Must-See Art Guide: Paris

This week's guide features William Klein, Cy Twombly, Jean Prouvé, and more.

William Klein, Club Allegro Fortissimo, Paris (1990). Courtesy of Polka Galerie.

Bonjour, Paris. As usual, the City of Light is full of art, and the real difficulty is narrowing down your options so you can wrap up your day and go and have some wine. Besides all the regular museum obligations—if you haven’t seen the Cy Twombly retrospective yet, what are you waiting for?—I recommend heading off the beaten path and visiting the city’s major and lesser-known galleries. If you’re jealous you can’t make it to MoMA’s current Francis Picabia show in New York, console yourself with an impressive solo show on the avant-garde master’s work at BENJAMIN SEBBAN FINE ART. For another juicy painter, be sure to see Karl Horst Hödicke’s German Neo-Expressionist work at Tajan ArtStudio, which is practically bursting at the seams with brilliant color and aggressive line work. If you’re feeling in the mood for a bit of a trip, just outside the city limits is Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac’s Pantin location, which currently hosts the intriguing work of Swiss artist Not Vital. And lastly, for design lovers, Galerie Downtown has a wide array of Jean Prouvé objects on view through the end of the month.

Art offers one of the best ways to refuel or distract yourself, so whatever your motive, you have plenty to draw from. Bonne chance.

 

Exhibition: William Klein: PARIS + KLEIN
When:
January 14–March 4, 2017
Where:
Polka Galerie, Cour de Venise, 12 rue Saint Gilles, Paris, France

Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Mata Hari (2004). Courtesy of MA GALERIE samuel le paire.

Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe, Mata Hari (2004). Courtesy of MA GALERIE samuel le paire.

Exhibition:Cinéma !
When:
January 28–April 15, 2017
Where:
MA GALERIE samuel le paire, 7 rue du Louvre, Paris, France

Cy Twombly. Courtesy of the Centre Pompidou.

Cy Twombly. Courtesy of the Centre Pompidou.

Exhibition: Cy Twombly
When:
November 30, 2016–April 24, 2017
Where: Centre Pompidou, Place Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France

Francis Picabia, Profil (c. 1937–1939). Courtesy of BENJAMIN SEBBAN FINE ART.

Francis Picabia, Profil (c. 1937–1939). Courtesy of BENJAMIN SEBBAN FINE ART.

Exhibition: PICABIA PICABIA PICABIA
When:
January 10–February 10, 2017
Where:
BENJAMIN SEBBAN FINE ART, 4 rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris, France

Philippe Cognée, Crowd “Black Hole” (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon.

Philippe Cognée, Crowd “Black Hole” (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Daniel Templon.

Exhibition:Philippe Cognée: Crowds
When:
January 7–March 4, 2017
Where:
Galerie Daniel Templon, 30 rue Beaubourg, Paris, France

Robin Rhode, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie kamel mennour.

Robin Rhode, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie kamel mennour.

Exhibition: Robin Rhode: Force of Circumstance
When: January 20–March 4, 2017
Where: Galerie kamel mennour, 6 rue du Pont de Lodi, Paris, France

Phillip King, Rainbow Archer (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong - Paris

Phillip King, Rainbow Archer (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Lelong – Paris

Exhibition: Phillip King: Dans la couleur
When:
February 1–April 1, 2017
Where: Galerie Lelong – Paris, 13 rue de Téhéran, Paris, France

K.H. Hödicke, Tamile Über Der Stadt (1979). Courtest of Tarjan ArtStudio.

K.H. Hödicke, Tamile Über Der Stadt (1979). Courtest of Tajan ArtStudio.

Exhibition: Karl Horst Hödicke: Ich Bin Ein Berliner
When:
February 8–15, 2017
Where: Tajan ArtStudio, 37 rue des Mathurins, Paris, France

Marepe, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris.

Marepe, installation view. Courtesy of Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris.

Exhibition: Marepe: Suave na nave
When:
February 1–April 1, 2017
Where: Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin | Paris, 57 rue du Temple, Paris, France

Not Vital, A Plane, A Boat, A Car, A Sled (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Not Vital, A Plane, A Boat, A Car, A Sled (2015). Courtesy of Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

Exhibition: Not Vital: Poles
When:
January 22–March 18, 2017
Where: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, 69 avenue du Général Leclerc, Pantin, France

Ricardo Brey, Exilio temporal (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

Ricardo Brey, Exilio temporal (2016). Courtesy of Galerie Nathalie Obadia.

Exhibition: Ricardo Brey: All that is could be otherwise
When:
January 7–February 25, 2017
Where: Galerie Nathalie Obadia, 3 rue du Cloître Saint-Merri, Paris, France

Cédric Klapisch. Courtesy of Galerie Cinema.

Cédric Klapisch. Courtesy of Galerie Cinema.

Exhibition: Cédric Klapisch: Nature Humaine
When:
February 2–April 1, 2017
Where: Galerie Cinema, 26 rue Saint Claude, Paris, France

Jean Prouvé, Lit Fabert (1935). Courtesy of Galerie Downtown

Jean Prouvé, Lit Fabert (1935). Courtesy of Galerie Downtown

Exhibition: Jean Prouvé
When:
Through February 28, 2017
Where: Galerie Downtown, 18 rue de Seine, Paris, France


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