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‘Ars longa, vita brevis’—or “Art is long, life is short” goes the well-known phrase attributed to Hippocrates. This is true, of course, in that artists leave behind legacies lasting longer than they do, but it is also true in the experience of art. It invites us to reflect, step back and feel wonder, appreciate, and let our souls be lifted. This issue of Collect—its name especially suited to its content here—focuses mainly on the subject of art, particularly highlighting many of the collections major fine arts institutions hold or assemble across borders for special exhibitions. By an idea, an artistic journey or an era, curators collect reasons for viewers to take a moment away from the speed of life towards the suspended experience of beauty.
The Belle Etoile Suite, Le Meurice, Paris
Dorchester Collection’s future hotel and residence, Dubai 45 Park Lane, by Alexandra Lhermite-Schwass (@whatalexloves)
Jessica Préalpato, pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée, Paris
Historic image from the archives of Hotel Eden, Rome
The Dorchester Collection Academy
Bungalow 3 at The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles
A word from...
Christopher Cowdray Chief executive officer of Dorchester Collection
It seems true to me that, with excellence, often comes humility. The
In Paris, Le Meurice unveils newly-restored rooms and suites, including
drive to improve is closely linked to the awareness that one can
the spectacular penthouse, the Belle Etoile. A total of 29 carefully crafted
always be better, and that perfection is an ever-unfinished achievement.
spaces from the third the seventh floor—all with exceptional panoramic
At Dorchester Collection, we continually strive to improve our services, our
views—have been artfully restored. Charles Jouffre, Le Meurice’s interi-
properties, the quality of our work environment, and the standards of our
or designer of ten years invited two young designers, Margaux Lally and
community engagement and responsibilities.
Luc Berger of interior design studio Lally & Berger, to work on the project; a focus on the glorious Belle Etoile—with a truly stunning 360-degree per-
Dorchester Collection is pleased to announce that it has been officially
spective upon the skyline of Paris—is found on page 46.
added to the list of companies supporting the United Nations Standards of Conduct for Business Tackling Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bi,
Dorchester Collection is also turning its attention towards expansion into
Trans, and Intersex People, granted on behalf of the Partnership for Global
the Middle East, with the construction of a new 5-star hotel and collec-
LGBTI Equality. We are delighted to be recognised for our inclusive envi-
tion of private residences in Dubai. In partnership with Omniyat opening
ronment across our hotels and on a corporate level.
in 2021 in Marasi Business Bay, this will be the brand’s first hotel in the Middle East in addition to managing a collection of private residences at
This year, the Dorchester Collection’s people and culture team is hon-
One Palm. As our property ventures in Dubai are beginning, meanwhile, in
oured to have received the Princess Royal Training Award. The accolade,
Rome, Hotel Eden celebrates 130 Years as a local icon. Perhaps in over
presided by HRH Princess Anne, recognises employers with outstanding
100-years’ time our property in Dubai will look back on its own history that
training and development programmes that have had a direct impact on
is, for now, yet to come.
business performance. We enter the list as the only luxury hotel company represented.
As every year turns, in the more than ten years since the establishment of Dorchester Collection, I always enjoy considering how the company’s
Another accolade this year focuses on our kitchens, with pastry chef
history is shaped by often very little—and, sometimes significant—steps.
Jessica Préalpato at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée restaurant named
I am proud of what it has accomplished as a talented group of hospitality
World’s Best Pastry Chef for 2019 by the prestigious World’s 50 Best
professionals and, at the same time, look forward to the hard work that
Restaurants awards. She joins Cedric Grolet, pastry chef at Le Meurice,
makes for greater excellence ahead.
who was given the award in 2018. This makes Dorchester Collection the only company to claim two talents at this level. A profile of this fascinating young chef can be found on page 33. We have seen, and will continue to see, considerable changes across all our properties. For example, in Los Angeles, The Beverly Hills Hotel bungalows have completed a comprehensive restoration. A total of 21 of them have been thoughtfully redesigned by the internationally renowned Champalimaud Design team. Steeped in history, we are happy to uphold and surpass their storied reputation for the future.
At the centre of London society since it opened in 1931, The Dorchester is set in the heart of Mayfair opposite Hyde Park. The landmark 1930s Art Deco exterior houses a stunning ballroom, refurbished rooms and suites, all of which are tastefully designed with elegant English interiors. The award-winning Dorchester Spa is also one of the city’s ultra glamorous pampering destinations. The hotel’s restaurants and bars rank amongst the city’s best and include The Promenade, The Grill, China Tang, Parcafé and the three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester.
Situated in the heart of Mayfair, 45 Park Lane has 45 rooms, including suites all with a view of Hyde Park, and a Penthouse Suite with panoramic views of London. Highly contemporary in style, designed by the renowned architect Thierry Despont, 45 Park Lane showcases art throughout by British contemporary artists such as Damien Hirst, Sir Peter Blake and Brendan Neiland. Just steps away from The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane is dynamic in spirit with private dining in the Media Room, a Library, BAR 45 and CUT at 45 Park Lane, the debut restaurant in Europe for Wolfgang Puck, overseen by executive chef, David McIntyre.
Coworth Park is a country house and spa that rewrites the rules. Set within 240 acres of beautiful English countryside parkland, just 45 minutes’ drive from London and 20 minutes from Heathrow airport, it is also the only hotel within the UK with its own two polo fields. Other attractions include the Michelin-starred Restaurant Coworth Park headed by executive chef Adam Smith, an equestrian centre and the ground breaking luxury Spa at Coworth Park. In addition to its 70-bedroom country house, the jewel in the crown amongst Coworth Park’s 16 suites is The Dower House, a three-bedroom private residence that dates back to 1775.
Overlooking the beautiful Tuileries Garden, Le Meurice stands majestically in one of the most stylish Parisian neighbourhoods. Its rooms, decorated in Louis XVI style, as well as its Spa Valmont, offer a sense of calm and luxury in a space where history and the latest fashion trends mingle with perfection. Both offering refined French cuisine, Restaurant le Meurice under Alain Ducasse claims two Michelin stars whilst the stunning, hand-painted ceiling of the recently renovated Restaurant Le Dalí, named after the hotel’s regular guest Salvador Dalí, sets the dramatic tone for an overall heightened experience of excellence.
Hôtel Plaza Athénée symbolises the spirit of Paris: a spectacular palace hotel perfectly positioned near the Eiffel Tower and River Seine, on the prestigious tree-lined avenue Montaigne, home of Parisian haute couture. Since its opening in 1913, the hotel has been the ultimate choice of celebrities wishing to experience the energy and elegance of this unique city, taking advantage of its truly iconic location.At the heart of the hotel is its peaceful Cour Jardin around which are arrayed its stylish rooms and suites with stunning views overlooking the city and classic Parisian interiors that hide state-of-the-art technology.
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HOTEL PRINCIPE DI SAVOIA MILANO
This is the true spirit of Milan, an exceptional experience of hospitality, comfort, style and tradition. Dominating Piazza della Repubblica as a landmark neo-classical building, the legendary Hotel Principe di Savoia has been the home of international travellers and cosmopolitan society since the 1920s. Discover the refurbished rooms and suites, be immersed in a world of wellbeing at the rooftop Club 10 Fitness and Beauty Center and, when evening falls, sip a classic Italian cocktail at the Principe Bar before enjoying the innovative cuisine of chef Alessandro Buffolino at Acanto Restaurant.
Hotel Eden is located in the heart of Rome, a short stroll from the legendary Spanish Steps and picturesque Villa Borghese and offers a breathtaking panorama view across the city. Originally built in 1889, the hotel has undergone a major restoration in 2017, revealing 98 newly refurbished guest rooms and suites as well as its first urban spa, the Eden Spa. Hotel Eden is one of the Eternal City’s most celebrated hotels, popular amongst heads of states, royalty and celebrities. On the top floor is the hotel’s award winning fine-dining restaurant, La Terrazza, which has Fabio Ciervo, executive chef, at the helm.
Situated majestically in 12 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Beverly Hills Hotel has been affectionately nicknamed ‘The Pink Palace’ by those who cherish its charm. Guests will appreciate the recent comprehensive restoration programme that enhanced the vibrancy and relevance of the landmark hotel. Royalty, celebrities and world leaders enjoy the attentive service within its stylish rooms and its hide-away bungalows, with newly restored options, and two ultra-luxurious Presidential Bungalows. The sumptuous resort feeling is enhanced by the happening Polo Lounge, Bar Nineteen12, the spa and the legendary pool and cabanas.
The iconic Hotel Bel-Air is renowned for its intimate charm and internationally celebrated character. The property features the Hotel Bel-Air Spa and 103 guestrooms and suites, including 12 built into the hillside that provide sweeping canyon views. Master chef, Wolfgang Puck, oversees the hotel’s entire food and beverage operation, sharing his world renowned take on contemporary California cuisine. With an illustrious history as a discreet hide-away for the rich and famous, Hotel Bel-Air harks back to the timeless elegance of 1950s Hollywood as a true living classic.
Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17 20124 Milan
Hotel Eden Via Ludovisi 49 Rome 00187
The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Hotel Bel-Air 701 Stone Canyon Road Los Angeles, CA 90077
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Editorial, Creative Direction and Production by: LUXURYCULTURE.COM Editor-in-chief & founder: Yaffa Assouline Contributors: Alexandra Mercuri, Sara White Wilson, James Delos Santos, Alexandra Kolasinski Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org
24 When in London…
40 Parisian Paradise
From skincare based on organic Scottish seaweed at the Coworth Park Spa in Ascot to the best art to see in town, get briefed on the capital season.
Le Meurice’s Belle Etoile Suite, a penthouse with a stellar 360-degree view and an expansive outdoor terrace, is an invitation to an uniquely Parisian sort of paradise.
28 When in Milan…
46 Charlotte Perriand
A spotlight on Italy’s most industrial town where art, style and design rule—as well as the latest Prada shoes that are sure to cause a city-wide stir.
Her furniture designs are icons—instantly recognisable to anyone who pays attention to these sort of things—yet her artistic path and free spirit are lesser known, as explored in Fondation Louis Vuitton’s seasonal, sure-to-be blockbuster exhibition.
30 When in Paris… From an exhibition on the history of shoes to Le Meurice’s luxuriously refurbished suites, get in-the-know about what’s on and what’s up in Paris where beauty-lovers roam to delight and indulge.
33 Best in the World Meet Jessica Préalpato, head pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée restaurant, who earned the delicious distinction of World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019.
34 When in Rome… …Do as the Romans do, as the saying goes. From fashion to re-found fine art, and a little bit of chocolate in between, these are the ways to enjoy the Eternal City.
35 Celebrating 130 Years of Hospitality Hotel Eden in Rome celebrates 130 years at the heart of Roman society. Enjoy anecdotes from its illustrious past as well as vintage recipes from its archives, revived for this special anniversary year. Cover: Barbara Morgan (American, 1900–1992) Samadhi, 1940 (printed 1971) Gelatin silver print, 17 x 14-1/4 in. (43.2 x 36.2 cm) Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist © Barbara Morgan, Barbara Morgan Archive Featured in the exhibition: Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography at the Norton Simon Museum, November 22, 2019–April 6, 2020. An article on this can be found on page 39.
36 When in Los Angeles… Time to hit Tinseltown with a wide-open agenda, to be filled with suggestions from this survey of art and culture enlivening L.A. now.
50 Bacon & Freud: Friendly Fire A contentious personal relationship and a dynamic creative exchange allow a fascinating juxtaposition of artists Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud, selected from exhibitions bringing their painted portraits to the fore.
56 The Wonderful Mr. Walker British photographer Tim Walker shows some of his most iconic works at the Victoria & Albert Museum including an entirely new series of 150 photographs inspired by the museum’s incredible permanent collection.
58 Matisse Made Material Three leading designers interpret the artistic genius of Henri Matisse in a series of limited-edition vases, a pilot project for the launch of Maison Matisse translating the artist’s forms into decorative objects of the highest calibre.
64 Shirin Neshat’s Rising Sun Survey the career of Iranian-born, New Yorkbased artist Shirin Neshat, who explores notions of rootedness and identity, and receives the most comprehensive review of her work at The Broad in Los Angeles.
66 Y List 39 Beyond the World We Know Get immersed in the unique aesthetic pleasure of abstract photography through the Norton Simon Museum’s special exhibition featuring some of the artform’s best and most beautiful.
Collect editor-in-chief Yaffa Assouline’s insider list of the Who, What, Where and Y of what’s within the air de temps of today.
dorchestercollection.com The Dorchester, London | 45 Park Lane, London | Coworth Park, Ascot | Le Meurice, Paris Hôtel Plaza Athénée, Paris | Hotel Principe di Savoia, Milan | Hotel Eden, Rome The Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills | Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles | Dubai (opening 2020)
Perfection just happens at Dorchester Collection
when in london…
When In London...
“I travel continuously, and I see many cities, but there is nowhere like London.” Norman Foster
Art at 45PL Every year at 45 Park Lane, the hotel walls transform into exhibition spaces for up-and-coming or established contemporary British artists. This autumn sees the works of Zhuang Hong Yi on display, characterised by their vibrant colours and the artist’s unique beyond the traditional painting canvas, his works can be described as three-dimensional with their unique, appealing texture. Zhuang Hong Yi Through 27 January 2020 45 Park Lane London W1K 1PN T. +44 20 7493 4545
Young Talent At 26, Tom Booton’s appointment as head chef of The Grill at The Dorchester makes him the youngest ever head chef in the restaurant’s 88-year history. Beginning his career at the age of just 15 years, Chef Booton’s culinary talents saw him rise quickly through the ranks at leading restaurants; The Dorchester catches him on the wave of what promises to be an impressive career trajectory. The Dorchester 33 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA T. +44 20 7629 8888
Gormley the Grand Explore Antony Gormley’s 45-year career of monumental sculpture, alongside new works created for this major exhibition. He is one of Britain’s most celebrated sculptors, known for his use of organic, industrial and elemental materials. Antony Gormley Through 3 December 2019, Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD T. +44 20 7300 8000
Antony Gormley, Body and Fruit, 1991/93. Cast iron and air, dimensions variable. Installation view, Malmö Konsthall, Malmö, Sweden © the Artist. Photo: Jan Uvelius, Malmö
iterations of florals. Literally reaching
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Museum Malaysia alongside the
Sumptuous Scottish Seaweed Treatment
British Museum’s world-class Islamic
The word is derived from the Gaelic word for water—’ishga’—and
collection, ‘Inspired by the East’ explores
it is also the name of the brand which creates the organic skincare
how the Islamic world influenced
products used in the new treatments at Coworth Park Spa.
Western art, charting the long and
Hailing from Scotland’s remote Hebridean Islands, ishga makes
complex cultural interactions across five
sustainable skincare products with pure organic Scottish
centuries. It also examines the tradition
seaweed, which for centuries has been prized for its natural anti-
known as ‘Orientalism’, the representation
oxidant and therapeutic properties.
In partnership with the Islamic Arts
of the East in Western arts often blurring Unknown Qajar artist, Portrait medal of Muhammad Shah Qajar, c.1835–40. © Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.
the lines between fantasy and reality. Inspired by the East Through 26 January 2020 The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG, T. +44 20 7323 8000
Coworth Park Spa Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7SE, T. +44 1344 756 756
Chinese-born, London-based designer Huishan Zhang is one of fashion’s most rapidly rising stars, as the interest and accolades keep coming. Winner of the 2013 Dorchester Collection fashion prize, he has since been a finalist for the LVMH Prize, recipient of the 2016 BFC Trust amongst other industry recognitions including his ‘Dragon Dress’ entering into the permanent collection of the V&A Museum. In 2018, he opened his first retail space on Mount Street, Mayfair, London, to cater to his growing VIP client base. One to watch, as his future promises to be bright as well as beautiful. Huishan Zhang Boutique 5b Mount Street, London W1K 3NE, T. +44 204918378
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Eight of Eighty-Eight Stefan Trepp joins The Dorchester as its eighth executive chef in eighty-eight years, leading the hotel into its next gastronomic chapter. The renowned Chef Trepp will oversee a brigade of more than 100 chefs within The Dorchester’s six kitchens serving; The Grill, The Promenade, The Bar, coffee shop Parcafé, Private Dining & Events, in-room dining and The Spatisserie at The Dorchester Spa. Always forward thinking, he plans to focus intensively on sustainable food practices and introduce innovative ways to source produce and minimise food waste.
The Dorchester 33 Park Lane, London W1K 1QA T. +44 20 7629 8888
Let’s Face It Adeela Crown, whose signature techniques in the field of non-surgical skincare have earned her a reputation as the go-to facialist for celebrities worldwide, will be at The Dorchester Spa for an exclusive residency. Amongst her renowned and science-led treatments, a highlight on the Spa menu is the Crowning Glowry™, inspired by the pre-red carpet facials she creates for her celebrity clientele. The Dorchester Spa 33 Park Lane, London, W1K 1QA T. +44 20 7319 7109, for reservations
Franck Namani’s London outpost in Mayfair is the perfect place to find some urban comfort with its incredible line of cashmere (including its patented Ultimum Cashmere line) and other high-quality men and womenswear, such as its light and quick-drying swimwear. Discreet yet with a superb and uplifting colour palette, the brand claims: “Simply the best cashmere in the world”. To feel it is to believe it. Franck Namani boutique 31–35 Davies Street Mayfair, London W1K 4LR T. +44 20 7493 7070
Daringly Dora Dora Maar (1907-1997) is often encountered through her connection with Picasso—she was his partner and muse for around eight years, inspiring many of his iconic paintings. However, she was a creative force in her own right and receives her first UK retrospective. Her provocative photographs and photomontages are celebrated examples of surrealism. Dora Maar Through 15 March 2020, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG, T. +44 20 7887 8888
Dora Maar, Liberty 1936, Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper 300 x 200 mm
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Dunne & Raby, Designs for an over populated planet: Foragers, 2009. Lambda print mounted on aluminium. Courtesy of the artists. Photo: Jason Evans, Odysseus and the Sirens, Athenian jar, c.480-470BC, ceramic © The Trustees of the British Museum Paul Gauguin, Portrait of Suzanne Bambridge, 1891, Oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm, Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, 4491 © RMFAB, Brussels
At Home in Mayfair Park Residences Opening early 2020, Mayfair Park Residences are a covetable collection of homes fully serviced by Dorchester Collection—the first time the luxury hotel group has lent its name to a residential development. Led by independent developer Clivedale London, the total of 25 one, two and three and four-bedroom apartments and townhouses—as well as an eight-bedroom penthouse with a roof top pool—are designed by Jouin Manku, located behind 18th century facades near Park Lane. A mix of service, style and situation for London living at its finest. Mayfair Park Residences 4-6 Stanhope Gate, Mayfair, London, WIK T. +44 203 7058 425, for enquiries
Untangling the Ancient City of Troy From the abduction of Helen of Troy—the beauty that “launched a thousand ships”—to the deception of the Trojan Horse and its eventual fall, a new exhibition traces the line between myth and reality concerning the ancient city of Troy, an epic legend within the Western canon. It also notably includes fascinating archaeological evidence proving there was once a real Troy.
Seeing Earth’s Tomorrow The work of 21 selected artists, architects, and designers examine humankind’s impact on the planet and presents innovative approaches that reframe our relationship with nature. Through film,
Troy: Myth and Reality 21 November through 8 March 2020, The British Museum Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG T. +44 20 7323 8000
Facing Gauguin This fascinating exhibition about Paris-born painter Gauguin, including a series of self-por-
installation, architectural models and photogra-
traits, brings together a unique selection of
phy, the works in this exhibition interrogate how
works from public and private collections
architecture, art and design are reacting to a
around the world, including a number of works
rapidly changing world, beyond mainstream
of the same sitter from different collections;
notions of sustainability. Eco-Visionaries 23 November 2019 through 23 February 2020 Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD T. +44 20 7300 8000
they display how Gauguin interpreted a specific model in different media and over time. Gauguin Portraits Until 26 January 2020, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN, T. +44 20 7747 2885
when in milan...
When In Milan...
“What is Milan’s character? Let’s not be closed in by our provincialism” Franca Sozzani
Mind the Light The largest ever solo exhibition of Scottish artist and video-maker Cerith Wyn Evans comes to Italy. His signature neon installations and multi-sensory monumental sculptures convey a harmonious composition of light, energy and sound in an exhibition entitled, ‘…the Illuminating Gas”. Across a survey of his career, a unique synesthetic experience awaits, displayed with elegance and formal balance. Cerith Wyn Evans Through 23 February 2020, Pirelli Hangar Bicocca Via Chiese, 2, 20126 Milan, T. +39 03 66 11 15 73
Prada’s New Power Pair The hottest trend underfoot in menswear is Prada’s eye-catching Cloud Thunder knit sneaker. Its sculptural design is defined by a 3D eyestay and voluminous light rubber sole. Available in a variety of colours, this footwear is setting the city streets on fire. www.prada.com
American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his wife, designer, writer and illustrator
Time for Truffles With Hotel Principe di Savoia’s exceptional
Juman Malouf collaborate
‘Truffle Hunting Package’, guests can experience first-hand one
on an exhibition challenging
of the most prized culinary ingredients, the truffle, and its elusive
traditional museum canons
sourcing—and, of course, indulge in its inimitable taste and tex-
in a playful way. Eccentric,
ture. Not just any truffle, guests will be treated to Italy’s famous
and delighting in small and
white Alba truffle. The package includes accommodation
obscure curiosities, sets the
for two, buffet breakfast for two, chauffeured round-trip
suggestively cinematic tone.
transfer to Alba, a morning of truffle hunting and a
The Spitzmaus Mummy and Other Treasures Through 13 January 2020, Fondazione Prada, Largo Isarco, 2, 20139 Milan T.+39 02 56662612
three-course lunch. Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan, T. +39 02 62301
Cerith Wyn Evans, Mobius Strip, 1997, © Cerith Wyn Evans. Courtesy White Cube Photo: Stephen White
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Cerith Wyn Evans, Mobius Strip, 1997, © Cerith Wyn Evans. Courtesy White Cube Photo: Stephen White. Installation view of “Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and other Treasures” Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien detail from Room 4, Photo: Jeremias Morandell. Induno Gerolamo (1825-1890) Titolo: La giapponesina, Anno: 1880-1885, Tecnica: olio su tela, Dim SC: 45x34,8 cm Prestatore: collezione privata, © Courtesy Enrico Gallerie d’Arte, Milano. Giorgio de Chirico, Le Muse inquietanti, 1950 ca, Olio su tela, 97 x 66 cm, Macerata, Fondazione Carima – Museo Palazzo Ricci © G. de Chirico by SIAE 2019
Encounters Depicting the artistic, historical and ethnographic connections, an exhibition subtitled ’Stories of Encounters (1585-1890)’ explores the reciprocal exchanges between Japan and Europe. One such encounter includes the travels and collection of objects and art by Count Passalacqua. A fascinating angle for delving deeper into two cultures. When Japan Discovered Italy Through 2 February 2020 MUDEC , Via Tortona, 56, 20144 Milan, Italy T. +39 02 54917
A Tree for Charity by Acqua di Parma
All Access: VIP Shopping As one of the leading fashion capitals of the world, Milan boasts endless shopping options and a myriad of luxury brands and boutiques. Hotel Principe di Savoia helps guests unlock the best of the city’s shopping with a complimentary VIP shopping card. The card grants guests exclusive access to selected boutiques in the city, special discounts, extended opening hours, personal shopping and private viewings at the hotel. A stylish luxury indeed. Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan, T. +39 02 62301
For the second consecutive year, Hotel Principe di Savoia’s lobby presents a spectacular holiday tree by Italian luxury perfume and cologne house, Acqua di Parma. Guests may purchase their favourite Acqua di Parma scents, and a percentage of the revenues will be donated to the Dynamo Camp, which is the first Therapeutic Recreation Camp in Italy dedicated to children with serious and chronic illnesses. Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan, T. +39 02 62301
Celebrating da Vinci Discover the artist behind some of the greatest masterpieces of our time. To venerate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death, Hotel Principe di Savoia is offering a unique look into the fascinating world of the true Renaissance man. A choice of exclusive tours will give guests the chance to admire his famous masterpiece, ‘The Last Supper’, explore his beautiful vineyard and stroll around the famous sights of the city. Hotel Principe di Savoia Piazza della Repubblica 17, 20124 Milan, T. +39 02 62301
De Chirico An early 20th century master within the Italian metaphysical art movement, Giorgio de Chirico receives comprehensive presentation; the development of his artistic career is explored, as well as his iconic style which is suspended between dreams and reality. De Chirico Through 19 January 2020, Palazzo Reale Milano Piazza del Duomo, 12, 20122 Milan, T. +39 2 8846 5230
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“To know Paris is to know a great deal.” Henry Miller
A Suite Life Renewed, refurbished and refreshed, several rooms and suites at Le Meurice—29 of them—have been restored with new interior designs, giving an updated look to these classic retreats. Charles Jouffre, Le Meurice’s interior designer of ten years and creator of the sumptuous drapes at the Opera Garnier, invited two young designers, Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of interior design studio Lally & Berger, to mastermind the vision for them. Known for their great passion for French craftsmanship, the duo has already created the hotel’s sublime Pompadour Suite, which is as avant-garde and beautiful as the Marquise de Pompadour herself. Le Meurice 228 Rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris T. +33 1 44 58 10 10
Fashion’s Fresh Coffee A café in black marble is a new expression of the iconic French brand, Saint Laurent. A weekly QR code broadcasts a dedicated music soundtrack on each take-away cup. Saint Laurent Rive Droite Café Rue du 29 Juillet 75001 Paris
A Modern Maharaja A rare exhibition pays tribute to the extraordinary life of the Maharaja of Indore, an Indian prince whose passion for the avant-garde led him to assemble one of the most important private collections of Modernist furniture and decorative
Staying Warm with Franck Namani
arts in the world. This visionary patron of the arts became a central figure of the international elite and the European cultural milieu of the 1920s and 1930s. With the support of The Al Thani
As a Parisian chill sets in, a cashmere caress is always
Collection Foundation, the show
on call at Franck Namani. Just steps from Le Meurice,
includes 500 pieces of Modern design
the boutique features delicious knits and daywear for a
exhibited together for the first time.
French mix of ease and sophistication. Franck Namani boutique 2 rue Castiglione, 75001 Paris T. +33 1 49 27 05 53
Moderne Maharajah, Un Prince Indien des Années 1930 Through 12 January 2020 Musée des Arts et Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris T. +33 (0) 1 44 55 57 50
Bernard Boutet de Monvel S.A., The Maharaja of Indore (Western Dress), 1929 © Adagp, Paris, 2019. Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand and Pierre Jeanneret, Reclining chaise longue, model B306, manufactured by Thonet c. 1931 © Adagp, Paris, 2019 © F.L.C. / Adagp, Paris, 2019 Photo © Sotheby’s / Art Digital Studio. Exhibition view of Trees © Thibaut Voisin, FondationCartier. GRECO
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The Secret Life of Trees With sensory and memory capacities, as well as communication skills, trees are equipped with unexpected faculties. Bringing together artists, botanists and philosophers, this exhibition gives voice
to numerous figures who, through their aesthetic or scientific journey, developed a strong and intimate link with trees.
As the first major exhibition in France
Trees. Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain 261, boulevard Raspail 75014 Paris T. +33 1 42 18 56 50
ever to be dedicated to this artist, ‘Greco’ honours the paintings of Domenico Theotokopoulos, known as El Greco. Born in Crete in 1541, he undertook his initial apprenticeship in the Byzantine tradition before refining his training in Venice and then Rome. However, it was in Spain that his art flourished, firmly taking root from the 1577s. The artist brought Titian’s colour, Tintoretto’s audacity and Michelangelo’s heroic style altogether in a distinctive mark of his own. El Greco Through 10 February 2020 Grand Palais, 3 avenue du Général Eisenhower 75008 Paris, T. +33 1 44 13 17 17
Iris Schieferstein — Horseshoes, 2006 Berlin, Iris Schieferstein © MAD Paris Photo : Hugues Dubois
Plaza Athénée, Piece by Piece Down to the finest detail, the
Time for Speed
iconic Avenue Montaigne hotel has been recreated using one of the most classic childhood building materi-
The new Richard Mille timepiece, the RM 50-04 Tourbillon
als: LEGO©. With no less than 30,000
Split-Seconds Chronograph, pays homage to both partner
LEGO© bricks and 80 hours of work put
driver Kimi Räikkönen and his team Alfa Romeo Racing Team.
into it, Epicure Studio, LEGO©s exclusive
Kimi Räikkönen, F1 world champion in 2007, will debut the
representative in France, reconstructed the
piece at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2020.
hotel’s iconic façade and garden courtyard.
An extremely technical calibre features stunning complications
Available for sale or for viewing at the hotel’s
worthy of Richard Mille’s research and development at the forefront of innovative performance. www.richardmille.com
lobby. Hôtel Plaza Athénée 25 avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris T. +33 1 53 67 66 65
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Dior’s New Address A reprise of the iconic boutique of the House of Dior on 30, avenue Montaigne comes to the heart of the Champs d’Elysées. Each visit to this new Dior boutique, with its exclusive experiences, new technologies and immersive décors is like a journey to the heart of the House’s modernity and heritage. Dior Boutique 127, avenue des Champs-Élysées 75008 Paris
prehensive survey of the most essential, most expressive
Found at its freshly opened boutique on Rue
accessory: the shoe. From the Middle Ages to today, with
du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Graff’s latest collection ‘Thread’ features a graphic design, like a web of interconnectedness. Astral, angular motifs mirror our modern, ever-connected world. Graff 237 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris T. +33 1 83 75 54 54
Paris’s leading decorative arts museum presents a com-
examples from the East and from European traditions, a broad survey of 500 pieces explores this element of fashion, presented with philosophical reflections in between. Marche et démarche : une histoire de la chaussure Through 23 February 2020, Musée des Arts et Décoratifs 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris T. +33 1 44 55 57 50
Iris Schieferstein — Horseshoes, 2006 Berlin, Iris Schieferstein © MAD Paris Photo : Hugues Dubois
A History of Shoes
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Best in the World The title is no exaggeration—Jessica Préalpato, head pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée restaurant, is named World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019. A sweet distinction, indeed. buro BELÉN, SUN+, Unseen Glasses. 2012.
essert doyenne Jessica Préalpato is named World’s Best Pastry Chef 2019, the second consecutive head pastry chef at Dorchester Collection to earn the title, with Cédric Grolet of Le Meurice claiming 2018. Granted by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, the award is widely considered the “Oscars” of the restaurant world. Head pastry chef Préalpato is at the forefront of a new kind of pastry-making touching boundaries with classic cookery. “I never wanted to be number one,” the 33-year-old Préalpato recounts in an interview with Elle magazine. “My pastry is different. I cannot compare myself or my desserts and say it is better or not. It is just different.” What she is referring to is both her working philosophy, and her daring technique. In line with industry master Alain Ducasse and chef Romain Meder, her approach celebrates the natural at all levels, keeping food inextricably linked with the seasons and its producers, and sublimating the product in its preparation. She calls her approach “Desseralité”—a blend of words in French mixing Jessica Préalpato, pastry chef at Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée
“dessert” and “naturalness”; it is also the name of her book released last November by Alain Ducasse Editions. Shifting attitudes towards the use of sugar, for example, are in her hands. “If a fruit is quite sweet to start with, like pears can be, it’s not worth adding more sweetness to it. I aim to bring the sugar out of the fruit. Today, sugar is used as a seasoning.” The notion of using the word “seasoning” itself is an example of her free style. Working beyond convention, yet with total mastery of it at the same time, she integrates rare ingredients such as nettle, watercress and fir; alternating between using a barbecue, an oven or a frying pan; and, Jessica adds vinegar and alcohol to play with acidity and bitterness. “The goal is that the customer does not get ‘bored’ during the tasting, that each bite brings him or her new information, a new emotion.” Unchartered territory in pastry-making is on the horizon, and Jessica Préalpato is its principle pioneer with all options before her.
Peanuts from the Hautes-Pyrénées, Soy milk Fontainebleau, caramel
Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athénée 25 avenue Montaigne 75008 Paris Victor Alge, Alces Alces #3. 2017 For reservations T.+33 1 53 67 65 00
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When In Rome...
“To Rome, for everything.” Miguel de Cervantes
Chocolate Eden To every chocolate lover’s delight, La Liberia—Hotel Eden’s award-winning lobby bar—features during the autumn season a special luxurious and indulgent chocolate menu. Treats are concocted in collaboration with Said dal 1923, Italian maker of luxury artisanal chocolate. As a complement to the menu, the hotel will be serving on a special trolley a selection of handcrafted sweets, chocolates, pastries and biscuits—irresistible to any chocoholic’s perusal. Hotel Eden Via Ludovisi, 49, 00187 Rome T. +39 06 4781 2776, by appointment only
A special exhibition, L’Arte Ritrovata, showcases looted archaeological and artistic treasures returned to Italy. The works, normally kept in the vaults of prestigious Italian museums, range from the Greek, Etruscan and Roman ages up to the Renaissance and Baroque eras.
Forever Dolce The Fall 2019 Ready-to-wear collection of Dolce & Gabbana has it all: sharply tailored looks,
Highlights include a painting of
baroque playfulness and a strong “return to classicality”
John the Baptist by Guercino,
with a glamorous, yesteryear vibe. Domenico Dolce and
frescoes torn from a Roman villa
Stefano Gabbana named the collection ‘Eleganza’, with
in the Pompeii area, and bronzes
sections representing signatures the designers have de-
excavated illegally in southern
veloped over the past 36 years: men’s tailoring, brocade,
Italy. L’Arte Ritrovata Through 26 January 2020 Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio 1, 00186 Rome, T. +39 060608
sequins, women’s tailoring in menswear fabrics, with a healthy dose of leopard print in between. Dolce & Gabbana, Via Condotti, 49/51 Rome, T. +39 06 69924999 www.dolcegabbana.com
San Giovanni Battista, Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri), olio su tela, cm 63x50, Roma, Musei Capitolini, Pinacoteca Capitolina, inv. PC 286
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Celebrating 130 Years of Hospitality Many illustrious guests have passed through the doors of Hotel Eden in the heart of Rome. To honour its 130th year, a selection of exceptional experiences pay homage to its past. f only all the eras could speak at once—filmmaker Frederico Fellini conducting an interview from Hotel Eden’s rooftop meanwhile Princess Mary of Bourbon dashing through its doors in her wedding gown upon her nuptials to Prince John of the Asturias. Or is that Sigmund Freud, Ingrid Bergman, or writer Gabriele D’Annunzio passing through its corridors? Hotel Eden’s intersection with culture and history is rich since its opening in 1889 by Munich-born hotelier Francesco Nistelweck. To celebrate its 130-year anniversary, Hotel Eden highlights some of the captivating stories from its past through three crafted experiences: the recreation of a legendary cocktail, the revival of a gourmet recipe, and an embellished spa offer. For a celebrated libation, the Il Giardino Bar serves the heretofore secret cocktail recipe of Royal Eden, a blend of vodka, dry vermouth, Campari, tonic water and orange bitters. It was invented by talented barman Silvio Favot for Constantine II of Greece, and a fast favourite of Queen Mother Federica. Also, a simple yet
Octopus and Celery
refined dish of octopus and celery was rediscovered amongst the hotel’s historic menus; it is now revisitVictor Alge, Alces Alces #3. 2017
ed as a contemporary classic at the Michelin-starred La Terrazza restaurant. Or, is it the Garden of Eden that is calling? An exceptional spa ritual comprises a 130-minute sensory journey— featuring fig fragrance and essential oils of rose and jasmine—inspired by Gabriele D’Annunzio’s master- piece ‘Il Piacere’ dedicated to the pleasures of the senses. At the time of its opening, Hotel Eden was one of the first hotels to be equipped with running water, electricity, heating and even a lift; it quickly became a favourite destination for foreign visitors to Rome. As the headquarters of the British Army Command after the Liberation and a favoured home-away-from-home for Belgian cartoonist Hergé, creator of Tintin (who left a comic book of ‘Tintin and Snowy’ as a gesture of thanks), the walls of Hotel Eden, indeed, have many tales to tell.
The Royal Eden cocktail
Hotel Eden Via Ludovisi 49, 00187 Rome, T. +39 06 47 81 21
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“Los Angeles is a large, city-like area surrounding The Beverly Hills Hotel.” Fran Lebowitz
Esoteric Kubrik For those who know him as a filmmaker of such classic works as 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and A Clockwork Orange (1971), Stanley Kubrick’s early career as a photojournalist is a revelation. Oragnised by the Museum of the City of New York, drawn from its ‘Look’ magazine archive, this exhibition explores this early and influential work from Kubrick’s formative years. Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs Through 8 March 2020 Skirball Cultural Center 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049 T. +1 310 440 4500
Grace Kelley’s Letters
Pattern and Decoration—or P&D, as it is commonly
As a tribute to her close history with the Hotel Bel-Air, a set
known—is often described as the first contemporary art
of letters from Hollywood legend Grace Kelly have been
movement comprised of mainly female artists; this is its
bought by the hotel. Dating back to 1954—the year she
first full-scale scholarly survey. It defied the dominance
won Best Actress at the Oscars—the letters were ad-
of modernist art by freely appropriating motifs, colour
dressed to fashion designer Oleg Cassini on official hotel
schemes, and materials from the decorative arts, tra-
letterhead. As a fascinating witness to history, guests can
ditionally coded as feminine, domestic, ornamental, or
ask the concierge team to arrange a private viewing of the
craft-based and thought to be inferior to fine art.
With Pleasure: Pattern and Decoration in American Art 1972–1985 Through 11 May 2020, The Museum of Contemporary Art, (MOCA) , 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 T. +1 213 621 2766
Hotel Bel-Air 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077 T. +1 310 472 1211
Stanley Kubrick. Columbia University. 1948. Museum of the City of New York. The Look Collection. Used with permission of Museum of the City of New York and SK Film Archives. ; Miriam Schapiro, Heartland, 1985, acrylic and fabric on canvas, 85 × 94 in. (215.9 × 238.76 cm). Orlando Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by the Women for Special Acquisition and Council of 101, © 2019 Estate of Miriam Schapiro / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo by Zach Stovall.
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Necklace (wasekaseka/waseisei), Fiji, Early to mid-19th century, Sperm whale ivory and coir, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge: 1931.203, Collected by Alfred Maudslay 1875-1880, Photo reproduced by permission of University of Cambridge Museum Archaeology & Anthropology (1931.203); Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475 - 1564), The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (recto); Amorous Putti at Play; Head of a Bird (verso), about 1530, Black and red chalk with pen and brown ink over stylus (recto); Pen and black and brown ink (verso), 27.9 × 39.4 cm (11 × 15 1/2 in.) 93.GB.51 The J. Paul Getty Musem, Los Angeles
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The Beverly Hills Hotel Book Delve into some fascinating Hollywood history with ‘The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows – The First 100 Years’, telling the comprehensive tale of one of America’s most iconic hotels. Its legend is revealed by author Robert S. Anderson whose great grandmother Margaret J. Anderson was the original owner, opening the hotel in 1912. This wonderful collection of archival photographs, colourful anecdotes and insightful information captures the hotel’s mystery and illustrates its intimate ties to the lives of Hollywood royalty across the decades. Available at the hotel’s giftshop. The Beverly Hills Hotel 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, T. +1 310 276 2251
Fijian Treasures The first substantial project on the art of Fiji to be mounted in the United States, this exhibition features over 225 artworks drawn from major international collections; it includes figurative sculpture, ritual kava bowls, breastplates of pearl shell and whale ivory, large-scale barkcloths, small portable temples, weapons, and European watercolours and paintings. Fiji: Art and Life in the Pacific December 15 through 19 July 2020 LACMA, 905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 T.+1 323 857 6000
The Mind of Michelangelo Michelangelo (1475–1564) was one of the most creative and influential artists in the history of Western art. This exhibition explores the full range of his work as a painter, sculptor, and architect through more than two dozen of his drawings, including designs for celebrated projects such as the Sistine Chapel ceiling, the Medici Chapel tombs, and ‘The Last Judgment’. These pieces witness Michelangelo at work, his boundless creativity and pioneering representation of the human form. Michelangelo: Mind of the Master February 25, 2020 througb 7 June 2020 The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049 T. +1 310 440 7300
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Animals in Japanese Art Featuring nearly 200 objects, this is the first US
Iconic Images of the Outdoors
exhibition to bring together artistic representations of animals in all media across Japanese history from the 5th century to the present. Underpinned
For 50 years, Thomas Joshua Cooper has been producing photographs outdoors, often realised through intense physical travel to remote and isolated sites to capture stunning, large-scale, black-andwhite photographs. The exhibition comprises 140 works, showcasing ‘The World’s Edge—The Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity’, a project to chart the Atlantic basin its most extreme northern, southern, eastern, and western points that he began in 1987.
by Japan’s unique spiritual heritage of Shinto and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature— and the place of animals within that realm—is expressed in sculpture, painting, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints. Every living thing: Animals in Japanese Art Through 8 December 2020 LACMA , 905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 T.+1 323 857 6000
Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge Through 26 January 2020 LACMA, 905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036 T.+1 323 857 6000
Belle Epoque This exhibition surveys the rich range of artistic responses to life in the French capital during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, later dubbed the belle époque, or “beautiful era”, when Paris was at the forefront of urban development and cultural innovation. It features three groundbreaking suites of lithographs: Pierre Bonnard’s ‘Some Aspects of Life in Paris’ (1899), Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s ‘Elles’ (1896) and Édouard Vuillard’s ‘Landscapes and Interiors’ (1899). By Day & By Night: Paris in the Belle Époque Through 2 March 2020, The Norton Simon Museum 411 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105, T. +1 626 449 6840
Ever-Modern Manet A titan of modern art, Édouard Manet receives the first major museum exhibition to focus on his late work, featuring more than 90 paintings and drawings, including an impressive array of genre scenes, still lifes, pastels and portraits as well as Jeanne (Spring), 1882. Manet and Modern Beauty Through 12 January 2020, The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive Los Angeles, CA 90049, T. +1 310 440 7300
Nin’ami Dōhachi, Okimono in the form of a Tanuki (badger), late Edo period (1615-1868), 19th century, glazed ceramic, Tokyo National Museum, Photo credit: Tokyo National Museum; Thomas Joshua Cooper, Furthest North—The Barents Sea, Knivskjellodden, Finnmark, Norway, the North-Most Point of Continental Europe, 70°11.080´ N, 2003, selenium- and gold-toned chlorobromide gelatin silver print, 40 × 54 in., Collection Lannan Foundation, © Thomas Joshua Cooper, photo courtesy of the artist; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (French, 1864–1901) The Seated Clowness from the portfolio Elles, 1896 Color Lithograph, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Crossett; Édouard Manet (French, 1832 - 1883), Flowers in a Crystal Vase, about 1882. Oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.17.37, Image courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington
Arthur Siegel (American, 1913–1978) Lucidagram #6837, 1967, Gelatin silver print Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist © Estate of Arthur Siegel.Manuel Alvarez Bravo (Mexican, 1902–2002) Rouen Architecture (Rouen), 1960 Gelatin silver print, Norton Simon Museum, Museum Purchase through the Florence V. Burden Foundation, © Archivo Manuel Álvarez Bravo, S.C. Minor White (American, 1908–1976), Untitled (Letchworth State Park, New York), 1960; Gelatin silver print, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of Mr. Shirley C. Burden, in memory of Flobelle Fairbanks Burden, Reproduced with permission of The Minor White Archive, Princeton University Art Museum. © Trustees of Princeton University. Edmund Teske (American, 1911–1996) Untitled (Close-up of Dried Roses), c. 1960 Gelatin silver duotone solarized print, Norton Simon Museum, Gift of the Artist, © Edmund Teske Archives—Laurence Bump/Nils Vidstand, 2019
Beyond the World We Know The Norton Simon Museum in California assembles an intimate exhibition celebrating abstraction in image-making. he invention of photography sparked a veritable revolution in how we convey information to each other. At last—a medium that mirrored reality, untainted by the subjectivity of the human hand. But, is it? A treasure of an exhibition curated by Gloria Williams Sander, ‘Beyond the World We Know’, assembles silver gelatin prints created by some of the 20th century’s most innovative and experimental photographers pushing the medium’s pictorial pragmatism. Barbara Morgan, Frederick Sommer, Arthur Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Minor White and Edward Weston, amongst others, bend the expectations of a medium esteemed for its ability to record what the eye sees. From complex technical processes such as chemical toning and solarisation to tight cropping of otherwise recognisable, often banal, subjects these photographers have forged a nonrepresentational, visual language that can call to mind the gestural paintings of the Abstract Expressionists. An image target such as a tree, for example, is distanced from recognisable contexts when placed in extreme close-up. As a result, viewers are encouraged to take in the image and see beyond the ostensible subject. When composition, texture, tone and light are handled by artists of great imagination and virtuosity, the simplest subjects become evocative works of art. Beyond the World We Know: Abstraction in Photography November 22, 2019–April 6, 2020, Norton Simon Museum 411 West Colorodo Boulevard, Pasadena, CA 91105
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Her name is Belle Etoile. Le Meurice hotel’s crowning glory, and one of Paris’s most spacious and resplendent penthouses, the Belle Etoile Suite has been newly renovated inside—and out. Its terrace, a veritable private garden, displays a 360-degree view of one of the world’s most celebrated skylines. This is what Parisian daydreams are made of.
“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant.” Honoré de Balzac
fter a magnificent sunset (and very likely a wonderful dinner), Paris begins to sparkle—literally, as the Eiffel Tower scintillates every hour, on the hour, like rising bubbles of champagne in the night sky. She is beautiful, Paris, as everyone knows. And, her perfectly suited vantage point is beautiful as well, as her name indeed suggests: the Belle Etoile Suite sitting upon the penthouse heights of Le Meurice. Here, a Parisian paradise is found. The Belle Etoile Suite is a masterpiece of style, craftsmanship and innovation having been freshly and entirely refurbished in collaboration with young design talents, Margaux Lally and Luc Berger of the eponymous Lally & Berger Studio. They worked in collaboration with Le Meurice’s long-time design reference, Charles Jouffre, who is the creator of the opulent drapes at the Opera Garnier. The standalone living space on the seventh-floor penthouse includes up to three connecting bedrooms. Altogether, across suite and garden, it covers an impressive 620 square metres, or 6,674 square feet. Inside, a vision of a modern-day Versailles prevails. Shades of bronze and gold, mixed with the subtle patina of lightly-aged oak compliment lavish furnishings hailing from prestigious houses such as Rubelli, Dedar and Toyine Sellers. Other artisanal touches include Declercq passementiers trimmings, sumptuous Laval furniture, Meljac fittings and bespoke chandeliers by Maison Lucien Gau. Highly-skilled
“What an immense impression Paris made upon me. It is the most extraordinary place in the world!” Charles Dickens French craftsmanship as well as local inspiration is showcased throughout. Artworks by French artist Carole Benzaken hang on the walls and the bespoke staircase, for example, is inspired by the branches of the Tuileries Garden trees dotting the landscape below. The majestic marble bathroom is unlike any in the world—a vast space flooded with natural daylight by its three windowed walls, recalling a winter garden from architecture of former eras. Its comforts inside include a whirlpool bathtub, refinement at every touchpoint and the most incredible views of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur. Outdoors, the expansive terrace is a veritable haven in the heart of an urban metropolis, also drawing inspiration from the vista of the Tuileries Garden, one of Le Meurice’s most celebrated neighbours. Renowned landscape designer PierreAlexandre Risser is the creative mastermind behind the garden in his selection of the perfect shapes, textures and beautiful blooms. At once contemporary and classic, the space leaves an impression of seamlessness with the urban grey and greenery below. On a fine day, relaxing within the Belle Etoile Suite may be the only sightseeing needed. Paris is renowned for its unusual skyline—highly preserved throughout the threats of two world wars and remarkably low in height due to strict building regulations. This leaves icons like the Eiffel Tower to rise in view and stand tall in their glory, and light up one’s Parisian dreams from on high. Le Meurice 228 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris T. + 33 1 44 58 10 10, for reservations
Charlotte Perriand, Ombre chair, 1954, Curved colored plywood, Purchased in 1996 Centre Pompidou, Paris – Musee National d’Art Moderne- Centre de Creation Industrielle, © Adagp, Paris, 2019, © Centre Pompidou,, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Bertrand Prévost
Ombre chair, 1954
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Charlotte Perriand _ A free spirit, wide-open mind and pioneering designer describes Charlotte Perriand, who is also the centrepoint of a major exhibition at Fondation Louis Vuitton this season. Yet it is her intersecting creative exchanges with the leading talents of her time that assembles for the show an impressive collection of works across genres.
he work of Charlotte Perriand (1903–1999) in the decorative arts, notably her
“To create not only standard forms, which is my job, but also to create a form of living
collaborations with Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, are considered essential
that is not bound by the accepted stereotypical formulas of our times. In other words,
references by design historians. The Fauteuil Grand Confort and the Chaise-Longue
a life of freedom. To challenge everything, but also to challenge myself as time pass-
Basculante, upon which she was photographed in 1929, remain staggeringly mod-
es and I face the future ahead of me,”. In the 1920s, as a young female graduate
ern, perpetually relevant and veritable design icons.
of the École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, she surprised her contemporaries with
The 70-year career of Perriand saw her work on every scale, from cabinet hardware to urban plans. She believed in a “synthesis of the arts”, an approach transcending
her boldness and creativity; she was drawn to the creative avant-garde of her era. “Living means moving forward,” she once said. “You have to give voice to your era.”
the boundaries of individual disciplines—a concept quite revolutionary in its time.
The exhibition reveals Charlotte Perriand as curious about everything, eager for
One of her favourite expressions, as recounted by her daughter, hits the core of her
life, with body and mind constantly awake. “Work and consume, an infernal circle…
open approach: “Nothing is off the table; there is no single answer.”
in which life’s sublime beauty is ignored,” she once wrote.
The major exhibition ‘Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World’ traces her unique
Life was her work and working with others her lifeblood. An artistic spirit rising
creative journey marked by dialogue with the artists of her time, from Fernand Léger with whom she forged an unwavering friendship to Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder, Hisao Domoto, Joan Miró, Henri Laurens, Le Corbusier and Sofu Teshigahara, amongst others. The exhibition presents some two hundred works of art, either integrated directly with creations by Charlotte Perriand, or displayed in conjunction with her design projects.“My vocation is to create,” the designer wrote.
within—and above—its time, its art even, into higher, communal considerations such as hers: “What do we want to be? How do we want to live?” Charlotte Perriand: Inventing a New World Through 24 February 2020 Fondation Louis Vuitton, 8 avenue Mahatma Gandhi, 75016 Paris T. +33 1 40 69 96 00
Bookcase for the Maison de la Tunisie, 1952
Charlotte Perriand, Ombre chair, 1954, Curved colored plywood, Purchased in 1996, Centre Pompidou, Paris – Musee National d’Art Moderne- Centre de Creation Industrielle, © Adagp, Paris, 2019, © Centre Pompidou,, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Bertrand PrévostCharlotte Perriand on the, « Chaise longue basculante, B306 », 1929 – Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret, C. Perriand, circa 1928, © F.L.C. / ADAGP, Paris 2019 © ADAGP, Paris 2019, © AChP ,
Charlotte Perriand on the « Chaise longue basculante, B306 », 1929 – Le Corbusier, P. Jeanneret, C. Perriand, circa 1928
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Charlotte Perriand , Bookcase for the Maison de la Tunisie, 1952, Fabrication Ateliers Jean Prouve for the metal parts, Andre and Pierre Chetaille for the wooden parts, Paris, Centre Pompidou - Musée national d’art moderne - Centre de création industrielle, © Adagp, Paris, 2019, © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Audrey Laurans; Isamu Noguchi, Charlotte Perriand, Lighting Rio. Appartment J. Martin., 1963, M Plus Collections Limited, Hong-Kong © Adagp, Paris 2019
Isamu Noguchi, Charlotte Perriand Lighting Rio. Appartment J. Martin., 1963
In Memory of George Dyer, 1971, Huile et letraset sur toile, triptyque, 198 x 147.50 cm, Fondation Beyeler - Beyeler Museum, Bâle, © The Estate of Francis Bacon /All rights reserved / Adagp, Paris and DACS, London 2019, © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/Artimage 2019. Photo: Hugo Maertens
Francis Bacon, right part of the triptych ‘In Memory of George Dyer’, 1971
Lucian Freud, Self-portrait, c. 1956
Bacon & Freud Friendly Fire rancis Bacon and Lucian Freud’s personal relationship is one of the more
work at the Grand Palais, which eventually earned him international acclaim, his
Self-portrait, c. 1956. Oil on canvas, 61 x 61 cm. Private collection, © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
mysterious in art history, having enjoyed years of friendship and creative
partner George Dyer committed suicide. He went on to produce the incredi-
exchange that ended with cold, public attacking of each other’s work at the end
bly famous and emotive work, ‘Triptych, May–June 1973’ dealing with the grief
of their lives.
surrounding the event. Around the same time, just before his exhibition debut,
The Royal Academy of Arts in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris afford unique opportunities to see the paintings of Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon
was when Bacon and Freud had an argument and were not to talk again, as recounted in ‘The Art of Rivalry’ by Sebastian Smee (2016).
respectively. They come on the heels of a 2018 Tate exhibition entitled ‘All Too
In London, meanwhile, an intimate but important selection of Lucian Freud’s
Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life’, which placed key works
self-portraits are assembled: more than 50 paintings, prints and drawings in
by them alongside that of their contemporaries. Painting life—that they did,
which this modern master of British art turns his unflinching eye on himself.
indeed, and with a degree of sensibility arguably on par with each other. As
Spanning seven decades, they trace the fascinating evolution from the linear
the art world was leaning towards abstraction in their era, these painters kept
graphic works of his early career to the fleshier, painterly style he became syn-
to figurative representations that were psychologically explicit—as if the human
onymous with. “I want the paint to work as flesh does,” Freud said in 2009.
psyche abstracted from its bodily form, distorting it in its wake according to
And, when asked if he was a good model for himself Freud once returned:
its own strange proportions. And, both artists aimed to represent an amoral,
“No, I don’t accept the information that I get when I look at myself, that’s where
existentialist vision of the world.
the trouble starts”.
Such philosophical underpinnings are addressed in the Paris exhibition of
Both Bacon and Freud thrived—and lived creatively—in this after-space of
Francis Bacon, wherein literature is placed at its core. Across six rooms, recorded readings play text excerpts taken from Francis Bacon’s library, including the works of Aeschylus, Nietzsche, Bataille, Leiris, Conrad and Eliot. Not only did these authors inspire Bacon’s work and motifs directly, they also shared a poetic world, forming a ‘spiritual family’ the artist identified with. Moreover, these authors shared the same realist outlook, a concept of art and its forms liberated from the a priori of idealism. The exhibition consists of sixty paintings produced by Bacon in the last two decades of his career, starting from the major turning point in his life in 1972. The day before the opening a major exhibition of his
“trouble”. It was likely the source of their countless conversations over dinner and at pubs in London’s Soho area. It was in this space of creative extrapolation that everything raw was permitted, and a portrait of humanity made real. Bacon: Books and Painting Through 20 January 2020, Centre Pompidou Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris T. +33 1 44 76 12 33 Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits Through 26 January 2020 Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J 0BD, T. +44 20 7300 8000
Man’s Head (Self-portrait III), 1963. Oil on canvas, 30.5 x 25.1 cm. National Portrait Gallery, London © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
Lucian Freud, Man’s Head (Self-portrait III), 1963
Three Portraits – Posthumous of George Dyer; Self-Portrait; Portrait of Lucien Freud, 1973 Huile sur toile, chaque panneau198 x 147.5 cm
Francis Bacon, middle part of triptych ‘Three Portraits – Posthumous of George Dyer; Self-Portrait; Portrait of Lucien Freud’, 1973
Collection privée, Suisse, © The Estate of Francis Bacon /All rights reserved / Adagp, Paris and DACS, London 2019, © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/Artimage 2019. Photo: Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968 CR68-05 Huile sur toile, 198 x 147 cm, Collection Agnelli, Londres, © The Estate of Francis Bacon /All rights reserved / Adagp, Paris and DACS, London 2019, © The Estate of Francis Bacon. All rights reserved. DACS/ Artimage 2019. Photo: Hugo Maertens
Francis Bacon, Portrait of George Dyer in a Mirror, 1968
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Reflection with Two Children (Self-portrait), 1965. Oil on canvas, 91 x 91 cm. Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid. © The Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images
Lucian Freud, Reflection with Two Children (Self-portrait), 1965
(c) Tim Walker Studio
Tim Walker, 'Duckie Thot, Aubreyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shadow', London, 2017
The Wonderful Mr. Walker _ The Victoria & Albert Museum holds the most important photographic collection in the world. This season, it focuses its curatorial lens on the extraordinary work of British photographer Tim Walker in the largest exhibition ever to survey his 25-year career. It also includes over 150 new photographs inspired by the V&A archives, from fashion to rare objects, for a dialogue on par with the ever-imaginative Mr. Walker.
photograph of Tim Walker always goes somewhere—to the next level,
plays the artist’s best-known works, leading into a stark white photographic stu-
to a fantasy world, to asserting a rare degree of refinement that whis-
dio filled with photographs of Walker’s witty take on Beardsley’s masterpieces.
pers his experience, once upon a time, of working as a young assistant in New York under legend Richard Avedon.
In preparation for the exhibition, Walker visited object stores and con-
For decades, his work has appeared regularly on the covers of international
roof of the 12-acre South Kensington site, and explored the labyrinth of
Vogue editions, W magazine and many other magazines at the forefront of fash-
Victorian passages below ground level. He encountered luminous stained-
ion and culture. Yet the models in his fashion shoots, including long-time muse
glass windows, vivid Indian miniature paintings, jewelled snuffboxes, erot-
Tilda Swinton, are transformed into veritable personas in imaginative scenarios.
ic illustrations, golden shoes, and a 50-metre-long photograph of the
He prefers to elaborate his sets to perfection instead of working heavily in
Bayeux Tapestry, the largest photograph in the museum’s collection.
Photoshop, for example, leaving a unique texture and touch of reality to his otherwise often otherworldly images. A collection of these photographs, moving image projects and portraits open the exhibition; it then leads to ten defined spaces, rich with colour, texture and sound, each showcasing the new monumental photographic projects of Walker inspired by the V&A archives. Masterminded by leading British creative, Shona Heath, each space invites visitors to feel as if they are stepping directly into the photographs themselves by
servation studios, scouring the V&A’s 145 public galleries, scaled the
“Each new shoot is a love letter to an object from the V&A collection, and an attempt to capture my encounter with the sublime,” explains Walker. “For me, beauty is everything. I’m interested in breaking down the boundaries that society has created, to enable more varied types of beauty and the wonderful diversity of humanity to be celebrated. Preparing for this exhibition over the past three years has pushed me into new territories, which is very
playing with height and elaborate props.
exciting, and I’m at a stage in my life where I feel brave enough to do that.”
One gallery, called Illuminations, immerses visitors in a burnt-out cathedral clois-
tic”. Now is the chance to see a lover of beauty truly in his element.
Editor of W magazine, Stefano Tonchi, once called Tim Walker the “last roman-
ter, in which sixteenth-century stained glass panels and an illuminated manuscript from the 1470s, made for the Duchess of Brittany, inspires a series of photographs featuring Grace Jones. Another, Pen and Ink, takes as inspiration the provocative illustrations of Aubrey Beardsley from the 1890s. A green velvet-clad room dis-
Tim Walker: Wonderful Things Through 8 March 2020 , Victoria & Albert Museum Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL T. + 44 20 7942 2000
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Matisse Made Material _ The fourth generation of Henri Matisse’s descendants are spearheading a new venture in his name: a luxury brand named Maison Matisse that produces decorative objects in honour of the painter’s daring spirit. Timed with the 150th anniversary of Matisse’s birth, a limited-edition collection features pieces created in collaboration with three designers, given carte blanche: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Jaime Hayon and Alessandro Mendini.
he artwork of Henri Matisse is almost a language unto itself—instantly recognisable in its fresh and joyful visual poetry. Matisse spoke of “an art with balance and purity that doesn’t disquiet or disturb, so that the tired man can enjoy peace and quiet in front of his painting.” The manifestation of these words will now resonate not only within famous artworks of the world’s most important museums and private collections, but also at home through functional objects in living colour. Be it a vase or a centrepiece, Maison Matisse three-dimensional interpretations of his work are ambassadors, moreover, of a creative philosophy that is generous, daring and optimistic. Maison
2020; however, the limited-edition vases, through which elements of Matisse’s work are reinterpreted via guest designers, debuted October 2019 at FIAC, Paris’s leading art fair. French brothers Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec created a series of vases: terracotta, anodised aluminum and glazed ceramics associated in three combinations to reference the image of a window through which one gazes onto a landscape. Spanish designer Jaime Hayon based his three vases on fantastical elements: forms, silhouettes and natural references that conflate and float in a sea of colours. The vases’ unique shapes are inspired by Mediterranean elements appearing in Matisse’s œuvre. And, renowned Milanese designer Alessandro Mendini—part of the Memphis Group and a master of colour—reveals a fascinating study of the complex chromatic system Matisse developed over time, in three vases created with Florentine master craftsman Alessio Sarri. A tribute to an ancestor, a tribute to an artist, Maison Matisse brings an iconic 20th-century painter to the table of our times.
Alessandro Mendini ÂŠ Carlo Lavatori
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Jaime Hayon ÂŠ Hayonstudio Portrait ÂŠ James Mollisson
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Shirin Neshat, Untitled (Women of Allah), 1996. ÂŠ Shirin Neshat/Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels
Untitled (Women of Allah), 1996
Shirin Neshat Rising Sun _ Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat receives the largest survey of her work to date at The Broad in Los Angeles. A resident of the US for most of her life—sometimes by choice, sometimes by political necessity—her work enters profoundly into such liminal spaces of being, exploring the contrasts of Islam and the West, femininity and masculinity, private and public life, antiquity and modernity.
or millennia, poetry and literature have been at the heart of Persian culture
the late 80s, Neshat continued to live outside of her home country, largely in
and identity. Their complexity and richness constitute the foundation for
New York City where she is based now.
much of Shirin Neshat’s artistic practice, therefore inspiring the title of her first major exhibition: ‘I Will Greet the Sun Again’. It is extracted from a poem by
Her career is rich and varied, with a host of accolades including winning the
Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934–67).
International Award of the XLVIII Venice Biennale in 1999 and the Silver Lion for
Arranged chronologically, the comprehensive show presents over 230 pho-
Festival, Neshat directed Giuseppe Verdi’s opera ‘Aida’. In 2001, Neshat also
tographs and eight video installations. While certain works by the artist have
collaborated with composer Philip Glass on the work ‘Passage’. In the course
been in the Broad collection for 20 years—beginning with its 1999 acquisition
of the exhibition, it serves as the pivot between Neshat’s early, personal
of ‘Rapture’—today, the full range of her career comes to the light. Visitors
work—including her most famous ‘Women of Allah’ (1993–97)—towards new
are offered a rare glimpse into the artist’s journey and process, “exploring
creations which reflect universally on global political events such as the Arab
topics that seem to be mainly concerned with my own unresolved issues in
Spring. Three galleries are devoted to monumental photograph installations of
the world,” explains the artist, “such as the questions of identity, homeland,
‘The Book of Kings’ (2012), ‘Our House Is on Fire’ (2013), and ‘The Home of
political oppression and religious fervour, as well as an individual sense of
My Eyes’ (2015), a series of portraits shot in Azerbaijan never-before-seen in
displacement and alienation.” The physical and psychological borders that
the United States. Other films include ‘Illusions and Mirrors’ (2016, featuring
concern our world today, such as borders of nation, gender, exile and spirit
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman) and ‘Roja’ (2016) and the
have nourished Shirin Neshat’s creations for decades.
global debut of ‘Land of Dreams’, examining the ephemeral nature of dreams
The artist herself is immediately recognisable by her signature kohl eyeliner,
best director at the 66th Venice Film Festival in 2009. At the 2017 Salzburg
as a window into the anxieties of the political moment.
drawn beneath each lower lid and her patrician, elegant visage. She works
A sense of deep rootedness is increasingly rare in our times; fortunately, there
also with equal signature: haunting, dramatic photographs and video installa-
are artists giving voice to the storm.
tions that range far from the gloss of pop culture. Neshat left Iran when she was 17 years old to complete her studies at the University of California at Berkeley, after residing initially in Los Angeles. Due to the turbulence of the Islamic Revolution in the late 70s and the Iran-Iraq war in
Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again Through 16 February 2020 The Broad 221 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012 T. +1 213 232 6200
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