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TUESDAY MUSEDAY – William Eggleston (photographer)

« Aurélie? That’s odd for a name. That’s cute. » These are Eggleston’s words, thrown at me with a mischievous look on the occasion of a Spring afternoon of 2006, the day of a press conference held in Dunkirk for his « Spirit of Dunkerque » exhibition. Truth is, there are thousands reasons to like this photographer and his remarkable work.

« Aurélie ? C’est un drôle de prénom. C’est joli. » C’est précisément ce que m’a lancé, l’air malicieux, William Eggleston lors de notre rencontre en 2006, par un bel après-midi de printemps. C’était à l’occasion de la conférence de presse pour son exposition « Spirit of Dunkerque » au LAAC (Lieu d’art et action contemporaine). S’il existe bel et bien mille raisons d’aimer ce fabuleux photographe et son remarquable travail, en voici trois.

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THIS WEEK IN ARTS VOL.2: Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’ / Guggenheim Museum, NYC

The museum and the exhibition: comfort minus the déjà vu.

For our first trip to New York City, we automatically planned a visit to one of the many jewels the city has to offer: the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Permanent home for contemporary art, ephimeral exhibitions are also notorious there, and the building’s architecture doesn’t disappoint. At our time of visit and alongside Basquiat’s Defacement: The Untold Story, we also enjoyed portraits taken by Robert Mappletorpe and sculptures by Constantin Brancusi.

To be completely honest, we weren’t familiar with Jean-Michel Basquiat’s work, which we only heard of while watching documentaries and reading Keith Haring’s Journals. Once reconciled with our humility, we fully immersed in this proposed portion of his art. That is the magic of primitive art: simple never precludes impact and meaning.

We would have loved to review our full experience, but we’re limiting this article to the main reason of our visit. Of course, 3 raisons pour will be your best ally when the time comes for a comprehensive walkthrough of the premises. EDIT: it has just been published here!

For now, let’s take a blogable tour!

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10 SPACES AND PLACES WITH 3 RAISONS POUR

10 SPACES AND PLACES WITH 3 RAISONS POUR

Bamby Dubois is 3 raisons pour, but that’s not all. Bamby Dubois is not interested in glory, nor is she interested in showing off. She’s one of the few travel bloggers doing it for the right reasons. Never too high, never too low, she understood that cities, countries and continents are not to be consumed or idealized, but to be told. Far from fiction, her own reality is sincere and generous. See for yourself.

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