PHPA gets ready for Art Paris 2012

It’s a stimulating, industrious week for us this week, with the launch of a whole new site for our photo project PHPA (also known in English as “A hotel photo, an artist’s view”) and our stall at Art Paris at the Grand Palais, with Esther Woerdehoff.

We spent all day Sunday getting things ready at the Grand Palais. It’s going to be something out of the ordinary!Photo d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhotos : JasonW

We love the  Grand Palais and have mentioned it to you many, many a time, often because of the exhibition held in part of the building, such as the current Animal Beauty event or the Helmut Newton boobies photo show. It’s also a huge venue much prized by art faires such as the FIAC and… Art Paris.

This year is an important one for our photo project, Photo d’hôtel, photo d’auteur, which is to have its own website inaugurated in a few days’ time (you see it here first!), and our presence at Art Paris to celebrate. Many thanks to Esther Woerdhoff who is sharing her stall with us, and our sponsors Availpro and Windward islands.

All the details are here, but we wanted to show you the preparation that’s alreday going on to make sure everything looks extra special. Our stall is divided in two, with the far end transformed into a sort of hotel room, designed by Elene Usdin. Visitors will be able to look through the keyhole of a door to see what’s going on inside!

We knew that our ambitious project would take a bit of time to set up, so we started a day earlier than everyone else at the show (after all, most of them are just hanging paintings on nails).

Our completely white stall was soon filled with all our, er, essential stuff, much of it prepared in advance…Photo d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWAs we are going to be painting everything, you’ll be able to see us from a way off! We’ve added an extra wall, swathes of colour. We’ll be giving away more details as the week goes on…Photo d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWIt’s a huge event, but just look for the blue stall and you’ll find us. It’s D12 if case you get lost 😉Photo d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWPhoto d'hôtel, photo d'auteur à Art Paris 2012 au Grand Palais, Paris - photos : JasonWMore news about Art Paris on the blog all this week, including our exploration of some of the secret parts of the Grand Palais that no-one usually gets to see.

All the info about Art Paris and our stall there can be found here.

To check out all our photos of the preparations (day 1), click the play button on the slideshow below, followed by the four little arrows bottom right to go into fullscreen mode. Or, simply click here.