PICASSO / ART
Dora Maar, Picasso painting “Guernica”, Paris 1937.
Take an intimate look at more of the world’s greatest modern artists at work this month at Sofitel Washington DC Lafayette Square with "Revealed", our magnifique photo exhibit - Raoul Dufy, Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso and more.
When Georges Vuitton, the son of Louis Vuitton, created the house’s monogram in honor of his late father in 1896, an icon was born. Now, over 100 years later, six artists are putting a modern twist on the signature interwoven initials in a new project titled ‘The Icon and the Iconoclasts: A Celebration of Monogram’ for the brand’s 160th birthday. Christian Louboutin, Cindy Sherman, Frank Gehry, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Newson and Rei Kawakubo are all on the designer list. Magnifique collaborations!
Pictured, Marc Newson for Louis Vuitton.
Under the shadow of the towering Sydney Harbour Bridge and around the corner from The Rocks lies Walsh Bay. Now the heart of Sydney’s thriving performing arts scene, home to the Sydney Theatre Company, Bangarra Dance Theatre and Sydney Dance Company, it’s one of our favorites areas of Sydney. Smell the harbour breeze, take in a show, join a dance class or simply soak up the views. All this only a short drive or enjoyable walk from Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
MATISSE NEW YORK
In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium. "Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs", now on view at MoMA only moments from Sofitel New York, is a groundbreaking reassessment of this important body of work.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869-1954). Palmette (Feuille violet sur fond orange). 1947. Gouache on paper, cut and pasted. 28 x 21” (71.1 x 53.3 cm). Mr. and Mrs. Donald B. Marron, New York.
Thirty-one new galleries and 105 returning galleries will take part in this year’s edition of Paris Photo, the French capital’s premier photography fair. Held under the glass dome of the Grand Palais, the event includes three exhibitions—“Recent Acquisitions,” “Private Collection” and “Open Book”—showcasing historical and contemporary photography. Nov. 13 through 16;
Chromogenic print by Rodolphe Hammadi, “Staircase series”. 1983-1986.