IMG_5795Ed van der Elsken – Love on the left bank

PARIS TIPS – First year of university I was doing a visual research about Chloé. As Gaby Aghion was very inspired by those cool kids of left bank in Paris, I came accross to some of Ed van der Elsken’s photographs. My teacher advised me to search his book Love on the left bank which took me almost a year to find (ok I wasn’t looking too hard), until one day I stopped by at Book Marc searching something completely else, but oh the excitement when I saw the book!

So you can imagine my excitement when yesterday I was doing a list of must see current- and upcoming exhibitions. In my favourite museum in Paris, Jeu de Paume, there’s going to be Ed van der Elsken exhibition starting in June 13th. I migh have to see it twice.



PARIS TIPS – I wanted to share what is currently on my visit – list and couple of all time favourites:

Icons of modern art. The Shchukin Collection – Fondation Louis Vuitton. Even though I don’t mind standing outside on the line while admiring the beautiful building, this time I will buy the tickets online.

Herb Ritts – Maison Européenne de la Photographie. Actually went to see this already, beautiful photographs but unfortunately badly curated.

René Magritte, La trahison des images – Centre Pompidou. I highly recommend to visit during late opening hours, with a good luck you end up being the only person.

Soulèvements – Jeu de Paume. One of my favourite museums in Paris.

Paris Photo – Grand Palais 10-13.11.

-Musée Rodin. One of the best places in Paris to escape Paris. And look at the photo above, that’s were they keep all the light.




PARIS TIPS: Now it’s the closing weekend of temporary exhibition Street art at Espace Dali but even the permanent exhibition is worth visiting. And the view outside is breathtaking. Espace Dali Montmartre, 11 Rue Poulbot, 75018 Paris



PARIS TIPS – My current favourite museums and exhibitions;

Musée d’Orsay

My happyplace. Large collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpieces, for example over 40 Degas paintings. Go there on Thursday evening when the museum is open until 9.45pm. Rue de Lille, 75343 Paris.

Jeff Koons – Centre Pompidou

Amazing neo-pop art or ridiculously expensive kitsch? You decide. Before Jeff Koons, go check out Marcel Duchamp exhibition also in Pompidou and see where Koons got his inspiration. Marcel Duchamp in Pompidou until January 5th & Jeff Koons until April 27. Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris

Garry Winogrand – Jeu de Paume

Photos from the streets of 60s New York, and elsewhere. Imperfect feelings-catching pictures. 1 Place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris. Until February 5th.