Since January this year, I've been fortunate enough to exhibit 10 of my paintings in the flagship store of Roche Bobois, the upscale furniture brand, located on Madison Avenue and 35th Street. I learned from them that this store is their number 1 in the world, surpassing Paris.
For those of you who visited the place and send me kind messages, I know you have been blown by the prominent golden Eiffel Tower standing there. I have to recognize that the attention to details the team from Roche Bobois had in the curation of the art pieces, along with the positioning of them to match with their collections, had me look with wider perspective to the role any business can have in promoting art.
They decided to take risks by signing with me and keeping my art exhibited for 8 months, and I am eternally grateful to them for that. Now that they've gone public, I wish them the best, and can only hope for future collaborations.
All of these art works are still on sale, should you want to buy them. You can contact me here.
Back in November, Brigitte Macron, accompanying her husband President Emmanuel Macron on his official visit, met with some members of the French community.
This lady inspires me: she is a former teacher, she speaks and acts strongly for women to be recognized, she is elegant and classy.
I wanted to pay her a tribute and so I created this gold and ink drawing for her, called "Grace". Not only she received it with spontaneous appreciation, but she had me sent a beautiful email note when she was back in Paris.
Merci, Madame La Presidente !
For the third year in a row, I am proud to participate among hundreds of internationally renowned and emerging artists to Postcards From the Edge, a two-day exhibit of postcard-sized artwork.
Each artwork costs $85, and you only discover the name of the artist after buying it. Last year, Postcards From the Edge raised almost $100,000 and we can do better this year, with your help.
Let me know if you go and when. The show is at the Gallery 524 in Chelsea. I shouldn't say it, but my piece is #1022 and I am glad to share a preview with you here.
Thanks to Pierre's restaurant and to the success of the first month, I'm glad that my show "Organic Life" continues for another month until October 27.
There are some great pieces still exhibited. If any of you are stopping by, let me know, I'd love to hear your feedback.
And thanks again to the first month visitors, and of course to the private collectors who believed in me!
I am proud and honored that Brigitte Macron, France's first lady, has welcomed with pleasure one of my paintings. She was present in New York with her husband, French President Emmanuel Macron, for UN General Assembly week, and they both met with the French community last night.
This painting is called 'Grace' and it symbolizes the grace that each woman has inside and outside of her. It is made out of ink and gold paint, materials that I love to use and that I have been using partly in my current exhibit 'Organic Life'.
Wishing her the best in the immense task ahead of her and the President.
Thank you, Madame!
I am pleased to present 23 of my new artworks during the month of September at Pierre's, the famous Bridgehampton restaurant. I will share some previews here and on Instagram over the coming days and weeks.
I hope to see you at the opening Saturday September 9 from 3 to 6pm!
To register, click here on Eventbrite.
Still visiting places and meeting people I love.
Ninth episode: Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden
Eight episode: at Edgar's Cafe on Upper West Side
Seventh episode: at the Brooklyn Museum with Taleen Berberian
Sixth episode: at the Brooklyn Museum for the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit
Fifth episode: Seated Ballerina at Rockefeller Center
Visiting places and meeting people I love, all about art.
Fourth episode: Christie's
Third episode: Cafe Lalo
Second episode: Cheri Harlem
First episode: The Art Students League
Last weekend, I had a great time organizing and supervising an awesome art workshop at The Computer School, 77th St. and Columbus Avenue, in Manhattan.
Dozens of passionate "young artists" kids showed up and created their own mural and postcards canvas that will all be exhibited on the walls of the school.
I feel blessed and boosted by the support I received from friends and fellow artists over the past few months, and I want to share two very moving and recent examples:
Gabrielle HB-Abada, curator specialized in French contemporary art, has published a very moving article in the Courrier de Floride about recognition and how to be a woman artist. She cited me among very accomplished and famous other artists and used words beyond expectations. Merci Gabrielle, you are a wonderful herald for us.
Sally O’Dowd, multimedia content production and marketing, magazine self-publisher and poet, recently published a series of poems on Medium.com and used one of my watercolors to illustrate her poem Dancing to Fleetwood Mac on Vinyl. Thank you Sally, wishing you the best.
Last but not least, like in 2016, I will participate from January 13 to 15, in the show Postcards from the Edge, to support HIV+ artists. The organization Visual AIDS has featured me on top of their list, so I hope my postcard will be sold to benefit this noble cause. If you are nearby Chelsea next week, come and have a look, it is a great and affordable show!
My friend and great entrepreneur Catherine Barba is having a great event tomorrow: 500 people will attend the Women in Innovation Forum (#WinForumNY) in the AXA Auditorium Midtown, and I've been invited to show 8 of my art pieces there.
I am honored to be sharing what inspired me over the last few months, especially the "Flower Lady" series.
If some of you are attending the forum, let me know!
Here are some photos of the set-up day:
If you are around Upper West Side this week, stop by West End Health & Fitness: you will be welcomed by a great staff, including Vito and Ashley, and they have great incentive for members or members to be.
Moreover, they've been kind enough to lend their walls to some of my art pieces. So come and check it out!
Come and see a selection of paintings from the Art Students League artists. There will be drinks and snacks for everybody, and the entrance is free.
From 5:30 to 8pm on Thursday Feb. 11, I'll be glad to welcome you in the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery and talk about art around a glass of wine. Let me know if you are coming!
If you are around NYC this weekend, come and visit Sikkema & Jenkins gallery (530 W 22th St.) at the 'Postcards From the Edge' exhibit.
Look for postcard #660 - yes, it's mine - and let me know if you like it!
Thanks to Nelson Santos, Executive Director of @Visual_AIDS for his support.