This is a Garry Winogrand photo entitled El Morocco New York, 1955. See info below.
For anyone coming to Paris and wondering what’s going on, here are some events that your Parisienne correspondent (me) will be attending –
Le Salon du Chocolat – The 20th year of the Salon du Chocolat will take place in a huge exhibition space entirely dedicated to chocolate and cocoa. Aside from chocolate offerings, there will be happenings, culinary workshops and artistic performances. Years ago it was in a much smaller venue, but due to popularity it now takes place in the Porte de Versailles exhibition center.
Re-opening of the renovated Picasso Museum after a 5-year closure – The Musée Picasso, an art gallery located in the Marais district, is dedicated to the work of Pablo Picasso.
The Natural History Museum exhibition entitled “Night” (this is great for kids) – The Grand Galerie of Evolution at the Jardin des Plantes (Natural History Museum) in the 5th arrondissement is hosting an exhibition that explores the night in all its aspects from scientific to imaginary, presented in four sections: the night sky, nocturnal life in the natural world, a night of sleep, and myths and monsters of the night. Hurry though, because it ends November 3rd!
Author readings at The American Library in Paris – Depending on who the author is, I like to go here after work. The library is located in the 7th arrondissement on the Left Bank – you don’t have to be a member to attend their activities (they also have regular book sales and movie nights, among other things.) If it’s a clear night, I love the walk home. I stride up the Avenue Rapp (crisp, cold nights are best for this) then cross the Pont de l’Alma. At precisely 9 pm the Eiffel Tower bursts into glorious sparkle for 10 minutes (every hour on the hour). Blasé Parisienne that I am, I still find it thrilling to stand on the bridge….in the dark, under the stars….and watch La Grande Dame do her twinkle act. It’s a free show. I then walk briskly up the avenue George V to the Champs-Elysées, jump on the metro and I’m home in 10 minutes. Author Celso Gonzalez-Falla will speak about his novel My Lost Cuba and the Cuba of his youth on Tuesday November 4 at 7:30 pm.
Dance of the Vampires musical at the Mogador Theater – this is a smash hit staged by 81-year old Roman Polanski. 81? Wow, when did that happen?
A MUST SEE!! – Photography exhibition at the Jeu de Paume – November is the month of photography in Paris and I’m excited about this particular exhibit showing at the Jeu de Paume gallery in the Tuileries Gardens. Garry Winogrand, born in the Bronx, is a renowned photographer of New York City and American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s. Known primarily as a street photographer, Winogrand is often associated with famed contemporaries Diane Arbus and Lee Friedlander. A retrospective of Winogrand just closed last month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.