 20th century artists is currently housed at the second floor of the Museum of Art and Design, where guest curator Diane Venet organized an exhibit that features over 180 pieces of jewelry. Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Max Ernst, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Jeff Koons, Anish Kapoor, Louise Bourgeois are just a few […]