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Martin Essl Le Château Rouge exhibition
at Belle Juliette until 30th September 2017

Art and Culture, Hôtel La Belle Juliette, Photography

For the summer exhibition at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff has chosen to present a selection of photos from the series Le Château Rouge by Austrian artist Martin Essl.

Born in 1982, Essl published his first book, Le Château Rouge N°1, in July 2015, the result of three years of work.

The title refers to a Parisian metro station, but that’s just the starting point for a fiction, a voyage across Paris and elsewhere, with the aim of capturing images of everyday life with particular colours and light.
Martin Essl <em>Le Château Rouge exhibition at Belle Juliette until 30th September 2017Each photo is a poem with sharp, bright colours that illuminate the banality of the city, a woman’s body, part of the sky or the front of a bus.

The photographer offers us a poetic wandering with a different approach to our daily environment, inviting us to open our minds to the beauty of the world.

The exhibition is free of course, and the terrace and garden of the Clos Belle Juliette await you afterwards for a refreshing drink or a chic snack from our delicious menu!

The Martin Essl exhibition Le Château Rouge is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 30th September 2017

Free! Open every day from 11am-10pm

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Où sont les femmes exhibition at Studio Harcourt until 30th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

With one hotel called les Dames du Panthéon and another called la Belle Juliette, it’s hardly surprising that an exhibition called Where Are the Women (Où sont les femmes) would catch our attention.

Studio Harcourt is a famous French photograph studio with a very particular style that has been immortalising the famous since the 1930s, using immediately recognisable lighting and shadows. In a new location since last spring, the building contains a café, projection room and exhibition space open three days a week to the public.

The current exhibition Où sont les femmes, focusing on all manner of famous women, looks very interesting indeed! Here’s all the info…

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Exhibition Les Habitants by Elene Usdin
at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
21st June – 13th July 2017

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Our talented friend Elene Usdin (whose photos are part of the interior design at the Baume, Belle Juliette and each floor of the Dames du Panthéon has a new exhibition coming up with our friends at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff.

And we are happy to invite you to the gallery opening party on 21st June, with not only free bubbly but also a live concert by Les Argonautes! Yes, Les Argonautes!

Here’s all the info.

With this show, Elene Usdin proves that she is not only an excellent photographer, but that she can also handle the brush like the great classical masters.

The first pieces of her new series Les Habitants, these take the timeless style of portraiture and subvert it by hand-painting on top of each photo the hidden emotions of her teenage models.

The artist thus revolutionises a certain idea of photography – almost a cliché – that define a photo by the fact that it can be reproduced. The photos of Les Habitants are all unique creations, the fruit of long hours spent meticulously embellishing each portrait with a multitude of fantastical figures.

The exhibition is of course free, but if you have some time on the evening of the Fête de la Musique (don’t forget to go down to la Belle Juliette at some point of course) you can be part of the opening party, with a few glasses of bubbly and musical accompaniment from Les Argonautes!

The exhibition Les Habitants by Elene Usdin is at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff (here) from 21st June – 13th July 2017

Open Tuesday-Saturday, 2-6pm

Opening part 21st June 2017 from 6-9pm

Free!

Website: www.ewgalerie.com

Facebook: facebook.com/galerie.estherwoerdehoff

Instagram: instagram.com/galerieesther

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The HSBC Photography Prize winner at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff until 10th June 2017

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Laura Pannack & Mélanie Wenger are the two winners of the this year’s Prix HSBC pour la Photographie, and you can see some photos by both of them at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, very close to our hotels.

Here’s all the info.

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Walker Evans retrospective at the Pompidou Centre, 26th April – 14th August 2017

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A retrospective of one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century is starting at the Pompidou Centre, the biggest ever organised in France.

Here’s all the info.

Rétrospective Walker Evans au Centre Pompidou du 26 avril au 14 août 2017

© Walker Evans Archive, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Photo © Fernando Maquieira, Cromotex

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Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier
20th April – 24th September 2017

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A new exhibition about the relationship between photography and cars from 1900 to the present day, at the Fondation Cartier, not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

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The 2017 Paris Photo Month on the Left Bank

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Le Mois de la Photo (Paris Photo Month) now extends beyond the city limits – and we encourage you to explore – but you might like to know that there are already some superb exhibitions on offer just minutes from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
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Photo shoot for Forest Magazine
at the Hotel Baume

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Shooting 'Society of Ambiance' de Forest Magazine à l'Hôtel Baume, ParisAnother great photo shoot at the Hôtel Baume!

Alexandre Eustache and Séna Aurélia from fashion/art mag The Forest came down to see us with six handsome models to shoot an article called Society of Ambiance.

The lounge are and rooms were liberally used as a background, and the photos are so smart we can almost forgive them for putting their feet on the sofas! 😜

The full credits for the shoot are at the bottom of this article. Thanks again to The Forest for coming to to see us!
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Here are the credits:

The Forest Magazine
(some images may be NSFW)

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Photographer: Alexandre Eustache
Fashion Editor & Art Director: Séna Aurélia
Grooming: Odile Jimenez using MakeUp Forever

Featuring:

Al FofanaMarilyn Agency, Paris
Anthony AM. Management, Paris
Bakay DiabyBananas Models
Billy LukaleThe Face, Paris
Ibrahima – Rock Men
Julio GobaCity Models

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Léon Herschtritt exhibition
The lovers of Paris at la Belle Juliette
until 25th June 2017

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There’s a new photo exhibition on at the gallery of the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette! And it’s free!

Léon Herschtritt has dedicated 80 years to the art of photography! Born in 1936, he learned his craft at the École nationale de la Photographie (National Photography School) before being sent on assignment to Algeria by the education ministry.

With Les Gosses d’Algérie (The kids of Algeria), his first report in 1960, he received – age 24! – the prestigious Niépce Prize organised by Gens d’images. « I am, » he says with a glint in his eye, « the youngest ever winner of the prize! »

Back in Paris, working as an independent photographer, Herschtritt published his reports and portraits in the magazines of the times, and became a member of the famous photography club, 30 x 40.

Through chance friendships, meetings or commission, the young Léon had breakfast every Sunday with Jacques Prévert, met the stars of the day, immortalised the events of May 1968 and the changing city landscape.

With a deeply humanist regard, an innate sense of composition and real eithcs of reporting, Léon Herschtritt photographed France of the 1960s, a world in transition, with the Les Halles market, the Vietnam war, miniskirts and the Café de Flore.

In 1961, he left to take photos of the first Christmas after construction of the Berlin Wall. In Africa, he documented the end of the French colonies for the photo library of the Ministry of Cooperation. In Paris, he took photos of the streets, the cafés, children and celebrities.

In the early 1970s, Léon and his wife Nicole opened a bistrot where all their photographer friends would come and meet. They next became specialist antique photo merchants, with a stall at the flea market, followed by a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

In recent years, we can thank him for rediscovering his archives and showing them to us.

For this exhibition at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff has chosen to spotlight two of Herschtritt’s series of portraits: Les Amoureux de Paris, a tender look at young love that seems timeless, and celebrities, including Karen Blixen, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Seberg, stars of the era captured by the sparkling eye of the photographer.

These beautiful prints invite us to to look back affectionately at Paris of the 1960s.

The Léon Herschtritt echibition – les amoureux de Paris is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 25th June 2017

Entrance free from 11am-10pm

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Le jardin du Clos La Belle Juliette. Photo : Christophe Bielsa

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Ali Cherri and Éli Lotar exhibitions at the
Jeu de Paume, 14th February – 28 May 2017

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The astonishing black and white photos of Eli Lotar (1905 – 1969) are on show at the Jeu de Paume at the same time as a new video piece called Somniculus by artist Ali Cherri.

Here’s all the info.

Ali Cherri et Eli Lotar au Jeu de Paume du 14 février au 28 mai 2017

© Eli Lotar

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